Category: Regional Eats


The Landing at East Village

We love a venue that just gets it for families. The ones that go the extra mile to make sure that not only are families welcome, but they make sure that it an experience! We will get to the awesome food later, but anywhere that books in regular face painters, live music, has a fully stocked chalk bucket for the blackboard in the fully fenced grass court yard, commissioned a stunning mural filled with hidden local fauna for the kids to find, is...

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Prancing Pony Brewery

Its hard to believe that Prancing Pony has only been around for 10 years because in such an incredibly short space of time, they have planted their flag on the local beer landscape so firmly that its hard to remember a time when they weren’t around! When the opportunity came to head up to their flagship brewery and restaurant with the fam to check out where the magic happens, we could not say yes quick enough. Located a stones throw off...

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Renmark Club

The Renmark Club is a brilliant spot to relax with a glass of wine and a meal. Its town centre and riverfront location is the ideal place to meet with family and friends and enjoy all the perks life out here affords. This extensive community club is attractive day and night and easily caters for the significant weekend crowd whilst simultaneously hosting a Wedding in the Function Centre adjacent. There are several sections to choose from for...

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River Jack’s Cafe, Berri

River Jacks Café holds pride of place on the riverbank, beside the beautiful lawns, right at the start of Berri’s main street. If you are new to town, find the Information Centre & you’ll find River Jacks Cafe right next door – perfect for filling your bellies before you decide where you will adventure next! We took up position outside on the authentically rustic, spacious patio and set about basking in the glorious morning...

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Woolshed Brewery, Murtho

Are you even on holiday if you aren’t actively seeking out a local brewery and making any excuse to just pop in? Woolshed Brewery has become a bit of a Riverland icon and it’s easy to see why. The 100-year old shearing shed with its grated timber flooring is the heart of the brewery and is a great option for kicking back on a wet or cold day. However sit outside if you can – perched on top of a high riverbank, it has a great deck...

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Eleni’s Greek at Mallee Estate

Eleni’s Greek at Mallee Estate is a winery and restaurant experience all rolled into one, with a whole lot of history and family love keeping this wonderful Riverland business alive in the heart of Renmark. It often takes a family to create a family friendly experience and this is absolutely the case at Mallee Estate. As soon as we arrived at Mallee Estate we instantly felt at home. The grounds are well manicured and the wooden garden...

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Berri Hotel

The Berri Hotel Bistro is another large attractive venue serving from a significant and contemporary menu. You can’t go too wrong with a pub meal when you’re on holidays and you’ll find plenty of pub favourites at the Berri Hotel, along with some new options. Located on Riverview Drive in the heart of Berri, you’ll never be too far from the Berri Hotel while exploring this popular Riverland destination. During our visit,...

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Taste the Yorke, Moonta

I think I just died and went to brunch heaven. I definitely have a new contender for best brunch on Yorke Peninsula…while staying in Moonta, we dropped into Taste The Yorke, a delightful and delicious café on the main drag in town. Run by Jo and her lovely staff, Taste The Yorke gives locals and tourists alike somewhere to support local Yorkes businesses in more ways than one. The café consists of mainly outdoor seating around an...

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Stanley Bridge Tavern

If you love a family meal out and don’t mind a little journey to get to the *very best* places, get Stanley Bridge Tavern on your must visit list. Located in Verdun in the Adelaide Hills just a short hop, skip and jump off of the freeway before Hahndorf, and this is good news if your kids are like mine and don’t travel the windy hills roads well. Little energetic people will be fine here. Book to eat out in the sheltered large beer...

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Ember Pizza

Ember Pizza can be found in the impressive ‘Provenance’ precinct in the heart of Nuriootpa. A lovely old Penfolds building that presents as a hub of eclectic, genuine Barossa food, beverage and tourism experiences. A must do if you are travelling with others, as there is bound to be something here that is sure to please every one, including food and a decent lawn + indoor or outdoor dining, perfet with the kids! Arriving in the...

