Romantic restaurants in South Australia



3 September 2009


South Australia (southaustralia.com) offers a wealth of diverse dining experiences. The following restaurants offer guests a particularly romantic dining option, combining great locations with excellent wines.

ADELAIDE
The Grange Restaurant at The Hilton - Here the delicious Asian influenced menu has been created by renowned head chef Cheong Liew, the father of fusion cuisine. By mixing French technique with Asian flair, Cheong has defined his own innovative ‘East meets West’ style. thegrangerestaurant.com.au

The Manse is one of Adelaide’s finest and oldest established restaurants and is set in a beautiful 1882 Victorian mansion. With open fireplaces, high ceilings and five dining rooms, the menu consists of dishes that are French with a distinct Asian touch. The wine list features selected cellar aged vintages along with hard to find boutique wines. themanserestaurant.com.au

Magill Estate Restaurant overlooks the city, just eight kilometres from the city centre. Nestled in foothills and surrounded by 5.2 hectares of vineyards, this is the spiritual home of the legendary Penfolds Grange. penfolds.com

Assaggio Ristorante - The food is based on Chef Camillo Crugnale’s Italian family recipes, whilst sommelier Orlando Bagnale’s wine list includes both mainstream and boutique producers with some inspired imported labels. assaggio.com.au

Other suggestions include:

- Red Ochre (redochre.com.au )
- Auge Ristorante (auge.com.au)
- Esca Restaurant (esca.net.au)

BAROSSA
Appellation - This award-winning restaurant offers not only a daily changing menu but also a signature 10-course "Wine Flight Tasting Menu" paired to a monthly changing selection of seven distinctive Barossa wines. Locally sourced seasonal produce is prepared under the guidance of British-born executive chef Mark McNamara, gold medallist in Tasting Australia's national culinary competition. appellation.com.au

ADELAIDE HILLS
Windy Point - With 360 degree views of Adelaide and a sliding roof that reveals the Southern sky, Windy Point serves food which is modern in arrangement and Australian in taste. windypointrestaurant.com.au

Petaluma Restaurant at Bridgewater Mill - This historic mill is also home to Petaluma’s famous wines and cellars where the company’s sparkling wines are made. Visitors to the restaurant will enjoy a contemporary Australian menu by Chef Le Tu Thai, matched with a range of carefully chosen wines by Petaluma’s Brian Croser. bridgewatermill.com.au

Other regional suggestions close to Adelaide include

FLEURIEU PENINSULA

- d’Arrys Verandah Restaurant - darrysverandah.com.au
- Star of Greece - starofgreece.com.au
- Flying Fish Cafe - flyingfishcafe.com.au


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