The Federal and State governments are charting the way out of the coronavirus crisis. Here's how restaurants in the Adelaide CBD will adapt to the easing restrictions.
Restaurants reopening in the CBD
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The Good Lord Dr Nicola Spurrier is finally smiling upon us, as South Australia begins to wind back some of the restrictions placed on social gathering due to the COVID-19 crisis.
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The news has moved very quickly, so here’s a recap.
At around 5pm on Friday, 22 May, Premier Steven Marshall announced a backflip on a previous decision and immediately allowed all venues of any licence category to trade with 10 patrons indoors, 10 patrons outdoors, and to serve alcohol alongside food, so long as each patron in either area is afforded 4sqm.
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Monday, 25 May then brought the announcement that the stage 2 easing of restrictions would be brought forward to Monday, 1 June, as well as an expanded easing of restrictions than was initially planned.
From 1 June, venues can have up to 80 patrons at any one time, but that capacity must split between “discreet rooms or areas”, each up to a maximum of 20 patrons.
In effect, a pub with a separated front bar, dining room, and lounge could have 60 people spread throughout those three areas. However, each patron must still be afforded 4sqm.
Additionally, all licensed venues will, from 1 June, be permitted to serve alcohol without a meal, so long as patrons are seated. And to further belabour the very important point: through all of this, social distancing requirements of 4sqm per person still apply.
In short, my hungry and socially starved friends, this means we can right now head out to somewhere other than the kitchen for dinner and a shared bottle of wine – while also giving due respect to social distancing requirements – and from 1 June we can just head to the pub for a beer.
The eased restrictions are not workable for every business in the exact same way, so we reached out to a bunch of CBD restaurants to find out how they have adapted and are adapting.
Level 1, 125 Gilles Street
Tues—Sat: 6pm ’til late
Africola is currently offering a takeaway menu.
The restaurant will reassess its style of service as restrictions ease, but no changes are planned as yet.
Allegra Dining Room
Level 1, 125 Gilles Street
Fri—Sat: Dinner service
Allegra Dining Room is currently serving takeaway only, with pick up an delivery available.
From 1 June, Allegra will continue to offer takeaway, as well as dine-in service as per government advice: Maximum 20 patrons, each afforded 4sqm. It will also open from Thursday through Sunday.
29 Frome Street
Mon—Thu: 4:30pm ’til 8:30pm
Friday:11:30am ’til 8:30pm
Sat—Sun: 4:30pm ’til 8:30pm
Amalfi is currently open for takeaway and outdoor dining for up to 10 patrons.
From 22 May, Amalfi will reopen for indoor dining, allowing 10 patrons to also dine inside.
Bai Long Store
80 Hutt Street
Tue— Thu: 5pm ’til 8:30pm
Fri—Sun: 12pm ’til 2pm, 5pm ’til 8:30pm
Bai Long Store is currently open for takeaway and outdoor dining up to 10 people.
From 1 June, the restaurant and pantry will open for indoor dining, up to a maximum of 20 patrons.
Cheekies Hot Chicken
260—262 Rundle Street
Wed—Thu: 12pm ’til 2:30pm, 5pm ’til 9pm
Fri—Sat: 12pm ’til 2:30pm, 5pm ’til 9pm (dine-in available at BRKLYN)
Sunday: 12pm ’til 2:30pm, 5pm ’til 9pm
Cheekies Hot Chicken is available primarily for takeaway via Uber Eats and Bopple, however on Friday and Saturday nights patrons can dine in at BRKLYN from 5pm ’til 11pm.
From 5 June, bookings will still be preferred, but not essential.
Contemporary Japanese Deli
Shop 22, 68 Grenfell Street
Mon—Fri: 12pm ’til 2pm
Contemporary Japanese Deli is currently open for takeaway only, with a shortened menu of bento and curry.
From 1 June, the eatery will extend its hours to 11am ’til 3pm Monday to Friday.
East End Cellars & The Tasting Room
25 Vardon Avenue
Mon—Tue: 9am ’til 5pm (lunch service 11am—3pm, all day menu 3pm—5pm)
Wed—Thu: 9am ’til 9:15pm (lunch service 11am—3pm, all day menu 3pm—5pm, dinner service 5pm—8:30pm)
Fri—Sat: 9am ’til late (lunch service 11am—3pm, all day menu 3pm—5pm, dinner service 5pm—8:30pm, all day menu 9pm—9:30pm)
Sunday: 12pm ’til 6pm (lunch service 12pm ’til 4pm)
East End Cellars and The Tasting Room are currently offering indoor and outdoor dining, with both spaces each capped at 10 patrons maximum.
