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Sparkke at the Whitmore, Adelaide, AU-SA

Sparkke at the Whitmore

4.3
4.3
50 Reviews
$A40 and under
Modern Australian
Sparkke at the Whitmore is our first venue and one of Australia’s first female founded and led brew pubs. Here, makers are celebrated, including our own talented team.

As 2019 Best Restaurant of the Year, everything we do at the Whitmore is driven by our values – what that means for you is that everyone can expect a warm, safe welcoming experience with our passion of excellence clearly visible. The combination of our food and beverage options, events and artists make Sparkke at the Whitmore a standout award-winning venue.

As we head towards winter, cozy up in our award-winning restaurant by the fireplace with one of our 100% natural brews and a brand new menu, featuring a selection of fresh seasonal produce.

And as always, we cater for all dietary requirements. Please just make note at booking.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Brewery

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (08) 7123 0808

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Kelly Delaney

  • Private party facilities

    Everything we do at the Whitmore is driven by our passion for excellence, and genuine care for others. This shows up in our award-winning restaurant, brews, events and the beautiful award-winning environment of the Whitmore. Our venue is able to host private functions for up to 130 guests in either our upstairs or our downstairs areas. Both areas offer unique features that will help to provide memorable experiences for your guests. https://sparkke.com/pages/the-whitmore#functions-and-events

  • Neighbourhood

    Adelaide City Centre

  • Cross Street

    Morphett Street and Wright Street

  • Parking Details

    Public Parking Nearby

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Brunch Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Our new brunch menu is available Sundays from 10am - 2pm.
  • Self-Guided Gin Tastings

    A$40.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Try the Full Circle Spirits Self-Guided Gin Tastings at Sparkke at the Whitmore. Discover the delicious, all natural flavours of these small-batch spirits, mindfully crafted for mindful drinking. Sample the flavours of South Australia, following the maker's steps to discover your new favourite gin. Tastings are $40 per person and include five Full Circle Spirit’s gin with garnishes.

What 50 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. CC

    ChrisC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was great but not a huge menu to choose from, would like to have seen more of a selection. Service was prompt and friendly.
  2. AB

    AndreaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Exceeded all expectations for our Father’s Day lunch. Thanks for all the effort from some happy Kiwis
  3. FH

    FeleciaH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the food, service and warm cosy atmosphere. Thank you
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Disappointing afternoon as kitchen was obviously overwhelmed with Fathers Day bookings. Arrived with no table for our booking and asked to go upstairs to an empty space, which I refused. Finally a table was created, so happy with drink in hand. Quickly ordered and then waited till 255pm TWO HOURS, when everything came out at once. Food tasty but whole experience ordinary.
  5. G

    Gemma

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience2
    The food took 1.5 hours for the entree to come out. The main took over 2.5 hours to come out and the meat was very chewy. We had to ask for the dessert to come otherwise we'd have to leave. It took just over 3 hours to have our full 3 course meal and we were over it!
  6. JS

    JacquiS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    I booked in for Father’s Day and it was busy. We had a 12:15pm table booked and didn’t get food until 1:30pm. Once we did get our food it did taste great & the staff were very friendly. The beers on tap & building renovation is worth checking out.
  7. t

    taniak

    Adelaide

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing Vegan options Highly recommend
  8. AM

    AM17

    Adelaide

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Lovely food, we shared some small plates. It was cold though - we wore our coats throughout the visit.
  9. GP

    GerardP

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Have waited a long time to get here from Melbourne & I wasn't disappointed. We had delicious food, great beers & wines for a pleasant Sunday lunch.
  10. C

    Calabruzzes

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu choices were great and the food we had was so tasty with plenty to eat.
  11. MD

    MarshaD

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Appreciate the lack of concern over my allergy to garlic. Will be back again, soon.
  12. BN

    BronnyN

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Very limited menu….average chips and not a whole lot to choose from, needed salad, no real atmosphere. Bit disappointed actually, was much better a few years ago when I was there.
  13. d

    davidm

    Adelaide

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Service very slow but room only 1/3 full. Room cold , no heating no wood fire , asked for the fire and told no.
  14. JE

    JenniferE

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Nice place - great service from original waitress. Very slow service - was a Sunday night and it took an hour and 15 for our meal to come out. After first 40 mins waitress apologised for delay and comped us a drink. However still 45min before meal arrived. There were only 3 tables in restaurant so not sure why it took so long. The steak was lovely but gnocci was very bland.
  15. MD

    MarshaD

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food. Good select of wines by the glass. Very courteous and helpful with a food allergy. Will keep returning and highly recommend.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding pub experience far above any other in Adelaide. Awesome food and cocktails. Quality chef. Great combination of excellent spirits made in house and ambience. Been several times for dinner and lunch and never disappointed.
  17. VD

    VickiD

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very special place, amazing food and drinks in a beautifully curated and welcoming space. Business that supports providence, sustainability and equality. I can’t wait to get back there!
  18. AB

    AlanaB

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we arrived, we were welcomed and looked after. The service was impeccable, the food Devine and the beers, gins and wines an absolute credit to the establishment.
  19. VW

    ValW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The menu is limited but we all found something interesting to try and were happy with the quality of the meals. Staff were very friendly and attentive.

