Eating out is a local obsession in Adelaide, and with one of the nation’s highest ratios of restaurants per capita you never have to look far for a great feed. One of the city’s most popular places for a meal is Gouger Street – many of the restaurants have outdoor tables and are at their busiest on Friday night, when the nearby Central Market stays open until 9pm. Moonta Street, right next to Central Market, is the home of Adelaide’s small Chinatown, and has several Chinese restaurants and supermarkets, as well as an excellent multi-cuisine food hall. Hutt Street, on the eastern edge of the city, has a string of fine Italian eateries and is a good place to go for breakfast. Café society is based around Rundle Street in the centre, and O’Connell Street and Melbourne Street in North Adelaide. In Adelaide, eating in pubs doesn’t just mean the usual steak and salad bar but covers the whole spectrum, from some fine contemporary Australian food in the commercial centre to bargain specials in several pubs along King William Street. Thanks to the state’s liberal licensing laws most cafés are licensed, with South Australian wine featuring heavily.

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