Bookings are highly recommended for all food service sittings, and are available as follows, as the venue is introducing staggered sittings to ensure they comply with social distancing requirements.
“In a nutshell if you are dining inside, minimum spend is $150 per person (includes $75 three course set menu), for dinner only, with two hours per sitting,” co-owner Michael Andrewartha says.
“If you are sitting outside for dinner or for lunch in either section, there is no minimum spend for a two hour sitting.”
125 Gilles Street
Wed—Sun: Open from 5pm
Etica is currently offering takeaway and outdoor dining for up to 10 people. The restaurant will open for dine-in from 1 June, in accordance with government advice: Maximum 20 people, each person afforded 4sqm.
82 Flinders Street
Friday: 4pm ’til 7pm
Fino Vino is currently only open for takeaway.
From 10 June, as restrictions are eased, Fino Vino’s hours of operations will change to dinner service Wednesday through Saturday and lunch service Thursday and Friday. Services will be staggered over two sittings.
Fino’s director, Sharon Romeo, says you can “Expect to see David Swain at the helm and myself hosting with refined rustic dishes.”
Gaja by Sashi
4/86 Pirie Street
Monday: 11am ’til 3pm
Tue—Fri: 11am ’til 3pm, 5pm ’til 8pm
Saturday: 5pm ’til 8pm
Gaja is offering takeaway and outdoor dining for its lunch service, and delivery for its dinner service up to 5km from the city. Preorders for delivery are required one day in advance.
From 1 June, Gaja will offer indoor dining for up to 20 patrons, with 4sqm afforded for every person, as per government advice.
309 North Terrace
Tue—Sun: 5pm ’til 8pm
Golden Boy is currently open for takeaway, offering both pick up and delivery by the Golden Boy team.
The restaurant has not yet decided if it will open for indoor dining in line with the stage 2 easing of restrictions set for 1 June. For the time being, it will stick with the takeaway model.
The Golden Wattle
110 Pirie Street
The Golden Wattle is currently closed.
The pub has not yet decided on a reopen date.
“The Golden Wattle won’t be operating till at least we can serve alcohol and 20 people is not going to pay our bills,” co-owner Damien Kelly says.
72—74 Halifax Street
Thu—Fri: Dinner service
Herringbone is currently offering takeaway for pick up on Thursday and Friday nights.
From 1 June, the restaurant will reopen for indoor dining, up to 20 patrons at a time. Herringbone will open for two sittings during dinner service from Wednesday through Sunday, 6pm ’til 8pm, as well as one extra sitting for lunch service on Fridays, 12pm ’til 3pm (before reopening at 6pm).
11 Ebenezer Place
Mon—Thu: 7am ’til 4pm
Fri—Sat: 7am ’til 10pm
Sunday: 7am ’til 4pm
Hey Jupiter is currently offering dine-in for a maximum of 10 patrons indoors and 10 patrons outdoors at any one time.
From Monday, 1 June, this capacity will be revised up to 10 people indoors and 20 people outdoors.
Hut & Soul
310 Pulteney Street
Monday: 5pm ’til 9:30pm
Wed—Sat: 5pm ’til 9:30pm
Sunday: 12pm ’til 2:30pm, 5pm ’til 9:30pm
Hut & Soul is currently open for takeaway and outdoor dining for up to 10 people.
The restaurant is offering its full menu, including Malaysian street food options that would normally only available during lunch hours.
From Friday 22 May, the restaurant will reopen for indoor dining, up to maximum 10 customers indoor and 10 outdoors.
Jack & Jill’s Bar & Restaurant
121 Pirie Street
Thursday: 12pm ’til 2pm
Friday: 12pm ’til 2pm, 5pm ’til 9pm
Saturday: 5pm ’til 9pm
Jack & Jill’s is currently open for takeaway and outdoor dining for up to 10 people.
Beginning on 10 June, the restaurant will open up for indoor dining, up to a maximum of 20 people, with the following week seeing expanded trading hours: Monday to Friday lunch and dinner service, and Saturday dinner service only.
