Hospitality is in Simon Kardachi’s blood. His grandfather opened Adelaide’s first restaurant, Little Amsterdam, in Gays Arcade in 1959.

Kardachi got his own start in 1999, with The Melting Pot on King William Road. Since then he’s built a small empire and made himself an integral part of Adelaide’s eating and drinking culture.

Here's a complete list of all the venues he owns and part-owns.


A suburban aperitivo bar with handmade pasta and a tight Italian wine list.

Shop 2 160 King William Road, Hyde Park


Pizza all round. Also in the CBD.

1/160 King William Road, Hyde Park

Maybe Mae

Some of the city's best cocktails ... if you can find the place.

15 Peel Street, Adelaide


One of Adelaide's original small bars.

9a Anster Street, Adelaide

Bread & Bone

For late night burgers and dogs.

15 Peel Street, Adelaide

Press Food and Wine

Low-lights and wood downstairs; white tablecloths upstairs.

40 Waymouth Street, Adelaide


An Asian-inspired "fire-house".

17 Leigh Street, Adelaide

Osteria Oggi

Beautiful pastas in beautiful surrounds.

76 Pirie Street, Adelaide


A retro beachside rooftop bar from Maybe Mae's Ollie Margan.

Level 1 269 Seaview Road, Henley Beach

Melt Henley

An all-day diner and cocktail bar that brings the outdoors inside.

269 Seaview Road, Henley Beach