Hilton Adelaide Pool deck view (Supplied)
Hilton Adelaide Pool deck view (Supplied)
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When you think of heading away for the best in food, wine and fun there are plenty of options in Australia that might give you one or two of the three.

But throw in an amazing destination that showcases all of that plus the chance to experience some gay culture then nothing goes past taking a trip to Adelaide.

Spring sees the best in gay pride taking over Australia’s south-central capital, so its the perfect time to visit, while summer leading into February’s Adelaide Fringe Festival brings everything alive.

Right in the heart of this cosmopolitan city is Hilton Adelaide, sitting right on the main road and within walking distance of everything this city has to offer.

Hilton Adelaide shining in the middle of the city at night (Supplied)
Hilton Adelaide shining in the middle of the city at night (Supplied)

As a place to stay the Hilton has the Adelaide experience down pat, but what it has done to embrace amazing food and drinks needs to be experienced first hand.

Hilton has launched a new campaign entitled Discover Hilton.

It will help travellers exploring destinations in the immediate vicinity of Hilton properties and will give them the inspiration and a taste of what to see and do while holidaying at Hilton.

Over the last few years, the whole lower section of the hotel has been completely renovated, re-investing in the 37-year-old charm of the hotel, The Collins Bar overlooks the main city square and has some of the most original cocktails you will find.

Selection of cocktails at The Collins Bar (Supplied)
Selection of cocktails at The Collins Bar (Supplied)

Located on the ground floor of the hotel is by far the best-hidden gem of any trip to Adelaide, the Hilton’s very own Coal Cellar + Grill.

This modern, vibrant restaurant gives you the best of South Australian produce with an outstanding menu cooked on the featured charcoal grill.

On the night I was a guest there, we had the luxury of dining on a selection of dishes from across the menu.

A standout on the entree list was the San Chow Bow, full of intense flavour from the chicken mince, crisp lettuce and vegetables. The Apple and Macadamia Duck was an experience while the grilled leek was a great way to take a vegetable that I have no time for and make it delicious.

I could rave on about the whole menu, which is just stunning but who am I kidding, the highlight of the dining experience at Coal Cellar + Grill is none other than The Tomahawk

A 1-kilogram steak on the bone that comes with roasted vegetables and is for you to share. It is simply the most delicious steak you will have, oh and don’t forget to grab a side of the duck fat chips, so good.

Coal Cellar + Grill Signature Dish The Tomahawk (Supplied)
Coal Cellar + Grill Signature Dish The Tomahawk (Supplied)

As with any great restaurant, the wine list can turn any great food into something you won’t forget and Coal Cellar + Grill has the most amazing wine cellar and its viewable right there in the middle of the restaurant.

Offering wines from the vineyards of the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale to the olive groves and the Eyre Peninsula, this is South Australia’s ultimate cellar kept at 16 degrees and looked after by its very own Wine Cellar Supervisor.

Discover Adelaide’s unique charm, wineries and markets by day, before heading off to some very chic restaurants and the bars at night, this central southern Australian city has everything for that weekend getaway and the Adelaide Hilton room rate starts at $199 per night.

To find out more about Adelaide’s highlights visit Discover Hilton and understand cultural highlights, food precincts, and where to find the best stores for that elusive purchase.

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