East End Cellars, Adelaide CBD

ADELAIDE | East End Cellars was opened in 1998 by wine lover and retailer Michael Andrewartha. It’s been a fixture on the list of top Adelaide venues for a quality wine ever since. The venue has managed to stay on the top of its game for so long by ensuring that staff are well trained, know their wines, and are able to pass on this knowledge in an accessible way.

The focus at East End Wines has always been on small wine producers from South Australia and further afield. Since moving to their current premesis in 2014, however, the offering has adapted beyond the traditional retailer it originally was.

These days, the venue is still home to an extensive retail shop (over 15,000 different wines at last count), featuring not just wines, but also craft beer and spirits that follow the same philosophy as the wine. There’s a decent sized tasting room – described as “more than tapas but not a restaurant”. You can enjoy a number of wines by the glass, along with cocktails, tap beer, and anything you want from the shelves and fridges.

For food, it’s things like cured meats, cheese, and terrine, along with larger plates like pasta, Barossa valley hogget with herb gnocchi, roasted barramundi fillet with Jerusalem artichoke risotto and spinach, and beef tartare with anchovy emulsion. It all comes from the open kitchen, using local produce.

East End Cellars

25 Vardon Avenue
South Australia 5000

Telephone: (08) 8232 5300
E-mail: [email protected]

Mon – Wed: 9:00am to 9:00pm
Thu – Fri: 9:00am to 10:00pm
Sat: 10:00am to 10:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm to 9:00pm


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