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Prospect’s Platters The Best Restaurants in Prospect

Prospect’s Platters: The Best Restaurants in Prospect

The Adelaide suburb of Prospect is a culinary gold mine, with diverse and exceptional bites like the Italian dishes of Anchovy Bandit and the Greek offerings of Meze Mazi.

If your tummy rumbles for more, this article spills the beans on this spot’s best eateries!

Bottega Bandito

Address: 1/96 Prospect Rd, Prospect, SA 5082

Operating Hours: Daily – 7 am to 5 pm


Bottega Bandito started as a humble pizzeria and cocktail bar, but it’s certainly one of Adelaide’s top modern Italian restos now. 

The must-try chow depends on what time you’ll be visiting. The sandos, like the sopresa with fermented chili mayo and fior de latte, and the curried egg packing avo and cucumber are the breakfast and brunch faves.

Swing by during afternoon hours, and you’ll get your groove on with their iconic mimosa and negroni—best savored with a cut of their salted rump steak or a slice of the buttery pork cotoletta, an Italian veal breaded cutlet.

Cafe de Roma

Address: 116A Prospect Rd, Prospect, SA 5082

Contact Details: (08) 8342 6040

Operating Hours: 

  • Mon – Closed
  • Tue to Thu – 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Fri to Sat – 4:30 pm to 10 pm
  • Sun – 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm


Cafe de Roma’s MO is to serve Prospect locals with authentic and home-style Italian dishes.

Their Donna Carmela pizza is a classic, a tangy and salty meal topped with fresh tomatoes and olives complemented by prosciutto’s subtle sweetness and mozzarella’s creaminess.

Pasta fanatics won’t be left out either; the fettuccine here is loaded with Italian-style pork and veal meatballs smothered in a Napoli sauce. For seafood lovers, they have herby garlic prawns soaked in a sauce made of garlic, white wine, and cream.


Address: 80A Prospect Rd, Prospect, SA 5082

Contact Details: (08) 7226 1919

Operating Hours: 

  • Mon – Closed
  • Tue – 5:30 pm to 9 pm
  • Wed – 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm to 9 pm
  • Thu – 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Fri – 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm to 10 pm
  • Sat – 5:30 pm to 10 pm
  • Sun – 5:30 pm to 9 pm


Punthai is a slice of Thailand’s bold and zesty flavors right in the heart of Prospect.

Here, you can get your fix with the pad thai, a nutty, salty, and sweet mix of Thai rice noodles with chicken or prawn, bean sprouts, chives, and roasted peanuts. But if you’re in the mood for a spicy soup, their laksa with red curry and prawns is unmissable.

The best-seller is Punthai’s lemon grass lamb, often praised by casuals and critics for its delish blend of tender meat, perfectly spicy Thai paste, and aromatic lemongrass. This dish’s flavor can be strong, so sweeten your taste buds with their Thai pancakes.

Meze Mazi

Address: 86B Prospect Rd, Prospect, SA 5082

Contact Details: (08) 8269 2777

Operating Hours: 

  • Mon – Closed
  • Tue to Thu – 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Fri – 5 pm to 10 pm
  • Sat – 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Sun – 12 to 2:30 pm, 6 pm to 9 pm


Meze Mazi has a fusion of modern simplicity and traditional charm within its interiors, making feasting on their Greek grub more enjoyable and relaxing.

Among our team’s preferred dishes at this spot is the moussaka—seasoned beef mince, soft eggplant, and creamy potato, all cocooned in a dense béchamel sauce. The slow-cooked lamb shoulder and char-grilled octopus are bangers too.

To complement these dishes, their house wines, particularly the Shiraz Grenache with its rich berry tones, create an excellent pairing. And if dining with kiddos, go for the baklava or their Greek orange cake (why not both?).


Address: Shop 2/132 Prospect Rd, Prospect, SA 5082

Contact Details: 0435 130 689

Operating Hours: 

  • Mon – 11 am to 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm to 9 pm
  • Tue – Closed
  • Wed to Thu – 11 am–2:30 pm, 5:30–9 pm
  • Fri – 11:30 am–2:30 pm, 5:30–9 pm
  • Sat to Sun – 11 am to 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm to 9 pm


KOYO is a modern hibachi spot that emanates relaxed charm with its inviting ambiance, highlighted by large windows and earthy tones.

