Flinders Ranges and Coober Pedy Food and Wine

The Flinders Ranges’ proximity to the outback means the menus will feature some ‘interesting’ produce. Think camel, emu, kangaroo tail and quondong.       

Top 10 dining

Prairie Hotel, Parachilna Prairie Hotel, Parachilna

1. Woolshed Restaurant, Rawnsley Park Station, Wilpena Road (via Hawker)
Serving delicious country-style food, dine inside the authentic Australian woolshed or on the deck overlooking Rawnsley Bluff. Lunch seven days a week (March - November only). Dinner seven days a week. woolshedrestaurant.com.au

2. North Star Hotel, 43 Nott St, Melrose
Situated at the base of Mt Remarkable, dine on the outdoor deck while sampling the innovative menu which focuses on regional produce. Lunch and dinner seven days a week. northstarhotel.com.au

3. Prairie Hotel, Cnr High Street and West Terrace, Parachilna
An icon in the region, the Prairie Hotel serves Australian native cuisine dishes that are a subtle blend of different tastes and textures, native foods and contemporary ingredients. Dishes include kangaroo, emu, yabbie, quandong, native limes and bush tomatoes or try the ‘feral food’ for a real experience. Breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week (seasonal closure over summer. Contact for details). prairiehotel.com.au

4. Safavi, 99 Florence Street, Port Pirie
Located in a beautifully restored 120 year old church in the heart of Port Pirie, Safavi is known for their coffee and a healthy seasonal menu. Breakfast and lunch 7 days a week. safavi.com.au

5. The Standpipe, 1 Daw Street, Corner of Highways 1 and 87, Port Augusta
There’s no need to go without beautiful food when you’re away from home. The award-winning Indian Restaurant in Port Augusta has specialised in authentic Northern Indian tandoori cuisine and modern Australian dishes since 1983, with an emphasis on fresh local produce. standpipe.com.au

6. Emily's Bistro, 45 First Street, Quorn
Offering friendly local service, barista made coffee, homemade pastries, biscuits and homemade food! Open 7 days a week for breakfast and lunch. Dinner on Friday and Saturday. Facebook.com/Emily's-Bistro

7. Umbertos Restaurant,
Hutchison St, Coober Pedy
Umbertos Restaurant offers excellent food and a relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the lounge before being tempted by the creations of internationally trained chefs. Open 7 days a week for dinner. desertcave.com.au

8. Blinman Hotel, Main Road, Blinman
Located on the edge of the Flinders Ranges National Park, the Blinman Hotel is the perfect place to base your next Flinders Ranges adventure. The fully licensed award-winning restaurant offers a relaxed dining experience. Expect to see dishes of kangaroo, saltbush mutton and other delicacies fashioned around native fruits and herbs sourced locally. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. blinmanhotel.com  

9. William Creek Hotel Restaurant, Middle of Nowhere Oodnadatta Track, Outback
The historic restaurant situated behind the front bar provides a warm yet rustic feel built from old Ghan sleepers. Enjoy the warmth from the wood fire while you take in the old memorabilia and photos of yesteryear. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. williamcreekhotel.net.au    

10. Maggie’s Rendezvous, 12 Second St, Orroroo
Relax in comfortable surroundings in this café and giftware shop located in the main street of Orroroo. facebook.com/maggiesrendezvous

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