Adelaide Pub Guide

From cosy country pubs to some of our inner-city favourites, we showcase some of the best Adelaide has to offer.

the colonist

Settle in for some of the best pub grub in Adelaide – like many before you – at The Colonist. The Colonist has been part of the fabric of South Australia since it first opened its doors in 1851, and there’s a reason people keep coming back. Quality, authentic food and a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere have secured its place as a local favourite, while the raw and authentic décor highlights the building’s history. Sit outside and take in the hustle and bustle of The Parade while digging into your favourite pub meals for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

The Colonist 
44 The Parade, Norwood
08 8362 3736

the mile end

Delicious pub food, local brews and a cosy open fireplace make The Mile End a South Australian favourite. The Mile End Hotel is perfect for your Friday after work drinks. With a heritage dating back 181 years, the pub has merged the new with the old to create an all-encompassing hospitality experience. Keep warm around the open fireplace while sipping on your favourite South Australia gin, beer or wine. Head chef David White has crafted a menu featuring delicious winter comfort foods and traditional pub meals for a casual dinner with the family or Saturday night footy. You can even book a weekend away in the chic boutique accommodation or plan your next function at The Mile End.

The Mile End 
30 Henley Beach Road, Mile End 
08 8443 4756

the unley

It boasts one of the best rooftop bars in Adelaide, and it’s not bad in winter either. When you’re driving down Unley Road, you can’t miss the large neon sign tempting you into The Unley – taking the traditional perception of a local pub and transforming it into a gorgeous, bright, fun dining destination. Located on the edge of the CBD, the rooftop bar provides scenic views of the Unley Road strip and city skyline. The contemporary and stylish décor adds to its appeal while you sit back and enjoy European and Japanese-inspired pub dishes created by head chef Adam Dennis.

The Unley
27 Unley Road, Parkside 
08 8271 5544

the duck inn

Duck into this Hills’ favourite for delicious food and picturesque views. It doesn’t get more beautiful than lunch in the picturesque Adelaide Hills. Nestled in the Coromandel Valley, The Duck Inn provides a cosy experience in the wintertime and a glorious atmosphere in the summer. With several different spaces, including private atrium seating, open fireplaces, a large verandah and a front bar, there is somewhere for everyone to get comfortable at The Duck Inn. The hotel offers a selection of incredible food and is surrounded by the most idyllic landscape, making it the perfect location for weddings or other functions.

The Duck Inn
393 Main Road, Coromandel Valley
08 8278 7100

mick o’sheas

Located on the doorstep of the Fleurieu Peninsula, this country-style pub boasts more than just a great location. Mick O’Sheas is everything you want from a good pub. The laidback atmosphere, tasty meals and local beverages make for the ideal family outing or casual Sunday lunch. Dine outside in the pavilion while watching the kids play in the gardens or sit inside and catch up with friends in the a la carte restaurant. The newly refurbished and stylish accommodation is the perfect way to end the night after a function at Mick O’Sheas or anywhere on the Fleurieu Peninsula. With live music and entertainment every Saturday and Sunday night, the vibe at Mick O’Sheas is unforgettable.

Mick O’Sheas 
Main South Road, Hackham 
08 8384 6944

Test-drive: Bungee Core Fitness

Looking for a fat-burning, body-sculpting activity that’ll keep you coming back? South Australian Style’s resident fitness guru, Emily Hartley, test drives a fun new way to stay fit. Introducing Bungee Core Fitness.

What is a bungee workout?

Bungee Core Fitness is the first bungee workout studio in South Australia. It’s a high intensity group class during which a bungee cord is attached to your waist, allowing you to move in ways and reach heights you never thought possible. Each class contains a series of core, resistance, flexibility and cardiovascular exercises.

What to expect

At the beginning of the class, everyone is fitted with a harness – you want to get this part right to ensure a safe and comfortable bungee experience. Once fitted, you then progress to a warm-up. This includes a series of stretches, strength and a range of motion exercises, which is a great way to adjust and familiarise yourself with the variety of different movements, shapes and motions your body will 
make. Now comes the fun part – bungee time! You are connected to the bungee, an extra strong springy cord, by your harness which is perfectly adjusted to your height and body weight for maximal bounciness.

