The Best Places to Eat on Australia Day in Adelaide

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In Adelaide we’re lucky to have so much great local produce, with some of the best wines, dairy and seafood in the world from the Fleurieu Peninsula to the Barossa Valley and the Gulf, and it’s wonderful to see so many restaurants and pubs making use of this local abundance in their meals. Here’s where you and your family can enjoy a meal of delicious local Aussie produce this Australia Day.

Victory Hotel – Sellicks Beach

The Victory Hotel was established as a coaching inn in 1858 and maintains a lot of its old world charm. Located amidst vineyards with ocean views and set within its own open grassy areas, it’s a beautiful venue for cosy indoor dining or meals outside in the beer garden while the children run and play. Their menu has plenty of choice with a great range of kids meals and locally sourced produce. A great choice for Australia Day!

Address: Main South Road, Sellicks Hill

Ph: 08 8556 3083

Website: Victory Hotel

The Rezz – Newton

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The Rezz Hotel has over 150 years of history, beginning life as a working mans’ pub before evolving into the family-friendly café, bar and restaurant on the threshold of yet another major restyling, and, the Rezz also has a huge community focus on family with three secure play areas monitored by cameras and broadcast to screens in the dining areas, so you can keep an eye on your children whilst enjoying your meal. The kids’ menu includes a drink and desert with the meal, and the adults are spoilt for choice with the menus provided. Dine inside or out in the beautiful Adelaide foothills.

Address: 20 Hamilton Terrace, Newton

Ph: 08 8330 6340

Website: The Rezz

The Summit Café – Mt Lofty

It’s a little more expensive than your average pub meal, but the views are spectacular! A drive to the summit of Adelaide’s highest peak, with a leisurely lunch overlooking your own slice of Australia, followed by a bush walk or a look at the displays in the visitor centre and gift shop – what a perfect way to spend Australia Day!

Address: Mt Lofty Summit Road, Crafers

Ph: 08 8339 2600

Website: The Summit Cafe

Cleland Wildlife Park – Crafers

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When looking for places to eat out with kids a wildlife park might not be the first option to spring to mind, but spending Australia Day amongst our Aussie wildlife icons and enjoying a meal of locally sourced Australian produce in the delightful café is a wonderfully relaxing way to celebrate being Australian. The café has a children’s menu (our kids always go for their frog-in-the-pond!) and is licenced for the grown-ups. Note: as this is a wildlife park, additional entry fees apply.

Address: 365 Mt Lofty Summit Road, Crafers

Ph: 08 8339 2444

Website: Cleland Park

The Lighthouse Wharf Hotel – Port Adelaide

Situated on the Port River, The Lighthouse Wharf Hotel in Port Adelaide offers good pub food including options for gluten free, vegetarian and vegan, and a small selection of kid’s meals. There’s a beer garden for al fresco dining and if you’re lucky you might spot one of the famous resident Port River dolphins playing nearby.

Address: 1 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide

Ph: (08) 8447 1580

Website: The Lighthouse Wharf

Whipped Bake Bar Café – Semaphore

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Deceiving on the outside, Whipped is much bigger inside than it looks! Serving breakfast and lunch every day of the year except Christmas Day, you can pop in for a delicious light meal or just a coffee and cake before heading across the road to Semaphore Beach to enjoy the rides, entertainment and fireworks at the Australia Day Semaphore Summer Carnival. Note: Whipped does not take bookings on weekends and public holidays, but offers walk-in service.

Address: 35 Semaphore Road, Semaphore

Ph: (08) 8242 3000

Website: Whipped

Auchendarroch House – Mount Barker

Auchadarroch House in the Adelaide Hills is a historic venue revamped into a hotel, restaurant, bar and cinema. On Australia Day they’ll be hosting a lunch and entertainment on their beautifully landscaped lawn with a sausage sizzle and meals available from the café restaurant, plus a whole heap of FREE activities to enjoy, including inflatable obstacle course, petting farm, mini golf and more.

Address: 17 Adelaide Road, Mount Barker

Ph: (08) 8391 2777

Website: Auchendarroch House

Patch Kitchen & Garden – Stirling

Patch Kitchen & Garden is a wonderful little (in a big way!) venue in the Adelaide Hills. Families are welcomed with several indoor and outdoor play areas for kids, including a dining room with toys, books, and chalkboards. The kid’s menu has breakfasts and lunches for little ones with plenty of choice, and the meals on the main menu have something for everyone. Patch Kitchen & Garden is open on Australia Day but recommends bookings to avoid disappointment.

Address: 143 Mt Barker Road, Stirling

Ph: (08) 8339 8087

Website: Patch Kitchen

The Gully – Tea Tree Gully

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The Gully prides itself on its family friendly atmosphere, and it often plays host to special classes and events for little ones. Head here on Australia Day and you’re assured of a warm welcome for you and the kiddies. The Gully is very spacious and has a lovely beer garden for al fresco dining.

Address: 1349 North East Road, Tea Tree Gully

Ph: (08) 8397 4300

Website: The Gully

The best places to eat on Australia Day in Adelaide

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