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Universal Wine Bar - CLOSED

285 Rundle St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good21%
  • Average18%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible27%
May 17, 2016
“Old Favourite”
May 12, 2013
“Great food, great wine, great surroundings and outstanding service.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Italian, Australian
$$ - $$$
285 Rundle St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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Reviewed May 17, 2016

I used to take friends here to get them drunk - were great times back in the day when sitting down for a nice glass of wine on the footpath was a good thing to do. Unfortunately they've since closed down only to be replaced...More

Thank Simon2808
Reviewed May 12, 2013

Food is fantastic - something for everyone on the menu, whether just after a light meal or hungry as a horse. Everything is well cooked - chicken was fantastic, and the pizza breads are tasty. Large wine and beer list, and staff gave excellent recommendations....More

Thank Greedysportybloke
Reviewed April 8, 2013

I was really looking forward to getting a few glasses of local wine here. The service was average, the staff were not very interested or attentive. Large wine list, but most by the bottle.

Thank chrisbride
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Spent $90 each on average meal and average wine, well below average customer service. Wine list looks impressive with a huge range, so perhaps I choose wrong. Regardless I really wouldn't recommend this place.

Thank HappyEater101
Reviewed February 9, 2013

Absolutely the worst meal I have had in a long time. Garnish was like dish water ! We should have known something was up ad it was the only restaurant with vacant seats in the whole street. Then we get told we can't have oyster...More

Thank Juliaac
Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

Terrible service food very average half of the menu unavailable over priced wine and food didn't come close to expectation

Thank JW65
Reviewed December 31, 2012

I remember Universal when it first opened with Michael Hill-Smith at the helm. Since then I have visited what I would have deemed an institution. Some back story. My wife, the lovely Leoni and I were stolling down Rundle Street one day in October when...More

Thank NoelDPage
Reviewed November 16, 2012 via mobile

I have been to this bar on numerous occassions, to say in a few words, it is brilliant, the food is esquisite Authentic & organic, the wine will rock your socks. The owner there is Vito & he would have to be the coolest guy...More

Thank Patrick D
Reviewed November 5, 2012

luke warm linguine with seafood.....fish tasted old, 2 prawns, also tasted old, no squid beetroot and goats cheese salad...again alll ingredients tasted not fresh. i could not recommend the food here.

Thank Cleopatra46
Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

So lets get this straight. Peroni brewed under licence is not Italian. It's local. And s**t So you may as well order a superior local beer. Pesto is not a cream sauce. And shouldn't taste like it has been left next to the anchovies in...More

Thank TAMember08232012
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$18 - $27
Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Italian, Australian
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 285 Rundle St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide
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