Who’s it for?

This class is designed for anyone from beginner to advanced. Being a beginner, we started with the basics and slowly built up, layer by layer, from star jumps to push-ups to flying tuck jumps until eventually nailing upside-down handstands! As the class progresses you start to build up confidence and get a little more adventurous with 
each bounce. 

What we loved

The best thing about this class is that you’re so focused on bouncing around, moving your body in different ways (even back-to-front and upside down) that by the time you’re finished you’re red-faced, a little sweaty and left wondering where the time went!

Bungee Core Fitness also offers 1:1 PT, Boxing, HIIT and Functional Fitness classes if you’re after an 
extra burn in your week’s workout. Plus they also offer self-defence classes for kids, so there really is no excuse not to get the whole family involved.

How much does it cost?

$25 per casual class or take advantage of exclusive offers with a Bungee Core Fitness membership.

Will we be back?

Absolutely, just give me a moment for my muscles to recover! This is a unique style of fitness to add into your weekly routine or even as a fun activity shared with friends or work colleagues.

Bungee Core Fitness
1 Main Street, Beverley

Win the KJ Barbers experience this Father’s Day

With Father’s Day just around the corner, you don’t want to be the son or daughter who forgot to grab Dad a gift. 

Thankfully, KJ Barbers offers gift vouchers for any Dad in need of a bit of dad-time. 

In his own time, Dad can choose from the range of luxury grooming and skincare treatments on offer, all while enjoying the range of alcoholic beverages on tap, roasted coffee or non-alcoholic drinks. 

Or, if you’re feeling lucky, why not enter KJ Barbers’ amazing competition. 

Click the link and follow the prompts to be in the draw. This Royal Experience giveaway includes a prize pack worth over $3500. The prize includes a $1500 KJ Barbers voucher, $1500 tailored Ignition for Men suit, $130 KJ Royal Treatment package and a $400 KJ Product Gift Pack. KJ Barber will also drive the winner around in a brand-new BMW X5M.

The winner will be announced on Sunday the 12th of September. Every entry receives a $10 voucher to use in-store for either a barber or skin treatment service. 

Calèche: A South Australian Story

After migrating from France to Australia in 1973, Colette Foubert’s flair for fashion and Olivier Foubert’s business acumen led to the founding of Calèche. Offering bespoke European-inspired evening wear and bridal gowns, Calèche by Colette Foubert began stocking in boutiques across Europe. The years to follow would see Calèche grace the catwalk at the 1985 New York Fashion Week and be the only South Australian label to be invited to show at Paris Fashion Week.

In 1992 a London-based designer Liz applied for a job to work under Colette. Little did she know then, but this would lead to a romance between Liz and Colette’s youngest son Herve. Liz continued to work under Colette, taking over the helm of head designer in 2003, with a style and flair notably similar to her late mentor.

Almost 50 years later and Calèche has survived the rapid decline of the Australian manufacturing industry, competing heavily with offshore labels. 

“We try to keep up with the new European trends and styles” says Liz, “however, where we have been able to stand out is that we have focused on providing an exclusive and individualised made-to-measure experience to our Adelaide brides”. 

Recently moving away from wholesale manufacturing for Australia-wide stockists, Calèche decided to concentrate on providing exclusive couture gowns for Adelaide brides. Today, brides fly interstate from all over Australia to have the Calèche team create their very own bespoke gown. 

Now, Calèche is a second-generation family business with sons Eric and Herve taking over the management, Liz as head designer and Herve and Liz’s daughter Jess recently joining the team. Still proudly family owned and operated, Calèche will soon enter its 50th year of business, making it one of the longest enduring South Australian style icons. Designer Liz attributes the success of Calèche to their talented and carefully chosen team.

“Everyone is passionate about creating the best quality workmanship for the brand. When you think of Calèche we want you to think of exclusivity, quality and individuality,” says Liz, “this is what our team has worked so hard to achieve”.

Getting to Know Harry

Ex-Quay and Restaurant Hubert chef, Harry Bourne, takes the reigns of The Big Easy Group venues Yiasou George, The Stag Public House and Bowden Brewing.