“Funnily enough, today I received a phone call for a 20pax dinner on June 14th,” owner Tom McLean says.
“I’m really looking forward to pulling through the next few months and coming out stronger.”
19 Gilles Street
Lalala closed on 30 March and has opted not to open for takeaway or outdoor dining.
From 5 June, Lalala will offer indoor dining to a maximum of 20 patrons at any one time. The restaurant will offer lunch from Monday to Friday and dinner from Tuesday to Saturday.
Little Ban Ban
Level 1 Rundle Mall Plaza, 65 Rundle Mall
Little Ban Ban will likely remain closed until stage 3 of eased restrictions, slated for July but subject to the wiles of the coronavirus.
196 Grenfell Street
Midnight Spaghetti is currently closed, but the team is reassess the situation weekly and as reopening stages progress.
The restaurant is currently assessing if the stage 2 easing of restrictions, kicking in on 5 June, will “allow it to be viable [to operate] with full table service offered,” says group operations manager Patrick Allan.
279 Rundle Street
Wed—Sat: 5:30pm ’til late
Sunday: 12pm ’til 3pm
Mum Cha is currently open for takeaway. Menus are posted on the restaurant’s social media accounts.
The restaurant is also launching a yum cha service in Franks Lane outside Mother Vine on Fridays and Saturdays. Bookings are essential, and there will be a maximum of 10 patrons at any one time.
Mum Cha will revise its operating hours and capacity from Monday, 1 June.
Naancho Naancho Man
3/210 Hutt Street
Naancho Naancho Man is closed and currently undergoing renovations. It is set to reopen on 27 May.
When stage 2 easing of restrictions kick in on Friday 5 June, Naancho Naancho Man will trade seven days a week from 12pm ’til 8pm.
28 Vardon Avenue
Thu—Sun: 5pm ’til 10pm
From Wednesday, 3 June, NOLA will offer indoor seating up to 20 patrons. The venue will be offering table service and bookings are essential.
“To ensure we are still a vibe- and service-rich venue we have opted to shift towards a table service model. This will allow us to control the flow of people, ensuring social distancing is adhered to, while giving the service and experience we want. Think New Orleans speakeasy cocktail bar,” says founder Ollie Brown.
“You will be met at the front door and given a hot toddy (on the house) while you wait for your table. You will then be walked through the dimly lit and candled venue and seated at your table. We will have a range of warm and warming cocktails as well as food.
“Coming to NOLA is about the experience and we will be focusing on this more than ever for our table service format.”
The new trading hours will be Tue—Thu: 5pm ’til 11pm and Fri—Sat: 12pm ’til 2pm. Sunday trading will be considered after the stage 3 easing of restrictions, scheduled (but not guaranteed) for July.
76 Pirie Street
Mon—Sun: 11:30am ’til late
Oggi is currently open for all day dining, offering indoor and outdoor dining for up to 10 patrons in each space.
Once restrictions ease further on 1 June, the restaurant will expand its indoor dining to 10 patrons in the cellar, 15 in the front bar area, 20 in the atrium, and 8 seated outside.
Booking ahead of time is essential, and bookings of four people or more will require a deposit.
Lunchtime sittings will be a one-hour booking, whereas dinner sittings will be 1.5 hours.
Dinner bookings of four patrons or more and all dinner bookings after 8:30pm will be “required to do tasting menu for dinner sittings.”
Part Time Lover
Fri—Sat: Takeaway dinner service
Part Time Lover is currently offering its takeaway, heat and eat at home dinner packs on Friday and Saturday night.
From 5 June, the restaurant will open its doors and allow up to 20 patrons to dine inside at any one time. It has not yet settled on what its trading hours will be.
3/25 Grenfell Street
Wed—Thu: 5pm ’til 9pm
Fri—Sat: 5pm ’til late
Sun: 5pm ’til 9pm
Pocha is currently open for dine-in, with a maximum of 10 patrons seated indoors and 10 seated outdoors. Bookings are essential.
From 5 June, the restaurant will expand its indoor seating to a maximum of 20 people. Bookings will still be essential.
1/210 Hutt Street
Mon—Sun: 5pm ’til 8pm
Ragi’s Spicery is currently offering indoor seating for 10 patrons and outdoor seating for 10 patrons.
