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ela at Hotel Alba, Adelaide, AU-SA

ela at Hotel Alba

4.5
4.5
25 Reviews
$41 to $100
Mediterranean
Open-air indulgence, a Mediterranean mood and your invitation to the sunnier side of life.
Located within Hotel Alba, Adelaide's new local character ela is your new little piece of the Med, marinated in relaxed SA charm, effortlessly changing from splashy daytime delights to elevated evenings spent with family and friends.

Escape to ela for anything and everything - from a sunrise breakfast to long lunch, drifting into a beautiful night out.
Whether poolside or inside, on the menu you’ll find ingredients sourced from the local land and sea, and flavours inspired across the Mediterranean.

With a focus on sharing, relax and let ela fill your table with a mix of tapas and bountiful share plates.
Lounging at the water’s edge, get a taste for ela’s main menu with small bites and refreshing drinks from little ela’s exclusive offerings.
Wherever you dine, ela’s always-sunny vibe is served through each cocktail shaken and every SA wine poured.
Come on in, and immerse yourself in ela.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Bar Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (08) 8223 2800
  • Payment Options
    Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Area
    Adelaide City Center
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

Experiences

  • All Day Dining

    $1.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Offering the All Day Dining menu. https://www.hotelalba.com.au/eat-drink/ela-bar/
  • Bottomless Lunch at ela

    $89.00 per person

    5 Dec 2023 - 31 Mar 2024
    At our vibrant ela, we know how to throw a party. Whether it's bringing a big birthday soiree to life, gathering your friends for a hens or bridal shower, or anything in between - step into our sun-soaked paradise, where you'll find a complete canvas for your event. Make a splash on the water's edge with seasonal plates of the Mediterranean filling your table and refreshing gin mixers in hand for the ultimate Med vocation feeling. What's included? Three Course shared Lunch Bottomless Prosecco, Mimosa, Gin Mixer Tap Beers + Soft Drinks - 2Hour Package Minimum number of 2 guests apply.

What 25 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Adelaide

    Great for brunch

  • Adelaide

    Good for business meals

  • Adelaide

    Good for business meals

  • Adelaide

    Child-friendly

  • Adelaide

    Innovative

  • Adelaide

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Adelaide

    Great for fine wines

  • Adelaide

    Good for special occasions

  • Central

    Good for business meals

  • Central

    Good for business meals

  • Central

    Innovative

  • Central

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Central

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Central

    Great for fine wines

  • Central

    Romantic

  • Central

    Good for special occasions

25 Reviews
  1. DeeB

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, very accommodating, amazing setting (pool was perfect to take pictures) and delicious food! I don't understand why it wasn't busy for a Saturday night, more people need to know about this place so that is remains open for business. My friends and I will definitely return soon, this restaurant deserves their flowers!

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  2. AnnaT

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and experience. Food was exceptional.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience was relaxing and peaceful, sitting inside but with the pool view. It really felt like we were on holiday! We ordered from the all-day menu where there was a good selection and everything was fresh, hot & delicious. It all came out really quickly and the service was friendly and attentive. Will definitely be back!

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  4. SarahC

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. Beautiful space. Also an awesome place to stay.

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  5. MichaelP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was generally very good.The chef has a very subtle touch. The tiramisu was a little disappointing it lacked the coffee intensity and the marsala flavour.Everything else was top class.A very interesting wine list

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  6. HelenB

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, comfy chairs, lovely outlook over the pool. Highly recommend.

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  7. VickyE

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Would suggest if selling wine with corks staff are trained in how to properly remove. Out waiter was so embarrassed as she struggled with the cork as did others. A list art it seems

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  8. GayleM

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the 12 hour lamb shank, Portuguese Chicken. Wild greens & duck fat potatoes. Creme Burlee. Cocktail & wines. All staff courteous & the feel of welcome. Fast service.

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  9. KristyC

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing, drinks where great, although service on drinks was a bit slow. Dining room set up was gorgeous, but the music was a bit overbearing. Found ourselves yelling across the table to hear. Food wise I would definitely recommend!

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  10. HeatherK

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoyed celebrating a birthday with a family brunch at this newly renovated Hotel's lovely Ela Restaurant. The staff were so warm and welcoming and nothing was a bother. They surprised me with a birthday muffin beautifully decorated on a plate. The choices on the menu were good and we enjoyed sitting along the wall facing the swimming pool - a lovely calming outlook and a nice quiet area for a chat. There are also cosy booths that look very comfortable and overall the interior design of the restaurant was sophisticated and stylish. As a bonus, there was also free parking at the rear of the hotel up a small ramp. We look forward to dining here again.

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  11. RossG

    Adelaide

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service with enjoyable menu. Made a birthday celebration just that bit more special.

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  12. KimH

    Cheshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food (but order at least one side), good wine, good service. Musician was playing some recognisable tunes (Friday night) and the whole experience was positive.

