Bhatia Dheeraj's 8 favourite wine bars and wine restaurants in Adelaide 2022
Chic neighbourhood bars, fine dining, local wine heroes and international classics. Here is the guide to the best wine bars and wine restaurants in Adelaide, selected by Star Wine List's ambassador Bhatia Dheeraj.
Phone: 0401 188 845
Address: 96 Prospect Road, Prospect
A great suburban venue, Anchovy Bandit is a Neapolitan-inspired pizzeria & pasta bar that pushes the boundaries in prospect Adelaide, South Australia. The drinks menu champions both local alongside international producers – perfect for a quick snack and a glass of wine or two at the bar before a film (as they are blessed and neighboured by a cinema hall) – or perhaps the ideal spot for dinner to celebrate life with a selected wine list of 100 bottles. The list emphasises predominantly local interpretations of old-world varieties, skewing heavily towards Italian grapes. The local heroes on th...
Phone: 0434 130 081
Address: 135B Goodwood Road, Goodwood
Good Gilbert is a chic neighbourhood bar aimed around convenience and inclusivity, adjacent to the gorgeous heritage Capri theatre. Good Gilbert prides itself on having something for everyone at every price point, whether it be Grand Cru Burgundy or obscure skin contact wines from Orange alongside other Aussie delights, to Grosses Gewachs Rieslings from Mosel. This is a space where everyone (including toddlers on leash with soft toys offered for the well-behaved ones) from anywhere can walk in and find something suitable. This wine bar is the perfect place for a glass or two before the movie...
Phone: (08) 8432 1999
Address: 108 Currie Street, Adelaide
A blessing to the Central Business District in Adelaide, this bar on Level 9 of the Sofitel Hotel is traditional French cuisine with an elevated twist. The wine list covers both France (including Jura) and Australia, with a specific focus on approachable and pleasing wines alongside classic Australian producers boasting some of the best back vintages. Garçon Bleu paints outside the lines of the convention for a vibrant, fun, offering an avant-garde encounter that is elegant, unique and best enjoyed with the flow of great wine, food and conversations. They collaborate with passionate local wi...
Phone: +61 434 812 023
Address: 26 East Terrace, Adelaide
Yiasou George is a bustling venue at all times in the heart of Adelaide's Central Business District, with gorgeous interiors making us travel to Greece in our minds. This is a spot for any occasion. The cuisine is Mediterranean-inspired and mostly cooked over a wood fire, accompanying local seasonal produce. The wine list focuses on South Australian boutique producers with lots of love and affection for Mediterranean varietals like Fiano, Vermentino and Nebbiolo, alongside some classic European producers. Go there with an open mind, and you will be amazed by the offering and the vibe. The w...
Phone: +61 8 8339 2345
Address: 52 Mount Barker Road, Stirling
The Stirling Hotel is a hidden gem and an untouched beauty. It is located in the heart of the Adelaide Hills, showcasing what this wine region is worth and showing off its best local champions in food and wine produce. Only a twenty-minute drive from the Adelaide CBD, you find yourself in this marvellous bounty of vines. The Stirling possesses a wine list with verticals and extensive offerings from all the best winemakers from the Adelaide Hills wine region and a great selection of wines from Kiwi land. There are also some big guns from Burgundy on the list, like Raveneau, Domaine Leflaive,...
Phone: +61 8 7516 5958
Address: 2/3 High Street, Willunga
Nestled in the McLaren Vale, Muni opened its doors in 2021, and thoughtfully they chose this beautiful wine region home to some of the oldest vines. Good places to eat and drink in wine regions excite me; the smell of the vineyards' calmness gives that country feel. The venue is situated literally 45 minutes from Adelaide city, and one could plan multiple activities like walking, cycling the trail or swimming on beautiful beaches, visiting local farmers' markets, visiting some wineries – and hit Muni for some good food and then come back fully charged. The food at Muni is divine. Their wine...
Phone: (08) 8155 6010
Address: 158 Hutt Street, Adelaide
Bar Torino has a classy yet laidback atmosphere and is nestled in Hutt Street, just outside the main city, surrounded by eateries and colonial-era stone buildings. It's like walking into a European tavern and enjoying food well-suited for the venue. The wine selection of Bar Torino holds around 80 references. It is a diverse, interesting and concise offering with recognisable names of local heroes alongside producers that are emerging and grape varieties you may wish to discover. The staff is always hands-on, sharing wine stories of the vineyards and the makers. Wines can be ethereal on th...
Phone: (08) 8330 3300
Address: 127 The Parade, Norwood
arkhé is Norwood's shiny new neighbourhood bar and restaurant. Opened by Jake Kellie, former head chef of Michelin-starred restaurant Burnt Ends in Singapore, the venue is located on the ground floor of 127 The Parade's heritage-listed two-story site. arkhé is defined as the origin of all things – fire, mirrored in StudioGram's award-winning fit-out. They use texture, darkness and light to nod to the menu: all things cooked over wood fire with no gas or electricity in the kitchen, combining fine dining with something primal; a celebration of the absolute best local produce. Their fun, consta...