The Adelaide Hills has awakened. Sure, it's long been a world-class wine region, but in recent years the area has re-staked its claim as a culinary destination.

An explosion of new eateries and innovative food and wine producers has transformed the once-sleepy towns and main streets. Here's where to eat, drink and shop around Stirling, Hahndorf and surrounds.

Lot 100


A massive new-age barn run by some of the state’s best brewers, distillers, winemakers and cooks.

68 Chambers Road, Hay Valley

Lost in a Forest


Natural wine and wood-fired pizzas in a historic church.

1203 Greenhill Road, Uraidla
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The Summertown Aristologist


A cellar door with a difference.

1097 Greenhill Road, Summertown
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Prancing Pony


A brewshed with a big sense of community.

42 Mount Barker Road, Totness

The Uraidla Hotel


Hearty pub food made using local produce.

1198 Greenhill Road, Uraidla

Brezel Bakehouse


A family-owned German bakery that might well be Mt Barker’s best-kept secret.

3 Albert Place, Mount Barker

Stanley Bridge Tavern


The ideal mix of modern and historic.

41 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Verdun

Fred Eatery


Contemporary comfort food in a bright space.

4/220 Mount Barker Road, Aldgate

Sazón Espresso Mount Barker


Mexi-Med inspired cafe fare.

1 24 Gawler Street, Mount Barker

Lobethal Bierhaus


Twenty beers to try, all malted, brewed and bottled on-site.

3A Main Street, Lobethal

Patch Kitchen & Garden


A creative and culinary hub for young and old.

143 Mount Barker Road, Stirling

Stirling Hotel


A historic pub with a new lease on life.

52 Mount Barker Road, Stirling

Stirling Cellars & Patisserie


Fine food cafe meets boutique bottle shop.

1 5 Johnston Street, Stirling

The Organic Market & Cafe


An environmentally-aware grocer and eatery.

5 Druids Avenue, Stirling

Red Cacao Chocolatier


Get some real chocolate in you.

Shop 3/41 Mount Barker Road, Stirling

Walk the Talk Kitchen and Catering


Filling food in rustic surrounds.

25 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Verdun

Miss Perez Kitchen and Bar


There's a colourful story behind Miss Perez's place.

2 Druid Avenue, Stirling

Kitchen 2C


Stylishly strays from Hahndorf's German theme.

43b Main Street, Hahndorf

The Crafers Hotel


Classy and timeless with an impressive cellar to match.

8 Main Street, Crafers

The Scenic


This Adelaide Hills jewel may look vintage from the outside, but its dizzying lo-fi wine list and inventive pub grub make it a modern classic. At night, the festooned beer garden offers cracking views of the city lights.

Old Norton Summit Road, Norton Summit

Dirty Doris


Bottomless filter coffee, boozy milkshakes and diner food aplenty – if you want to party early, this loud, retro cafe is a better pick than any.

6 Strathalbyn Road, Aldgate

Thiele’s Shop


A cosy, community-minded cafe stocking natural wines and farmhouse beers to drink in or take away, plus a small food menu of mainly things on toast.

100B Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf