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The Summertown Aristologist, Summertown (SA)
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The Summertown Aristologist

1097 Greenhill Road, 5141 Summertown (SA)
Average price A$60


The Summertown Aristologist

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Tom Campbell and Ethan Eadie's shared philosophy of simplicity ensures our diners experience the true essence of our kitchen garden. With a focus on seasonality and freshness, their weekly changing menu is inspired by our garden. Having each spent many years travelling through the UK, Mexico, Denmark and across Australia, eating and working in some of the best restaurants in the world, they returned to their home town to take the reins at The Summertown Aristologist.

Restaurant menu

Chef Calum Horn & Jude Hughsley
Bread | Butter
Garden Vegetable Escabeche
Fresh Curd | Fermented Tomato

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The Summertown Aristologist, Summertown (SA)
The Summertown Aristologist, Summertown (SA)
Smoked tomato and eggplant - The Summertown Aristologist, Summertown (SA)
Eggplant and taramasalata, sourdough bread and cultured butter  - The Summertown Aristologist, Summertown (SA)
The Summertown Aristologist, Summertown (SA)
Salmon w strawberry, gnocco fritti, bread and butter - The Summertown Aristologist, Summertown (SA)


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What diners said about this restaurant:

Good value for money
Short waiting time
Moderate noise level
  • Julie F.1 review

    October 15, 2023


    We loved our afternoon at The Summertown Aristologist, it is truly a little piece of heaven in our very own Adelaide Hills. Love the attention to detail and the local flavours, with everything possible grown in and sourced from the local region. The staff were great and the atmosphere buzzy and engaged. What a delight! We've enjoyed birthday meals here and our interstate visitors have also been impressed.

  • Nicholas P.1 review

    September 29, 2023


    Favourite restaurant in Adelaide- always new and successfully inventive with flavour. Great experience

  • Andrea T.1 review

    June 17, 2023


    Realise this is contrary to most reviews, & I talk only of our experience, but our table of 4 were all disappointed. Firstly there was strong resistance to our wish, due to dietary & individual preferences, to make conventional individual selections; ie a ‘starter’ followed by something else (the menu lists dishes that way.. so?) It doesn’t say so anywhere, but the chef decides the flow & timing of dishes & we could ONLY proceed with his approval. Secondly, the weekly menu only names some ingredients, I presume to give the kitchen free rein. So for eg, ‘chicken liver | seeds || fig’ could be a terrine or sauteed whole livers or a paté etc. Turned out to be piped parfait with small cubes of semi-dried fig. It was delicious. The best dish any of us had. But the ‘dutch creams | chard || tommy ruff ||| aioli’ (ordered after an earlier phone call recommendation to look at the dish pics online > see what comes up) was a confounding large bowl of weak broth with chunks of undercooked potato, a chard leaf draped over & a dob of aioli on top. No tommy ruff to be seen. Turns out that ingredient comprised the 9 tiny bits of tough-chewy, pickled tommy ruff eventually found submerged. I don’t know if they’d run out & this was cobbled together but it was very, very ordinary. There should also be some indication, or clarification by staff, of what it is. Upon discussion , we were offered to choose again but told that would take at least 20’. With other dishes already half consumed, that wasn’t really an option. We were not offered a dessert as a substitute & were still charged. The other dishes we ordered were tasty enough but belied the ratings of the “excellent” reviews. I get the sort of image & casual hip-ambience they’re going for, I do, & it’s obviously popular with that cohort but I have to wonder has ‘image’ taken precedence over genuine locavore quality. A very recent lunch at the similar ‘mission’ type (ie, locavore/own wine) ???? in McLaren Vale was so,so much better imho.

  • Phillip S.2 reviews

    January 6, 2023


    This Adelaide Hills gem never fails to deliver. We opted for the feed us option, as we always do, and we’re treated to another two hour dining spectacular. Every dish complemented that before it. Local produce, creatively combined into perfectly balanced flavor profiles, and every dining experience is different.

  • Bea m.1 review

    December 4, 2022


    We celebrated our wedding anniversary at this beautiful quaint restaurant set in the Adelaide Hills. Amazing food and delightful staff! We shall return with our relatives overseas and good friends. Highly recommend a visit.

  • Greg S.1 review

    August 26, 2022


    An amazing oasis in the Adelaide Hills Felix and his staff were fantastic, friendly welcoming and passionate about the food all sourced and friendly locally. 5 Star review and looking forward to our next visit

  • Caroline G.1 review

    October 3, 2021


    Loved everything about this restaurant. We had the feed me menu option which meant we got to try everything on the menu, so glad we did, everything was delicious and the quality of the ingredients top notch. This would have to be the best meal I have had out in a long time.

  • Jade R.3 reviews

    September 26, 2021


    Absolutely love this place. Always an incredible meal in a cosy friendly atmosphere. One of my favourite spots in Adelaide and will recommend it to anyone.

  • Gary P.1 review

    September 19, 2021


    Fantastic as always. Fresh clean and delicious!!

  • Stav B.1 review

    September 12, 2021


    Always a pleasure visiting. The every changing menu makes it feel like you're dining at a new restaurant every time. A wholesome experience especially with the use of local and seasonal produce.

  • Lynda M.1 review

    September 12, 2021


    Such a lovely lunch - deliciously tasty, local and seasonal produce with impeccable, informative service. Will look forward to visiting again!

  • Gordon D.9 reviews

    September 5, 2021


    Good food, nice people. Hard to get a drink.

  • Monika G.1 review

    September 5, 2021


    Delicious food, great attention to detail and imaginative food combinations. Seasonal food, forever changing menu and very friendly service. We have never been disappointed and can highly recommend the Summertown Aristologist.

  • Ruth V.1 review

    September 5, 2021


    The Aristologist was fantastic, great food made with local produce. I was unsure about organic wine but i was pleasantly surprised and found it to be delicious

  • Dylan F.1 review

    September 4, 2021


    Everything about the food was great. The provenance, platihg and taste. Took a while to get drinks flowing

  • Monica G.1 review

    August 29, 2021


    Always excellent. Food was wicked, wines were banging, service was absolutely outstanding. Thanks guys!

  • Neil A.1 review

    August 21, 2021


    Always an interesting meal at the Aristologist. The menu is updated weekly with seasonal food, prepared to highlight the ingredient, and served in a cosy restaurant. A lot of the dishes are cooked with fire or smoke that gives the food a really grounded earthy quality. Love going back just to see what the menu has on it. Never dull.

  • Prue D.1 review

    August 14, 2021


    The space and offering of food was full of potential. Sadly, there was no flow in the service and this made for a very disjointed dining experience. Staff provided lacklustre explanations of each meal. They did not seem understanding with our questions on the wine list either. The list was hard to follow and did not provide simple options. We left full but thirsty.

  • Debra R.1 review

    July 31, 2021


    Fabulous! We had our lunch in the cellar which is a terrific little room if your looking for a private room for up to 8people. Service wonderful, food delicious. Couldn’t fault. Happy to return.

  • Caspian H.1 review

    July 18, 2021


    Really good local food made with passion and pride by Tom and Crew. would go back again just for the homemade bread. ...........................

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Opening time
Open today

06:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM

How to get to the restaurant

1097 Greenhill Road, 5141, Summertown (SA), Australia

About the restaurant

Located in the Adelaide suburb of Summertown, The Summertown Aristologist is the perfect spot to visit for a relaxed lunch on the weekend. The relaxed modern Australian menu features lots of small plates to pick at while enjoying a glass of wine, and larger plates to enjoy with a group. Go and experience this stunning restaurant for yourself.


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