As well as cheap and cheerful international cuisine, the Central Market and Rundle Mall offer a range of more sophisticated food and wine. And don’t pass by Adelaide’s historic hotels and pubs, some of which offer extremely fine food. Each has its own ambience and atmosphere, often incorporating live music.
If preparing and cooking your own food is what you’re after, then a visit to the Central Market is a must. Reminiscent of the central produce markets of European cities, the market was established in 1869 and, since its foundation, has absorbed the gastronomic and culinary influences of South Australia’s immigrants, including German, Chinese, Italian, Greek, Lebanese and Vietnamese. Today the Market exemplifies Australia’s multicultural flavour, with all these wonderful foods and more being available over the counter and in eateries, such as the fish cafés and Asian restaurants in Gouger and Grote Streets.
The Central Market opening hours are:
Tuesday 7am – 5.30pm
Thursday 9am – 5.30pm
Friday 7am – 9pm
Saturday 7am – 3pm