The restaurant will amend its operating hours in line with the stage 2 easing of restrictions, scheduled for Monday, 1 June, and its capacity will increase to 32 people across four rooms.
Ragi’s restaurant will trade 12pm ’til 8:30pm Monday through Friday, and 5pm ’til 9pm on Saturdays and Sundays. No more than 20 patrons will be permitted to dine in at any one time, and each person must be afforded 4sqm.
188 Grenfell Street
Roxie’s is currently closed, but the team expects to reopen the Roxie’s Deli from Monday, 1 June, offering both breakfast and lunch for takeaway and dine in, in line with government advice. On 1 June, only 10 people will be allowed to dine outdoors, and from 5 June, 20 people will be allowed to dine indoors.
The café, bar and restaurant is also looking to introduce some pantry items to the Deli, including Midnight Spaghetti pasta sauce and pickled vegetables.
Beyond the stage 2 easing of restrictions, “Breakfast and brunch bookings will be closely monitored and capped to allow appropriate spacing of tables etc within our current footprint,” says group operations manager Patrick Allan.
Staazi & Co
224 Grenfell Street
Wed—Sat: 12pm ’til 8pm
Staazi & Co is currently open for takeaway, for pick up and delivery via Uber Eats, and up to 10 patrons can sit outside at a time, provided they are properly distanced (one person per 4sqm).
There are no plans for Staazi to change its style of service from 5 June, except that “as things progress, we won’t be accepting phone orders anymore. Just walk-ins Uber and online.”
The Stag Public House
299 Rundle Street
Wed—Sun: 12pm ’til 10pm
From Wednesday, 3 June, The Stag will reopen for indoor dining and drinking. Table service will be provided, and bookings are essential.
The pub will trade from Wednesday through to Sunday from 12pm ’til 10pm. These trading hours will be amended once again once the stage 3 easing of restrictions are implemented, due to happen (though not guaranteed) in July.
26 East Terrace
Yiasou George will reopen on Thursday, 4 June.
The restaurant will seat a maximum of 20 patrons indoors and 20 outdoors. Table service will be provided to ensure the venue complies with social distancing requirements and bookings are essential.
Yiasou will trade Thursday through Sunday from 6pm ’til 10pm.
The restaurant will launch with a new winter menu, and keep an eye out for an upcoming winter dinner party series.
When the stage 3 easing of restrictions kick in (scheduled but not guaranteed to happen in July), the restaurant will reassess its operating hours.
3rd by NNQ
1 King William Street
Mon—Fri: 11am ’til 2:30pm
3rd by NNQ is currently offering takeaway and outdoor seating. Takeaway is available for pickup or delivery via Uber Eats.
The restaurant does not plan to expand its offering following stage 2 restrictions, but will consider opening for indoor dining following the stage 3 easing of restrictions. Stage 3 is scheduled for July, but is subject to the wiles of the coronavirus.
36 Blyth Street
Thu—Sun: 5:30pm ’til 9pm
8020BK is currently offering indoor dining for up to 10 patrons, as per government advice, as well as continuing pick up takeaway service and delivery through Uber Eats.
From 25 May, 8020BK will expand to operate Monday 5:30pm ’til 9pm, Tuesday through Friday 12pm ’til 2:30pm and 5:30pm ’til 9pm, and Saturday to Sunday 5:30pm ’til 9pm.
From 5 June, 8020BK will expand its indoor dining up to a maximum of 20 people with each patron afforded 4sqm as per government advice, whilst also continuing to offer takeaway via Uber Eats. Booking ahead is encouraged.
118 Hindley Street
Apoteca is currently open for takeaway, offering pre-order weekly meal packs which will be delivered on Fridays or Saturdays.
From Friday, 29 May, Apoteca will reopen, operating from Tuesday through Saturday, with two sitting times: the first runs either from 5:30pm ’til 7pm or 6pm ’til 7:30pm, and the second sitting runs from either 7:30pm or 8pm with no restrictions on sitting time.
There is no minimum spend required, but Apoteca will require a $20 deposit per person for every booking.
145 Franklin Street
Mon—Thu: 5pm ’til 8:30pm
Fri—Sat: 5pm ’til 9:30pm
Sunday: 5pm ’til 8:30pm
Ban Ban is currently available for dine-in, up to a maximum of 10 patrons at a time.
