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Utopia at Waterfall Gully

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Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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170 Waterfall Gully Road | Waterfall Gully, Adelaide, South Australia SA 5066, Australia
+61 8 8379 2488
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Wed - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a stunning restaurant with a stunning location. The food is delicious. We have been waiting for this restaurant to open for some time after the renovations following a stormy winter. However since this restaurant has opened we have returned 3 times with friends visiting Adelaide and each time staff have been inattentive. Just forgetting we were there. On... More 

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Thank 2211MT
Justin M, Owner at Utopia at Waterfall Gully, responded to this review

Thankyou for taking the time to give feedback of your experience at Utopia. I am very grateful that you have returned 3 times in the 5 short weeks we have been back open. I have been trying hard to train all of our new staff to welcome, serve and treat guests in an appropriate manner. Our entire team is new... More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Utopia WaterFall Gully is Seriously Awesome...Fabulous Views & Absolutely Fabulous Staff...10/10 Guys.. Chefs Sent out Amazing Steaks 20/10 Absolutely worth the Visit.. Definately will be Back..

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Thank Megs R
Justin M, Owner at Utopia at Waterfall Gully, responded to this review

Hi Megs R, We are so glad you enjoyed your experience at Utopia. 20/10 is a pretty impressive score for a steak. We look forward to treating you again soon. Justin More 

Perth, Australia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always a delight to visit Utopia. A family owned business I believe and it shows, Utopia oozes love (one of the many reasons I chose to get married there). The service is outstanding, the food is marvellous, the view is peaceful and I highly recommend. Never a bad moment, every visit gets better.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Today I dined with five friends at Utopia and was delighted at the dining ambience, menu selection and service. The location is quite beautiful, overlooking Waterfall Gully, and essentially sitting on a hill. The restaurant is about 15 minutes from the city, or 10 minutes from Burnside Village. Whilst the menu selection may seem limited, the dishes are carefuuly selected,... More 

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Thank teamjones99
Justin M, Owner at Utopia at Waterfall Gully, responded to this review

Hi Teamjones99! Thank you for taking the time to review Utopia. We have been very humbled by the support of the local community after almost 6 months of closure due to the landslide. I thoroughly enjoyed having you in yesterday and am pleased you had such a great time. Next time we'll have to turn the menu upside down and... More 

Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Ive eaten here on numerous occasions and everytime this place just gets better and better, the food, the view, the service, love visiting here it really is an oasis. 😀

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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The food is delicious, and service is always wonderful- it's my favourite spot to take family & friends for special occasions!

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Thank srw110
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4 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch on a rainy Sunday as didn't feel like going to Womadelaide and getting soaked. We discovered that the restaurant had only opened yesterday - 5 1/2 months after the landslide on the hill behind. There had been a wedding last night and then the power went out in the evening only to be restored at 10... More 

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Thank Angela S
Justin M, Owner at Utopia at Waterfall Gully, responded to this review

Hi Angela, Thankyou so much for taking the time to write your review. We were so excited to be re-open this weekend and loved having you in. We were humbled by just how much great support there is out there for our small business. We look forward to spoiling you again... Kind regards, Justin Markos More 

Adelaide, Australia
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115 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

I took one of my dearest friends here for lunch grand final weekend, just after the floods. I had been keen to try the restaurant and had never found an excuse but my birthday presented the perfect opportunity and we had a marvellous meal. I had the most divine sweet potato and ricotta gnocchi. They were little, soft, fluffy pillows... More 

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Thank Amanda T
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 November 2016

I've been to your restaurant on a number of occasions and always experienced nothing short of exceptional, service and food. The friendly staff are always happy to go that extra step to ensure we are enjoying our meal and the location stunning. Thanks team and keep up the great work!

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Thank Middo_12
Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

I have attended weddings, high teas, winery dinners and simple, casual lunches with friends and my kids at Utopia and have never been disappointed. The service is always attentive, but not intrusive. The food is delicious, plentiful and seasonal. Utopia's chef and co-owner is always happy to recommend a particularly tasty dish and an accompanying wine. The setting is idyllic... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$41
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 170 Waterfall Gully Road | Waterfall Gully, Adelaide, South Australia SA 5066, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8379 2488
Description
Nestled at the base of a spectacular 18 metre waterfall, Utopia is a truly unique and picturesque dining and event venue. Just 10km from the CBD, Utopia is housed in a beautifully preserved, century-old stone chalet which boasts the unique title of Australia's last reminaing heritage 'tea room', and the nation's only restaurant set beside a natural waterfall.

Utopia is a proudly family owned and operated business, headed by Justin (a multi-award winning chef) and Kelly (an award-winning wedding and events coordinator). The chalet hosts hundreds of exquisite, boutique weddings and events each year, and is also open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea from Wednesday to Sunday. The mouth watering, modern Australian menu showcases some of the state's finest local produce, perfectly matched with sensational wines hand-picked from across the state.

Utopia offers:

table service breakfast and lunch, Wednesday to Sunday and most public holidays
quick kiosk for coffee, drinks, snacks and ice creams, Wednesday to Sunday
unique and customised weddings, special events and functions
plentiful free parking
picturesque, fully disability-accessible venue
all just 10 minutes from Adelaide.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?