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Retail Revelry A Shopper's Guide to Rundle Mall Adelaide

Retail Revelry: A Shopper’s Guide to Rundle Mall Adelaide

Rundle Mall Adelaide is a shopping mecca that beckons with retail treasures and culinary must-tries. 

This mall has everything: from the upscale specialty hats of Adelaide Hatters to the sought-after sushi of Kintaro Sushi!

It’s massive, though, so it can be head-scratching if you visit without a guide! But don’t worry, this travel guide has your back!

Things to Know

Address: Between King William St and Pulteney St Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: 0402 703 006

Operating Hours: 

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

How to Get There

How to Get There

By Car: To reach Rundle Mall Adelaide from the CBD, you can take Pulteney St.

Simply drive north until you get to Pulteney St’s intersection with North Terrace. Then, turn left and move to the corner of Charles St, where you’ll have to go south until you find a suitable parking spot.

There are over 5,000 parking spaces in the mall, and you can check which one suits your preferences best.

By Bus: Rundle Mall Adelaide is easily accessible by several bus lines and nearby bus stops. Among the bus lines that serve this vibrant area are 172, 202, 208, 222, G10, H20, H30, and J1. 

Some nearby bus stops serving Rundle Mall are Stop F1 and Stop U1 on North Terrace, providing access from the north and south sides. 

Stops on Grenfell Street like F3, F2, G1, G2, and U1 also offer convenient access. In addition, King William Street has stops B1 and C2 for easy transportation options.

By Taxi: Rundle Mall Adelaide’s nearest taxi drop-offs are in Gawler Place, King William Street, North Terrace, Grenfell Street, and Stephens Place.

Where to Eat

Address: Level 1/60 Rundle Mall, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: (08) 8410 5080

Pricing: $


Fresh and healthy just might be Soonta’s middle name. This Vietnamese resto serves vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free fusion chow, like their killer bahn mi stuffed with crispy house-pickled carrot, cucumber, and the famous Soonta garlic aioli. 

Their refreshing cold rolls also pack a punch. We’re super fond of these babies’ vermicelli noodles, lettuce, mint, and homemade hoisin sauce.

Plus, you can’t forget those sweet potato chips—a healthier way to tame that growling stomach. These treats are perfectly salty, sweet, and guilt-free.

Address: T3, Level 1, 50 Rundle Mall, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: (08) 8221 6969

Pricing: $$


Little Ban Ban is Rundle Mall Adelaide’s go-to Korean chimaek place—a real chicken and beer hotspot. They have the classic combo of authentic KFC (Korean fried chicken) and ice-cold brewskis like Sapporo and Soju down to a science.

They’re also slinging some mean fried wings, offering flavors like sweet and spicy, soy and garlic, and even an extremely hot sauce for those who like to live dangerously. 

Vegans also won’t fret here. They have a crackling vegan fried chicken for those who want to keep it plant-based without sacrificing flavor and the almighty crunch.

Address: Lower Ground – 5 A, 77-91 Rundle Mall, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: (08) 8223 0910

Pricing: $


Beyond India is Rundle Mall Adelaide’s one-way ticket to a foodie trip straight to India’s heart. Their best-seller is biryani, spiced rice featuring cumin, clove, and black cardamom, all served up with a side of cucumber raita. 

The bread pakora is also a hit; each slice is packed with well-seasoned potatoes and dipped in chickpea flour. They also have maa ki daal, a slow-cooked lentil dish swimming in a rich gravy jazzed up with cumin and garlic. 

And don’t forget to balance the robust and scorching flavors with their ras malai, a dumpling-like dessert with thickened cardamom milk and cottage cheese.

Address: 77 Lower Ground, Shop 10/91 Rundle Mall, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: (08) 8396 0780

Pricing: $$


Kintaro Sushi is where your sushi cravings get a star treatment. With fresh salmon, kingfish, and prawn sushi, it’s a seafood party you won’t want to miss. 

They’re also not just riding the seafood wave. Kintaro Sushi spices up its menu with different chicken and cucumber creations and several types of omelet sushi.