From 5 June, Ban Ban will allow indoor dining, limited to 20 patrons, but will likely trade shorter than usual. The restaurant strongly encourages booking ahead of time.
Bread & Bone
15 Peel Street
Mon—Fri: 11:30am ’til 2pm, 5pm onwards
Sat—Sun: 5pm onwards
Bread & Bone is currently open for dine-in and takeaway, up to a maximum of 10 patrons for indoor dining.
The restaurant’s capacity will be revised from Monday, 1 June to 20 people inside the restaurant and 20 inside the tunnel.
Bookings and walk-ins are welcome, where capacity allows.
Coal Cellar + Grill
233 Victoria Square
The entire Hilton Adelaide, including Coal, closed on Friday, 3 April and is currently scheduled to reopen in July 2020. Hilton Adelaide’s commercial director, Hayley Kimber, says the reopen date may change depending on when South Australia’s border restrictions ease.
The Donburi House
52 Sturt Street
Tues—Sun: 11:30am ’til 2:30pm, 5pm ’til 10pm
The Donburi House is currently open for indoor dining for a maximum of 10 patrons at any one time. Dinner service will consist of three 1.5-hour sittings each night: 5pm, 6:30pm and 8pm.
From 1 June, the restaurant will scale back up to its full capacity, while adhering to the 4sqm distancing requirements.
Georges on Waymouth
20 Waymouth Street
Thursday: 5pm ’til 8:30pm
Friday: 12pm ’til 2pm, 5pm ’til 8:30pm
Saturday: 5pm ’til 8:30pm
Georges is currently open for takeaway.
From Wednesday, 3 June, Georges will open for dine-in trade, offering lunch service Wednesday to Friday and dinner service from Wednesday to Saturday.
The restaurant will consider extending its hours of operation in response to demand.
Georges has four separate dining areas, potentially making space available for 80 patrons at one time, but CityMag is still waiting on confirmation of exact numbers when considering the application of the one person per 4sqm rule.
Lunch bookings are available from midday and dinner bookings are available for sittings at 5:30pm, 6:15pm, 7:45pm and 8:30pm. Each booking will be allotted two hours.
“The love of service to our guests and the quality of product that we serve will continue, which Georges on Waymouth has been renowned for but we will offer a simpler, relaxed style of service taking into consideration hygiene and service procedures under the new normal,” says owner George Kasimatis.
The Georges takeaway offering will also remain in place.
Gilbert Street Hotel
88 Gilbert Street
Wed—Sun: 11am ’til 8pm
The Gilbert Street Hotel is currently open for takeaway food and booze.
As restrictions ease, the pub will consider reopening for indoor dining, but nothing is locked in as yet. They will also look to open seven days, with restricted hours.
12 Eliza Street
Gogi is currently closed.
The restaurant is looking to reopen in line with the stage 2 easing of restrictions, which will kick in on 5 June. Government advice dictates that only 20 people will be allowed to dine indoors at any one time, and each patron must be afforded 4sqm.
1 Peel Street
Fri—Sat: 4:30pm ’til 8:30pm
Gondola Gondola is currently only open for takeaway, offering both pick up and delivery.
“We will stick to takeaway only until we allow to have people sitting inside to dine with us,” owner Annie Liang says.
“I heard about June 8th, if so we will also reopen with a brand new menu! Hours of trading will be back to what it was before the lockdown.”
Honki Tonki Hindley Street
38 Hindley Street
Mon—Fri: 11:30am ’til 3pm, 5pm ’til 10pm
Sat—Sun: 5pm ’til 10pm
Honki Tonki on Hindley Street is currently open for takeaway.
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University of South Australia City West Campus, Hindley Street
Honki Tonki’s UniSA City West sit is currently closed and will remain closed until further notice.
46 Grote Street
The Hotel Metro is currently closed, and undergoing significant renovations.
The pub is likely to reopen in August.
La Boca Bar and Grill
150 North Terrace
La Boca is currently closed, but there are plans for the restaurant to reopen soon.
Leigh Street Wine Room
9 Leigh Street
Leigh Street Wine Room is currently closed, however the restaurant’s sister bottle shop Juice Traders is operating.
From 10 June, Leigh Street Wine Room will reopen, trading from 3pm ;til late Wednesday to Sunday.
“We will work towards offering the same fun, easy-going, relaxed service, however, putting in place a little more space between tables to ensure social distancing is being adhered to,” owner Sali Sasi says.
