THORN PARK in the city

South Australia


telephone national 8843 4304
international +61 8 8843 4304

10 Ehmckes Lane
South Australia 5000

PO Box 63
South Australia 5453


above…post work drinks at East End Cellars!

Vardon Lane…and there is plenty of other choice along the lane

East End Cellarsgreat community vibe, good spot if you’re looking for some company one of Adelaide’s best cellars to draw from and get a good bottle to take home

Mother Vine

Apothecarya bit of a hike past the main bar area off of Hindley Street, but great spot for a drink

Bar Torinojust around the corner on Hutt Street

Clever Little Tailorand plenty more terrific little bars and casual dining tucked away in this area and along Grenfell Street

above..a scrumptious selection of Haigh’s chocolates and truffles..image copyright © Haigh’s



Adelaide is unique in as much as there are dozens of cellar doors within a 45 minute drive of Adelaide CBD and in the instance of the iconic Penfolds Magill Estate it is just 20 minutes!

To find your favourite wine producers’ cellar door
use this link


the arts....

Adelaide enjoys a vibrant arts scene. The Adelaide Festival and Adelaide Fringe are internationally acclaimed and attract a diverse range of very accomplished artists. It is a very vibrant time in our city as the populations swells with an influx of visitors from all over the world. The South Australian Art Gallery is famously one of the world’s best smaller galleries and the South Australian Museum and libraries are situated next door. The Jam Factory Craft and Design is an absolute must and a hub for some of our state’s best creatives and young artists…here, they specialise in ceramics, metal works that include sculpture and jewellery, and exquisite glass and wooden objects.  Just a 20 minute drive from the city centre in Stirling Aptos Cruz Galleries sells stunning hand crafted habitat pieces.

The State Opera of South Australia is also greatly celebrated and the  Adelaide Festival Centre precinct always has a variety of theatre options and pre or post dining at Seans Kitchen is always fun. Adelaide’s free newspaper The Adelaide Review can be found all over the city and their web site is excellent. It is a very good place to start looking for anything current with the arts. 

welcome to
Thorn Park in the city

Thank you for your reservation and welcome to Thorn Park in the city.

This link is only available once a reservation has been confirmed. Bookmark this link on your phone and you’ll have everything you need to know, from basic shopping to dining and drinking and emergency numbers.

Adelaide city boasts a vibrant dining, bar and arts scene, all of which are accessed less than 15 minutes from Thorn Park in the city.

Anything else you need to know please call us! Your call may go to message bank depending on the time of day, but, we’ll get backto you.

David Hay and Michael Speers

the basics

Sunday Farmers’ Market
Adelaide Showgrounds Farmers’ Market – great fresh produce

7 Day Supermarket…
Adelaide City East IGA
116 Hutt Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Dry cleaning and laundry
both are good and located just around the corner on Hutt Street!
Tip Top Drycleaners

Karl Shehade 

Ideal Shoe Repairs…additional luggage
such is the reputation of these guys, people bring their shoes and leather clothes from all over Australia to be repaired. They also sell handbags, luggage, other leather goods and some stylish gifts.

HAIGHS…Australia’s best chocolate manufacturer.


Breakfast ….close by: most also do lunch
Luigi’s Delicatessen–  and lunch
Chianti– breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days

Please check web sites as not all are open for lunch or dinner
Africola…..great contemporary vibe, bit noisy, but excellent attention to local and seasonal foods, reservations essential
Hereford Beefstouw Restaurant  

Hey Jupiter
Jasmin Indian RestaurantAustralia’s best Indian restaurant
Peel Street

Sostabest steak in Adelaide..real wood fired grill
The Botanic Gardens Restaurant

On the high end
Oranatheir Friday lunch is brilliant value; food and matched wines; dinner is a magical experience…a world class, modern 3 Michelin starred experience. “Best Restaurant in Australia” Gourmet Traveller 2017 and 2018

above…absolute lusciousness at Orana!

above..d’Arenberg Cube..image copyright © d’Arenberg Wines

 The d’Arenberg Cube also on the high end is a new and fascinating addition to winery restaurants in the McLaren Vale wine region. It has very quickly won multitudinous awards, not just for its amazing design and eccentric interior, but also for the brilliance of its food and wine offering. Reservations are essential.

58 Osborn Road
McLaren Vale SA 5171
8329 4888

Asian and Chinese
Kin Kin….ribs highly recommended
Citi Zen….Adelaide’s best Sunday yum cha

Adelaide Central Market
Asian Gourmet – opposite the Camera shop…especially on Fridays is their Sarawak Laksa
China Town Café– chicken rice and laksa
Lucia’s is an Adelaide Institution….good breakfast, more modern approach at their next door deli where their made to order panini is state of the art

There is plenty more to explore at the Adelaide Central Market. Adelaide’s best Chinese dumplings Shanghai style can be found at Seng Kee Yum Cha in the old food hall. Of course there’s a Haigh’s chocolate shop in the arcade. Always very hard to walk past without going in!

You may love the tranquility of  Thorn Park in the city and enjoy a quiet refuge there, but, just around the corner in Hutt Street, is a vibrant dining strip with a great deal to offer. Just a little further afar are more great dining options, arts precinct and terrific bars many, with a focus on South Australian wine. 


above..Africola is great at any time, but, especially good for lone diners…expect to make some “new friends” and when you make your reservation ask to be seated on the kitchen bench!

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300 Wakefield Street
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43 Carrington Street
8410 0774

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Wakefield Street
8232 4445

we have three brilliant properties


We have three brilliant properties; Thorn Park by the Vines,  Thorn Park in the City, located in inner city Adelaide, South Australia and Thorn Park on the Island, located on South Australia’s pristine Kangaroo Island.

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