For decades millions of visitors have made the day trip to Hahndorf to walk up and down the High Street and discover the diverse shops, eateries and experience the village of Hahndorf has to offer.

Most, if not all South Australian’s have visited themselves or brought visiting family and friends you for a walk and bite to eat.

But have you stayed the night or even considered venturing to Hahndorf after 5 and after dark to explore the twinkling fairy lights and embark on a different journey?

The village has a very different feel at night. Without the hustle and bustle of the daytime, Hahndorf takes on a quiet beauty and offers a European romance, especially in the warmer weather when locals and guests spill out onto the balconies, verandahs and footpaths for alfresco dining and drinking.

Many Hahndorf residents wander the streets with their dogs and chat to neighbours about their days and wave to people passing by.

It’s the perfect place for a date night with choices of bars and restaurants with cosy nooks and a beautiful historic streetscape to take a walk from venue to venue.

Plenty of accommodation right on Main Street and many breakfast options in the morning.


After 5pm – Drinks and Tapas, Dinner & more

Ambleside Distillers

Open til 6pm Thursday-Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday)
Enjoy their picturesque setting while kicking back, relaxing and sipping one of their handcrafted signature gins and perhaps a cocktail and a food platter!

German Arms Hotel

Open til 9pm 7 days
Offers full a la carte dinner menu
Established in 1839, The German Arms Hotel in Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills is a South Australian icon. As one of the first hotels in SA, The German Arms Hotel encapsulates South Australia’s German heritage like no other. 

Sidewood Estate

Open til 11pm Friday and Saturday (closed Monday and Tuesday, open Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday til 5pm)
Offers full a la carte dinner menu
From lounges in front of an open two-way stone fireplace to bar stools along a fifteen metre bar overlooking our petanque and lawn bowls courts, the kids nature playground and of course our 6 VIP day beds (available for hire).

Somerled Cellar Bar

Open til 7.30pm 7 days
Cellar Bar is often brimming with visitors and locals alike. Pair the wines with their Spanish Platter and our Foie Gras Platter, and you’ll be so glad you lingered longer.

Three Gums Bistro

Open til 9pm Wednesday – Saturday (closed Monday and Tuesday, open Sunday 8.30am-3pm)
Offers full a la carte dinner menu. The Three Gums Bistro is located on top of the hill  within the Hahndorf Resort. They are open to the public and boast stunning views to Mount Lofty, a fresh and delicious menu. Pop up and relax for a drink.

Adelaide Hills Wine Bar

(Home of the Wolf Blass Gallery & Museum)
Open til 7pm Friday & Saturday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday, open Sunday, Monday and Thursday 11am-5pm)
Located in the historic 1912 State Bank building in the main street of Hahndorf, this venue houses the private collection of Australian wine icon Wolf Blass. Relax and enjoy an extensive range of wines, beers and food, including platters, tapas and stone baked pizzas.

The Plough Hahndorf

Open til 10pm on Fridays (every other day 7.30am-4pm)
An Irish family owned Cafe/Bar right in the heart of the beautiful town of Hahndorf. The Plough specialises in both coffee/wine/Guinness on tap/home made bread/ food.

The Old Mill

Open til late 7 days. Offers full a la carte dinner menu
The Hahndorf Old Mill Hotel/Motel is situated on your left as you approach from Adelaide and cannot be missed with their picturesque vines overhanging the outdoor alfresco area outside the original stone building.

The Haus

Open til 9pm 7 days. Tapas and full a la carte dinner menu
The Haus – is regional in focus, global in outlook, and local at heart. As one of the most recommended Adelaide restaurants, The Haus is a great place for a few drinks, cocktails or even a beer tower will friends before dinner.

German Spoon

Open til 7.30pm Thursday – Sunday (Monday-Wednesday 11.30am-3pm). Offers full a la carte dinner menu
Lovely alfresco dining area. Proudly serving SA local produce, food, wine and German speciality sausages.


Open Friday & Saturday til 10pm. Tapas and full a la carte dinner menu including paella
Spanish inspired bar and eatery with huge backyard garden, outdoor seating and alfresco dining.

Our Plate 

Open Wednesday – Saturday til 8.30pm (closed Monday and Tuesday, open Sunday 12-4pm). Tapas and full a la carte dinner menu
Serving traditional Thai food and Asian inspired tapas. Newly renovated restaurant gives you the choice of a fully licensed indoor atmosphere with a wood log fire for the colder months, or take a seat in their outdoor beer garden in the heart of the bustling Main Street.

The Mustard Seed

Open til 10pm 7 days. Tapas and full a la carte dinner menu
Situated in the heart of historic Hahndorf, The Mustard Seed makes for an intriguing destination given its exotic mix of Indian, Burmese and South-east Asian cuisine.

The Hahndorf Inn

Open til 9pm Friday – Sunday (closes at 3pm Monday -Thursday). Tapas and full a la carte dinner menu
Nestled in the picturesque German Settlement of Hahndorf the Inn is rich in history, heritage and hospitality!

Black Cherry Dessert Bar

Open til 9pm Friday & Saturday, Thursday til 8pm, Wednesday til 7.30pm and Sunday til 5pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
New dessert venue in Hahndorf, open late for all the after dinner guests and sweet tooth. All the cakes and desserts are made locally in the Adelaide Hills and dietaries can be catered for. Definitely worth a visit.

Indian Express

Open til 9pm 7 days. Tapas and full a la carte dinner menu
Authentic Indian cuisine with all your favourites and lots of vegetarian options.

German Inn

Open til 6pm Saturday & Sunday (all other days til 5pm)
At German Inn you can enjoy wholesome food and drinks in a unique and rustic setting. Sit indoors or on the terrace. Enjoy a couple of beers and the World’s Longest Hot Dog.

Bangkok Noi

Open Monday to Sunday til 9pm.
Bangkok Noi Hahndorf offers meals of excellent quality and they pride themselves on serving their customers delicious genuine dishes like: Thai, Japanese, Asian Eat delicious food. Grab a drink. But most of all, relax!


We would love to see you book accommodation and visit Hahndorf. Stay and explore Hahndorf.


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