For chef Harry Bourne, moving to Adelaide was an easy decision. After working in some of the world’s best restaurants it only seemed fitting to work with some of the world’s best produce. 

A childhood spent watching his mum in the kitchen is Harry’s first food memory, but it was his brutal first job at the then one-Michelin starred Bath Priory Hotel in Bath, UK, that was either going to be the ultimate inspiration, or his breaking point. “This experience inevitably shaped my career,” says Harry, “I knew that one day when I had a restaurant of my own, I would achieve the same level of quality without the exploitation that seemed synonymous with high-end cuisine.”

These days he does just that, making his own rules and receiving a rock star reception as the chef of not one, but three Adelaide eateries – The Stag Public House, which has been newly renovated and revamped, the East-End’s own ouzo house, Yiasou George, and Bowden Brewing at Plant 3. We find out more about the man behind the mouth-watering menus. 

Kitchen influences

Working at Quay Restaurant in Sydney was a pinnacle experience for me. Peter Gilmore’s food is all about produce and how to highlight it; there’s a complexity and simplicity in his approach, which has stuck with me. The food I want to cook is a long way from the food I’ve cooked in other fine dining restaurants, but the attitude toward organisation and discipline is the same. I want the food to be fun and approachable, but consistent and exciting.

Three venues, three diverse cuisines

Creating menu items across three venues has been the part I’ve loved the most, then having the freedom to work out which venue each dish works best in. Before I started, I had pages and pages of menu ideas for all three venues, but as soon as I started at Yiasou George, with the heat of the wood oven burning behind me, those ideas didn’t seem to fit anymore. So, we started playing with new ideas, taking existing dishes and turning them upside down and having fun, and listening to the staff and customers to find out what works and what doesn’t. 

The use of local, seasonal produce

I moved to Adelaide because I fell in love with South Australian produce, so the idea of using Snapper from New Zealand or prawns from Asia is bewildering to me. Locality and seasonality are totally non-negotiable, I mean come on, Coffin Bay oysters literally blow my mind, beef from Mayura Station, or even late summer berries from the Hills. It’s so important, especially for the young chefs in the kitchen, to have that sense of pride in where we are and what we are cooking. 

What to expect 

At The Stag Public House we will focus on bringing top quality produce into the classic Aussie pub staples people know and love. At Yiasou George it’s all about the wood-fire oven, showcasing quality products and open-fire cooking together, inspired by the cuisine of the Mediterranean. My vision goes beyond what’s cooked in the kitchen, for me it’s all about how to incorporate what’s in season and what we can produce in-house. We have been looking at placing beehives on the roof to produce our own supply of honey or a restaurant garden to grow harder-to-find herbs and edible plants. And at Bowden I’m excited to see people’s reaction to the food, I want it to be a fun party place where you can come with all your mates and smash beers and eat the best tacos you’ve ever had!

The Stag Public House
299 Rundle Street, Adelaide

Yiasou George
26 East Terrace, Adelaide

Bowden Brewing
Plant 3, Bowden

For Some of the Best Italian You’ll Find, Head Here

Anchovy Bandit is a former Prospect hole-in-the-wall bar/pizzeria that has recently undergone a transformation with partner and Executive Chef Shane Wilson taking charge of the kitchen, while neighbouring Bottega Bandito is an exciting new addition to Prospect’s thriving thoroughfare, bringing old school service, modern Italian and banging coffee your way.

Each dish at Anchovy Bandit takes inspiration from classic Italian dishes but done Shane’s way, in-house and using seasonal produce. The space itself gives a nod to the Italian art deco era, with green leather booths and touches of oak. The open-style kitchen allows diners to witness the magic that goes on behind the scenes.

Shane is also behind the menu at Bottega Bandito, which is influenced by Italian and European daytime dining, serving up house-made pastries, small goods, coffee and sandwiches.

This is the first daytime concept by The Big Easy Group – the hospitality minds behind NOLA Adelaide, Anchovy Bandit and Yiasou George – and cleverly captures the essence of a traditional Italian espresso bar.

