Restaurant Guide

Aurora: Restaurant review

Aurora is more than just a fabulous newcomer to the Adelaide restaurant scene – it's also a registered charity. Eat well and do good in one sitting.


Aurora is more than a fabulous newcomer to the Adelaide restaurant scene. Sweep in past the open kitchen to a dining space of rooms within rooms, divided by light and texture. A wrong turn and you'll end up in a performance space – there might be live music, or a DJ. As the hospitality scene is racked by accusations of severe underpayment, Aurora – set within the broader Light ADL project – is a registered charity dedicated to innovation and treating people fairly. Wessels (formerly of d'Arenburg Cube) isn't one for dull-but-worthy, though. This arts precinct bypasses the bohemian to deliver top-notch food full of twists and tales, seasons and sustainability. A custom-made braai brings the char. Gin cocktails and South Australian seafood are heroes. Keen staff, paid properly while they learn on the job. Great wines, to follow the gin, and indulgent desserts that you can dance off next door, if you have to.


63 Light Sq, Adelaide, SA
(08) 7089 9600
Chef Brendan Wessels
Price guide $$
Bookings Essential
Wheelchair access Yes
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.