A guide to late night dining

Last updated 21 June, 2021

Burgers on Peel Street, spaghetti in the East End and Cantonese favourites in the Market Quarter. Even after 9:00 pm, there are plenty of options to sink your teeth into.

Bread & Bone Wood Grill

15 Peel Street, Adelaide
Open until 11:00 pm

This Peel Street eatery has a smoky flame roaring quietly in their open kitchen, and a soft serve ice cream machine to churn up a rotating selection of flavours for dessert. Choose from the classic cheeseburger, the soft shell crab or some sticky beef ribs. Bread & Bone doesn’t take bookings, but after the dinner rush numbers start to dwindle. At best you’ll be seated straight away and at worst there’ll be enough time to squeeze in another drink at their secret downstairs bar (just push the crease in the wall by the ladies’ toilets).

Ying Chow

114 Gouger St, Adelaide

Sunday to Thursday open until 12:45 am, Friday & Saturday open until 1:00 am

Ying Chow has been satisfying the late night grumbles of hungry tummies since way back when. Don’t be fooled by the basic, fluoro-lit décor. The extensive menu features pages and pages of Guangzhou’s best including dishes like BBC, red vinegar ribs and an array of hot pots. The roast duck is a must.

Bar Torino

158 Hutt St, Adelaide

Weeknights – open until 11:00 pm. Weekends – open until 12:00 am.

Late night eats can be both a little bit fancy and a lot delicious. Bar Torino is inspired by the flavours of Spain’s Basque Country. A curation of pintxos is spit into the following delicious categories: tins+pickles+salumi, snacks+spuntini, grown, land+sea and sweets. Wash it down with a gin selection that spans the globe.

Go-in Hot Pot

31-39 Gouger St, Adelaide

Open until 11:30 pm

Ever wonder what happened to that hot pot train eatery in the middle of Hindley Street? Well, it’s alive and thriving. An easy to miss doorway on Gouger Street will lead you upstairs to an entire second floor dedicated to bubbling bowls of chilli soaked soups and a buffet of dipping sauces to try. The train part has disappeared and made way for even more hot pot. Expect a wait on weekends if you turn up without a booking.

La Trattoria

346 King William St, Adelaide

Open until 12:00 am

La Trattoria is known well to most Adelaide locals, and rightfully so because the restaurant is celebrating its 50th birthday in 2018. Three generations of the Parisi family have run the business to this day, dishing up pasta, pizza and handmade gnocchi until midnight on King William Street’s southern end. If a casual bite is more your style, order a pizza from the takeaway counter just next door.

Midnight Spaghetti

196 Grenfell St, Adelaide

Open until 2:00 am Wednesday to Saturday and 1:00 am on Sunday

Unlike the name suggests, Midnight Spaghetti doesn’t open or close at midnight. Instead, it’s somewhere that allows pasta lovers to meet and eat in and around that am/pm hour. The modern interior was designed by a local design firm, Sans-Arc, and gives the old upstairs pub venue its second wind. Try a classic carbonara, spaghetti polpette (meatballs), or zucchini noodles with tomato and ricotta for a lighter option.