“We’re in full support of a cautious roll out of stages. As much as we are cracking to get our doors open, our intention is to reopen and reopen once with the hope cases within South Australia continue to be under control.
“The last thing any of us want is to potentially be forced into yet another shut down because the roll out wasn’t done so pragmatically.”
125 Gouger Street
Monday: 5pm ’til 8:30pm
Wed—Sun: 5pm ’til 8:30pm
Little NNQ is open for takeaway, both pick up and delivery (using their own drivers rather than a third-party platform). They are also offering outdoor dining for up to 10 people.
There are no plans for the restaurant to reopen indoor dining on 5 June. They will consider indoor dining once the stage 3 easing of restrictions are implemented.
57 Gilbert Street
Wed—Sat: 5pm ’til 9pm
Madre is currently only offering takeaway, available to be ordered for pickup or delivery through its website.
Madre founder Tim Anderson says the restaurant is not yet decided on whether it will trade following eased restrictions on 5 June.
“We are considering opening for the 20pax capacity for table service dining, and still running our pickup/delivery service along side of this. Still very hard to trade under these conditions though,” he says.
“Still considering all options though!”
38 Waymouth Street
Tue—Sat: 11amm ’til late
Melt is currently open for dine-in, up to 10 patrons indoors and 10 outdoors (weather permitting). The restaurant’s capacity will be revised from Monday, 1 June to allow indoors 20 patrons upstairs and 20 patrons downstairs.
All sittings are 1.5 hours.
50 Sturt Street
Wed—Fri: 10:30am ’til 2pm, 5pm ’til 8pm
Saturday: 5pm ’til 8pm
MiMi is currently open for takeaway and offers outdoor dining for up to 10 patrons.
From 5 June, the restaurant will open up for indoor dining, with a limit of 20 people at any one time.
The Pancake Kitchen
13 Gilbert Place
The Pancake Kitchen is currently closed.
The restaurant plans to reopen sometime in July, after the stage 3 easing of restrictions.
Peel St Restaurant
9 Peel Street
Fri—Sat: Dinner service
Peel St Restaurant is currently open for takeaway on Friday and Saturday evenings, offering four or five of its most popular dishes. The takeaway offering is pick up only.
The restaurant also now offers outdoor dining, where up to 10 people at any one time can eat their takeaway meals during dinner service.
From 5 June, Peel St will allow indoor dining, but will likely trade fewer hours than usual. Details on exact hours are yet to be set.
40 Waymouth Street
Wed—Thu: 5pm ’til late
Friday:11:30am ’til late
Sat: 5pm ’til late
From Thursday, 28 May, Press* is open for dine in, up to 10 patrons indoors. The restaurant will revise its capacity from Monday, 1 June to allow 20 patrons indoors downstairs, 20 patrons indoors upstairs, and 8 patrons outdoors.
Each sitting is for 1.5 hours. A credit card number will be taken at booking and a cancellation within 24 hours of the booking will incur a charge.
All bookings from 7pm will be required to do a tasting menu.
Stall 2/3 Adelaide Central Market
Mon—Sat: 10am ’til 4pm
Real Falafel is currently only offering takeaway, with a limited menu.
From 5 June, Real Falafel will bring its full menu back and allow dine-in patrons while adhering to government advice: maximum 20 people with each patron afforded 4sqm.
22 Gilbert Place
Tue—Sat: 5pm ’til midnight
Red October is currently offering seated dining for 10 patrons indoors and 10 patrons outdoors.
From 2 June, the bar and restaurant will increase its indoor capacity to 20 patrons.
Red October will continue to offer takeaway during this time, including its cook-at-home packs of borsch, khachapuri and dumplings.
17 Leigh Street
Wednesday: Dinner service
Thu—Fri: Lunch service at Sho, dinner service
Sat: Dinner service
Shōbōsho is open for dine-in, up to 10 patrons indoors and 10 patrons outdoors.
Bookings are essential. Bookings at Sho (the restaurants in-house little sister), and all bookings of four people or more will receive a set menu.
Thursday lunch service is a ramen menu.
From Monday, 1 June, the restaurant will revise its capacity to up to 20 people inside the restaurant, up to 10 people at Sho, and 10 people outside.
