Entropy Thebarton Review

Entropy Thebarton restaurant lunch vegetarian Review

Entropy Thebarton Review

Tucked into a peaceful, blue gum lined corner of the Adelaide rail corridor, just 5 minutes from the CBD, Entropy is creating a bit of chemistry amongst the industrial surrounds of Thebarton.


Entropy Thebarton restaurant lunch vegetarian Review

Bush meets industrial chic. Photo: Willunga Wino


Follow the signs to the shady carpark, then wander down past eclectic businesses to a huge shed that houses Entropy, the bar, cafe and Friday night char-bar – and as the name suggests a degree of the unexpected.

It is a hidden gem.


Entropy Thebarton restaurant lunch vegetarian Review

Simple, natural table decorations. Photo: Willunga Wino


Industrial chic with exposed, tall, galvanized iron walls, and simple wooden tables or pallet bench bar seating fill the large open room, with sight lines to the trees and garden.

Fresh native flowers soften the edges.


Entropy Thebarton restaurant lunch vegetarian Review

Bright, music filled interior. Photo: Willunga Wino


Music fills the space, which has great acoustics. Eclectic gifts adorn a display space near the bar and counter, and croquet sets stand at the ready for a match out on the grass, under the shade of the towering gums. Kid (and parent!) heaven.

A concise and interesting lunch menu with a vegetarian option is on offer Wednesday through Friday, and perhaps an even more exciting breakfast menu too, no ‘standard’ offerings here, just interesting, local produce driven fare.

Pirate Life Beers, and wines, are available, but its a work day afterall, so I settle for a carafe of the on-tap, complimentary sparkling water. Nice.


Entropy Thebarton restaurant lunch vegetarian Review

Take home goodies and gifts. Photo: Willunga Wino



For lunch I select the Locally hand made gnocchi, with tomato and capsicum ragu, spinach, mozzarella and sunflower seeds – a clever and unusual inclusion that adds a protein and mineral boost. 

This is a real bargain at $15, for a mountainous but achievable serve. The mozzarella is meltingly fresh, with that desirable shredded texture. Pillowy pieces of gnocchi are perfectly cooked, and the rich tomato, roast capsicum and olive oil ragu clings to them. Cherry toms are nicely roasted and sweet. This is a smashing dish.

Boy does Adelaide do Italian well!


Entropy Thebarton restaurant lunch vegetarian Review

Hand made gnocchi, with mozzarella, cherry tomato, spinach and sunflower seeds ($15). Photo: Willunga Wino



It’s highly likely that you’ll be talking to or served by one of the four owners, who run Entropy with a relaxed vibe that makes you feel at home, whether dining alone with a laptop, a work lunch with colleagues, or wearing out the kids on the lawn.

Go visit this hidden gem.



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  1. Entropy
    Restaurant in Thebarton Australia

    37 Little Queen St
    Thebarton Australia
    (08) 8443 5083

Our Rating

6 Location

6 Decor

7 Food Appearance

7 Food Taste

7 Beverages

7 Service

7 Value

7 X Factor

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