Six of Australia’s most celebrated chefs present a special series of weekend lunches in the city’s most unique new dining room, Adelaide Festival’s floating Riverbank Palais.

Held each weekend throughout the festival from March 3 to 19, and set on the River Torrens in the stunning surrounds of Elder Park, the Riverbank Palais Long Lunches will bring together some of the country’s top chefs, all of whom have a distinct connection to Adelaide, for a spectacular summer celebration of South Australian food and wine.

Famed chefs include:

  • Cheong Liew (Neddy’s, The Grange)
  • Cath Kerry (Petaluma, Art Gallery of SA Restaurant)
  • Christine Manfield (Paramount, East@West, Universal)
  • Mark Best (Marque, Pei Modern)
  • Michael Ryan (Range, Provenance)
  • Karl Firla (est. Restaurant, Oscillate Wildly)


Cheong Liew


Each will create a sumptuous three-course menu featuring the best local produce, taking diners on a journey through their own culinary story while also paying tribute to the decade that started it all – the 1980s.

Curated by Gill Minervini (Dark MOFO Winter Feast, City of Sydney Events) in conjunction with food consultant Duncan Welgemoed (Africola, Lola’s Pergola), the Long Lunches will be a major highlight of the Riverbank Palais program.

The Long Lunches are the first ticketed event to go on sale from the Riverbank Palais program, which will be released in full in January 2017.

Read more about the Adelaide Festival Riverbank Palais here:

Featured Chefs:

Sat 4 Mar – Cath Kerry
Sat 11 Mar – Mark Best
Sun 12 Mar – Christine Manfield
Mon 13 Mar – Michael Ryan
Sat 18 Mar – Cheong Liew
Sun 19 Mar – Karl Firla

11.45am to 3.00pm
The Riverbank Palais, Adelaide Riverbank, Elder Park

Tickets: $145pp, on sale Wednesday December 7, 2016 via BASS 131 246 or