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March 20, 2020
Special Report

Free meals for South Australian health workers at Sparkke

From 12pm 'til 9pm on Friday, 20 March, Sparkke at the Whitmore is offering every item on its Sparkke To You takeaway menu free of charge to South Australian health workers.

  • Words: Johnny von Einem
  • Pictures: Supplied


From midday through ’til 9pm tonight, Friday, 20 March, Sparkke at the Whitmore is doing its bit to support South Australian health workers, offering a free meal to anyone who comes in and flashes their medical ID badge.


Sparkke at the Whitmore
317 Morphett Street, Adelaide 5000
Mon—Sun: 11am ’til late

Free meals for South Australian health workers 12pm—9pm on Friday, 20 March.


“It felt like a very Sparkke thing to do,” says Sparkke’s head chef Emma McCaskill, whose parents are both healthcare workers.

We are all going to need to show our support for these workers who are genuinely on the front line.” 

Sparkke at the Whitmore yesterday joined the ranks of South Australian restaurants introducing increased hygiene and safety measures, pivoting the venue toward takeaway food and drink.

The pub also launched a new takeaway-oriented Sparkke To You menu, which has been designed with travel time in mind. The kitchen team ensures a restaurants-quality experience of every meal travelling up to 5kms away. (CityMag is sure it’ll still taste pretty good at 6kms.)

It’s a short menu, including braised lentils with beetroot and coconut; banana blossom, drunken chicken and salad; a smoked kransky hotdog with sauerkraut and mustard; pork, ginger and Szechuan dumplings in a roast chicken broth with broccolini; and oyster mushroom and chestnut dumplings in porcini broth.

Each dish is priced at $15, but all South Australian health workers are eligible to take the dishes away free of charge, and can call or email ahead to ensure minimal wait times. Contact Sparkke on 08 7123 0808 or email

“With the changes we are seeing and precautionary measures being taken we all need to do our bit. We really can’t do it without you. We all need to support each other,” Emma says.

This image: Meaghan Coles


The Sparkke bottle shop has also reoriented towards takeaway, bringing in a growler system – 1.9-litre bottles that can be filled with Sparkke brews and taken home.

If you’re a health worker in need of sustenance, stop by the pub between midday and 9pm today. If you’re a standard thirsty punter looking for a takeaway meal and a big jug of take-home booze, Sparkke’s got you sorted from 11am ’til late, seven days a week.


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