Food Guide

Àuge Risorante:

Contemporary take on classic Italian cuisine. Modern and comfortable restaurant atmosphere with high service standards.

Must:

- Arrive a little early to have an aperitif or cocktail at the ‘Spuntini Bar’ or just drop in for chef’s tastings and a glass of wine. Proper Negronis!
- Have a 4, 6 or 8 course degustation and leave the wine matching to the sommelier. Good balance of locally sourced and imported wines (mostly Italian). Rustic style Montepulciano works well with the authentic Italian menu. Plenty of Barolo for the high rollers!
- Finish with a ‘Grappa flight’ if you're game and have a taxi contingency.

Highlight:

- Do yourself a favour and start with a glass of the Delamotte Les-Mesnil Sur Oger Champagne.

Open:

- Dinner: Monday to Saturday (6PM – Late)
- Lunch: Friday (From 12PM)
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4/5 Visitor Experience







East Taste:

A Gouger Street standout! A sure-fire gem for both the budget conscious and discerning foodie alike. Simple and authentic Chinese that's consistently excellent, coupled with attentive and accommodating wait staff.

Must:

- Book in advance. The restaurant is both popular and squeezy so make sure to get organised and make a reservation.
- Dine with an East Taste frequenter or make use of the staff for menu recommendations. There’s a great selection of dishes but the standouts are not to be passed up lightly. Namely, the shallot cakes, smoked tea duck, vinegar dry pork ribs, bean curd clay pot, BBC and salted fish rice.

Highlight:

- Open late and close to the city, it’s the best spot for an indulgent late night feast that won’t blow a hole in the finances.

Open:

Dinner: Mon – Thurs (5PM – 1AM) Fri – Sat (5PM – 2AM) Also do take away!
Lunch: Friday (12PM – 3PM)
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4/5 Visitor Experience







fermentAsian:

A special place! Modern Southeast Asian brilliance with a world class wine list. A wonderful culinary exposition of balance and finesse based on the perfection of simple complimentary flavours. A unique experience that caters to all budgets.

Must:

- Book well in advance! This place books out on mid-winter Wednesdays.
- Share as many dishes as you can stomach – the food is addictively good. Standouts being: betel leaf wraps, spring rolls, Barossa Black Angus beef salad, pork belly, mushroom salad, lime brûlée and chocolate mousse.
- Call on Grant to talk you through the 35 page wine list, especially the back page of very favourably priced cellar dwellers. This is the place the winemakers come to be inspired! Wines for everyone’s budget that will challenge your palate.
- Have a Sauterne with dessert – there are some special treats!
- Have a chat to Chef Tuoi Do, she’s a star with a 'thousand watt smile'!

Highlights:

- Berkshire pork belly with ginger and orange sauce accompanied by a 2010 Gerard Boulay Sancerre.
- Having a chat to Tuoi Do and learning the fermentAsian story – very impressive!

Open:

- Dinner: Wednesday to Saturday (6PM - 9.30PM)
- Lunch: Thursday to Sunday (12PM - 2.30PM)
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4.75/5 Visitor Experience 







Lucky Lapitas:

Authentic Mexican/Latin American cuisine – simple and delicious! Funky little converted shop with eclectic matching décor and atmosphere. Seriously good, genuine tucker – bring your lunch and dinner appetite. You're guaranteed to leave satisfied without having to break the bank!

Must:

- Arrive early to secure a seat or be prepared to make some new acquaintances on the footpath if you are a little late. Sneaky tip for late comers: get you name on the list and then enjoy pickled octopus and a Hellas lager at the Greek café next door.
- Sample your way through the menu a couple of dishes at a time - share dishes all the way down the list. Notable offerings: house made guacamole, tacos, empanadas, quesadillas and lucky ribs.
- Wash it down with proper imported Dos Equis Amber ale or go all out with margaritas and sangria. Textbook beer food!

Highlight:

- Pulled pork tortillas with genuine Mexican hot sauce and a Dos Equis Amber Ale - super tasty!

Open:

- Dinner: Monday to Saturday (5.30PM - Close)
- Lunch: Monday to Friday (11.30AM Onwards)

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4.5/5 Visitor Experience 







T-Chow:

An Adelaide institution! Expansive restaurant with a tasty Cantonese menu, tailored especially for large groups – embrace the lazy Susan and $5 corkage. Dust off some cellar dwellers, round up the friends and go feasting for under $40 a head! You won’t be disappointed.

Must:

- Dine with a T-chow regular to navigate the lengthy menu. Absolutely can’t go wrong with the shallot pancakes, cabbage rolls (secrets out), duck pancakes, oyster omelette, soft shell crab, deep fried quail or a traditional hot pot.
- Make use of the favourable corkage – a great excuse to pop the cork on some decent plonk to accompany the tasty spread and enhance the experience. A wine drinker’s mecca!
- Get a group together – whether it be family, work colleagues or old school chums, it’s a place that caters beautifully for group dining. The restaurant has a casual and easy atmosphere - conducive to good times.

Highlight:

- The bill. Full bellies and nice wines are usually symptoms of a haemorrhaging wallet but T-chow never ceases to surprise. Patrons often waddle off hurriedly having shelled out $30-$50 a head on what they can only compute as a mistaken bill.

Open:

Dinner: Sun – Thurs (5PM – 11PM) Fri – Sat (5PM – 12AM)
Lunch: 7 days (11AM – 3PM)
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4/5 Visitor Experience  



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