Stem

4.6
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108 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Contemporary Italian
At Stem, we are driven to create memorable dining experiences; sharing delicious food, hot pizza from a custom-built wood oven, fresh hand rolled pasta and carefully curated snacks.

We compliment this offering with a comprehensive wine and beer list. A bespoke cellar; filled with local, domestic and international wines, completes the dining room.

Lush greenery, American oak, intimate booths, bar seating and a generous communal table fill the room.
A Private Dining Room seating up to 16 guests with an attached garden courtyard, creates opportunities for celebrations, business meetings and special events.

The Cellar can also be considered for tailored wine tastings of up to 12 to compliment any event.

Located in the exciting and evolving West End of Adelaide, we are open Lunch and Dinner, Tuesday to Saturday.

For event bookings please phone: 7077.3039
Email: enquiries@stembarandrestaurant.com.au
What 108 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ElliB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect for fine dining or a delicious treat. The ambience is a delightful one and vast knowledge of the wine cellar. Vegan options are also available and yummy.

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JohnH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Seriously good! We ordered several plates and a couple of cocktails and ended with a coffee! Worth every cent!

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vipGS19
Savannah
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Overall was disappointed with the experience. Food did not meet expectations - the starters were under-seasoned and the pizza was unfortunately inedible. The wine list, including the cellar, was limited in options with the usual lines at higher mark-up than would be expected even for a top wine bar/restaurant in Adelaide. The Somm was friendly and engaging and did his best to provide thoughtful recommendations given the range.

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AnnaO
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great dining experience. Food excellent matched by the service. Fantastic atmosphere.

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JulieH
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Alex from the bar absolutely made our night with his excellent service, friendly nature and outstanding knowledge on the drinks that he had on offer.
Food was absolutely incredible.

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AliB
Adelaide / SA
5 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great date night venue, fabulous service, the wine room and restaurant are gorgeous. Food was delicious, would recommend the chefs selection if you dont feel like choosing.

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MichaelP
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food - fresh and inventive. Service was also excellent, with a large range of interesting wines.

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AlexanderS
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were first class, would highly recommend this restaurant. Although the servings appeared small they were in fact quite filling.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

The restaurant is beautiful, great atmosphere. We were greeted by a lovely person upon arrival who told us our table would be ready soon, there wasn’t much of a wait. We were seated and not asked if we wanted water for quite a while. Our waiter didn’t seem to know much about the menu - we would have appreciated him to explain it to us. We also had to witness what seems to be the owner getting quite stressed and angry at his staff, which wasn’t very pleasant. When our food arrived, the waiter serving it didn’t even know what the names of the dishes were and didn’t explain what was in it. I had to tell him who had what. Overall, the food was nice but not for the price point. Additionally, the service was poor considering they have been open for a year now. Great atmosphere, we were seated in a booth and we could hear each other. Maybe it was a one off as most of the staff seemed very stressed.

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LesleyK
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food that’s really delicious and good value. We did the feed us menu.
The service was perfect and well timed as we had an early sitting.
Thanks for a lovely evening.
Cheers

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

We arrived to be offered a very disappointing table with very little distance from other diners. We were able to negotiate a better table (on the condition that we didn’t stay too long), however, there were obviously superior tables available that had been pre-booked by others. I reflected that those getting the better tables had probably made a personal phone call when booking. I pondered the wisdom of using the Open Table online booking method which gave no options for negotiating a desirable table.
The venue had unpleasant music playing but the volume was bearable.
The food was great and the service good.
We are unlikely to go again because of the background noise (music) and seating arrangements but can recommend the food.

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BAMBAM
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful meal at Stem. The food was delicious and satisfying, the staff were attentive and friendly. It was cosy on a winter’s evening and the noise level was just right to have a conversation. We will be back!

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JimT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service. Will definitely be going back.

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WarwickP
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good overall, good wine selection tasty food and quality service

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MadisonP
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing pizzas and fantastic wine list. Service also very good!

MM
MargMcCann
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience5

The shared plates: Lime and lilly pilly prawns was 1 prawn / person, so was the other 'shared plat' - the two pizza's we ordered were not HOT when they were delivered to the table, and the coffee at the end of the meal was luke warm and could be consumed like a cold drink!