Our team’s top pick is the tsukune, Japanese chicken skewers featuring tender chicken in tantalizing tare sauce and salted egg yolk. The creamy coconut namelaka, a nutty and supple dessert delight, complements this well.

They also have a raw bar where the most delicious options are oysters with fermented kumquat mignonette at $5 each, and for the bigshots, the 70$-wagyu tartar featuring anchovy aioli, salted egg yolk, and shiso furikake (an anise-like dried seasoning).

Wassail Wine Bar

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Address: 95 Prospect Rd, Prospect, SA 5082

Contact Details: (08) 8342 2548

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Tue – Closed
  • Wed – 4 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Thu to Sat – 4 pm to 11 pm
  • Sun – 2 pm to 8 pm


Wassail Wine Bar (known to locals as WWB) has an atmosphere as snug as your favorite sweater, with the live tunes and quality setting the mood just right. This wine joint is a hit among old-timers, but younger guests will have a blast too.

You can sip on the Lambrook Wines Pinot Noir for those fruity, earthy undertones or get classy with the bold Gammon’s Crossing Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 matured in French oak.

Guests who don’t fancy wine can chug WWB’s diverse beer selection or enjoy this spot’s cocktail along with cheese platters and good old beefy burgers.

Delhi Club Indian Cuisine

Address: 93 Prospect Rd, Prospect, SA 5082

Contact Details: (08) 8344 7295

Operating Hours: Daily – 5 pm to 11 pm


At Delhi Club Indian Cuisine, they dish out the real deal of North Indian and Indo-Chinese flavors.

They have Goan fish curry, a bowl where battered Basa fish takes a spicy South Indian twist with coconut milk and an array of spices. Then there’s the Lamb Rogan Josh, a melt-in-your-motuh lamb dish simmered in an onion-tomato sauce.

For a refreshing touch, have a glass of their ice-cold mango lassi—a creamy blend of yogurt and mango that balances the sizzling and robust flavors.

Lemon Grass

Address: 296 Prospect Rd, Prospect, SA 5082

Contact Details: 0466 311 068

Operating Hours: Daily – 11 am to 8:30 pm


With a casual interior and laid-back atmosphere, Lemon Grass is one of Prospect’s best food havens when it comes to Asian nosh.

We love their udon noodles, thick wheat flour noodles tangled up with a mix of fresh veggies and an authentic sauce, topped with shallots and green onions to bring that medium spicy kick.

Our team recommends exploring their menu, though, especially with the variety they have for dishes like spring rolls, bahn mi, dumplings, and salad bowls. And don’t forget the satay chicken skewers and chicken or prawn cold rolls!


Address: 140 Prospect Rd, Prospect, SA 5082

Contact Details: (08) 8362 1440

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Wed – 10 am to 5 pm
  • Thu – 10 am to 9 pm
  • Fri to Sat – 10 am to 5 pm


Mama’Eesh is a family-owned spot, proving you don’t have to travel kilometers for a taste of Middle Eastern flavors. The best part is that their specialties have a modern twist.

They have a pizza lineup for all types of ‘za enthusiasts—whether it’s the savory BBQ chicken with mushrooms or the aromatic Mama’Eesh special with a garlic base, shredded beef, tomato, and capsicum. Mama’Eesh even has pizza covered in Nutella!

Rasooi Prospect

Address: 29 Edgeworth St, Prospect, SA 5082

Contact Details: 0402 590 049

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – 6 pm to 10:15 pm
  • Tue – Closed
  • Wed to Thu – 6 pm to 10:15 pm
  • Fri to Sat – 6 pm to 12:30 am
  • Sun – 6 pm to 10:30 pm


If you’re still craving exceptional Indian food, give Rasooi a whirl, particularly their peanut masala with crunchy roasted peanuts, tomatoes, and a sprinkle of fresh coriander leaves.

For those looking for a feast fit for royalty, opt for their seafood platter filled with the sea’s offerings—pepper fry prawns, Amritsari fish, fish tikka, and more.

