Tasting Australia | Family Friendly Events | Adelaide | 3-12 May 2024

Tasting Australia presented by RAA Travel

Tasting Australia is where foodies come to discover what’s new on the menu.

Intimate dinners with world-class chefs, adventures to some of the state’s most remote regions and a wine party in Town Square are all on offer when Tasting Australia presented by RAA Travel returns in 2024.

Homegrown chefs, winemakers, beverage experts, hosts and more create unforgettable food and beverage experiences during the Tasting Australia festival each year.

From 3-12 May, Tasting Australia will serve up 10 days of delicious programming, with over 150 events across all 12 regions of South Australia. 

Featured Events

  • Tasting Australia Airlines
  • Chef’s Table
  • Town Square Kitchen
  • Masterclasses
  • Express Lunches
  • Town Square
  • Regional Events

TOWN SQUARE – Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga

Free, fun and perfect for families, TOWN SQUARE is the place to meet for a drink, stay for a meal and explore.

The festival hub – Town Square – will return once again to Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga offering free entry and new food vendors and bars to explore and discover. The Storytellers Series will return featuring some of the festival’s top talent, as will the popular express lunch series for those looking for a world class lunch on a time limit.

It’s home to Town Square Kitchen, the University of Adelaide Masterclass Pavilion, The Dining Room and local vendors with options to excite you each day and night. Find it all in the heart of Adelaide: Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga.


Town Square photos from previous years:

Tasting Australia Town Square


For more information and all enquiries please visit the Tasting Australia website or follow the Tasting Australia Facebook page for updates.

What:   Tasting Australia 

When:    Friday 3 – Sunday 12 May 2024

Where:   Adelaide, South Australia

Who:   Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: Tasting Australia / photos by Play & Go 2022

Tasting Australia TOWN SQUARE 2022 REVIEW

We couldn’t wait to visit the Town Square, hub of Tasting Australia at Tarntanyangga/Victoria Square. The set up is the same as previous years with the large clear roof pavilion sheltering tables in the centre, as well as more tables and seating along both sides of the Square. Below are pictures from our visit on Saturday 30 April 2022.

Tasting Australia Adelaide 2022

The water fountains are on in front of the pavilion so if you think your kids won’t be able to resist getting wet, take along a change of clothes and a towel. 

Tasting Australia

Tasting Australia Adelaide 2022

Some of the foods we saw or tried: Chilli Crab, Loaded Fries with Satay Chicken, Prawn Dumplings, Margherita Pizza, Beef Brisket Burger, curries, and loads of different smoking meat. 

Tasting Australia Chilli Shack

Tasting Australia Loaded Fries

Tasting Australia PHAT dumplings

Tasting Australia Sunny's Pizza

Tasting Australia beef brisket burger

Just a note about meat. There are several food vendors who cook their meat in full view, slow cooking and smoking. Large pieces of meat may be cooking at any one time from raw to cooked. This may be confronting for those not accustomed to seeing meat like this and especially for vegetarians. The smell of the smoking meat fills the air – be aware that you may leave with a smokey smell in your hair and clothes.

For dessert, which is an important part, crowd favourite Shibui is back again. This time they have introduced a Vegemite flavoured soft serve ice cream and created a Vegemite “on Toast” dessert which is made of brown butter panko crumble. Sorry, our kids were not keen enough on Vegemite to try this, preferring to stick to the chocolate lava cake with Raspberry Candy ice cream and just Chocolate ice cream in a cone.

Joining Shibui in the dessert department is Lukoumades with their delicious little donuts. 

The cocktail bar and other wine bars have plenty of alcoholic options. The one thing our kids would have liked, and would be fitting to accompany the food here, is perhaps a bubble tea stall and also maybe a smoothie stall. Apart from the usual basic soft drinks in cans, there are not many other non-alcoholic options. The coffee stall doesn’t have Hot Chocolate or an Iced Chocolate either. 

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