Restaurant Guide

Peel Street: Restaurant review

Nothing is a problem at Peel Street. Everything here exudes ease, thanks to attentive staff, breezy interiors, local wines and a smooth soundtrack.


9 Peel St
Adelaide, SA


Mon-Fri 7.30am-4.30pm
Dinner Mon, Wed-Sat 6pm-10pm


E $26-$28
M $30-$40
D $17

Zen calm at the kitchen pass provides an important clue – it's all about easy harmony at Peel Street. The laneway bistro's exposed brick and polished concrete interior may suggest on-trend urban cool, but it's sage soulfulness that defines the menu. A carefree collision of flavours and cultural inspirations plug directly into the zeitgeist of the modern Australian appetite. Vegetable dishes are a bright and inviting tumble of contrasting ingredients, such as turmeric-roasted cauliflower folded with cashew-nut cream, sprouted mung bean tabouli, pomegranate and lime yoghurt. Some favourites remain menu fixtures, including a bountiful salad of banana blossom and shredded chicken with chilli jam, peanuts, lime leaf and lemongrass. A similar formula – heaped chopped herbs and fresh leaves atop a mound of ingredients – informs many dishes, but the tantalising vitality in such health-conscious food is irresistible. Peel Street led Adelaide's embrace of cultural polyglot menus, thoughtfully combining Asian, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean ideas, and perennially full tables prove it remains the preference for diners from all walks of life.
(08) 8231 8887
Bookings recommended
  • BYO
  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair access
  • Outdoor dining
Accepted card types:
  • Diners Club
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Jordan Theodoros & Martin Corcoran
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.