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Faraja

Goodwood Australian $$$ +100
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About Faraja

Meaning peace, comfort and relief in Swahili, Faraja serves international and local specialties at their comfortable premises on King William Road. With a hand-selected list of wines and live entertainment every Sunday, Faraja in Adelaide’s Goodwood is a classy place to enjoy a lovely time out with friends, family or coworkers. There’s even brunch on the weekends, and we can assure you, you’ll be here as often as you can!

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 21:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 21:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 21:00
  • Saturday 09:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 21:00
  • Sunday Closed
Faraja, King William Rd 36, 5034 Goodwood

Further Information

Faraja is one of those rare places where upon entering, you feel immediately welcomed. With a casual feel on the inside, it’s easy to while away the hours at this lovely Goodwood international restaurant and bar. The cocktail menu alone is enough to draw in hordes of local diners – order creations like the Minted Santorini, Son Of A Peach, Hendrix Martini or a Dirty Harry. The wine list at this Adelaide gem on King William Road is also long and full of great varietals from both local and international vineyards, so order a glass or bottle and drink up!

Stop by during lunch for affordable specials including options like Faraja’s steak sandwich, pasta of the day, fish ‘n’ chips or quinoa and roast vegetable salad. At dinner time, diners can choose from smaller dishes called pots, or the larger plates – the idea is that diners should mix and match the dishes to have a meal that’s as communal as possible. Sunday Brunch is a big occasion at Faraja with live jazz and amazing breakfast options from 11am to 2pm. This international restaurant in Adelaide’s Goodwood provides the perfect excuse to get out of the house and try something new, just make sure to book ahead to get the full experience!

CHEF'S CHOICE

92 Reviews

5.5 /6 Wonderful 92 Reviews
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: great value
Service: extraordinary
Food: heavenly
Atmosphere: excellent
Waiting Time: no waiting time
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1 review so far 6
14.06.2017 23:46

Awesome food, great service and nice wines! Huge selection of 500mL servings of wine which is prefect for lunch! Great little find! Will be back for sure

1 review so far 6
21.05.2017 13:11

There were four or us and we had the Let Us Feed You menu and we're not disappointed with the selection or the amounts served.The general atmosphere was relaxed .I would certainly go back and would recommend this place to others.

1 review so far 6
21.05.2017 09:29

Food was amazing and the stafs ware really nice. We really enjoyed our stay and really want to visit again. Thank you very much for the wonderful time!

1 review so far 6
20.05.2017 10:13

Food was delicious, service excellent, parking and disability access was as stated. Only complaint was people enjoying themselves to much and noisy! But all signs of an excellent venue.

1 review so far 6
12.03.2016 21:54

Faraja has lively beautiful flavours in each course. The service is excellent. The atmosphere perfect for friendly and long conversations. There is only one (and this is relatively minor) caveat. The room is rather noisy. But apart from this, Faraja is always a perfect place to go for a first date, a long term relationship comforting meal, an energetic discussion amongst friends, a relaxing place for a single diner, or just for someone who enjoys food and art.

1 review so far 6
30.01.2017 18:05

True to it's meaning Faraja's environs and staff provided a unique,intimate and comfortable experience.The staff were relaxed, curious,warm and welcoming.The international cuisine provided catered for a broad range of dietary penchants and was fresh, wholesome and delightful to the taste buds. The share plates added to the intimacy and coziness of the eating experience.I say when you are on to a good thing stick to it! If you haven't experienced Faraja's you really should!

1 review so far 3
07.05.2017 22:04

Disappointing service - felt ignored with disinterested staff: we were pointed to our table from the bar "over there"; we were not attended to with menus etc for quite some time; once we had our menus we had to wait again to order both drinks & food; each dish came out separately finishing with ordered salad (?); after final dish, all serving dishes taken away but left with plates to wait again; no offer for dessert menu; tried to get waitress attention without much response; eventually stood up to pay bill after waiting 20mins for further service - no inquiry as to opinion of meal. We have been to Faraja's multiple times before with much better service, & honestly, much better food (lacking in flavour last night). Sadly, we will think again before coming back.

1 review so far 6
17.08.2016 21:39

Faraja occupies a beautiful corner space, which can be enjoyed indoors or out in the courtyard. The service is friendly and efficient. An attractive selection of lunchtime specials for less than $15 rounds out the share-plate offerings on the main menu. An excellent wine list with plenty of wines by the glass. Day or night this is a lovely place and a local treasure.

1 review so far 4
15.12.2016 10:05

The waiting staff are excellent and really add to the experience. I've had lovely meals at Faraja and some dismal. The menu needs changing, and the presentation is often woeful! I had an African? inspired fish dish last week; served in a bowl, it looked unappetising and was only ok. Wine list really good and so it the decor

1 review so far 6
30.05.2016 09:03

Great vegan and vegetarian options, and really friendly, knowledgeable staff. This is the second time I have been and both times I have loved Faraja. There was a vast variety of food. Be sure you make a reservation!