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The Project at Robe

Hitting the Limestone Coast with kids? Namely ROBE in the states South East? You will not find a better family meal, or a better pizza than The Project Robe. Let’s go one further, its a pretty hard place to beat, you probably won’t find a prettier seaside town to make holiday memories in with your kids than here. Robe has it all, great pizza included, but we have know about this place for a while now. The Project at Robe is hands...

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Harvest the Fleurieu, Mount Compass

You will find Harvest The Fleurieu just before you hit Mount Compass, just under an hour out of Adelaide. It’s really all in the name – at Harvest The Fleurieu you will find delicious fresh produce from all over the Fleurieu, as well as being able to pick your own delicious strawberries from around October to May AND pick your own Tayberries for a very limited 5 week season in late November. It makes the perfect pitstop if you are...

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Adelaide Breweries that are Family Friendly

We sure have some fabulous breweries here in Adelaide but did you know that a lot are family and kid friendly? We are talking good quality venues, where the parents can responsibly enjoy a drink or two, while the kids are well and truly catered for with some fabuluos facilities. Because being a parent doesn’t have to mean some outings can’t be about us! If we have missed any places you love, shoot us a message and let us know! Swell...

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Location Cafe Edithburgh

If you are like us, then the first thing you do when you arrive at a small town for a regional retreat is work out the best place for coffee and food. Edithburgh is a small little place, which is part of the charm just quietly, but they are lucky enough to have a fantastic little cafe which is just lovely. Located in the heart of Edithburgh (you can’t miss it on your morning walk), you can take your pick from a large under cover area,...

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Marion Bay Tavern

If you have ever explored Innes National Park, right down the bottom of the Yorke Peninsula, you would have driven past the Marion Bay Tavern. Might not look like a lot from the outside as you drive past (it is literally a minutes drive from the entry to the National Park), but this is a real hidden gem with spectacular views, incredible pizza and a really lovely place to take the kids. When we decided to spend the weekend exploring the deep...

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Shaa-Koo-Tuh-Ree, Victor Harbor

There’s no better feeling than strolling around town and stumbling across a hidden gem. Most often it happens when you least expect it, but almost always when you need it and when you have kids, this just happens to be all the time. Caffeine is life, truly. This quaint tucked-away coffee shop in the heart of Victor Harbor on the Fleurieu Peninsula is a charming little eatery not to be missed. You’ll find it on Railway Terrace, right...

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Lazy Ballerina, McLaren Vale

Pizza? Check! Wine? Check! Space for the kids to run and play? Check! Stunning gardens straight out of a fairytale? Check! Mums and Dads, Lazy Ballerina is your ultimate lunch spot nestled between the Fleurieu Peninsula and the Adelaide Hills. As soon as you walk up the path to enter Lazy Ballerina, you will know you have found somewhere special. The gardens are absolutely gorgeous and it is well worth visiting a few times a year to see how...

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The Dalrymple Hotel – Stansbury Yorke Peninsula

The Dal. You guys are going to LOVE this country pub. It’s the best we can find on the entire Yorke Peninsula and it’s surely gotta be right up there for best on ground in regional SA. Yep, I’m talking a big game, and they bring it, 7 days a week, water front views and incredibly welcoming for families with some great initiatives for kids. The menu at ‘The Dal’ offers some pub classics (done exceptionally well)...

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Minlaton Bakery

Its no secret we love a bakery. In fact hitting up a bakery whenever we travel literally anywhere, occurs so often it can be classed as a hobby. So when we spent the morning at the beautiful central Yorke Peninsula town of Minlaton, we went to where the locals go, the Minlaton Bakery. Located on the Main Street (you really can’t miss it), we found it to be ideal spot to fuel up a mid morning treat before having a crack at the awesome...

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Vintage Chef Co, Barossa Valley

Just take a moment to check out the breathtaking location for this equally as breathtaking place to take your family out for a meal. Taking out for a meal doesn’t seem to do it justice really, it is more ‘spoiling your family with a culinary experience’, but without feeling like you have to dip into the life savings to cover the bill. So what exactly is it that makes Vintage Chef Co so damn good? Read on! Lets start with the...

