Adelaide: Top of the World Revolving Restaurant
Top of the World Revolving Restaurant
Atlantic Tower Motel
Floor 12,760 Anzac Hwy
Glenelg 5045 SA
Phone: (08) 8376 0050
Food Type: Modern Australian and Seafood
As the name suggests, the Top of the World Revolving Restaurant will take at the top of the world with exquisite seafood and a fabulous panoramic view of Adelaide city. Located beside the scenic seaside of Glenelg, the restaurant also can arrange a limousine package for an enhanced luxurious experience.
The elevation of the restaurant, at level 12 of the Atlantic Tower, is tall enough for having a breathtaking view of the ocean, the Lofty Mountains as well as Adelaide’s skyscrapers. The revolving restaurant has a menu primarily specializing in seafood. The section on rock lobster and squid are popular.
Among the dishes you might want to try out, the Lobster, Moreton Bay Bugs, Oysters, Scallops, Atlantic Salmon, Snapper and Garfish are definitely good contenders. The signature dish is, of course the Seafood Platter for two and the Treasure Chest consisting of Prawns, Mussels and Calamari in brandy flambé, poached in fish stock, added with white wine cream and served alongside fresh salad.
If you are looking for flavours other than seafood, you can find choices such as Modern Australian, European, Mediterranean and also the Asian with much-loved dishes like the Thai salad or Butter chicken.
233 Victoria Square
Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: +61 8 8237 0737
Food Type: Modern Asian, Modern Australian
Located in Adelaide's Hilton Hotel, The Grange is one of most coveted fusion food destinations in the entire world. Under the guidance of master chef, Cheong Liew, the Grange blends the western cuisines with the Asian recipes, creating delectable dishes after dishes, for visitors to cherish forever.
The Grange was named after Penfolds Grange, a world-famous wine .Aside from numerous other accolades; Grange has been awarded the prestigious Remy Martin Restaurant of the Year. There is also a choice of the most exquisite wines, to complement the splendid dishes. The menu contains two of Liew’s signature dish, The Four Dances Of The Sea and Migration of Ideas. The former compromises of an antipasto of fish, octopus in garlic sauce, prawn sushi, raw cuttlefish, and black noodles and shark fin pouch in venison. The Migration of Ideas, on the other hand, is an 8 course degustation , composed of the lip-smacking chicken menu, or the delicious fish and vegetarian menu. Wines supplementing the dishes are also offered.
Apart from this, other memorable dishes you can sample are Baby Abalone, lobster baked with bourbon and lime or Japanese Quail with Chestnuts and mushrooms .You can also try out Shark Fin Pouch in Venison Consomme, a dish made world famous by Cheong Liew.
Jasmin Indian Restaurant
31 Hindmarsh Sq
Adelaide 5000 SA
Phone: (08) 8223 7837
Food Type: Indian
The Jasmin Indian restaurant, located adjacent to Adelaide’s Rundle Mall, is where diners head for to experience the best of Indian cuisines. From the Tandoori chicken to the famous Butter chicken, you’ll find them all featured in Jasmin’s carte.
Owned by Jasbeer and Anant Singh Sandhu, Jasmin has an comfortable ambience, with Indian artifacts, cricket paraphernalia and dark timber furnishings. It has also won the Restaurant Association's Best Indian Restaurant Award in 2000. Among the favourites, you would love the Beef Vindaloo, Seekh Kebab, Lamb Korma, Malabari Beef with a dash of coconut milk and Nan breads. You might also find the Raita, a rollicking Indian salad and also the sweet dish Suji Halwa, irresistible.
Smoking is prohibited in the premises, though. The Indian menus glitter with popular dishes as Vegetarian Thali and Prawn Sambal. Jasmin also boast of an enviable collection of fine Australian and international wines. The owners travel all the way to a Singaporean spice mill for supervising the perfect blend of the Indian spices, which is indispensable for rustling up spicy Indian dishes. Cardamom, cumin, saffron and nutmeg are among the aromas that waft in the kitchen. Jasmin’s Fish Tikka is yet another savoury dish containing marinated cubes of betki fish whereas the tandoor-baked Lamb Cutlets are simply succulent. Among the desserts, you should not miss the sugary Galub Jamuns or the very European Chocolate Gateau.
101 O’Connell Street
North Adelaide SA 5006
+61 8 8267 2652
Food Type: Modern Australian
The legendary Oxford offers diners the best pub dining room experience in Adelaide Besides a range of specialities, the mouth-watering Oxford Burger served with fries is an all time favourite among it’s visitors.
Located in North Adelaide, the Oxford has long been a landmark of O’Connell Street. An open kitchen and linen-draped tables adds up for a comfortable ambience. After a renovation in year 2000, the dining room got converted into the gaming room. However, you’ll still find the refurbished front bar, upstairs function room and the bistro.
The menu includes the famous dishes which symbolise Oxford’s attention to culinary details. A few of them which you might try out are the Beef Pattie ,Chicken Breast Fillet In Roll, Red-Roasted Spatchcock, Jellyfish With Spiced Salsa or the sought-after Ox Fries. You can also have a taste of the traditional Chorizo Sausage, Roasted Capsicum, Marinated Squid or the Pita Bread
There is still more to choose, for satiating your taste-buds. You can savour the spiced lentils and coriander yoghurt, ravioli or the pine nut and ricotta doused in specially made tomato sauce. The dessert menu is also hard to resist, Blueberry parfait with honeyed walnuts and biscuits being an example. Visitors often round up their sumptuous meal of Modern Australian cuisine with some fine wines at Adelaide’s Oxford Restaurant.
Mon-Fri - Noon-3pm, 6pm-10pm
242-244 Pulteney St
Adelaide 5000 SA
(08) 8223 4717
Food Type: Modern Australian and Swiss
The Alphutte Restaurant, built in the style of an Australian cottage, is the place for authentic Swiss- European cuisine. A cosy place with interiors made of soft leather chairs, wide spaces and a private room encased in glass. The restaurant is famous for its timeless dish the Caneton Al’orange.
Located in central Adelaide, it was established by Swiss restaurateur Leo Schadegg in 1983. Ever since, it’s grown to become a major destination for foodies, collecting numerous awards along the way, like the American Express Awards. The high ceilings and timber beams resembles the houses near the Swiss Alps and the food virtually takes you to the Swiss Alps. Another point to note is that Alphutte doesn’t offer vegetarian food.
With a choice of delightful cuisines which includes Swiss Roschti, containing Zurcher Gschnatzlets (sliced veal and sautéed mushrooms in silky-smooth cream sauce),lobsters and scallops in fish and cream sauce wrapped in pastry, and the signature dish, the Caneton Al’orange, comprising of a deep roasted tender duck ,with orange and Grand Marnier sauce. You should also try their fine prawn dishes.
People also admire the Lauch Rollen, consisting of leeks in ham, baked with cheese sauce and the Potato Röschti. Alphutte’s menu contains popular dishes like Sashimi and Avocado Salad, as well. You would find the wine options impressive too, with a choice of boutique labels available.