3 reviews so far 6
04.01.2017 23:20

Excellent menu with a range of smaller "pot" serves and larger meals so that mixing and matching and sharing is delightful. The quality of the food was fantastic. Simple, fresh, creative - absolutely first class. Our waiter was charming, knowledgeable and friendly, and knew exactly when to check our needs, and when to leave us alone. A perfect choice for a relaxed evening, with a casual atmosphere and no fuss, but with excellent food and service.

1 review so far 5
14.07.2016 08:30

Second time that i've been for breakfast at Faraja and I cannot fault it. It was a very cold and wintery day, but the fire was roaring and it was lovely and warm. The smashed avocado with poached eggs and dukkah is sensational.

1 review so far 6
15.02.2017 10:27

We had the most delicious 4 course /shared menu for St Valentine's Day. The service & presentation of the food was excellent - we had a wonderful evening. Highly recommend Faraja, Thank you

1 review so far 5
26.08.2016 08:47

The food at Faraja is always good. This is a casual welcoming place that always delivers. It is great value. The wine list is eclectic and very well priced. Casual ding at its best.

1 review so far 5
05.04.2017 15:38

What a treat and how lucky am I to be so close. Delicious food, great cocktails and wine - Fabulous service and terrific value for money - Thank you Faraja's, we'll definitely be back!

2 reviews so far 6
09.05.2017 15:47

Another amazing dining experience at Faraja! Delicious food, fantastic service and lovely surroundings. Thank you ... it was a lovely way to celebrate my 15th work anniversary :0)

1 review so far 6
22.01.2017 00:34

Faraja never fails to be an enjoyable place to eat at. Great choice of food small and large plates with good wine list too. Friendly staff. Highly recommend.

1 review so far 6
28.04.2017 11:09

Fabulous venue for excellent friendly service.. Food amazing.. Love it at Faraja.. Love the innovative tapas small sharing plates.. Been many times I will be back! Thank you

1 review so far 6
04.08.2016 15:12

Fantastic place to eat for anyone but especially those of us with coeliac disease! All but one item on the entrée/mains menu can be made gluten free and the dessert tasting plate is already GF - amazing! The food is high quality, fresh and tasty; waiters/ waitresses extremely helpful and the prices are great :-).

2 reviews so far 5
03.08.2016 17:26

Food was sensational. There were three of us and we had two pots, three dishes and one desert to share. One of our party was a vegetarian who did like seafood and we found plenty of dishes to suit. All of the dishes were full of flavour with a lot of variety. Our young waiter was very attentive and extremely pleasant and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

1 review so far 6
13.01.2017 21:18

We love everything about Faraja. The staff are very personable. the decor, particularly the art work is fabulous, and then there is the food! Wow

2 reviews so far 5
04.04.2016 10:49

We settled on the $49 per head selections. Food was fantastic, great variety and more than sufficient in quantity. Service was attentive although our waiter was not very engaging. When we booked we were aware that the entertainment card applied to the restaurant however on paying we were told it expired on 31st March. Should have told us on booking.

1 review so far 6
10.12.2016 20:51

High quality food and good service. The team did good and were very pleasant. We had the 'Let us feed you' option ($58) and struggles to cope with the quantity - perhaps we should have bought someone else to help us. All in all a top of the shop experience.

1 review so far 6
12.04.2017 08:59

Great food, service and well priced. Every dish was beautifully presented and tasteful. Ambiance was good to. Will definately be revisiting Faraja in the future.

1 review so far 5
13.11.2016 16:28

Hadn't been to Faraja for a while but had a great brunch there today. Excellent food, very friendly staff, bit of a delay with coffees but overall very good.

1 review so far 6
15.10.2016 12:33

We were surprised to find the restaurant devoid of patrons mid morning on a Sunday. It was a blessing in disguise to enjoy sumptuous food well presented with great ambience. I will return to sample their evening dining menu which listed a diverse range of options.

1 review so far 6
20.02.2017 08:53

Excellent food, healthy and tasty. Had the $45 pp which is fantastic value. Very full by the end. Nice range of wines to choose from. Friendly service. Bit noisy but that's because it's popular! Highly recommend this place. One of my current favourites in Adelaide.

1 review so far 5
18.03.2016 15:21

A very good dining experience. The staff, ambiance and food made Faraja and excellent venue for lunch. I would certainly return and could confidently recommend it.

1 review so far 5
10.06.2017 12:52

Great food. Good value. Shared 4 dishes.. Eggplant dish is particularly good. Pumpkin is amazing but more there than we expected. Always love going to Faraja.

