Dinner and a Mystery

Looking to grab a bite to eat before you play one of our Mystery Rooms? We’ve put together a list of dinner ideas all within walking distance. ChooseSA and eat local with one of our five favourite spots.


74 Pirie St, Adelaide SA 5000

$$ Expect to pay around $30 for a main, and an entree is recommended!

Using only the freshest local ingredients the menu at Soi.38 showcases the best of regional and remote Thailand. Chef Terry and his team have created a tantalizing and intriguing menu with Thai dishes you may not typically find at other mainstream Thai restaurants. Take some time to check out their menu online. We recommend the pan-fried chive cakes for an entree, and the chicken, pickled bamboo + basil stir fry. Make sure you book ahead through their website to avoid disappointment. They are open between 5-9:30pm on most days, closed Sunday. Check Google for up to date hours.

The Historian Hotel

18 Coromandel Pl, Adelaide SA 5000

$ Expect to pay around $25 for a main. Their mains are pretty filing but best accompanied by their sourdough ($6)

Located in the laneway behind Urban Mysteries Co The Historian Hotel serves up classic pub style food. Their hours are a little limited as they don’t open on weekends but are a great weekday lunch option, or dinner on a Friday night. Their free-range chicken schnitzel with spicy Italian topping (tomato sugo, sopressa, chilli, mozzarella) is fantastic if you like something in the medium spicy range. Bookings are generally not needed here, but check the website for their menu and google for their up to date hours.

Osteria Oggi

76 Pirie St, Adelaide SA 5000

$$ Be prepared to pay between $30-40 for a main. Remember you’re paying for amazing venue and service so the few extra $ are worthwhile

An Adelaide institution with traditional Italian cuisine and modern style. If you’re looking for a date night venue this is the place to go, you’re transported to an italian piazza with their intimate booths, cobblestone floor and arches. They are open 7 days for lunch and dinner, booking ahead is definitely recommended. The oven baked reginette, with eggplant, tomato and chili is amazing and highly recommended.

BB Steak & Korean Tasty

92 Gawler Pl, Adelaide SA 5000

$ Mains will cost around $14 but we recommend getting a few dishes to share

There are plenty of dinner ideas here at BB Steak & Korean Tasty. We recommend getting a few dishes to share. Try their popular staples such as pork Ja Jang noodles and bulgogi barbecue, or order some their dedicated steak menu. Hours have been slightly limited due to Covid, check their Facebook for the latest but generally they are open Tuesday – Friday for dinner between 5-7:30, and weekdays for Lunch

The Golden Wattle

110 Pirie St, Adelaide SA 5000

$ Expect to pay around $20-$25 for a main, pretty on par with pub prices

A slightly longer walk along Pirie Street but worth the extra steps as their mains are well priced and filling. You’ll find classic pub food here, you can’t go past a chicken schnitzel with their butter chicken sauce for an extra $2! There’s plenty of range on the menu catering to all tastes and preferences. They almost seem like they never close and are open most nights until 10pm (closed Sunday’s)