On the hunt for accessible dining options with quality food, great atmosphere and an inclusive mindset? Well look no further! Here, we’ve compiled three of Adelaide’s most accessible venues for you to visit.

The Duke of Brunswick

207 Gilbert Street, Adelaide SA 5000

The Duke of Brunswick is home to a 100% gluten free menu and prides itself on being an inclusive venue in every sense of the word. By ensuring that there are ramps, wide doorways and accessible restrooms, the hotel prioritises physical and social inclusivity in its everyday operations.

The Duke of Brunswick also has a Venue Access Guide available on their website, which showcases the different areas of the venue, as well as physical accessibility and sensory expectations. You can view the Venue Access Guide HERE.

Quick Overview of Features:

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The front of the Duke of Brunswick Hotel.
A picture from the ‘Adelaide Room’ of the Duke of Brunswick.
A view from the ‘Brunswick Bar’ showing menu items and recommended drink pairings.

Oak and Iron Tavern

17 Adelaide Road, Mount Barker SA 5254 (Car park off Dumas Street)

The Oak and Iron Tavern, located in Mount Barker is a sensory friendly and accessible venue, with a range of seating options and ramp access as needed.

They have partnered with Autism SA to host sensory friendly dining sessions in their Robert Charles Room every second Tuesday of the month from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. The Quiet Dinner includes reduced lighting and sound, table service and a private bar, as well as a specially designed Sensory Friendly Menu.

You can view the Oak and Iron’s Venue Access Guide HERE

Quick Overview of Features:

A view of the Oak and Iron Bar
The Oak and Iron’s restaurant area.
An image depicting items on the Oak and Iron’s sensory friendly menu.

Arkaba Hotel

150 Glen Osmond Road, Fullarton SA 5063

The Arkaba Hotel is located in Fullarton and is known for its great food, live music performances and accommodation options. It is also a sensory friendly and wheelchair/mobility-aid accessible venue.

The Arkaba Hotel was the first pub in Adelaide to partner with Autism SA to bring Quiet Dinners to the public. These dinners take place on the first Monday of every month from 5:00pm – 9:00pm in their Fullarton function room. The room is specifically set up to include dimmed lighting, reduced sound and no television. It also houses a private bar, so diners are able to order without having to go into the main dining areas.

You can view the Arkaba’s Venue Access Guide HERE.

Quick Overview of Features:

A view of the Fullarton room, where Quiet Dinners are held.
A view of the Arkaba’s dining area.
The Arkaba’s Lounge Bar.

Do you have any other dining recommendations? Email us at hello@strongandcapable.com.au and we’ll make sure to note it for our next blog update!

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Community Market Excursion

Leanne, Strong & Capable member & chair of the board.

 

Our Peer Mentoring Program Coordinator, Clair caught up with Leanne to learn how she found the experience. Here’s what Leanne had to say:

 

Clair: How were you feeling about participating in the Peer Mentoring activity?

Leanne: I was really looking forward to getting out and about and joining the rest of the world – I’ve been in a bit of a rut. A bit nervous about meeting someone new, but feeling quite happy that we were going to do something that we BOTH wanted to do. 

Clair: How long had it been since you had visited a community market & what had been stopping you from going?

Leanne: I didn’t realise I had stopped going to things like the market. It’s not as much fun on your own, and almost felt like a task without the company of someone else who wanted to be there.

Clair: How did you feel while you were participating in the activity?

Leanne: It had been a while since I had been to something like this – so I felt a bit awkward. It was great to have the distraction of someone to turn to and talk about the things for sale, and someone to point out things I hadn’t noticed. I didn’t feel quite so conspicuous, or like I was standing out – as you can when you are on your own. I felt more confident and it was so good to join the community.

Clair: Do you feel like this is something you want to do again, has it inspired you to find a regular way to build this activity into your routine or even try something new?

Leanne: I love the idea of trying new things as a bit of an experiment. I have realised that I need to schedule more fun into my life!

It’s not part of my routine yet, but has reminded me how good it is to get out and explore and interrupt the cycle of staying home (it’s a trap!)

Clair: Anything else you’d like to add?

Leanne: I’m really glad that I gave it a go, and I felt great afterwards. It gave me the chance to join in conversations about what we did over the weekend. Usually I don’t have much to add.

The planning ahead part was a positive experience too, something to look forward to.

 

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