You’ve cleaned up the mess (how does wrapping paper always get everywhere?) and now it’s time to decide what to do with another day off.

You could see a movie (but that’s probably what everyone else is thinking), or maybe shopping the sales could be a good option; beware that both are very stress-inducing.

We think the correct play here is to seek out one of the spots on this guide (definitely call ahead to see if they have any room), and settle in for a nice, long, leisurely lunch or dinner. Let someone else handle the cooking today – you can always have those Christmas leftovers tomorrow.

Larry & Ladd

Open from 8am–2pm

Shop 36, Regent Arcade 101-109 Rundle Mall, Adelaide

The Howling Owl

Open from 3pm–late

Vaughan Place, Adelaide

Barry’s Burgers

Open from 11.30am–9pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

1/13 Semaphore Road, Semaphore

Quetzalcoatl Mexican Restaurant

Open from 11am–9pm.

153 Unley Road, Unley

La Buvette

Open from 4.30pm–12am.

27 Gresham Street, Adelaide


Open from 5pm–late.

27 Gresham Street, Adelaide

The Austral Hotel

Open from 11am–late.

205 Rundle Street, Adelaide

Red October

Open from 5pm–late.

22 Gilbert Place, Adelaide
Book a Table


Open from 5.30pm–late.

125 Gilles Street, Adelaide

The Organic Market & Cafe

Open from 8.30am–5pm.

5 Druids Avenue, Stirling

Q Viet

Open from 8am–11am.

60 Ridley Grove, Woodville Gardens

Local Grind

Open from 8am–11am.

33 Warwick Street, Walkerville

Mia Margarita

Open from 5.30pm–late.

330 Seaview Road, Henley Beach

Nutrition Republic

Open from 9am–3pm.

1/100 King William Road, Goodwood

Hains and Co

Open from 4pm–2am.

23 Gilbert Place, Adelaide


Open from 8am–12pm for coffee only.

65-67 Duthy Street, Malvern


Open from 4pm–12am.

260A Rundle Street, Adelaide