Restaurant Guide

Orana: Restaurant review


Upstairs, 285 Rundle St
Adelaide, SA


Lunch Fri noon-3pm
Dinner Tue-Sat 6pm-10pm


Lunch tasting menu $130;
Dinner tasting menu $265


Six years into his exploration of native ingredients within a fine-dining prism, Jock Zonfrillokeeps devising innovative combinations at a furious pace. His confidence lifts Orana's modest dining room to showcase a maverick Australia-first philosophy that feeds all the senses, from lemon myrtle-scented hand towels to Aboriginal artworks and comfortable Australian hardwood furniture, backed by enthusiastic and engaged service and a patriotic rock soundtrack. Side-stepping conventional rules, Orana's 18-taste dégustation explores anything from roti stuffed with flame-grilled Tommy Ruff smeared with a native jerk sauce to a shot of warm macadamia milk with native thyme oil. Interlaced between several must-remain dishes – cook-your-own damper on lemon myrtle branches to a final note of set buttermilk in strawberry eucalyptus oil– there are exciting new ideas. An ocean blast of pipis is presented in a briny broth of ruby salt bush berry and crunchy beach succulents. Rare 'roo loin is rested in house kombucha, adding a slightly fruity, a stringent edge that brings great clarity to flavour. The whole journey is enlightening and delicious. Like Zonfrillo, Oranadiners continue to discover a new Australia, one bite at a time.
(08) 8232 3444
Bookings essential
  • Licensed
  • BYO
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Impressive wine list
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Jock Zonfrillo
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.