Vegetarians will also enjoy eating here, with their tandoori khumb as the premium pick. This dish has mushrooms coated with a delicately spiced marinade and fired up in the clay oven to perfection. 

Co and Nay

Address: 80B Prospect Rd, Prospect, SA 5082

Contact Details: (08) 8269 1595

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Closed
  • Tue to Sun – 5 pm to 10 pm


Co and Nay is a celebration of honored Vietnamese delicacies, ranging from small bites like handmade vegetarian pork dumplings to hearty munchies, such as their famous caramelized pepper fish.

Those looking for something lighter but equally flavorful should try their Just Salad with iceberg lettuce and dried Granny Smith apple. But if you’re in the mood for a meaty main, the smoky sticky pork with tamarind caramel sauce should be your target.

When it’s time to wet your whistle, the top bevvies include coconut juice and freshly brewed Jasmine tea.

Soonta Prospect

Address: 4/98 Prospect Rd (in Palace Nova Cinema), Prospect, SA 5082

Contact Details: (08) 8420 0928

Operating Hours: Daily – 11 am to 8 pm


Soonta is known for its dedication to fresh and nutritious cuisine. This Viet spot dishes a fusion of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free dishes, like their impressive bahn mi filled with crunchy house-pickled carrot, cucumber, and the renowned Soonta garlic aioli.

Their invigorating cold rolls also stand out. We particularly adore the combination of vermicelli noodles, lettuce, mint, and their homemade hoisin sauce in these rolls.

And who could overlook those delightful sweet potato chips? They present a healthier solution to satisfy hunger pangs, perfectly balancing saltiness, sweetness, and guilt-free indulgence.

Kako Pizza

Address: 224A Prospect Rd, Prospect, SA 5082

Contact Details: (08) 8342 1999

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – 5 pm to 2 am
  • Tue – 5 pm to 12 am
  • Wed – 12 am to 12 pm, 5 pm to 2 am
  • Thu to Sun – 5 pm to 2 am


Kako Pizza doesn’t play around when it comes to dishing out some killer pizza deals. They have meal deals and vegan deals bringing meaty or plant-based pizza to hungry diners along with extras like garlic bread and soda.

The pizza fiesta doesn’t end with their deals, though. The Kako Special is the crowd-pleaser here, with tomato sauce, mozzarella, ham, mushroom, salami, olives, anchovies, and a dash of chili—all for just 13 bucks.

Make sure not to miss out on the $13 Meat Lovers pizza too! Each slice brims with tomato or BBQ sauce, mozzarella, salami, ham, bacon, and pepperoni.

Basilico Cafe

Address: 140 Main N Rd, Prospect, SA 5082

Contact Details: (08) 8344 1677

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Thu – 5 pm to 9 pm
  • Fri to Sat – 5 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Sun – 5 pm to 9 pm


Nestled in a fusion of old-world charm and contemporary vibes, Basilico Cafe is the go-to spot for some authentically mouthwatering Italian dishes, from chicken parmigiana in Napoli sauce to Sicilian pizza slices with anchovies and hot salami.

In addition, Basilico Cafe has a selection of delectable pasta and risottos, such as the savory carbonara flaunting guanciale (cured meat) and the sumptuous marinara risotto with a medley of mixed seafood simmered in a Napoli sauce.

Johnny’s Kitchen

Address: Shop# 3/101 Prospect Rd, Prospect, SA 5082

Contact Details: (08) 7226 0099

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Tue – 5 pm to 10 pm
  • Wed – Closed
  • Thu to Sun – 5 pm to 10 pm


We already have a few Indian restos on our list, but Johnny’s Kitchen stands out due to its modern take on Indian cuisine.

Their goat biryani is a fragrant dish layered with complex spices like cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves. We also can’t resist their samosa chaat—crispy samosas crumbled and served with yogurt, chutneys, and spices, such as chaat masala.

The chicken biryani game is strong here, with their marinated chicken cooked with aromatic spices and long-grain basmati rice.

To complement these dishes, grab their cheese naan—a fluffy, oven-baked flatbread infused with gooey cheese!

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