Anchovy Bandit
96 Prospect Road, Prospect 
0401 188 845

Bottega Bandito
98 Prospect Road, Prospect 

Receive the Royal Treatment Fit For a ‘King’ at KJ Barbers

It’s easy to forget to take time for you. In the craziness of everyday life, it’s hard to schedule in some pamper time, so why not kill two birds with one stone? While receiving your routine haircut at KJ Barbers, treat your skin to a range of extra treatments that your future self with thank you for. 

Meeting at the intersection of hair and luxury sits KJ Barbers, waiting to take care of your every need. This men’s barber shop is designed to offer a premium service, at an affordable price. Walk in and have not just your hair tended too, but your skin as well, all while sipping on the variety of beverages offered. 

Offering three experiences that will leave you feeling taken care of, KJ Barbers isn’t just a barber, they’re a true Royalty Experience. 

Their most popular treatment, ‘The Everyday Gentleman’ will ensure that no hair is left uncared for. This treatment is ideal for upkeep and includes the essentials for the average man. The barbers at KJ Barbers will wash and cut your hair, as well as wax your eyebrows, tidy your beard and clean your skin, leaving it fresh and glowing. 

If you’ve had a big weekend and are looking to detox, ‘The Monthly Rejuvenation’ treatment is perfect. Recommended as a monthly detox for your skin, this package is built around a charcoal exfoliating scrub that deeply penetrates the skin to prepare it to soak in a face masks goodness. Not only will the face mask rejuvenate the skin, but it will also reset it, revealing your natural glow – almost as if that big weekend never happened. Finishing with hydrating toner, a moisturiser and eye gel, your skin will be thanking you after this one. ‘The Monthly Rejuvenation’ isn’t complete without a beard soak, a hair wash and dry and, of course, a haircut and facial shave, so you can walk out looking and feeling your best. 

Designed for the man looking for that little bit of extra care. Whether you’re over-stressed or just in the mood for some relaxation, KJ Barbers has the treatment for you. ‘The KJ Royal Treatment’ will make you feel, well… royal. Beginning with a deep facial cleanse and beard soak, the team will then wash your hair, while giving you a relaxing head massage. Then a face mask will be applied, along with a gold eye mask designed to boost collagen and reduce dark circles. Of course, a trip to KJ Barbers isn’t complete without a solid haircut of your choice and a clean shave. 

Haven’t had your morning coffee before your due in for your appointment? Don’t stress, KJ Barbers have café lattes on offer for those craving some extra relief. If you’re after a night cap, sip on a gin and tonic while receiving your treatment, or even an espresso martini, ready on tap for your enjoyment. Spirits not your thing? KJ Barber has a fridge stocked with a range of craft beers and seltzers. 

More than just a barber, KJ Barbers marries the salon experience with a classic men’s barber shop. Do something for yourself and indulge in a KJ Barber experience. 

Competition Time

KJ Barbers are hosting a Royal Experience giveaway where you can go in the draw to win a prize pack worth over $3500. The prize includes a $1500 KJ Barbers voucher, $1500 tailored Ignition for Men suit, $130 KJ Royal Treatment package and a $400 KJ Product Gift Pack. To enjoy this amazing prize, KJ Barbers will also drive the winner around in a brand new BMW X5M. 

The winner will be announced on Sunday the 12th of September. If you don’t score the grand prize, you can rest assured that your efforts were worth it as each entry receives a $10 voucher to use in store for either a Barber or Skin Treatment service

To enter click this link and follow the prompts.

Perfectly Aligned

A passionate group of health and beauty experts have joined forces to open a new clinic on Unley Road that offers clients a more discrete, personal service.


The decision for four like-minded female professionals to come together in a luxe communal space was the brainchild of cosmetic injector Linda Schreck. 

Linda began her career almost 40 years ago as an operating room nurse, working alongside plastic and reconstructive surgeons, she’s dedicated the last 20 to cosmetic injecting. She is now able to use her knowledge and understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the face to better treat her patients, avoiding the over-done look that is so prevalent in the booming anti-ageing field. 

Her vast experience also means she’s instinctively aware of the various needs and desires of her expansive client base, and the ability to offer a more discrete, personal service was something she wanted to provide. This modern, calming space, flooded with natural light (and with ample parking!) was the ideal solution. “I had worked in several busy clinics, but this is something unique,” she says. 

