Adelaide CBD restaurants perfect for lunchtime

Looking for a casual lunch in Adelaide’s CBD? These eateries are “no frills” and perfect for a quick, delicious, centrally located bite to eat.

The Exeter

You’ll find the Exeter in the East End, right near the Palace Nova Cinemas. The comforting pub menu features all your pub classics – schnitzels, burgers, steak, fish ‘n’ chips and even Coopers Ales on tap. But we have a sweet spot for the curries! Check out the Specials board for the curry of the day – you can expect something along the lines of a lamb rogan josh, chicken korma or lamb vindaloo. Yum!

Did we forget to mention the live music, performed every night?


Inside its famous tiled exterior, Crack Kitchen serves up a renown menu of healthy brunch eats. From crispy duck lasagna to masala scrambled eggs, the café’s inventive and flavourful combinations are as much-loved in Adelaide as is its sleek, white, Instagrammable interior.

The Stag

You’ll find the Stag in the East End, on the corner of Rundle Street and East Terrace. The comforting menu features all your pub classics – schnitzels, burgers, steak, fish ‘n’ chips and Coopers Ales on tap. It also has a wonderful balcony that’s great for people watching over one of Adelaide’s busiest areas, especially during the Fringe Festival.

Lady Burra Brewhouse

Lady Burra Brewhouse is a fun microbrewery and tapas bar in Adelaide’s CBD. With pizzas, burgers, salads, taco boards, chip paddles, and Spanish-style tapas on offer, there’s something for everyone at this upscale casual spot. Grab some share plates, a pint brewed in-house, or a cocktail and enjoy a nice CBD lunch on the patio or in speakeasy-style booths.

Luigi Delicatessen

Luigi Delicatessen has no set menu, but pasta boards, seafood boards, and decadent house-made gnocchi are always on offer. Open from breakfast through to dinner, the Franklin Street Italian restaurant has either coffees or cocktails to accompany your lunch (depending on your mood!), and friendly service with a smile is always on the menu.