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March 2024 | Media Releases

One Festival Tower reveals its main course

The team behind the popular East End Cellars, Mother Vine and East End Cellars Norwood have announced they are bringing a new and exciting food and wine experience to One Festival Tower by Walker.

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The new venue will open its doors later this year as the major ground floor operator in the Riverbank’s premium commercial tower, with its name to be revealed in the coming months.

East End Cellars’ Founder Michael Andrewartha said the new One Festival Tower venue will draw on some of Australia’s great concepts and restaurants from around the world, creating an unrivalled experience in Adelaide to activate Festival Plaza.

“There isn’t a better location in Adelaide for us to create this incredible dining experience, flowing out onto the public square at Festival Plaza, and we’re confident our concept will become one of Adelaide’s premier dining destinations for food and wine, complementing what is already an incredible dining scene in South Australia”

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Michael Andrewartha and Mathieu Semesters in Vaedon Ave East End Adelaide CBDMichael Andrewartha and Mathieu Semesters in Vaedon Ave East End Adelaide CBD

Michael Andrewartha and Mathieu Semesters in Vaedon Ave East End Adelaide CBD. Picture: Ben Clark

“My ambition is to make our new restaurant accessible to all Adelaideans with a broad offering suitable for a variety of occasions and palates.

“You can picture a classic warm Adelaide night with the tables flowing out onto the plaza with music playing, great food and a safe open square, elevating the overall experience for locals, interstate visitors and international tourists.

“Our new venue will have a strong emphasis on dining but also set aside a part of the venue, accessible for walk-ins to cater to those merely looking at enjoying a few glasses of wine or a snack. We definitely want to integrate the nonchalance and great atmosphere which people have experienced and enjoyed at East End Cellars for the last two decades in the more casual part of our venue.

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The crew behind the beloved East End Cellars, Mother Vine, and their Norwood outpost are setting the stage for yet another new dining adventure at One Festival Tower by Walker

Walker Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer David Gallant said the expansion of one of Adelaide’s most established restaurant cellars will be a winning formula for the rejuvenation of the Riverbank.

“East End Cellars knows what Adelaide loves to eat and drink and we are excited to have the calibre of Michael and his team bring a world-class dining experience to Adelaide’s new city heart,” Mr Gallant said.

“Part of the recipe to successfully activating commercial precincts is attracting the best restaurants to give customers an unforgettable experience.

“East End Cellars is a great South Australian business and their new offering at One Festival Tower will be a place where you will be able to go and eat a great meal paired with some top South Australian wine, after work or uni, before watching the footy, or after catching a show at the Festival Centre.”

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