From footbridge to foodie delight for Adelaide’s Longest Lunch

By Melissa Keogh

Toss that soggy ham and cheese ‘sanga’ and forget the leftovers, some of South Australia’s top restaurants have a better idea.

Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, Adelaide’s Longest Lunch will see hundreds of foodies and work colleagues escape the office and dine on the CBD’s Riverbank Footbridge on November 10.

The bridge will be lined with 750 seats, 150 more seats than last year, and tickets to the lavish affair are selling fast.

Chefs from some of the state’s most reputable restaurants, including Hill of Grace and Level 1 Electra House, Andre’s Cucina, Fino Seppeltsfield, Georges on Waymouth, Osteria Oggi, Press*, Sean’s Kitchen and Ruby Red Flamingo will cook up the culinary delights.

Adelaide's Longest Lunch will see 750 people be seated along the footbridge on November 10. PHOTO: Helen Page Photography.

Adelaide’s Longest Lunch will see 750 people be seated along the footbridge on November 10.
PHOTO: Helen Page Photography.

McLaren Vale’s Mollydooker Wines will provide bubbles for pre-lunch drinks, while InterContinental Adelaide will free up its banquet room kitchen so all the chefs can cook in one spot.

The event raises money for South Australian not-for-profits and this year the State Theatre Company Foundation and Tennis SA’s Ken McGregor Foundation are the beneficiaries.

Adelaide’s Longest Lunch founder Kristen Greber says the leading chefs, winemakers and brewers will create a lunch to remember.

“Friday lunch is a great time for people to come together, whether you are friends, work colleagues or business clients, to share a laugh over a glass of wine and meal,” she says.

“And there isn’t a more unique location to enjoy a day out than on the Riverbank Footbridge on a wonderful spring afternoon.

“Before making their way onto the bridge, guests will enjoy canapés and drinks. During lunch the Prince Alfred College Big Band and Cheryl Bradley Dance will provide entertainment and a raffle featuring exquisite prizes will be drawn.”

A long lunch on a Friday afternoon? We're there.

A long lunch on a Friday afternoon? We’re there. PHOTO: Helen Page Photography.

Guests are asked to dress in traditional tennis glamour (all white), so think pleated skirts, cardigans, crisp shirts and knitted vests.

Following the lunch, guests will be invited to a private after-party.

Tickets are $2500 (plus GST) for a table of 10 and $250 (plus GST) for individuals. Click here for more information.

This year will be the last time Adelaide’s Longest Lunch takes over the footbridge, with a change of location “locked in” by event organisers for 2018.