4 reviews so far 6
21.02.2017 20:34

An excellent place to eat. I ended up booking 6 of us in and we tried 6 different meals, all very nice, the best dessert Ive had for a while was the Leche Fritta (deep fried custard) absolutely yummy! Will go again soon.

1 review so far 5
17.03.2017 14:40

Always love Faraja. Food is always fresh and service is great. Good lunch specials too so if you just want a quick meal it's perfect.

1 review so far 6
02.05.2017 10:19

Everything was great. We shared some plates including the salmon, pork belly and beef cheek - all delicious! As was the dessert share plate and cocktails. The service was relaxed and friendly. We really enjoyed our experience and will definitely return.

1 review so far 6
30.03.2017 18:47

Lovely food and choice is diverse - everyone was happy with their meals. Thought we would start with dessert next time as they all sounded wonderful and the ones we had were great. Good service - polite and friendly.

1 review so far 4
17.05.2017 18:05

Service when we arrived was a little slow at first but I guess we arrived when it was busiest. Room was rather noisy (all hard floors and walls) but quietened down as diners left. Food was very good and we weren't kept waiting too long. Interesting and varied wine list with lots of choices for 'by the glass'.

1 review so far 6
09.04.2017 13:33

Excellent range of delicious dishes to share and staff were friendly, knowledgeable and helped to make an enjoyable evening. We thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity for sharing our dishes and having a range of tasty foods to savour.

1 review so far 5
13.10.2016 11:09

Great food in small and medium sizes, good wine and nice atmosphere. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Moderate prices. This place is also great for breakfast not just for dinner, they have excellent selection of healthy and nutritious breakfasts and good coffee. Recommended.

1 review so far 3
13.11.2016 13:29

Had to wait 15minutes to have order taken, Coffee was severed luke warm. 25 minutes latter the food turned up but my poached eggs were cold. I think some of the dishes need to be revised, wife's asparagus dish was bland by avocado dish should have been served deconstructed. By the time I got it was a plate of cold sloppy mush. Finally take a cushion the seats are bone hard.

1 review so far 5
08.02.2017 17:43

Had the deggustation for lunch between 3, matched with wines from the McLaren Vale. The salmon entree was great as was the roast pumpkin with goat cheese. The pork belly was good but the crackling slighltly beyond par. Excellent service, good prices.

1 review so far 6
13.04.2017 09:45

Friendly helpful staff and the food was great, and not overpriced. We had a great night as a table of seven with plenty of space, but a little noisy. Car parking at the back!

1 review so far 6
11.08.2016 21:43

Absolutely delicious food!!! Perfect service!!! Beautiful warm Resturant with log fire, you couldn't ask anything more from a mid week dinner out. Perfect evening and can't wait to go back. Thank you. Kristy Esdale

1 review so far 6
13.09.2016 21:04

Fantastic atmosphere, food, service and delicious cocktails. A perfect dinner out. Our server was attentive and professional. Will definitely be back to try some more of the dishes. Great options for vegetarians too!

2 reviews so far 6
21.03.2017 10:38

Delicious food and friendly service. A good range of share plates and I would recommend trying the dessert share plate as there is something for everyone. I will definitely be back again.

1 review so far 6
05.11.2016 08:12

Fantastic food and fantastic staff. Lovely place for lunch or tea. If you enjoy meeting up with friends and catching up over a meal then this is rhe place for you

2 reviews so far 5
01.06.2016 15:25

Good food . We shared two plates: a cured salmon and garfish fillets and prawns with a Vietnamese salad. Followed this with a dessert platter to share - very decadent! Our favorite was the Eton Mess.

1 review so far 6
27.04.2017 22:53

Wonderful service, marvellous food and excellent surroundings. All sensibly priced which made for a most enjoyable night. One of the nicest meals had for a very long time. Well done.

1 review so far 6
29.10.2016 10:16

Nice atmosphere, delicious food. We shared a few plates and it was more than enough to eat. Would recommend it. Could possibly make the men's and ladies' toilets more distinct!!

1 review so far 5
29.12.2016 07:58

The food was lovely and the service excellent. There is a good ambience in the restaurant and a cute new bar. An outdoor area is available however we sat indoors. I would recommend this restaurant

2 reviews so far 5
23.03.2017 09:50

Delicious food and friendly service. A good range of share plates and happy to accommodate any dietary requirements. The chef's choice is a great way to get a range of dishes if you can't choose!

1 review so far 6
23.12.2016 14:08

Fresh and tasty food, great service with a waiter who knew his wines and how to provide attentive and respectful service. Sat in the courtyard and enjoyed the ambience.

1 review so far 6
25.09.2016 12:02

This restaurant was fantastic. We had great food , service and a wonderful selection of wine was available. If your seeking a great experience I would highly recommend it