PROFILE BY BEST RESTAURANTS
The Adelaide Convention Centre deserves to be appreciated by more South Australians; after all it was their taxes that paid for the 2001 renovations. Although the fit-out is pleasant the large space is so modern it can be unclear where the restaurant starts and the Convention Centre ends. Luckily Regattas is saved by its location on the banks of the River Torrens (within a water spray of the fountain) and the colourful characters that come for the food rather than the ambience.
Regattas welcomes a curious cross-section: from ladies who lunch (real ladies with hats, gloves and mother-of-pearl buttons) to fine diners yearning to plunge a fork into the Modern Australian menu. Regattas is also popular for conference delegates who like to wind down with a bottle of local wine and a complimentary martini glass of mixed nuts. The outside tables are winners on nice days, and as the restaurant is open early to late everyday it's not hard finding a convenient time to visit.