Gathering with friends or colleagues for a meal is an experience that Adelaide’s culinary scene caters to with finesse. However, navigating the city’s restaurant landscape to find the perfect venue for your group can be a challenge.
So, to help you with your next group outing, we’ve compiled a list of Adelaide’s best restaurants for group bookings. From cosy local gems to chic dining rooms, there’s a place to fit everyone.
Looking for the hottest spot in town? You’ve found it. Fugazzi is known to be frequented by Nigella Lawson, Cate Blanchett and even Jimmy Barnes has been spotted a few times. Although people don’t come here for the celebrity sightings, they come for the New York-Italo-inspired atmosphere, with rich, filled-to-the-brim pasta bowls. There’s also a grilled section featuring everything from duck to market fish and a 9+ grade Wagyu rump cap. The semi-private dining room is perfect for groups of 10-20 people; if you need more room, the basement holds up to 100.
From the vibrant art on the walls to the ocean-blue banquet seating, Africola is best enjoyed when shared. The menu highlights the spices of North Africa, injecting tradition and heritage into every plate. Speaking of plates, everything is designed to share, from the snacks to the larger meat plates and range of vegetables, so everyone, regardless of dietary requirement, will have a tasty option.
Take your group outing to new heights at 2KW Bar and Restaurant, serving postcard-worthy views of Adelaide’s city skyline. The atmosphere is laidback, akin to a rooftop pub, but with elevated food and drink options. The chef has a passion for native Australian ingredients, so prepare to try some award-winning dishes with South Australian wine. The large spaces make it easy to accommodate groups, whether you want to be on the terrace or in your own private cabana.
This glamorous European bar and dining room is perfect for celebrating those special occasions, be it a birthday or engagement. The menu is set, so you don’t need to worry about what to eat; it’s planned out for you. The dishes are ‘plant-focused,’ but there are plenty of wood-grilled seafood and dry-aged cut options for the carnivores.
This vibrant Thai eatery holds an energetic atmosphere to rival the bustling streets of Bangkok. While the menu is mainly a la carte, there is a Tuk Tuk option, which means the staff will select a range of dishes for the group, available at $68 per person and includes dessert. This also includes any dietary requirements, so everyone can sit back and wait for colourful, flavour-packed dishes to arrive in front of them. It’s a reasonable price too.
Italian is always a good choice for groups. At Osteria Oggi, you and your group can expect to twirl hand-crafted pasta around your forks, dig into salumi, and slice through slow-roasted meats. Did we mention there’s a cheese trolley? The private dining room fits between 6-10 people and is a beautiful, quiet spot to dine with friends and family. Although the main dining room also caters to groups of all sizes, from private banquets to long tables. Choose from the a la carte menu, a four-course chef selection ($80pp) or a five-course chef’s menu ($98).