The integration of three other like-businesses, all in the health and beauty space, was a logical next step. “A big advantage for me and my clients is that my prescribing doctor, Dr Susan Lloyd, also an experienced cosmetic injector and is under the same roof – in fact, she’s in the office next door. We work side-by-side, not interstate like lots of other clinics,” she says.


“I guess I always knew my place was somewhere in the ‘health field’,” says hypno-psychotherapist Anna. “I was the one you could count on and the best friend to talk to!”

From here there was a formal education in medical studies and a degree in public health (in Anna’s home-country of Poland) and then further studies in psychotherapy and counselling in hypnosis back in Australia. But it wasn’t until years spent at home with her children that she discovered her passion for mental health. “I spent much time digging into research to learn more about the connections between mind and body. To start with, I wanted to know more about children’s brain development and behaviour, you know, just for myself and to ‘be a good mum’, but once I started, I couldn’t stop expanding to all age groups. Satisfaction came only when my husband, who’s a GP, showed me how he uses hypno-psychotherapy in his practice.”

A hypno-psychotherapist is a person who is trained in both hypnotherapy and psychotherapy. Hypnotherapy is probably the more common term, although hypnotherapists deal with simpler issues such as habits, phobias and pain but are not generally trained in psychotherapeutic techniques. Hypno-psychotherapists can use both hypnotic and psychotherapeutic interventions as part of therapy sessions to get to the core of more complex issues and examine problems that are likely more deep-rooted. “Hypno-psychotherapists generally use consistently structured sessions tailored to the needs of the client,” says Anna, “as well as focusing on the problems with established protocols for treatments. Every step of the session 
is there for a reason and words matter a lot.”

Feeling safe is also important, and Anna’s new space offers a warm, welcoming environment. “The majority of my clients are troubled with serious trauma and I believe having a warm, safe space and atmosphere is crucial to them being able to open up and talk about sometimes very difficult memories and emotions.”


“My work is about enhancing individual and natural beauty,” says brow expert Anita Peterson, “and I get to watch my clients’ reaction to the aesthetic transformation. It’s all about self-belief and self-love, it’s empowering and it’s the greatest reward.”

Anita’s work is unique, using only tweezers and scissors she adopts a hair-by-hair approach to preserve the natural and correct shape of the brows, while refining them to enhance facial structure or to correct asymmetry. “Every client receives a personalised service, there is no one-size-fits-all for brows and 
I also like to take into account each client’s aesthetic and their preferred style.”

It’s this considered, individualised service 
that keeps clients coming back, and her ability to revive brows that have been over-plucked, working with them to bring their brows back. “My ultimate goal is to ensure every client leaves with an understanding of how their brow shape impacts on their facial structure, and the steps we’ll be taking to achieve and maintain a better shape. I want them to leave feeling their best, and excited about the future of their brows.”


“I’ve been a GP for 14 years and started cosmetic injections in 2015,” explains Dr Lloyd. “I had been looking to increase my time in this area, and then this opportunity came up to join a fabulous group of women, I couldn’t say no! The location is perfect, the consulting rooms are beautiful and private, and the girls are delightful to work alongside.”

This new business venture also gives Dr Lloyd the opportunity to make a significant difference in people’s lives – she’s been doing this as a health professional for years, but now, thanks to this coming together of professional women and their complimentary skill sets, she’s also able to make a difference to the confidence of her clients too. 

“I don’t agree with looking ‘perfect’, there’s no such thing,” she says, “we are all beautiful in our own way. Not everyone can look like a Kardashian, and nor should they want to.” Dr Lloyd’s goal for her clients is rather to help them look “fresher and a little less tired” so that they walk away with a new-found vigour. “Knowing that they leave feeling more confident and happier after seeing me is what it is all about. I love getting my patients back two weeks after treatment and showing them the before and after photos, their smiles say it all!”


This female-led, restorative and communal space has everything under one roof.

