If you are looking for the best places to eat on Australia Day in Adelaide, you have found the right article!
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
The Rezz – Newton
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
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
Cleland Wildlife Park – Crafers
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
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
Whipped Bake Bar Café – Semaphore
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
50SixOne – Adelaide
50SixOne is 100% pure WOW! Not only do they have an amazing (and huge) breakfast and lunch menu, but they also have the best shakes and desserts IN THE WORLD! Seriously, you’ll think you’ve died and been transported to Willy Wonka’s Thickshake Heaven. There’s a kids’ menu with meals starting at $10, and the regular menu is extensive enough to have something for everyone, but the drinks and desserts menu will blow your mind!
We’ve included 50SixOne on King William Street because it’s ideally situated for the Australia Day Parade, which proceeds down King William Street from 6pm on its way to Elder Park for the family concert and fireworks, but you can find another 50SixOne restaurant at Prospect, and the brand new Henley Beach restaurant opens on January 25, 2019!
Address: 144A King William Road, Hyde Park
Ph: (08) 8271 2003
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
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
The Gully – Tea Tree Gully
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
The best places to eat on Australia Day in Adelaide
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