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where to drink Champagne in Adelaide

Festival Centre Bar
Festival Drive (off King William Road)
South Australia 5000
Open 60 minutes prior to each performance and during intervals (Moët 200 ml piccolo) and The Festival Centre Bistro has a commendable champagne list.
t + 61 8 8216 8744
web Festival Centre Bar

The Apothecary 1878
118 Hindley Street
South Australia 5000
web The Apothecary 1878
t +61 8 8212 9099
open Bar Tuesday to Saturday 4.00 pm, Tapas Bar Tuesday to Saturday from 5.00 pm, Restaurant Tuesday to Saturday from 6.00 pm, High Tea 4.00 pm Saturdays bookings are advised.

’R’ de Ruinart by the glass. Recommended for its extensive list of champagnes – 14 champagnes representing NVs and Vintage, plus two rosé champagnes and a half bottle of rosé. It would be great to see a champagne on a weekly or monthly 𔄬intoduction𔄬 at a friendlier price, but we agree that champagne is expensive to hold in inventory.

Via Bloor Place, turn right, and take the pedestrian path to the next stop…

Press Food and Wine
40 Waymouth Street
South Australia 5000
web Press Food and Wine
t +61 8 8211 8048

open Monday – Saturday, lunch and dinner, 12 noon til late

12 champagnes from $90 per bottle for the Veuve Fourny, two half bottles, one Rosé. Larmandier–Bernier NV by the glass, in wine glasses, as the rep, Tim, is said to insist. Needs cellar time.

Melt CBD
38 Waymouth Street
South Australia 5000
web Melt CBD
t +61 8 8211 6723
Closed Sundays

Claude Carré NV by the glass which we know is very good. But in any case, they don’t have a bar licence, so one must snack at the same time.

Continuing to 268 Morphett Street, turn left off Waymouth, late night joint…

The Lotus Lounge
268 Morphett Street
South Australia 5000
web Lotus lounge
t +61 8 8231 0312
open Tuesday to Thursday 6pm til midnight; Friday and Saturday 6pm til late

Ten bottle selection of champagnes from $95. Moët by the piccolo is the ’by the glass’ selection here, although opting for a half bottle of Pol Roger between two or three also works.

95–97 Gouger Street
South Australia 5000
web Celsius Restaurant
t + 61 8 8231 6023
f +61 8 8231 0669
open Tuesday – Saturday for dinner from 6 pm; Friday lunch 12 – 2pm

The wine list includes Veuve Clicquot by the glass, and a dozen others by the bottle. This was the only stop where we were offered a taste prior to confirming our selection, part of the almost impeccable service.

The Marquis
13 Gouger Street
South Australia 5000
web The Marquis
e bookings@themarquis.com.au
t +61 8 7071 7700
open Monday to Saturday 7.00 am til late
Breakfast Saturday from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm
Lunch Monday to Friday from 12.00 pm to 3:00 pm

Dinner Monday to Thursday from 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm and Friday to Saturday from 6.00 pm to 9.30 pm…pre theatre by arrangement

Lots of interesting champagnes at excellent prices in the display fridge (a good place to order Pommery Blanc de Noirs Wintertime NV, David Léclapart or the rappers’ current favourite, the blingy gold–coated Ace of Spades), plus a few champagnes on offer on a Friday night besides the regular ’by the glass’ option. We were in luck – a chance to try the Perrier-Jouët 2004 Bel Époque in the Emil Gallé designed Art Deco bottle. Bargain price for a cuvée de prestige, $40. It can only be hoped that they receive sufficient patronage to continue the practice. Mumm NV is pouring every day.

61a Gouger Street
South Australia 5000

facebook Cork-Wine-Cafe
t +61 8 8410 0645

open Tuesday to Thursday 4.00 pm till midnight, Friday and Saturday 3.00 pm till 1,00 am, Sunday 4.00 pm until 11.00 pm…ish!

Michelle and Travis Tausend always have a delicious champagne by the glass. Currently offering brimming frothy glasses of José Dhondt Blanc de Blancs NV, which is making its presence felt among the cognoscenti since we introduced it to the discerning folks at East End Cellars. Delicious fruit, mainly Grand Cru from Oger on the Côte des Blancs with some fruit from the still chalky Sézannais further south. This is a perfect place to reward yourself after hard shopping at the Adelaide Central Markets. Cork Wine Café is located immediately opposite the pedestrian crossing on Gouger Street.

Thank you, Anne–Marie and Emma, for your company during the update – a great evening!

and…outside the city square mile!

The Lion Hotel
161 Melbourne Street
North Adelaide
South Australia 5006
web www.thelionhotel.com
e contactus@thelionhotel.com
t +61 8 8367 0222

f +61 8 8367 0223
open Monday to Friday and Sunday 12 noon till 3.00 pm, dinner Monday to Saturday 6.00 pm till 10.00 pm…it is always polite to make a reservation, but reservations at the Lion are essential Fridays and Saturdays.

By the glass, Mumm, a steal at under $20! Four other champagnes are available at the bar by the bottle, and the restaurant has a selection that includes champagne rosé.

The Stirling Hotel
52 Mt. Barker Road
South Australia 5152
t +61 8 8339 2345
f + 61 8 8339 1476
e admin@sirlinghotel.com.au
open Wednesday – Saturday for dinner, Sunday and public holidays, lunch on Mondays
web www.stirlinghotel.com.au

For thirsty shoppers in the Adelaide Hills there is the generously poured Billecart at the Stirling Hotel Bottle Shop. At just $14, this is hard to beat. Their restaurant, too, has an excellent list.

If you know somewhere else where champagne is available by the glass, do let us know! KP

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