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, excellent, thoughtful and delicious vegetarian options. We felt so welcome and accommodated. Can’t wait to eat here again!

LM
LeahM
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed another incredible experience at Stem. The staff were attentive and very helpful. The new menu is creative, unique and beyond delicious. The Beetroot Sopresine and the Herbed Papardelle were my faves. Extensive drinks list and perfect ambience. Can't wait to visit again

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MandyJ
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Tom was a gentleman, very informative about the food & wine. We did not receive ticket in our pest & rocket salad. He immediately ordered another & it was all delicious 😋 ❤️

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vipbobsyouruncle
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So great to be back at Stem with its excellent menu and terrific service. Also very interesting wine list and great ambience. We particularly like being taken care of by Alex who is both knowledgeable and charming. We’ll go back for sure.

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BeckK
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved Stem! The service was great from the moment we walked in and the food was delicious!! Great value, too. Will definitely be back.

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DBSA
Adelaide / SA
5 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and wine as always. Excellent friendly service.

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DanielT
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great wine cellar that I feel is under appricated by patrons.

Great experience to have a cellar to select wine for dinner.

Would be great to have a small selection of wines to taste in the cellar the that can be paired to the meals to help/encourage people to select a wine for dinner

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TabH
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful fit out, lovely staff and extraordinary food. What more could you want. Great to see some quality coming into Hindley St.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous location. Great, trendy decor. Beautiful food. Lots of wine to choose from. Easy parking close by

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MatildaG
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great - food was amazing and service was fantastic.

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ChrisF
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Walked in and was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful fit out inside, this was followed by friendly, knowledgeable and professional staff. Match all this with a delicious food and wine menu and Stem has provided it all. Great venue which I hope does well and we will definitely be back.

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Emily
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved the ambience. The most stylish restaurant in Adelaide. The service was excellent, the employers were very friendly. The food was great. Could not fault it and I am very glad I found it. Definitely will be back.

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Nicky
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We love the menu at STEM and the service is always exemplary.

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AbbyM
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

The food was really disappointing considering the price point and high-class look they are trying to go for. Food came out raw, food came out cold, etc. The waitress, as lovely as she was, interrupted us every 5 minutes or so to suggest how we should eat our food, place our cutlery, etc. Was hoping for it to be a lot better than it was

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Erica
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good service. Beautifully presented food. Extensive wine list.

DB
DBSA
Adelaide / SA
5 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attentive friendly service, great wine list and good food

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Hewi
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful evening at Stem. Food, wine, service all fantastic.

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AngelaM
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visited Stem for a family dinner on the weekend (it was my Mum's birthday that week and my younger sister's birthday the week before). It was fairly busy on the Saturday night but the booths and acoustics still allowed for casual conversation and music without the place seeming too loud.

The staff were excellent, very friendly and accommodating. We were allowed to taste a couple of wines before selecting a bottle and our orders were attended to quickly.

The food was brought out in stages not long after - we tried a couple of pizzas and a number of different share plates because everything sounded so good! The charred broccoli with chilli jam and the Osso Bucco gnocchi were definitely favourites.

Overall the dinner was fantastic - my Mum said it was the best restaurant she had ever been to. I had been to Stem once before for a special occasion and our experience last weekend solidified the fact that I will most definitely be visiting again.

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AlexanderS
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

While service and food was the usual very good it Is strange and inconsistent with that quality that you think that it can all be enjoyed on an outside table given the noise emanating from is it the jam factory? A few days after all I can still remember is the unbearable noise, not the good food. Will not go again. You need to find out when those extreme noise levels are expected from the jam factory and not take outside bookings at that time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Dining night out while visiting Adelaide for festival season.

HM
HelenM
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent wine choices, delicious food, friendly helpful staff

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CarolineF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food and wine, excellent service and setting, highly recommend. The duck and mushroom ragu was fantastic!

JR
JamesR
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

To be honest, it was great and I will be going again.

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James
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Delicious tasting food from a varied menu, perfect portion sizes, great value for money and a wicked decor. Bit of luxury, but not pretentious. Amazing drinks and wine list too. A must visit if in central Adelaide for the evening!

FAQs

Stem does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Stem is rated 4.6 stars by 108 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.