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Of course there's (very good) steak at a restaurant focused on cooking with fire, but the joys of Arkhé are in the unconventional.
Arkhé restaurant in Adelaide snack dishes
127 The Parade, Norwood


Of course there’s (very good) steak at a restaurant focused on cooking with fire, but the joys of Arkhé are the unconventional ways in which chef Jake Kellie embraces the flame. Take the signature parfait tartlet à la Burnt Ends, in which duck liver’s blended to a velvet softness and a scorched brittle top delivers an audible, sexy crunch. Two years after opening, Arkhé still provides a buzz, with the kitchen bench offering the best view of the team in motion. The energy is tangible. It sizzles in sticky, glazed kingfish collar and permeates a fermented pork-and-rice sausage with chilli jam fierce enough to blow cobwebs away. A wine list full of far-flung global beauties sits alongside a cocktail spread that includes a Penicillin, which gets flamed for extra theatrical fun. Even freshly baked madeleines with face-puckeringly tart passionfruit curd get the fiery treatment, rounding out a dining experience that’s always red-hot.




127 The Parade, Norwood

(08) 8330 3300

Chef Jake Kellie

Price guide $$

Bookings Recommended

Wheelchair access Yes

Open Lunch Fri-Sun; Dinner Tue-Sun

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127 The Parade, Norwood
Jake Kellie
Price Guide
Wheelchair Access
Opening Hours
Lunch Fri-Sun; Dinner Tue-Sun

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