Stem

4.7
250 reviews
$41 to $100
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 250 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EddieB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was impeccable, food was gorgeous, overall a wonderful experience and next time in Adelaide will definitely revisit , a hidden gem

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ChristinaC
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

I’ve been looking forward to an opportunity to dine at STEM and I was not disappointed. The food our party of four ordered was all fabulous! The pork was cooked to perfection- so tender and flavours balanced so well. The ambience was modern and stylish while still very comfortable... a great addition to the hospitality offerings in this part of the city- a real gem! Now looking forward to our next opportunity to dine at STEM again. Highly recommend it!

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Amanda
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience2

Food was incredible (although we left smelling of food due to the open kitchen), however ambience was very odd. Felt more like a brunch/breakfast place rather than a restaurant that reflected the quality of food we enjoyed. We also had to ask the lights to be dimmed as they were very bright and felt inappropriate for a dinner.The wine room is incredible. Would love to eat the food again but didn’t enjoy the restaurant itself.

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JJFood
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb meal. Excellent food and service. 5 stars!!

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RonT
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Eclectic modern menue, modestly priced wine list but has a great cellar where the sky is the limit if you want to lash out.

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MikeW
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been here heaps of times; never an off-beat. Always 5 stars from me.

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Carolina
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very interesting menu and fabulous service. Noise level was relatively quiet. Loved everything

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Pretty good, but I think it is expensive - most mains are over $30.

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JoslinK
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall one of the best dining experiences I’ve had in a long time. The attention detail regarding the service, food and fitout is exceptional.

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Nanncy
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

First time went there had sirloin on the bone. It was magnificent. This time quite disappointed, lots of fat, gristle & chewy. Excellent service as always!

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CraigD
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service, amazing wine and beer choices.
Will be back often.

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GregM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fourth visit and the quiet and pleasant ambience is matched by great food and pleasant efficient staff. the restaurant is laid out for privacy and comfort. I cannot fault the place. And the wine list is extensive and well matched to the food.

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ceresplans
Adelaide
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A gem in the west end! We had to change our reservation a few times and the staff was very accommodating.
Great food and service

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DennisL
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The menu selection outstanding, food and friendly service was outstanding.

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TraceyH
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a gem? The service was excellent neither invasive nor elusive and staff were very knowledgeable, helpful with menu choices and respectful to our needs. The food was the star, each course was delicious and special in its own right. My main meal of barramundi had a crispy skin and the fish just melted in my mouth. Ambience was relaxing and modern and noise level on the night was low. Highly recommend.

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RitaL
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love going to STEM - love the atmosphere the service and the food

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Stan
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant food and brilliant service. Highly recommended.

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AishaP
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food! The broccoli hummus dish was made of dreams!!! We, literally woke up the next day thinking about it. Cauliflower dish was nice, perhaps a little more flavour, the almond cream was a little bland but the seasoning around the plate was lovely. Excellent staff and service. Beautiful venue! Have already recommended to friends!

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AshleaV
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Chefs feed me menu was delicious and value for money. Service was quick and attentive. Not too loud in the venue, nicely styled and fairly intimate.

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JillH
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have dined here a number of times now, and once again enjoyed the excellent food, wine, and friendly but professional service. The broccoli hummus is always a favourite, but all our share plates were equally delicious. The Small Person with us gave a big thumbs up to her pizza. We look forward to our next visit!

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BenjaminJay242424
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great range of boutique wines and some nice food options but was slightly overpriced. Well worth the visit if you are after a special bottle of wine to share with a group.

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MikeS
Melbourne
3 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attentive but not intrusive service, flavourful, imaginative yet delicate food and very good value wines. Wine by the glass poured at the table. A peaceful ambience - no doof doof soundtrack but still cutting edge. A very impressive restaurant.

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James
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Always a delight at Stem. Let the chef feed you and you’ll leave extremely content!

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Bunny
Adelaide
5 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely lunch with my daughter visiting from Sydney.
Excellent service and beautiful food.

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JodieG
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really happy we found this spot for dinner, loved all the botanicals. lightning and overall atmosphere. Beautiful food, would definitely recommend and would return again :)

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great all round service and experience. I have booked a work function because of the excellent location and hospitality.

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Millie
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it, thank you! The only thing was that one pasta was piping hot and the other was almost cold. Otherwise, amazing!

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juliej
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappointed with Stem, amazing food, service, wine and venue ... repeat customer for a reason 😊

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Sally
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My group on wed night was very impressed with our young waitress. She was delightful. She engaged in conversation and gave the impression she had time to do so.

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RachaelP
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Impressive selection of seafood in our FeedMe dinner. Fresh and full of flavour.
Efficient friendly service.
Great night!

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jamesw
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The feed menu was excellent quality . First impressions weren’t great as was grated by a man who looked like he hated the joint and didn’t really offer any great service . Luckily the female who served us saved him as she was great . Overall a good experience

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Chris
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful elegant bar and restaurant setting with smooth and responsive service.
The food was excellent and varied.
$75 for the meal was great value.
Couldn't wish for more.
We all would have liked to stay on for a relaxed evening drink sipping on Nonesuch Tasmanian whisky (that I understand is unique to Stem) but we had to leave!!
We will be back for that soon!

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ZaracM
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

Waitress was non English. Was very hard to understand. When it came to the bill, we had told the waitress we would come up and pay so that it wouldn’t be awkward for our group. She came to the table multiple times with the eftpos as if she was scared we would run off. A group of 10 people running off ?? It became very awkward for everyone. This was not a nice way to end a lovely night.

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JodieD
Adelaide
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service , great value for the feed me menu and it’s delicious

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DebF
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food, wine and service. First time visitors and we were highly impressed.

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TrevorH
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So glad we found Stem. This is a quality, first rate restaurant situated in a convenient & safe city location.
Wonderful menu that caters to all tastes and the beverage offering is amazing. Great customer service & well priced.

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AnnMarieP
Melbourne
3 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first visit & won’t be the last! Food & service was second to none.

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RogerB
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food and great service. Will definitely return.

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SathishD
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The steak was lovely as was the prawn entree. Oysters very fresh.

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Petra
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was my / our first time at Stem.
I have to congratulate the Team..
Perfect, Very Long Lunch we Enjoyed.
Every part of the day was Wonderful.
We Will definitely come back...

FAQs

Stem is rated 4.7 stars by 250 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.