The Must-Eats of Hutt Street
Hutt Street has long been hailed as the ‘Village in the City’ due to its authentic community feel. There is a concentration of some pretty fabulous establishments housed along this beautiful tree-lined street, from the old school to the fresh-faced, we’ve created a timeline featuring some the best seats in the house.
The new kids on the block
Bai Long Store
Open since 2018
80 Hutt St | Adelaide
Bai Long Store is one of the newest kids on the block. Meaning white dragon in Mandarin, Bai Long is the inspiration for the design of their ultra-modern eatery. Black and white tones dominate the interior with wood panelling on the walls to replicate the scales of a dragon.
An absolute Instagrammers delight, not only have Bai Long fast-tracked a reputation for delivering great service and delicious modern Asian cuisine, but the food looks incredibly fancy!
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner – the menu is very generous for both carnivores, vegans and everyone in-between.
Image: Bai Long Store via Instagram
Open since 2017
Shop1/210 Hutt St | Adelaide
While Ragini's Spicery is one of the newest restaurants on the street, the owner Ragini Dey is a well-established name in Adelaide, following the success of her previous restaurant the Spice Kitchen – famed for making dishes from scratch. Ragini's Spicery is the culmination of Ragini’s long-term love affair with food defining her space as one for ‘lovers of flavours’. Whilst the Spicery is the perfect place to grab yourself some delicious authentic Indian cuisine – this eatery is full of pleasant culinary surprises. Here you can also extend your signature dish repertoire with Indian cooking classes as well as purchase Ragini’s perfectly blended packets of spices and cookbooks.
Hot tip – Ragi’s Spicery is offering $10 lunch specials every Tuesday and Wednesday until the end of July!
Image: Ragi's Spicery via Facebook
Kin Kin Thai Eatery
Open since 2016
4/242 Hutt St | Adelaide
Based at the southern end of Hutt, when you arrive at Kin Kin you will be greeted by a colourful wall of smiling faces, classic markets scenes and classic Asian ingredients that are bound to whet your appetite for a Thai culinary experience.
A casual dining option, Kin Kin offer all the authentic Thai dishes you’d expect alongside the increasingly popular Thai street food options, such as Kuay Tiew Kua Gai (noodles with chicken and Chinese lettuce).
A licenced venue, you can take your pick from an extensive wine menu featuring mostly local wine or for a truly authentic experience perhaps a Singha beer might be just the thing!
Make sure you save room for dessert – Kin Kin Thai Milk Tea Ice Cream has just come back by popular demand!
Image: Kin Kin Thai Eatery via Instagram
The Hutt Street classics
These establishments are iconic Hutt Street businesses that have stood the test of time.
A Hereford Beefstouw
Open since 2011
143 Hutt St | Adelaide
Adelaide’s A Hereford Beefstouw is the first of the Danish steakhouse franchise to open in Australia, following the collaboration of winemaker-turned-cattle farmer Tim Burvill and Danish restauranteur Lars Damgaard.
The restaurant features an open kitchen and a definite Scandi vibe. Dry-aged beef is their signature dish, where it is hung for a minimum of 45 days in-house. All the beef on the menu is certified grass-fed beef with a marble score of 2+ and is guaranteed hormone and antibiotic free. With over a dozen cuts of meat to choose from, carnivores will have their work cut out for them choosing just one!
Like all good steakhouses, your meal come served with chunky house-made chips.
This eatery gets bonus points for their theatrical wine decanting service.
Image: A Hereford Beefstouw via Instagram
Open since 2001 (est.1985 at Light Square)
160 Hutt St | Adelaide
Chianti is an institution in Adelaide, having lasted over 30 years in service, they are still one of the most highly regarded Italian restaurants in town. Owners Frank and Maria Favaro surprisingly did not come from a hospitality background, with Frank having worked for the Lands Department and Maria working as a Dental Assistant. But clearly, hospitality is in their DNA and their passion for good food is as apparent today as it was when they first took the reins of the restaurant.
Re-locating from Light Square to Hutt Street in 2001, Chianti offer an elegant dining experience serving a seasonal menu featuring both traditional and modern Italian cuisine.
Tried and tested dish alert: Due to its popularity, this item has remained on the menu and unchanged since 2001: Coniglio al Forno - slow-cooked rabbit with pancetta, sage and port.
Image: Chianti via Instagram
House of Chow
Open since 1983
82 Hutt St, Adelaide
As the number one gluten free Chinese restaurant in Adelaide, House of Chow appeals to everyone. In addition to its aesthetically pleasing ambience, the decadent restaurant also serves some of the very best in Asian gourmet cuisine.
Perfect for group dining with an extensive banquet menu on offer, House of Chow serves as a great venue for birthdays, functions and Christmas parties. For a perfect date spot, try and reserve a table by the spectacular fish tank. Popular favourites include the scrumptious Salt and Pepper Mushroom, the ever appealing Sang Choy Bow and freshly caught lobster cooked several ways.
Image: House of Chow via Facebook