Comfort Inn & Suites Sombrero
288-292 Main North Rd
Adelaide, SA 5082
Phone: (61) 8 82693655
Fax: (61) 8 83445642
Located in the the Ovingham Hotel, don't let the name fool you, Bombay's miles away from here! But if you're looking for a club that hails back to the British Raj, you are at the right place. Opened by Tom Hannah who has a passion for Rudyard Kipling, the Bombay Club opened in 2002 and has been a hit with members ever since. Here members can have a drink, drop into the club restaurant or take a private space and relax with close friends. The bar is named Riki Tiki Tavi Bar (the mongoose from Jungle Book) and has over 100 international beers to choose from including a menu that is a mixture of contemporary and traditional fare. At the Gungadins restaurant which is built on three levels you can either have your meal in one of the small private rooms or overlooking the waterfall that cascades down in the atrium. If you want something a bit more casual check out the Taj Gaming lounge equipped with games,lounge chairs and a fully stocked bar! The club also has facilities to host special occasions, but a reservation must be made.
Along with Scholars Training Bar, Graduates is the second of two training restaurants established at the Regency Institute of TAF: the South Australian home of the International Cordon Bleu School of Cookery. Open in the evenings and specializing in fine dining, the restaurant is tastefully and comfortably decorated. The extra care taken by these young chefs shows in the freshness and originality of their food. There is also a comprehensive wine-list. Call for reservations and other details.
The Royal Oak is one of North Adelaide's most popular pubs, with a fabulous, friendly atmosphere. Well-dressed locals enjoy the relaxed ambiance and live music. The pub exudes a retro flavor throughout, with a black-and-white television, a complete collection of flying ducks and enameled scallops - plus well-loved musical instruments suspended from the walls. The dining area features authentic laminated tables and kitchen chairs from the 1960s. Alternatively, go alfresco at the beautiful mosaic tables on the front pavement. Fresh, local cuisine is featured daily. Specialties include vegetables wrapped and steamed in paperbark.
Visit the Amarin Thai Restaurant for a feast of delicate flavors such as basil and ginger that make your dining experience a memorable one. There is a surprisingly unattractive concrete dining area, with a courtyard providing extra space. However, the friendly service gives the place congeniality, and an enjoyable cosiness in the evenings. The menu is large, but many regulars do not get past the Larb Barrumundi. The fish is de-boned and deep-fried whole, served with a delicious, fragrant coriander and shallot sauce. The daily specials are innovative and the wine list complements the cuisine nicely.
The Oxford Banque is a favourite venue boasting wonderful courses of modern cuisine. With starched white linen, sparkling glasses and dramatic flower displays, here, presentation is everything. Style and reputation have kept this venue popular with local business people and other clients. The menu is contemporary Australian and emphasizes on local market produce. Try the duck rilletes with foie gras, candied figs and sea-salted water crackers, or chargrilled fillet of beef with onion jam, baby spinach, pate and potato rosti. So for an unforgettable celebration, book Banque at The Oxford.
Converted from an 1894 theological college, the Manse offers five dining rooms for privacy or a cozily shared room with log fires in winter. Here you will find fine dining without stiff formalities. The restaurant serves outstanding food with friendly service. Cuisine is European with an Asian influence, with subtle and delicate flavors the specialty of the house. Signature dishes include tempura of tuna with Japanese seaweed and sesame salad, and magret of duck on roasted sweet potato with sweet sake and ginger beurre blanc. There is an extensive wine list and delightful desserts.
Visit this establishment for great authentic Mexican and early American cuisine. Zapata's offers a relaxed atmosphere in an old hacienda with lots of timber and some cozy alcoves for intimate dining. Worth a look are the photographic prints with fascinating vignettes of Mexican life in earlier times. Hearty meals feature all the Mexican favorites like enchiladas and tacos, plus lots more. The fajitas here are particularly good and fun to share. Please check the website for exact timings.
Himeji Japanese Restaurant offers a great range of traditional Japanese dishes. You will find a wide range of cooking styles, covering dishes from sushi to teshoku. Miso soup, rice salad, pickles and Japanese tea are a must-have here. A banquet is an inexpensive way to try several dishes at once and great fun if you are dining with friends.
Whether it is regular fast food or pub grub you are looking for or an chic and elegant dining option, the Archer Hotel is where you are likely to find your meal. This place houses several bar and dining options that are delightful to go to. Besides, the place is a hub of entertainment with an array of activities like live music and events conducted on regular nights to keep you entertained. Archer Hotel also rents out its places for private functions and celebrations. With a nightclub on its premises, you can wear your dancing shoes for some fun times after an meal. All in all, a great place for fun times.
Don't be surprised to see a pink pig staring at you when you enter The Pink Pig Wine Bar. It serves rich food and good wine and the live music will make your dining experience memorable. The Pink Pig is always crowded and brimming with activity and one of the fun spots in the city. Dinner starts daily from 5:30p till late.
The Store is originally one of Adelaide's oldest general stores, this cafe and grocery outlet is pure South Australia. The owners have retained an old world, rustic feel in the dining area, highlighting the finest South Australian produce available, in good, honest "no frills" cooking. This is a popular spot for Sunday morning breakfast. There is a great dinner menu and local wine list, of course.
Allow the Howells to accommodate you into a friendly bar and grill that has 60 beers on tap. A quaint little stop on Wellington Square, the place offers schnitzels, burgers, salads, bar snacks, breads, desserts and other grill items. Menus for kids, Christmas, functions, cocktail parties are available as is a Melbourne Cup Lunch. So next time you're in Adelaide skip into Welly-as it's fondly known.