Ayers House is a unique destination in the heart of Adelaide’s East End. The city’s finest Victorian-era home, the spectacularly restored property is one of the last remaining grand nineteenth century residences that once lined North Terrace.
Many South Australians will recall going there for a special night out in the 1970s and ’80s, but the fine dining restaurant closed 20 years ago.
The big news is … the restaurant has been reinvented with the opening of Henry’s Table – a public dining space with a totally modern feel and contemporary menu.
Executive chef Paul Groves says his menu will have “no rules” and will often change – but will retain a strong focus on multicultural dishes made using South Australian produce.
Influences and flavours are inspired from places such as Thailand, India, China, Vietnam, and Italy.
Long-time owner Richard McLeod and partner Jules decided it was time to re-boot the Ayers experience, with an extensive shake-up of décor and cuisine.
Jules collaborated with long-time friend and designer Adam Dale, who’s worked on interiors for the likes of Madonna, Princess Diana and Elle Macpherson.
There is also a gorgeous new bar that is just the spot for a pre-dinner drink.
The modern twists are irresistible, but for heritage lovers, Ayers House retains plenty of original charm.