And, of course, the chefs roll up veggie bites with options like eggplant and avocado, pumpkin nigiri, and mini cucumber rolls. 

Address: Lower Ground, 77-91 Rundle Mall, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: (08) 8223 7697

Pricing: $


Warong is serving up some mean Halal-certified Malaysian and Indonesian grub. Our favorite here is the aromatic Indonesian beef rib soup with Hokkien noodles. 

Another standout is the vegan fried Koay Teow, a Malaysian stir-fried dish featuring flat noodles, baby corn, and bamboo shoots tossed in their homemade secret sauce.

The nasi goreng is also unmissable. This one is Indonesian fried rice primarily flavored with soy sauce and paired with your choice of protein, eggs, carrot, and cabbage.

Address: LG06/77-91 Rundle Mall, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: (08) 8232 3971

Pricing: $$


Salsa’s Fresh Mex Grill specializes in mouthwatering Mexican food with slow-cooked and smoky meat. You have to start with the classics here, particularly grilled chipotle chicken taco loaded with beef, veggies, and salsa fresca.

If you prefer burritos, try the chicken fajita filled with roasted chicken, lime rice, and smokey chipotle mayo. 

And if you’re down for some cheesy action, the pulled pork quesadilla is the way to go. You can elevate this flavor fiesta with extra sides, like jalapenos, sour cream, and, of course, guacamole.

What to Do

Rundle Mall Adelaide is the place to be for a scavenger hunt of funky sculptures and iconic landmarks. There’s no missing the bronze pigs casually chillin’ in “A Day Out” by Marguerite Derricourt or the beehive-like building aptly named Beehive Corner.

Keep your eyes peeled for the selfie hotspot “The Mall’s Balls,” two massive stainless steel spheres by Bert Flugelman. Remember to also check the mall’s newest addition, “Pigeon” by Paul Sloan, which tips its hat to the famous feathered resident.

And don’t forget to crane your neck to admire the timeless”’Progress” sculpture that’s been watching over Rundle Mall Adelaide for over half a century. Plus, you can’t miss “Girl on a Slide” by John Dowie, bringing a playful spirit to the scene since 1977. 

Lastly, take snaps of Salvador Dalí’s surreal and towering “Triumphant Elephant” and the mural of No Fixed Address, an Aboriginal reggae rock band that owned the Australian music scene in the ’70s.

Address: Enter via Level 3/133 Rundle Mall, Twin St, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: (08) 8223 7770


  • 2 players – $44 per person
  • 3 players – $40 per person
  • 4 players – $38 per person
  • 5 to 6 players – $36 per person


Escape Hunt Adelaide is where you get your Sherlock Holmes groove on. We have two favorite games here: The Collector’s Curse and Great White Killer.

The Collector’s Curse is about a wicked magician named The Collector who will hunt you down. The mission is to retrieve magical items he stole and escape before you become part of his collection.

The next game is a dive into the deep blue sea, where you’ll play the role of Captain Rocks. You must escape the shark cage and save the day before you become the next shark snack.

Address: 112/118 Grenfell Street between Grenfell Street and Rundle Mall, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: (08) 8223 5522

Operating Hours: 

  • Mon to Thu – 9 am to 6 pm
  • Fri – 9 am to 9 pm
  • Sat to Sun – 9 am to 5 pm


Adelaide Arcade is a heritage-listed building boasting stunning Italianate architecture and top-quality boutiques. Its opulent gold and brown walls are crowned with sloping roofs, and almost every corner flexes a row of intricate decorative brackets known as corbels.

One of the top shops here is the timeless Haigh’s Chocolate. This family-owned business is famous for using the finest ingredients and traditional chocolate-making methods in creating irresistible chocolate truffles, pralines, bars, and more.

Classy fashion stalls like Adelaide Hatters, Button Bar, and Terry Gasson Bespoke Tailor also grace the arcade. And that’s not all—the arcade has cool comic stores, art galleries, bookshops, and if you have deep pockets, jewelers!

Rundle Mall Adelaide’s buskers perform no matter what the weather is, ensuring soothing jams for shoppers. Here, you’ll find the full spectrum of performers, from seasoned singers who mastered captivating a crowd to the next big stars honing their skills. 

