A visit to Longplay Bistro feels like dinner at a friend’s house – but said friend has an amazing wine cellar, is an incredible chef and has a huge record collection. So says co-owner Marshall King, who’s also behind some of our favourite Adelaide venues Clever Little Tailor, Pink Moon Saloon and Brighter Later.

Here, the team is shooting for a European bistro feel, with a one-page menu by chefs Calum Horn and Jude Hughes (both ex-The Summertown Aristologist) that comfortably straddles both daytime and night-time services. Highlights include venison tartare with house crisps, a dry-aged 300-gram ribeye with béarnaise, and King George whiting with green sauce.

The team originally planned to open a live-music venue, but the space screamed bistro. What they’ve landed on is slick, understated, and just the right amount of rough around the edges, with polished floors, a striking yellow curtain and tabletops hand-cut from a ton of Tasmanian blackwood.

There’s no AUX cord at Longplay, either. Instead, a vintage Technics SL-1200 MK2 turntable sits on the bar pumping tunes through a custom Funktion-One sound system. Longplay’s vinyl spins from start to finish; the staff curates nightly sets (mainly jazz and funk) from the house collection.

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Updated: March 25th, 2024

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