Indoor dining returns to Adelaide from today – here’s what’s reopening

Earlier this week the state government brought forward its timeline for easing COVID-19 restrictions. With limited indoor dining and alcohol service returning from today, here are the cafes and restaurants reopening their doors.

With zero active COVID-19 cases in the state and over a fortnight since any new cases were identified, the long and complex task of reopening South Australia has begun. This week, the state government confirmed it was moving its timeline forward to allow venues to resume alcohol service and limited indoor and outdoor dining, with more restrictions to ease on 5 June.

Restaurateurs are, by and large, in a similar position to the rest of us: keeping one eye constantly glued to their news feeds in preparation for the latest new updates and the hasty, incremental adaptations they invite.

Given the goal posts are still shifting, many venues are still working out their timelines for reopening. In fact, since initially compiling this list some venues, such as Osteria Oggi, have been informed their liquor licence category (small venue) in fact precludes them from reopening. They’re still doing takeaway and delivery.

Here’s a list of what we’ve been able to confirm – we’ll keep updating it as more news arrives.

Botanic Gardens Restaurant

Adelaide Botanic Gardens

Indoor dining available from 5 June
Friday – Saturday (lunch), Friday – Saturday (dinner)

Exchange Specialty Coffee

Vardon Avenue, Adelaide

Limited indoor and outdoor seating from 22 May
Monday – Friday 7am – 3pm, Saturday 8am – 3pm, Sunday 9am – 3pm

Flinders Street Project

276 Flinders Street, Adelaide

Indoor and outdoor dining available from 22 May
Monday – Friday (7.30am- 2pm), Saturday – Sunday (8am-12.30pm)

Hey Jupiter

Ebenezer Place, Adelaide

Limited indoor from 22 May, bookings recommended
Sunday – Thursday (7am – 4pm), Friday – Saturday (7am – 10.30pm)

The Lost Deli

36 Charles Street, Norwood

Indoor dining available from 22 May, bookings essential (8123 4687)
Tuesday – Sunday (7.30 – 4pm)


123 Churchill Road, Prospect

Indoor dining available from 22 May
Tuesday – Saturday (8am – 3pm), Thursday – Saturday (5.30pm – 8pm -pasta night!)

My Kingdom for a Horse

191-195 Wright Street, Adelaide

Indoor and outdoor dining available from 22 May
Monday- Sunday (7am – 2pm)


2/160 King William Road, Adelaide

Indoor and outdoor available from 22 May
Wednesday – Saturday (lunch and dinner)


36 Kensington Road, Rose Park

Indoor dining available from June 5
Thursday – Saturday (lunch and dinner)

The Rose

31 East Terrace, Adelaide

Limited outdoor seating available now, indoor seating from 29 May
Monday – Friday (8am – 2pm), Saturday 9am – 3pm


54 Pulteney Street, Adelaide

Indoor dining available from 5 June
Tuesday – Saturday (evenings only – online bookings open June 3)

Tell Henry

20 The Parade West, Kent Town

Indoor and outdoor seating available from 22 May
Monday – Friday (7am – 3pm), Saturday (7.30am – 2pm), Sunday (8am – 2pm)

As of Thursday 22 May there have been a total of 439 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Australia, with zero active cases in the state. Of that tally, 435 people have officially been cleared of the virus, with over 85,000 tests undertaken. Readers are advised to consult SA Health’s website for the latest information.

Read the state government’s COVID-19 recovery plan here

*This content was originally published at The Adelaide Review with permission to post.




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