Selected by Gault&Millau Selection
13 / 20


Gault&Millau review

With the bold claim of being Australia’s pioneering Argentinian restaurant, the family-owned Gaucho’s has become something of an institution in Adelaide. While known for steak, there’s a strong commitment to innovation, with a recent drive to bring seafood options to the menu. Located in a great dining district, the decor is traditional Argentinian steakhouse, featuring bulls’ horns and prized bottles of Malbec. There are also tables on the street, for those looking for something more cosmopolitan, or in the frequent event that inside is full. Local oysters, fennel-dusted calamari and hearty mussels are great seafood starters, and sit next to the more classic chorizo and provoleta. There is no doubting, however, that for the main courses, it is beef that is the hero. Porterhouses, scotch fillets, striploins and T-bones are all on offer, served with a house-made chimichurri. Washed down with a local shiraz, to the music of Argentina, a Gaucho’s steak is an experience, intended to be savoured. PSST! For those looking to hold a unique event, Gaucho’s has two function spaces on offer and generously customises group experiences. Reviewed for the 2019 guide


91 Gouger Street, Adelaide
5000 Adelaide


+61 8 8231 2299

Web site

Opening hours

Monday  11:30 - 15:00 / 17:30 - 22:30
Tuesday  11:30 - 15:00 / 17:30 - 22:30
Wednesday  11:30 - 15:00 / 17:30 - 22:30
Thursday  11:30 - 15:00 / 17:30 - 22:30
Friday  11:30 - 15:00 / 17:30 - 22:30
Saturday  11:30 - 15:30 / 17:30 - 22:30
Sunday  11:30 - 15:30 / 17:30 - 22:30


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The Pot

The Pot

160 King William Road, Hyde Park, 5000 Adelaide

Australisch Modern Dessert Glutenvrij

With the departure of the prodigiously talented Chef Emma McCaskill, The Pot is in a transitional period, with the team continuing the fine work until a new Head Chef is appointed. From the outside, the restaurant could be simply viewed as any well-loved local, but spend a little time reading the snippets on the walls, and the deeply held passion for both food and wine is clearly evident. The well-thought-out menu is entirely seasonal. Sensibly, the stunning produce is showcased in a simple and uncomplicated manner, delivering a distinctive clarity of flavour on the plate. The shichimi-peppered lamb sausage roll, served with charred cucumber yoghurt on the side, delivers decent pastry with a nice background heat note, while the mortadella bun with cabbage is elevated by the more-ish tonkatsu sauce. The level of execution noticeably lifts a gear with the excellent house-made egg noodles, mixed with a generous portion of blue swimmer crab and garnished with nori. PSST! The well-priced six-course tasting menu is the best option for newcomers or for larger groups. Reviewed for the 2019 Guide

Star of Siam
Selected by Gault&Millau Selection
14 / 20

Star of Siam

67 Gouger Street, Adelaide, 5000 Adelaide

Aziatisch Thais Glutenvrij

With a wealth of culinary experience in their native Thailand, husband-and-wife chef team Somjet and Siriporn Obromwan know how to create traditional Thai dishes that explode with flavour and aroma. Bare wooden tables and a beige decor set a subtle scene for the tasty cuisine. Situated on one of Adelaide's dining streets, this establishment has been a popular eatery for many years. The extensive menu contains all the Thai favourites, plus plenty of new dishes to try. A standout dish, choo-chee chicken has an excellent blend of flavours, and its stunning colour makes it visually appealing. The coconut cream curry sauce has just the right amount of heat. Kaeng kheo-waan is an aromatic green chicken curry, with no overpowering spices to confuse the tastebuds. The tender chicken is well matched with plenty of flavoursome vegetables, such as eggplant. PSST! If you love Thai, but don’t have time for a sit-down meal – don’t worry! Star of Siam offers a takeaway menu.

Selected by Gault&Millau Selection
15.5 / 20


17 Leigh Street, Adelaide, 5000 Adelaide

Koreaans Glutenvrij Japans Aziatisch

A Gault&Millau Australia TOP 100 restaurant Shōbōsho is an exceptional addition to the Adelaide dining scene, led by Head Chef Adam Liston, who brings a wealth of experience from restaurants in Melbourne and Asia to create something truly special. Creative modern Japanese cuisine emanates from the stunning open kitchen that runs the length of the restaurant. With a beautifully styled and sleek environment, coupled with overall attentive service and a thorough drinks list, it is near perfection for a memorable dining experience. At Shōbōsho – from the Japanese for fire house – it’s all about open flame, and the traditional open grill sears and smokes an array of wonderful fresh ingredients to draw out subtle flavours. Food is best shared, as you’ll want to try as many offerings as possible. Start with fresh tuna with edamame, charred black rice and grilled nori, and salmon with ponzu and wasabi dressing. Move on to katsu sando, which is delightfully crisp, balanced and flavoursome. If you still have room, consider the deliciously soft lamb belly with spiced yoghurt and cucumber. PSST! Finish with an innovative dessert, such as the stunning wood-baked cheesecake. Reviewed for the 2019 Guide