Food & Drink
The local delicacies are mainly German food in
the Barossa region and, on the coast, crabs, crayfish, whiting and
other seafood. Kangaroo steak is a speciality of the region and
can be ordered in many Australian restaurants. Adelaide has a wide
range of restaurants and cafes specialising in international cuisine,
including Chinese, Malaysian, US, French, Greek, Italian, Indian,
Indonesian, Japanese, Lebanese, Mexican, Mongolian and Vietnamese.
Many of these offer alfresco dining. There are many brilliant seafood
There are many wine and food festivals throughout
the region where local beer and wine can be tasted. 1 of these is
the Barossa Vintage Festival, reminiscent in many ways of German
beer festivals in Europe. There is also a brewery in Adelaide supplying
stout and lagers, although whether in Adelaide itself, the hills
or the outback, the pub experience should not be missed.
South Australia contains 1 of the most important valley
regions producing wines; from the reds of Coonawarra to
the Rieslings of the Eden Valley. Although specialising in table
wines, the state is also well known for its sparkling reds and whites.
Brilliant quality wines are available from the
Barossa Valley, which attracts 60 % of Australia’s wine tasting
tourists. Adelaide is a city which concentrates on culture, and
is full of art galleries, antique shops and stores which sell Australia’s
finest opals, handmade chocolates and stockman’s hats.
Opening hours are the same as for the rest
of Australia. There are also some street markets in Adelaide, the
Central market being situated adjacent to Victoria Square. This
market, made up of 550 stalls, sells all kinds of produce including
fruit, cheese, fish, vegetables, meat, spices and other exotic delights.
Adelaide has an astonishing nightlife scene. The Adelaide
Casino, once a grand Victorian railway station is now a
haven for baccarat and roulette players amid its magnificent Corinthian
columns (Monday to Friday 10.00 am to 4.00 am and continuously at
weekends and on public holidays).
There is also a absorption of nightclubs and discos
on Hindley Street in the heart of the city, opposite Rundle Mall.
Large crowds also flock to the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the cafes
and pubs in Rundle Street.