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  13. JulesT

    Sunshine Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were friendly and amazing. Food was really good, huge portions and healthy. View of the pool was beautiful, felt like we were on holiday Can’t wait to come back. They even made a beautiful desert plate for my mums 82nd birthday 😍 the table setting and furniture was modern and comfortable. Very impressed.

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  14. KEITHW

    Adelaide

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent, and the table service was very attentive. The only negative for me was the volume of the music. It seems to be a trend these days. For me it's a reason to get up and go somewhere with mood music, after all it's not a bar or a nightclub.

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  15. Olivia

    Adelaide

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    You need to check your online booking portal because it allowed me to book for an al a carte lunch, but when we got there, that service wasn't available. It was disappointing because I had specifically booked there for my Mother's 80th birthday. I had had dinner there before and thought it was amazing and that is what I wanted for her brithday, but what we got was a let down.

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  16. Alexis

    Adelaide

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    +We were having lunch and workers starting to vacuum and cleaning the floor. Dust were everywhere and it was noisy as well.
    ela at Hotel AlbaResponded on 16 October 2023
    Hi Alexis Thankyou for your review, im sorry to read that you were disappointed with your experience. Ill be sure to pass your feedback onto the team. Regards Samantha Farrington - General Manager

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  17. MarleneN

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed our first dining experience and the nice dessert touch to wish one of our diners a happy birthday was very special...well done Ela!
    ela at Hotel AlbaResponded on 16 October 2023
    Hi Marlene Thankyou for your review, im so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us and Happy Birthday to you! Ill be sure to pass your feedback onto the team. Look forward to welcoming you again soon. Samantha Farrington - General Manager

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  18. LuciaC

    Adelaide

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place. Service very nice and kind. Good food and drinks.
    ela at Hotel AlbaResponded on 16 October 2023
    Thanks Lucia for your review! Look forward to welcoming you again soon. Samantha Farrington - General Manager

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  19. AnthonyP

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed the evening. Meals were delicious. Jennifer was and excellent waitress.
    ela at Hotel AlbaResponded on 16 October 2023
    Hi Anthony, Thankyou for dining with us, im so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Look forward to welcoming you again soon. Samantha Farrington - General Manager

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  20. MaureenH

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am visiting Adelaide and have dined twice at this delightful restaurant. The food is exceptional, delicious very well presented. Staff have been very professional and helpful when meeting my dietary requirements. Would highly recommended if you are looking for a high class meal.
    ela at Hotel AlbaResponded on 16 October 2023
    Hi Maureen Thankyou so much for dining with us and for your review. Im so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Samantha Farrington - General Manager

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  21. JanneaneC

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just in Adelaide overnight and went this restaurant for dinner. The food was exceptional and the service was great. I would highly recommend it for am amazing meal.
    ela at Hotel AlbaResponded on 29 August 2023
    Thankyou Janneane for your review! Im so pleased you enjoyed your experience at ela. Look forward to welcoming you again soon. Samantha Farrington - General Manager

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  22. LeoN

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant had only been open one week and you wouldn’t have known everything was customer service focused and ran extremely smoothly. We choose the fix menu for two, the timing of the course’s and the taste of the food was great.
    ela at Hotel AlbaResponded on 16 October 2023
    Hi Leo Thankyou for your review, im so pleased you enjoyed your experience with ela. Look forward to hosting you again soon! Samantha Farrington - General Manager

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  23. GConron

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service! The prawn tagine was divine with exceptional presentation. A great select of wines also.
    ela at Hotel AlbaResponded on 29 August 2023
    Hi GConron. Thankyou for your review, im so pleased you enjoyed the Prawn Tagine. Look forward to hosting you again soon. Samantha Farrington - General Manager

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  24. StuartA

    South Australia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Being a new restaurant, we were keen to try it out for dinner. From the moment we arrived we were greeted by friendly smiling faces. We had a table of 4 adults. We ordered entrees, mains, sides and desert. Service was quick but long enough between courses. Among the mains we had the Portugese BBQ Chicken, Lamb Shanks and a Prawn dish and a side of Duck fat potatoes. They offer a good selection of local wines. Warning save room for the desert especially the Tiramisu, it's huge and we only found out later it was meant for 2 people and the Creme Brulee was exceptional also. We'll all be back.
    ela at Hotel AlbaResponded on 29 August 2023
    Hi Stuart! Thankyou so much for your glowing review, im so pleased you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We are really excited to bring this new concept to Adelaide and I will be sure to pass your feedback onto the team. Look forward to hosting you again soon. Samantha Farrington - General Manager

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  25. KMac

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow - what a sensational setting. Loved the breakfast food and staff were a delight!
    ela at Hotel AlbaResponded on 29 August 2023
    Hi KMac, Thankyou for your review and feedback, im so pleased you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Look forward to hosting you again soon. Samantha Farrington - General Manager

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FAQs

ela at Hotel Alba is rated 4.5 stars by 25 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Experiences are available.
Google Map for ela at Hotel Alba

226 South Tce, Adelaide, AU-SA 5000

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Adelaide City Center
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Bar Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment Options
    Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access
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