30 Bank Street
Mon—Sat: 11am ’til 9pm
Sit Lo is currently only offering takeaway, but there are six seats available out the front. All orders will be served in takeaway containers.
From Friday, 22 May, Sit Lo will transition to seating 10 people outdoors and 10 indoors.
Then from Monday, 5 June, the restaurant will seat 20 people indoors. Government advice dictates that though 20 people can be seated indoors at any one time, all patrons must be afforded 4sqm.
Sparkke at the Whitmore
317 Morphett Street
Wed—Sat: 12pm ’til 9pm
Sunday: 12am ’til 5pm
From Friday, 29 May, Sparkke at the Whitmore is open dine-in. The pub’s in-house restaurant Fare can sit 10 people at any one time. Bookings are essential.
From Monday, 1 June, Fare’s capacity at each sitting will increase to 15. The pub’s capacity will also increase.
188 Hindley Street
Mon—Sun: 11:30am ’til 9pm
Stem Bar and Restaurant is currently offering takeaway for pick up and delivery.
From Tuesday, 9 June, the venue will once again offer indoor dining, up to 20 patrons at a time. Stem will also reconsider its operating hours, but nothing has been decided yet.
“Our chefs are currently working on a new menu including some old favourites, with some new and exciting dishes to suit lunch and dinner. A new menu format, with rotating dishes giving guests something new when they dine,” says venue manager Jo Phillis.
“We also are planning regular wine events scheduled for the upcoming months, showcasing big hitters and small producers influenced by the kitchen.”
129 North Terrace
Mon—Sun: 12pm ’til 10pm
From Wednesday, 27 May, the Strathmore will open its café concept, Café One 2 Nine, offering all day dining from noon onwards.
From 5 June, the pub will reopen for lunch service Monday to Friday and dinner service Monday to Saturday, while following government guidelines of no more than 20 people indoors at any one time and with each person afforded 4sqm. The restaurant will offer two dining session times per evening, and for the time being there will be no share meals on offer.
17 Solomon Street
Mon—Sun: 5pm ’til 11pm
From Friday, 29 May, Sunny’s is open for dine-in, up to a maximum of 10 patrons indoors and 5 patrons outdoors. This will be revised up to 20 patrons indoors from Monday, 1 June.
The restaurant and bar will offer three sittings, to ensure they comply with social distancing requirements: 5:30pm, 7pm, 8:30pm.
11—13 Leigh Street
Udaberri is currently closed.
The bar and restaurant will reopen on 29 May, allowing indoor seating for up to 10 people, and outdoor seating for up to 10 people. However, there will be no bar seating available until restrictions are eased further.
Lucky they recently installed those plush booths, eh?
Udaberri will operate from 4pm ’til late Monday to Friday and 6pm ’til late Saturday and Sunday.
4a/8 Waymouth Street
Mon—Fri: 11am ’til 3pm
Uncle is currently open for takeaway, and there are some seats outside for takeaway patrons – maximum four people.
From 5 June, the restaurant will not change its service, except that customers will be able to order from inside the restaurant. The space is too small to accomodate dine-in service under the stage 2 easing of restrictions.
West Oak Hotel
208 Hindley Street
Mon—Wed: 12pm ’til late
Thu—Fri: 12pm ’til late
Sat—Sun: 4pm ’til late
From Friday, 29 May, West Oak will offer seating for 10 patrons indoors and 10 patrons outdoors.
The capacity will then increase from Monday, 1 June.
Sunday trade will be reserved for bookings of between 15 people (minimum) to 20 people (maximum). The charge will be $50 per head, $10 per Aperol spritz, and all other drinks plus food is included.
89 King William Street
Mon—Sun: 12pm ’til 9pm
Wing it is only serving takeaway at the moment, and is cooking from within its sister North Adelaide restaurant, Piccoli Piatti. Takeaway is available for pick up or delivery.
Neither outdoor dining nor indoor dining up to 20 patrons at a time is enough to justify opening Wing It’s doors, so the bar and restaurant will remain closed to the public for the foreseeable future.
“Also having 0 sport on at the moment doesnt look good for a sports bar unfortunately,” owner Tom Smith says.
Closed for good
Not all of the Adelaide CBD’s venues have made it through to the other side of the coronavirus crisis. These are the restaurants that have shut for good.
Contemporary Japanese Deli II
Market Plaza Food Court
353-357 King William Street
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