The Embassy Hotel A hip new hotel right in the middle of downtown. The bar, like the lobby, is ultramodern, but in laid-back Adelaide you're likely to see fashion models here shoulder-to-shoulder with locals grabbing a beer. A stone's throw from the casino, the botanical garden and all the great restaurants (96 North Terrace; 011-61-8-8124-9900; doubles from $180).
Ying Chow The best Chinese restaurant in the world; just ignore the cafeteria-like interior. The oysters, scallops and lobster are just out of the gulf; the succulent tea-smoked duck is a religious experience, especially paired with sparkling Shiraz. And you can bring your own wine. It's always crowded: Reserve or go early (114 Gouger St.; 011-61-8-8211-7998).