Restaurant Reviews

The Summertown Aristologist: Restaurant review

Address

1097 Greenhill Rd
Summertown, SA

Hours

Lunch Fri-Sun noon-3pm
Dinner Fri-Sun 5.30pm-9pm

Prices

E $12-$16
M $16-$24
D $12

REVIEW

A year after opening, The Summertown Aristologist has expanded beyond radiating good vibes as an on-trend hangout to place Adelaide Hills provenance at the centre of every plate. The kitchen's hands-on commitment is serious, from making smallgoods to pulling vegetables from local plots hours before service. Robust saucisson with Hafod cheddar is a smart starter, segueing to shavings of calamari with lemon verbena and green strawberries, to plump free-range chicken, poached and served in broth with seasonal vegetables. Portion sizes are modest, so helpful staff encourage an array of plates to share. It promotes lingering over wine, with about 400 bottles to ogle – either from winemaker-owners Anton van Klopper and Jasper Button, and their Adelaide Hills buddies, or internationals embracing similar low-intervention methods.
Phone:
0477 410 105
Bookings:
Bookings recommended
Features:
  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Outdoor dining
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Chef(s):
Oliver Edwards & Brianna Smith
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.