Blackwood is like the restaurant equivalent of glamping – a five-star dining adventure in the middle of the city that’s casual enough you could get away with wearing your hiking boots.
Until about four weeks ago, Blackwood was known as Street ADL, an industrial-style restaurant serving eclectic street food. Owner Jock Zonfrillo moved Street ADL to a new location at Henley Beach to make way for Blackwood, a more affordable version of Orana, his fine-dining restaurant that shares the same building on Rundle Street.
Upstairs, Orana fuses modern Australian cuisine with indigenous Australian flavours. Zonfrillo’s idea for Blackwood was that he would use the same philosophy, ingredients and infrastructure to create a more affordable “bistro-style” offering downstairs, presenting his idea of real Australian food to a broader audience.