Restaurant Reviews

Africola: Restaurant review

Africola

Address

4 East Tce
Adelaide, SA

Hours

Dinner Tue-Sat 6pm-10pm

Prices

E $8-$17
M $18-$30
D $14
Tasting menu $65

REVIEW

In 2016, Duncan Welgemoed transformed his already wildly popular African-accented restaurant, fractionally toning down its party atmosphere to pull more serious focus on food. The menu shifted away from big meat servings to place northern African vegetable dishes as the star feature. So start with the crisp-battered eggplant topped with cumin, sweet shallots and grated goat's cheese, followed by smoky baba ghanoush with the salty bite of trout roe and seaweed. Or cabbage heart paired with salted plums, grilled cauliflower with tahini and pomegranate. Longtime favourite peri peri chicken is now rivalled by the tea sandwich: roasted chicken skin doused in warm schmaltz and chilli-flecked mayonnaise. Desserts are a surprise, especially torched chickpea marshmallow with mango, while the wine list reflects Africola's influences and surrounds. Food and service still carry the bold personality of its chef, and remains a vitally exciting dining experience.

Phone:
(08) 8223 3885

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

  • BYO
  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Outdoor dining
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Duncan Welgemoed

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.