So you swiped right and got a match. The next step is harder: finding the right place to impress your date.

These aren't places for quiet, white-tableclothed romance. They're fun, energetic restaurants and bars packed with atmosphere, where there's rarely a chance for an awkward silence. Good luck.

Aces Pizza and Liquor

Italian-American style pizza, pasta and salads from Andrew Fantasia, the man behind Hustle & Vine wine.

61-63 Grote Street, Adelaide

Leigh Street Wine Room

A former drycleaner is now the setting for an exciting drinking den – a cosy, cleverly designed natural-wine bar serving world-class vino, house-made charcuterie and cheese, and inventive share plates.

9 Leigh Street, Adelaide


North African fare from one of Adelaide’s most respected chefs.

4 East Terrace, Adelaide
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An Asian-inspired “fire house” from restaurateur Simon Kardachi.

17 Leigh Street, Adelaide

Sunny's Pizza

A party bar where the pizza is fine.

17 Solomon Street, Adelaide

Hains and Co

Those booths are nice and cosy.

23 Gilbert Place, Adelaide

The Summertown Aristologist

A unique cellar door for winemakers Lucy Margaux and Commune of Buttons.

1097 Greenhill Road, Summertown
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Gondola Gondola

For fans of hip-hop and South East Asian food.

1 Peel Street, Adelaide

Osteria Oggi

Fresh pasta and just the right amount of cool.

76 Pirie Street, Adelaide
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Exchange Specialty Coffee

For good coffee dates.

Shops 1-3 12-18 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide

Golden Boy

Polished Thai food that's made for sharing.

309 North Terrace, Adelaide
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Maybe Mae

Dark but not too romantic.

15 Peel Street, Adelaide
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A party bar inspired by New Orleans.

28 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide

Peel St

High quality food, without the stuffy atmosphere.

9 Peel Street, Adelaide

Press Food and Wine

Sit at the long, bar-like table downstairs and people-watch together.

40 Waymouth Street, Adelaide
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One of the city’s strongest drinks list.

9a Anster Street, Adelaide


For couples with a taste for finer things.

11 Leigh Street, Adelaide