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Park Lands Eats

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Peckish in the park and undecided on where to duck in for a bite? Whether you’re wanting to be cooked for, or cook for yourself, there are dozens of places to eat in the beautiful Adelaide Park Lands.

Choose your favourite cafe or set up your own feast alongside one of the free BBQs.

BBQs

You never need to travel too far to host a family feast with 49 free barbecues dotted all throughout the park lands. Pick up some snags, fire up the barbie and enjoy the beautiful green landscape! 

Cafes & Restaurants

Jolley’s Boathouse

Any closer and you’d be sitting on the river itself! Jolley’s Boathouse is the ideal place to perch for a meal and watch ducks and the iconic Popeye float on by. The menu is filled with fresh SA seafood, plenty of classics and a few modern twists.

Open for lunch and dinner

Bank of the River Torrens / Karrawirra Pari

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Image: SATC

Lounders Boatshed Cafe                            

Housed in a beautiful boatshed from the 1900s, Lounders is a gorgeous place to stop for a coffee on your bike ride along the Linear Park Trail. Live music and a lively crowd make this an entertaining place for a brunch date.

Open for breakfast and lunch

Bank of the River Torrens / Karrawirra Pari

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River Café and the Red Ochre Grill

The River Café and the Red Ochre Grill connect you with the nature in more ways than one.  Both venues focus on seasonal local produce and are located on the river in a two-story floating pavilion. Upstairs, the Red Ochre Grill serves up an impressive meal and downstairs the River Café creates simple yet sumptuous servings.

Lunch and Dinner for River Café, Dinner for Red Ochre Grill

Bank of the River Torrens / Karrawirra Pari  

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Image: Red Ochre & River Cafe Instagram

Loch and Quay

It’s rare to find a place to eat that’s surrounded by nothing but nature. The kiosk by Rymill Park Lake provides phenomenal pizzas to pair with the phenomenal view. Loch and Quay have something for everyone, no matter whether you feel like relaxing with a beer or paddling out on a boat.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Rymill Park / Murlawirrapurka           

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Image: provided by Loch and Quay

The Velo Precinct    

Nestled under the heritage grandstand, the Velo Precinct is a favourite with the biking community and anyone who enjoys good food and coffee. The impressive space is the perfect for a lazy breakfast or pit stop on a ride through the Adelaide Park Lands.

Breakfast and Lunch

Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi

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The Stables   

The eastern park lands are the perfect place to experience authentic Italian food inside a heritage-listed building. The building was previously home to bookmakers but now pizzamakers are serving up delightful slices alongside vibrant cocktails.

Breakfast and Lunch

Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi

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Image: Provided by the Stables

Kiosk on Sixteen

Pack the kids and pooch into the car and make your way at this sweet little kiosk. The recently restored Kiosk on Sixteen will capture your attention with more than its blue exterior - it serves up fresh breakfast and bites alongside ample space for the family to frolic.

Breakfast and lunch

Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi

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Red House

Get ready to forget everything you knew about train stations. Red House is a refreshingly calm space inside the North Adelaide train station building. Grab a coffee, a cookie and look at the vintage clothing for sale inside this cosy café.

Breakfast and lunch

Mary Lee Park

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Image: Red House Cafe Instagram

The 19th Hole

If you’re in need of a snack and drink, what better place than amidst rolling green hills? The 19th Hole is located on the North Adelaide Golf Course but doesn’t require you to be sporting golfing attire to stop in!

Open daily

North Adelaide Golf Course

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Botanic Gardens Restaurant

Imagine the most luxurious rotunda crossed with fine dining venue – the Botanic Gardens Restaurant exactly that. Serving up modern Australian cuisine, the restaurant has won awards, accolades and a loyal following of diners.

Open for lunch and dinner

Adelaide Botanic Gardens

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Adelaide Pavilion

The Pavilion venue boasts a beautiful room overlooking the rose filled Veale Gardens. Perfect for corporate events or celebrating with between ten and three hundred of your closest friends.

Available only for hire

Veale Park / Walyu Yarta

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