If you’re looking for something to do, here are some of our top recommendations on where to go, what to see, and what to look forward to this weekend in Adelaide.
1. Fill your belly up at this all-you-can-eat Japanese restaurant
Okami serves up authentic Japanese eats such as sushi, sashimi, gyoza dumplings, spring rolls, noodles, rice, beef carpaccio, Agedashi tofu, tempura prawns, chicken teriyaki, green tea ice-cream, and more. But even though Okami is an all-you-can-eat restaurant, it’s in no way a buffet. In fact, each dish is prepared fresh and served to your table. For more info, click here.
2. Gather the gang for the Triple J Hottest 100 countdown
If you’re not meeting at a mate’s place on Saturday from 12pm AEST for the Hottest 100 countdown, there’s a few venues in Adelaide throwing events for you to sing along to your favourites and have a cheeky boogie while you’re at it. Bowden Brewing is hosting a countdown party with plenty of local craft beer, and Prancing Pony Brewery a retro countdown party, and Oriental Hotel a lush garden party.
3. Go and see Skegss in concert
Byron Bay-based band Skegss is coming to Adelaide this Friday evening, playing a gig at Thebarton Theatre in Torrensville, kicking off at 6pm. Nab some last-minute tickets here.
4. Dine on the beachfront at this new restaurant in Glenelg
Summer and the ocean go hand in hand. So when Coast opened in December last year, you can bet it’s been a hit so far among locals. Coast is the new modern Mediterranean restaurant to pop up at Glenelg’s Marina Pier. The waterfront views are immaculate (with indoor and outdoor seating). The food is decadent. This new dining experience on the foreshore is a must-do. For more info, click here.
5. Visit a local winery
The Adelaide Hills is one of the premier wine-producing regions in Australia. Renowned for its cool climate in comparison to other winemaking regions in the state, the Adelaide Hills wine region is actually quite diverse. Thanks to its rolling hills, the area is graced with low and high altitudes allowing for microclimates to form and produce a variety of flavour profiles and intensities.Here are 9 wineries and cellar doors in the Adelaide Hills to experience the best of the region.
6. Celebrate Veganuary by ordering in a plant-based feed from Deliveroo
According to Deliveroo, nearly 42 per cent of Australians identify as vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian, or as someone that reduce their meat intake. That’s a pretty big chunk of the country’s population. Plant-based diets have become more popular in the past few years, mainly due to reports that reducing meat intake is one of the most significant ways one can personally reduce our environmental impact. Deliveroo is doing their bit this Veganuary by offering free delivery on select plant-based food orders for the whole of January.
7. Try Adelaide’s best pizza
Sometimes it’s hard to find a pizza joint that gets it just right. From the topping choices to the dough, to the way it’s cooked and everything in between. Last year, this Hectorville pizza shop was named Adelaide’s best pizza. Partially crowd-voted by Adelaide locals and the competition hosted by Nova 919, Brasco’s Pizzeria has come out on top with this brand-new title. And rightly so; their pizzas are amazing!
8. Get a taste of Turkey at South Australia’s only dedicated Turkish delight store
After their successful pop-up market at the Adelaide Central Market back in 2016, The Turkish Delight Mediterranean Sweetery opened their permanent store in 2018 and now blesses Adelaide with moreish handmade Turkish delight. The mother and son-owned business serves up authentic Mediterranean sweets six days a week. Which means we can get a little taste of Istanbul right on Gouger Street.
For more info, click here.
9. Get a VR experience like no other at Thin Ice VR
Immerse yourself in this icy VR experience at South Australian Museum. Follow the footsteps of polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton in this Antarctic adventure, then follow modern-day adventurer Tim Jarvis AM explore the region over 100 years later. This VR experience takes 20 minutes.
Happy weekend, Adelaide!