The South East provides all the comforts of suburban living with a cosmopolitan flavour. Hutt Street is the epicentre of the precinct, providing a village-like cluster of cafés and restaurants alongside all the day-to-day essentials. Nearby, Halifax Street is emerging as a culinary haven with new restaurants and cafes opening their doors, interspersed between a range of townhouses and apartments.
This area is another prestigious city residential address, with an increasing number of couples and families seeking to call it home. The charming area possesses a bountiful range of heritage cottages and villas while Park Land frontages are renowned for grand mansions. Apartment establishments are also readily available, designed to provide the space and freedom of free-standing homes – with less upkeep.
The Great Outdoors
Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi is Adelaide’s biggest Park Land. The wide, open spaces will treat you to expansive views of both the Adelaide Hills and the city skyline. Four-legged friends are more than welcome. Cycling enthusiasts, be sure to try the 1.3 km Criterium Track.
For kids, big and small, Marshmallow Playground in Pelzer Park / Pityarilla is the perfect pitstop. Jump, climb, slide and shoot some hoops before finishing off with a barbeque.
Find your inner Zen at the Adelaide Himeji Garden. This tranquil oasis fuses two traditional styles: ‘senzui’, lake and mountain garden, and ‘kare senzui’, dry garden, to recall the beauty of nature.
Art & Culture
Stephen Sinclair Gallery on Halifax Street specialises in 18th to 21st century antiques. In addition to showcasing treasures from bygone eras, the Gallery also exhibits emerging and established artists and even has an option to order bespoke furniture.
Public artworks include Tamara Malloy’s mural at South Terrace Specialist Centre which encapsulates a tropical paradise fused with a dash of fantasy. Dave Court’s piece at Bakehouse Theatre is a bright portal of colour which represents the joy and escapism that comes from immersing yourself in theatre.
The Adelaide Repertory Theatre on Angas Street has been entertaining the community for over a century. The Theatre now runs four productions a year. If you love the spotlight, auditions are open to the public!
Bar Torino brings a taste of the Mediterranean to Hutt Street. A curation of pintxos leads to an offering of larger dishes to share. Pair it with something from the extensive wine list featuring local favourites and Italian and Spanish varieties.
Chianti, a local institution, has been delivering a taste of Italy since 1985. It was one of the first restaurants in the State to be accredited the Ospitalita Italiana accreditation from the Italian Government and the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Australia!
The long-standing House of Chow brings to the table a lengthy menu of authentic Chinese dishes. The restaurant arguably has the city’s best Peking Duck however the seafood is also a strong contender.