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Nook & Nourish Moonta

You will find this high quality, healthy, family friendly gem sitting vibrantly on the corner of Ellen & George Street in the heart of Moonta. It is trendy, it is comfy and just try not to dance in front of the stunning wall art – you won’t be able to. On our recent trip to Yorkes we went in search of some healthy options. Don’t know about you, but it becomes all a bit too easy to have *another* servo stop, pizza or pub...

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Cafe Capella’s Moonta

Whenever you travel to a regional town, you always ask the locals “where is the best place for a feed”, which usually points you in the right direction. In the case of our Moonta trip, we were unanimously pointed to Café Capella’s for the best family feed, and boy we were not disappointed. Easy to find, right in the heart of town on Main Street, with choices to dine in or take away on offer, we chose to dine inside –...

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Shifty Lizard Taphouse

Ditch metro Adelaide and the big craft brewery crowds with their massive schmancy venues and on fleek Gen Y FOH staff, (who probably wouldn’t know a mash conversion from a ferment tank, let alone how to engage with your kids over lunch, lets be honest) for a genuine grass roots type small batch micro brewery, distillery and taphouse. Shifty are serving up some of the tastiest brews and beer nosh getting around. Enter family lunch at...

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Impact KidsWorld: Barossa

If a play café is your thing Impact Kids World is worth checking out. Suitable for little people 12 months to 12 years of age. Surrounded by beautiful vineyards, Impact: Kids World Barossa makes an impression as you drive up. With a massive car park, make sure you head to the back part of the building to enter (the front part is the church). When we entered we were super impressed at how homely the place felt. We were warmly greeted and took a...

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Sevenhill Hotel Clare Valley

There is a lot to love about the Clare Valley and we recently uncovered some genuinely unbelievable places for families, like the multi award winning Sevenhill Hotel. Kids are not just welcome here, they are catered for with great passion, food and activities. When you get young energetic publicans like Paul Longbottom and Kate Shadiac, who have kids of their own, you often strike gold. like you will right here. Steeped in history, Sevenhill...

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North Beach Kitchen, Wallaroo

I am a brunch tragic. Given I now get tired at about 9pm, going out for dinner is sometimes exhausting so my new favourite meal is a nice cooked brunch. A quick search didn’t take long to find a relatively new spot at Wallaroo that has some fantastic buzz and terrific reviews. When we pulled up the first thing that hit you is the stunning views. Unlike other beach front spots in the city, North Beach Kitchen isn’t swamped with a billion other...

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Coopers Ale House, Wallaroo

Having been to Wallaroo a few times, when we were planning this trip one of the first things we did was lock in a dinner at probably one of my fave restaurants around. There is just something innately relaxing about sitting on a huge deck overlooking a big chunk of water, while drinking a *insert alcoholic beverage of choice here* or 3 and just watching the water and boats float by, occasionally commenting on the serenity and how good it is....

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Cradock Hotel

As we reached the southern Flinders area just near Hawker, we stopped in for lunch at the Cradock Hotel. As a parent who has eaten at hundreds of pubs and restaurants with kids, I will comfortably say this was the best I have ever been too. The nature style playground was amazing, let alone a playground at a pub! Dickie, who has owned the pub for about 3 years, built a lot of it himself and with materials sourced locally from his own property....

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Harvest Kitchen – Barossa

Harvest Kitchen can be found at the top of Magnolia Rd, just outside the township of Tanunda, and partners with Calabria Family Wines Barossa who’s tasting room sits under the same roof. (You may know it as Artisans of Barossa). We had high expectations after hearing so much about this place – including rave reviews on the food AND that it was extremely family friendly. Fair to say our expectations of both were blown out of the...

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Barossa Valley Chocolate Company

The Barossa Valley Chocolate Company opened just before Easter 2019, and is a must-visit when you are in the area. Don’t plan on a quick visit just to buy some amazing chocolate though, there is so much on offer here you can easily spend at least a few hours. A gelato bar greets you upon entry, with all of the delicious flavours made on-site, and free tastings available. The chocolate store is heaven for lovers of fine chocolate. If you can...

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