    Sparkke at the WhitmoreResponded on February 21, 2022Hi Val! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we're glad you enjoy your meals and the service!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and the meal was amazing! Will definitely be returning.

    Sparkke at the WhitmoreResponded on February 21, 2022Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we're glad you had a great time. We'll see you around soon.

  21. CM

    CeliaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, the gnocchi is always stellar and I always come back especially for that dish! My friend from London was so impressed, she said that Adelaide restaurants are the best, and she would make this her new local. Always great service.

    Sparkke at the WhitmoreResponded on February 21, 2022Hi Celia! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're so glad you had a lovely time with your friend! We'll see you around for some more gnocchi soon.

  22. KP

    KPmp

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    The food was amazing. The service not sure good, my gin and tonic came minus the gin!!!! It was rectified eventually. Then the order was incorrect. But when the food did arrive it was amazing quality.

    Sparkke at the WhitmoreResponded on February 21, 2022Hi there! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We're so glad you enjoyed the food!

  23. M

    Megan

    Manitoba

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food is overpriced for what you get (7 Gnocchi and one prawn) , and $40 for a gin tasting is crazy when it is 2 standard drinks.
  24. F

    Flexi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Interesting and varied menu, dishes were delicious and well presented. service was pleasant and prompt. The only reservation was the panna cotta which was not of the same standard as the rest of the meal.

    Sparkke at the WhitmoreResponded on February 21, 2022Hi there! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We're so glad you enjoy all the dishes. We will make a note to our kitchen team about your reservations.

  25. SM

    SteveM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From booking to payment just an excellent experience beautiful pub with historic touches excellent food very well presented and very tasty more choices would be nice but overall just amazing don't hesitate to go. Staff were very friendly and helpful.
  26. CF

    ClareF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful inspired menu and food lived up to the promise. Staff were delightful and attentive without being intrusive. We had a gorgeous evening - and it was Christmas Eve! Thank you Sparkke at The Whitmore. XXX
  27. EH

    ElissaH

    Adelaide

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We loved the venue and the service but the food although good, was not as good as it could be. Burgers were small as with the chicken and gnocchi. I brought four hungry teenagers and they were still hungry afterwards. Again. Amazing service and the cocktails were beautiful. Just the food let us down.
  28. AB

    AdamB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing and the service was flawless. We were there for a work function and it was the perfect venue. We will definitely be back.
  29. N

    Nicky

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The waiter checked in with us several times over the night and was very attentive. Good place for Fri night dinner with friends.
  30. JK

    JamesK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Second time to this restaurant and again it passes with flying colours. Really good food. Simple but really well executed.
  31. K

    Katey

    Adelaide

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The salmon entree was absolutely delicious! I received my steak cooked exactly as requested. Very friendly staff with good service. Would happily come back.
  32. NS

    NicoleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was excellent, staff were super friendly and very helpful! Food was delicious.
  33. MK

    MichaelK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Waited 8 minutes at the bar before a staff member appeared from out the back to serve me. Food quality was very average and portion too small. Our table waiter was attentive.
  34. DR

    DianeR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The " let the chef Choose" was a great idea. We just wanted to talk and not think. The choices made for us were superb!
  35. BT

    BethT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food to share, lovely atmosphere with a fantastic drink selection.
  36. AV

    AndriesV

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food, very good service and selection of drinks. We had a Salmon starter, Wagyu Steak, Potatoes and Veg. All cooked perfectly and the steak could not have been better. Slightly on the expensive side, but worth the quality food with quality ingredients used. Great service!
  37. MK

    ManfredK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Sparkke is great for having beer and chips but going there for a meal is not good at all.
  38. CJ

    ChloeJane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous venue with staff that go above and beyond to keep you happy! They sadly didn't have GF bread options which limited the menu so due to this my friends meal was on the house! Quite small servings but impeccable quality food. Would recommend to everyone!
  39. SF

    SamanthaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a beautiful atmosphere, great bar staff and the food was phenomenal. Thanks for a great Sunday afternoon/night!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Food was average and overpriced

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Sparkke at the Whitmore is rated 4.3 stars by 50 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Morphett Street and Wright Street

  • Neighbourhood

    Adelaide City Centre

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Brewery

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Public Parking Nearby

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Kelly Delaney

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (08) 7123 0808

  • Private party facilities

    Everything we do at the Whitmore is driven by our passion for excellence, and genuine care for others. This shows up in our award-winning restaurant, brews, events and the beautiful award-winning environment of the Whitmore. Our venue is able to host private functions for up to 130 guests in either our upstairs or our downstairs areas. Both areas offer unique features that will help to provide memorable experiences for your guests. https://sparkke.com/pages/the-whitmore#functions-and-events

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