Adam Forth, head concierge at Hilton Adelaide recommends his favourite dining and entertainment spots around the city.
Penfolds Magill Estate
An iconic winery, restaurant and cellar door on the edge of the foothills, eight kilometres from Hilton Adelaide. The Magill Estate Kitchen offers bistro dining and is the perfect spot to enjoy a long lunch with wine pairings, a cheese flight or a quick tasting plate. The estate also offers a formal Modern Australian dining experience. Take a tour of the grounds, with perfectly manicured lawns, a vista of vines and heritage buildings.
MODERN GRILL RESTAURANT
Coal Cellar + Grill
Located at Hilton Adelaide, the restaurant offers lunch and dinner, and is designed to accommodate single corporate dinners through to large groups. The menu has a dedicated focus on South Australian produce, the offering is balanced with seafood, vegetarian and meat dishes including the show-stopping tomahawk steak. Wine is in abundance, with an impressive glass-encased cellar, home to over 600 wine labels.
Concubine is located on Gouger Street, Adelaide’s most vibrant restaurant precinct. Concubine has established itself as one of the most popular and sought after destinations in the city, and it’s easy to understand when you see their long list of awards. Using South Australian produce to deliver its fusion of South East Asian cuisine, I recommend the slow braised pork belly and a side of the famous chicken sang choi bao—a must try!
Hains & Co.
Adelaide has a number of lane-ways and hidden gems, with coffee shops, wine bars and pop up restaurants. Hains & Co is one of these gems, tucked away down a beautiful cobblestoned side street of Adelaide and less than a kilometre walk from Hilton Adelaide. Specialising in gin, rum, whiskey and cigars (including Cubans). Keeping it uncomplicated, they offer shared plates of cured meats and cheese to compliment your drink.
Located on Pirie Street, Osteria Oggi is an all-day kitchen complete with cobblestoned floors, meat room, private cellar, bar and a mezzanine-level kitchen. A great place to share and graze on small dishes or sit and enjoy a long lunch with a glass or two of vino. The food and service always complements the energetic ambience, delivering an exceptional experience. Known for their homemade pasta, it’s a great place for a single diner or group.