Paul Wood

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Restaurant Review: Beach Bum

O’Connell Street’s latest on–trend Walter Ventura eatery is made for summer with its cool vibe and casual, simple and delicious Hawaiian–Japanese food.…

Review: The Currant Shed

Steeped in history, The Currant Shed’s 100–year–old McLaren Flat building houses one of the south’s most intriguing restaurants.…

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Review: Kin Kin Thai Eatery

Until recently, the options for good Thai in Adelaide has been fairly underwhelming, but a fresh burst of eateries are beginning to fill vacant buildings across…

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Review: Louca’s Seafood Grill

One south–east city dining old favourite made way for another a few months ago when Louca’s Seafood Grill made the short move from Hutt Street to Pulteney Stree…

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Review: Uraidla Hotel

The Adelaide Hills are undergoing somewhat of a food resurgence with new eateries and transformations of old favourites. Our food reviewer ventures up the hills…

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Review: Africola

In a bold makeover, the fiery and colourful eclecticism of Africola and its southern African cuisine has been replaced with a white coat of paint and a menu ins…

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Level One Review

From the ashes of Olea comes Level One, Electra House’s second go at creating a popular restaurant on the first floor of the big–budget bar and restaurant compl…

Review: The OlFactory Inn

Things are simple and local at the OlFactory Inn, as regional ingredients, SA wine and good ol’ fashioned local hospitality combine to make a country delight.…

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Review: Cinnamon Club

So many restaurants open with a bang. Lights, media, action. Then five minutes later they close again, or, worse, end up lumped with a glitzy and glamorous fit…

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Review: Gondola Gondola

“It’s not hawker-style street food, though it does take some creative license on some customary dishes from Vietnam and Thailand with just a hint of Japan…

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Review: Le Mistral

Fino Willunga is dead. Long live Le Mistral, as the new French eatery is a more than worthy replacement of the McLaren Vale favourite.…

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Review: Osteria Oggi

Recently listed as one of the world’s 10 best new restaurants (by CNN of all places), Osteria Oggi’s culinary talent (Andrew Davies is Executive Chef while Pres…

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Magill Estate Kitchen Review

Magill Estate Kitchen opened last year to much fanfare. Does the casual kitchen deliver the quality associated with Penfolds’ Magill Estate brand?…

The Topiary Cafe Review

A gully breeze blows softly through the sandstone courtyard as sunlight streams between overhanging trees. It’s a perfect day in the eastern Adelaide foothills …

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Review: Hispanic Mechanic

When signs went up next door to a favourite neighborhood Italian eatery, I figured that someone was very enthusiastic about fixing cars, or there was indeed a …

Review: The Mayflower

The 80s has a lot to answer for: shoulder pads, pleated jeans, microwave cookbooks, overboiled greens and Thousand Island dressing. Most of us would rather try …

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