Adelaide: The Manse
Fri noon-3pm, Daily 6.30pm-10pm
142 Tynte St
Phone: (08) 8267 4636
Food Type: Modern French
In the heart of the plush locality of North Adelaide is The Manse. The restaurant boasts of some of the most delectable delicacies coupled with a stunning ambience. This is a food stop which offers French cuisine at its best.
The building was formerly a church, way back in the 19th century. Recently, it was taken over by the new owners, who’ve rendered a spectacular renovation to the elegant Manse building. Roping in master chef Tim Montgomery has been another feather in Manse’s cap. The restaurant, seamlessly integrating the old and new in the decor, especially with decors such as Black Ulf Moritz designer wallpaper, Italian chandeliers and Jasper Conran designed crockery, can mesmerise your senses.
On the menu, you’ll find the rollicking Escargot, along with mouth-watering options such as Smoked Eel Brandade or Roast Pork Belly with Spiced Pear. Specially recommended are Manse’s Scallops on warmed cucumber. Also,the Tuna in Japanese-style tempura, which is quite heavenly. Besides seafood, Manse also offers a dish of Venison with Black Pepper and Spiced Beet Glaze, which is as good as venison can get. You’ll even get a host of choices in the dessert section. Among others, the Warm Chocolate Gateau and Rhubarb Gratin with Ice Cream are delicious.
Diners get a great list of wines to choose form, as well. Eating out in Adelaide’s Manse, surely is a grand experience.
Tue-Sun- Noon-3.30pm, 6pm-10pm
255 Seaview Rd
Henley Beach 5022 SA
Phone: (08) 8353 2875
Food Type: Greek
Situated in Adelaide’s Henley Beach ,Estia dishes out traditional Greek cuisines for it’s customers. With added luxuries like a lovely seafront and a big fireplace, you would enjoy sampling traditional Greek dishes called Mezethakia. Adelaide’s Estia restaurant promises you Greek food at its best.
Owned by the Mavridis family, Estia offers scenic ocean views and a big fireplace. To assist the ambience, Estia restaurant also contains a private room, for catering gatherings upto 30 people. You’ll be spoilt for choice in an extensive menu, which includes Spanakopita Spinach and feta, Tis Skaras Arnaki lamb fillet or the Melizanosalata containing eggfruit, garlic and Mousaka. New varieties of wines are added every season; you are also allowed to carry your own wine.
Visitors often order Pita Bread and a choice of dips as starters. A few outstanding dishes include the Garithes Saganaki , comprising of prawns pan-cooked in tomato, feta garlic and fresh mint, the Tis Skaras Arnaki, having char grilled lamb fillets marinated in lemon and olive oil. Among the desserts, sampling the Shredded Kataifi Pastry, added with honey, walnuts and fresh cream is recommended.
With a choice of walking around the cellar to pick up your favoured wine and a mouth-watering array of dishes to select, Estia promises you the ideal place for wining and dining with your friends and family, in equal measure.
Mon-Fri Noon-2pm, 6pm-8.30pm
1 Jolleys La
Adelaide 5000 SA
Phone: (08) 8223 2891
Food Type: Modern Australian
Offering picturesque views of the River Torrens, Adelaide’s Jolleys Boathouse Restaurant is widely recognized as of the city’s finest. With a perfect location, only a few minutes walk from the major hotels, Jolleys provides a gateway to the serenity of the riverfront, with great food to match its ambience.
Constructed in 1880 by boat-maker Captain Jolley, the boathouse was used to store rowing skiffs, which had a market in Britain. In the course of time, it was utilised as dance hall and tearooms. In 1987, the boathouse was purchased by the current owners who transformed it to a restaurant. You’ll still find timber beams and brick flooring, relics of its olden state.
Jolleys Boathouse has its signature contemporary Australian menu, with choices as varied as Goat's Curd Ravioli with Red Pesto and Chives, Roasted Duck with Hazelnut Risotto or Spiced Duck in Tunisian Brick Pastry. Among the sinful desserts offered, you can savour the Banana And Cardamom Soufflé or the Poached Savarin with Roast Rhubarb and Pistachio Ice Cream.
Besides dining, Jolleys is touted as one of Adelaide’s premium function venues, having resources to cater to social functions with over a hundred guests. All in all, Jolleys Boathouse Restaurant is the perfect place for dining out with the serene Torrens River as the backdrop and marvel at its architectural splendour.
Magill Estate Restaurant
78 Penfold Rd
Magill 5072 SA
Phone: (08) 8301 5551
French and Modern Australian
For a taste of a regal platter, you should take a journey to the Magill Estate, a few miles away from Adelaide. Set among the scenic vineyards and overlooking the Gulf of St Vincent, The Magill guarantees you a five star dining experience.
Surrounding the restaurant, you’ll find the world’s finest old Shiraz vines. A spectacular décor is what makes Magill comparable to the world’s best luxury hotels. Among the breathtaking structures are the marble floors, wall-to-ceiling windows and walls laced with Tasmanian sassafras, a testament to the stylish furnishings of the upmarket Magill.
Managed by master chef Jerome Tremoulet, Magill seamlessly fuses together Australian, French and Italian cuisines. Particularly, the eight course degustation comprising of Crown Of Asparagus, Crab Salad and truffle complemented with Penfolds Eden Valley Reserve Riesling is simply scrumptious. You can also sample the equally good Black Angus Beef Tenderloin, topped with leek and Potato Gratin, served with Penfolds Magill Estate Shiraz .
There are other delectable dishes you might order as well, such as seared Tasmanian Scallop with Salmon Roe or rollicking dishes of pheasant, veal and bluefin tuna. Wrapping it all up in the dessert section, you’ll find tempting fares like the Caviar Dessert, having berries marinated in vanilla and framboise, with coconut ice-cream and lime jelly topping. Equally irresistible are the sorbets and the Rhubarb Pudding. The Magill is truly an epitome of luxury dining experience.
Lunch: Fri from noon
Dinner: Daily from 5pm
114 Gouger St
Adelaide 5000 SA
Phone: (08) 8211 7998
Food Type: Chinese
The Ying Chow is one of the most favourite food destinations in Adeliade, offering authentic Chinese fare at down to earth prices. Situated in the swanky Gouger street, Ying Chow offers high quality Chinese cuisines which are surprisingly reasonable.
Named Ying Chow after the State of Ying, one of the oldest and culturally important cities of China, the restaurant provides a spacious dining area seating arrangement of more than 50 people. Car parking is also available. The menu adorns the walls of the restaurant, in red and yellow hue. Among the flavoursome items, you should try the Aniseed Tea Duck, Salt & Pepper Tofu, Dumpling in Soup and the Chicken Boozing.
Other tasty treats include the indispensable Steamed Oyster with Spring Onion and Ginger, also Ying Chow’s signature dish, the Red Vinegar Rib. There is a fine choice of vegetarian dishes offered by Ying Chow, as well.
The Ying Chow is almost always filled with customers, going to show how popular it is. Although the service is slow at times, the food is a good enough reason for people to keep returning to the Ying Chow.