Adelaide Cosmetic Medicine

Linda Schreck 
0438 356 554

Dr Susan Lloyd
0438 886 944

Your Safe Place Hypno-Psychotherapy & Counselling

Anna Kowalczyk0421 467

Ihana Face

Anita Peterson0434 413 447@ihana_face


Treatments to Age By

Looking for a non-invasive way to get back that youthful glow? BalaBala Laser Clinic suggests these professional anti-ageing treatments.

ultracel Q+ skin tightening

What is it?
It is a high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment that helps to reduce stubborn fat cells and tightens areas on the face and body. It also reduces flushing and redness.

The high intensity focused ultrasound promises to tighten and improve the skin’s texture, reduce sagging and leave your skin feeling smoother and younger looking. 

A full face treatment takes about an hour. No pain, no downtime.

Full face, $1299; face and neck, $1599.

vivace fractional rf microneedling

What is it?
This treatment combines radio frequency technology and focused heat energy to penetrate the skin, stimulating collagen, elastin and wound healing. It also targets bacteria associated with acne.

Microneedling can reduce facial wrinkles, improve acne and minimise scarring, while LED light is used to activate skin cells, increasing collagen production and moisture levels. It also improves skin tone and texture.

Vivace treatments are completely comfortable with virtually no pain.

Full face, $799.

picosure skin rejuvenation

What is it?
This revolutionary laser delivers short bursts of energy to target problem areas, vibrating down into the deep layers of the skin to trigger collagen growth and repair. 

Great for the treatment of pigmentation, including melasma, freckles, sun damage and acne scars.

This treatment delivers incredible results with no discomfort or downtime.


fotona angel whitening

What is it?
Fotona Angel Whitening is an advanced Q-switch laser and works by targeting melanin deposit to lighten skin and even tone.

Used to improve skin tone and texture, as well as helping to treat acne scars, sun/age spots and melasma. Expect smoother, firmer skin, reduced pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. 

This treatment takes about 30–45 minutes and you can go straight back to work afterwards. 


ldm face lifting

What is it?
This micro-massage uses ultrasonic energy at high frequencies, activating fibroblasts to improve skin structure. 

Tissue elasticity is increased and connective skin tissue is tightened, but most importantly this treatment enhances collagen and improves pH changes in the skin, resulting in glowing, healthy, youthful skin.

This pain free treatment has no downtime.

Full face, $299; Full face and neck, $399.

BalaBala Laser Clinic
Shop 1, 65 Grenfell Street, Adelaide
08 7078 1806

Different Strokes – The Permanent Make-up Boom

The rise of social media has seen the popularity of permanent make-up boom. From lip tattoos to eyeliner and of course eyebrows, there is a brush stroke for them all. Alexia Rocha from Alexia Makeup . Hair . Beauty specialises in cosmetic tattooing and removal at her salon on King William Road. We spoke to Alexia about social media’s impact on the beauty industry.

How has social media influenced your industry and clients? 

Social media has definitely changed the way I interact with my clients. Clients have more access to my business, and they can clearly see examples of my work and become more informed on the right treatments and products. I love interacting with clients over social media and helping them with any advice they need. I think social media is a great way to bring out your personality as well, so that clients can see I’m not just a beauty therapist, I’m also someone who deeply cares about how they feel about themselves and is determined to help them achieve all of their beauty goals.

You offer a range of treatments, from beauty and cosmetic tattooing to skin and body. What are your most popular treatments?

Hands down, cosmetic tattooing is dominating the space right now. Brows have exploded in popularity since 2014 with eyebrow feathering (also known as microblading), but lip blush tattooing is also really popular, followed by eyeliner tattoo. Busy women want to wake up ready to go with minimal effort in the mornings, and cosmetic tattooing techniques and pigments have been refined to appear more natural than ever before. 

You also offer a removal service – tell us about that.

Tattoo removal is a fantastic way to remove bad work either entirely or in parts – I offer laser and saline removal (non-laser) for unwanted cosmetic tattoos that have gone wrong, such as botched shapes and bad pigment discolourations. However, it should be noted that this treatment requires patience from the client because it requires multiple sessions to get the best result.

Do you have any tips on how to find the best eyebrow shape for different face shapes?

Yes, book in for an appointmentEach pair is customised and designed to suit the client’s features and face.  I take my time in pre-drawing the shape by following the Golden ratio measurements.  

Alexia Makeup . Hair . Beauty