Restaurant Reviews

The Summertown Aristologist

The Summertown Aristologist
1097 Greenhill Rd Summertown, SA


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.


0477 410 105



Bookings recommended


  • Licensed

  • Bar

  • Vegetarian-friendly

  • Wheelchair Access

  • Outdoor dining

Accepted card types:

  • American Express

  • Diners Club

  • Eftpos

  • MasterCard

  • Visa


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.

Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide

Food: ★

Wine: ★★

2019 Top 100 Rank – #91

Gourmet Traveller’s star-ratings, which range from zero to three stars, reflect reviewers’ first-hand experiences. The best-rated restaurants form our national Top 100. Our wine ratings, from zero to three stars, are made by wine editor Max Allen on the strength of the quality of the restaurant’s wine list. View our rating key here.

The Summertown Aristologist
1097 Greenhill Rd Summertown, SA
Oliver Edwards & Brianna Smith
Bookings recommended
Wheelchair Access
Opening Hours
Lunch Fri-Sun noon-3pm Dinner Fri-Sun 5.30pm-9pm

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