You’ll also come across performers with some seriously unique talent, like one guy who can play toe-tapping tunes using pipes and cans. Additionally, some buskers play traditional instruments, such as didgeridoos and bullroarers.

The best part is you don’t have to empty your wallet for a front-row seat; just a small donation will do to show your appreciation for the show!

  • First:128 Rundle Mall, Adelaide, SA 5000
  • The Austral: 205 Rundle St, Adelaide, SA 5000

Nothing beats sipping premier brews or cocktails after a day of non-stop shopping. Thankfully, Rundle Mall Adelaide is just a few steps from some of the CBD’s first-rate bars.

There’s First, a relaxed balcony bar with views of the buzzing Rundle Mall Adelaide and Rundle St. They’re masters of flavorful and classic cocktails like mojitos, Bloody Marys, and negroni—just try to go easy on them, as the blends here hit hard.

Then you have the elegant 1880-built The Austral, just a minute away from Rundle Mall. The wine game is strong here, with top sellers like the fruity Austral Pinot Noir Chardonnay Cuvee and the spiced Austral Red Blend.

Where to Shop

  • Witchery: Shop 77-91
  • Veronika Maine: Shop 100 
  • Sunglass Hut: Shop 69 
  • Copycat Fashion: Shop 45
  • Sephora Australia: Shop 90 
  • H&M: Shop 50 
  • Nike: Shops 141-159
  • Uniqlo: Shops 101-107 and 14-38 

Rundle Mall Adelaide is the embodiment of “shop ’til you drop.” If you want to rock the latest trends in women’s fashion, Witchery has you covered with its modern and sleek clothes and shoes, while Veronika Maine will glam you up with artsy prints.

Sunglass Hut, the holy grail of shades, brings the top designer brands to keep you looking fly—think Prada, Ray-Ban, Oakley, Dolce & Gabbana, and Burberry. For those looking for dashing evening attire, Copycat Fashion is where it’s at.

There’s also Sephora Australia, the one-stop shop for the latest and greatest in cosmetics and skincare. And beyond homegrown favorites, the mall has global giants like H&M, Nike, and Uniqlo.

Address: 135 Rundle Mall, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: (08) 8212 8844

Pricing: $$ to $$$


Rebel is a shop for all things sporty, and they have some tricks up their sleeves to keep the kids occupied while you shop. Your little ones (and even you) can play basketball or footy in their play zone.

You can even boot up a Playstation and play FIFA with your crew or other shoppers. 

The sporting apparel here consists of big names: Nike, Adidas, Puma, Under Armor—you name it. And if you’re into pumping iron, Rebel has you covered with their top-quality weightlifting equipment.

Myer Adelaide

Address: 22 Rundle Mall, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: 1300 112 460

Pricing: $ to $$$ 


Myer Adelaide is our secret source of novelty and unique gifts. 

For all you Potterheads out there, their Bertie Bott’s Beans are a must-grab. These magical beans come in multiple fun flavors, from the delightful, like marshmallow and blueberry, to the daring, like earwax and vomit!

They also have classic Amaretti Virginia biscuits inside vintage containers that might take the oldies down memory lane. You can even score boxes with three small bottles of cocktails like margaritas and daiquiri.

And if you want fun Christmas gifts like Nordic metal lanterns or personalized chocolates, you should visit during the festive season!

Address: Regent Theatre Level 1, Shop 45 101/107 Rundle Mall, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: (08) 8223 5380

Pricing: $ to $$


With over 50,000 titles on their bookshelves, Dymocks is Rundle Mall Adelaide’s top bookstore. 

From the gripping “Sisters Under the Rising Sun” by Heather Morris to “Making It So” by the iconic Patrick Stewart, your reading cravings are sure to be satisfied here.

They also sell best-selling fantasy novels, like the “Harry Potter” and “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series. 

But it’s not just autobiographies and novels; Dymocks Adelaide is also rocking the manga scene with top titles like “One Piece,” “Jujutsu Kaisen,” and “Spy x Family.” 

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