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CAMS 2022

Eat and Drink

Adelaide, known as Australia’s wine capital, offers a delightful blend of gastronomic experiences. With its close proximity to some of the country’s most renowned wine regions, including the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale, Adelaide's culinary scene is deeply influenced by its rich wine culture. This also gives rise to a wide array of eateries and bars that serve exceptional food and beverages. To guide your culinary journey while attending the conference, here’s a list of recommended spots to explore.

Central Market and Chinatown, Adelaide CBD

Adelaide's Central Market is a buzzing hive of activity where you can find fresh produce and a range of multicultural cuisines. Not too far from it, Adelaide’s Chinatown on Gouger Street is the go-to for Asian delights.

  • Lucia’s Pizza & Spaghetti Bar: A staple in Central Market, Lucia's offers traditional Italian meals.
  • Lucky Dumpling Market: Head here for a diverse range of delectable dumplings and other Asian dishes.
  • Concubine: A sophisticated setting offering modern Chinese dishes. Their banquet menu is particularly popular.

Rundle Street, East End

The East End of Adelaide is teeming with cafes, restaurants, and bars. Rundle Street is its heartbeat, offering a mix of local and international cuisines.

  • Africola: A lively eatery with African-inspired dishes.
  • NOLA Adelaide: A nod to New Orleans with a craft beer focus, offering southern comfort food.
  • Vardon Avenue: This side street is filled with cosy cafes and wine bars. Perfect for a relaxed evening.

O'Connell Street, North Adelaide

A historic suburb just north of the CBD, North Adelaide boasts of beautiful architecture and a myriad of dining options.

  • The Lion Hotel: A mix of classic pub fare and fine dining. Their beer garden is a great spot to relax.
  • Tony Tomatoes: Offers an array of delicious pizzas with a distinct Napoli influence.
  • Gin Long Canteen: For those craving Asian flavours, this place serves up modern Asian street food.

Glenelg Beach Area

Being close to the beach, Glenelg offers a delightful blend of sea views and delicious food.

  • Moseley Bar & Kitchen: Perfect for sea views while enjoying modern Australian dishes.
  • Cardone’s Seafood & Grill: As the name suggests, seafood is the star here.
  • Pure: A wine bar and restaurant serving contemporary dishes with a local twist.

Pennington Terrace, North Adelaide

Close to the iconic Adelaide Oval, this area provides some fantastic spots to indulge before or after a game.

  • Ruby Red Flamingo: Dive into an Italian culinary experience in a quirky setting.
  • Stem: A delightful blend of bar and restaurant, offering a contemporary menu.

Barossa Valley

While not in Adelaide itself, if you have some free time, a visit to the renowned Barossa Valley is a must for wine lovers.

  • Fino at Seppeltsfield: Provides a seasonal menu that perfectly complements their wine list.
  • Harvest Kitchen: Focuses on local produce, offering a diverse menu with panoramic vineyard views.

With Adelaide’s thriving culinary scene, there's something to satisfy every palate. Whether you're seeking local flavours or international cuisines, the city promises a memorable dining experience.