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Promenade Restaurant – Stamford Grand, Glenelg

Seafood Tower

It’s probably not unfair to say that the Promenade Restaurant, located within the Stamford Grand at Glenelg, has seen better times. It was once a shining diamond of ‘the bay’ but times have moved on, and it seems the Promenade hadn’t quite kept up. However, changes are a-foot. There are new people in charge across the board, and some firm ...

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The Holdy – Lets Get Nauti!

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Whats a pirates favourite letter? Just as a digression for a moment, its funny how whenever you think about sea/water/sailing/boating puns or jokes, pirates always seem to get in the mix. This could just be me though….

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Beach Bum Hawaiian Kiosk – North Adelaide

AMAZING crispy pork belly

Before we begin the review proper, lets look at some definitions for the term “Beach Bum”. The Collins Dictionary has defined this as “a person that spends his or her time loafing about on beaches”. Fairly self-explanatory really, but I thought that to make sure we were all on the same wavelength, this needed further clarity. As such, I moved ...

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Nonna & I – Kensington Park

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As he grew up watching his mother and grandmother shopping for the freshest seafood around town and sharing recipes at home, the young Khalil Rashwan developed his own passion for cooking. Many years later, following success in both the USA and Asia, Chef Khalid has brought his fusion of old-school Italian cooking and modern twists to the Australian restaurant scene. ...

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Mexican Society

Ocotpus Tentacle

Think Mexican food, and personally it brings to mind images of sloppy tomato and cheese laden plates, devoid of an interest or personality. Just some beans, beef mince, lots of red and yellow stuff and that’s about it (other than maybe a bit of pickled jalapeno, cause that makes everything Mexican, right?). This is certainly a hangover from an initial ...

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Level One – Electra House 

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Level 1 at Electra House is the reboot of their initial restaurant, the award winning Olea. This has been the case for about a year now, however it has gone through a futher refinement of the concept. With a new chef on board, Jamie Kang, there has been a marked shift in the current menu from the Greek inspired Olea. ...

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Lost in a Forest 

Set amongst the trees and hidden away in the beautiful village of Uraidla is one of the Adelaide Hills best kept secrets. Wood oven pizza is a bit dime-a-dozen these days, so this alone is not enough to raise any eyebrows. An old church being the main building and kitchen is an interesting feature, as is allowing patrons to simply throw ...

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Farina 00 Pasta and Wine Bar

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Can we ever have too many really good pasta places? With a focus on absolute freshness and preparing almost everything in house, its easy to see the quality and attention to detail shining through at the relatively new Farina 00 Pasta and WIne Bar. I was invited down – as a family mind you – to come and sample their ...

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Ryo’s Noodles

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After the recent indulgence in all things pho (see my compiled list of the best in the Adelaide CBD here) it was probably time to check out a different type of Asian soup – and ramen looked like it fitted the bill nicely. Doing some quick research, it seemed that Ryo’s noodles was the place to be checking out, so ...

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