Any Adelaidean worth their salt has either visited or heard of Bowden. It has a buzzing hive of delectable eateries, eclectic bars, and an abundance of retail amenities. The emerging suburb has quickly made a name for itself as the cool neighbourhood steeped in history yet splashed with stunning murals and vibrant public art.
In the converted Clipsal factory, at the heart of Bowden, sits Plant 4 - the home of unrivalled gourmet food and live gigs. And just a few steps away, on Fourth Street, is the aptly named On The Park development. These off-the-plan apartments are offering a rare opportunity to own a slice of the enviable Bowden lifestyle.
Imagine waking up to the beautiful parkland views of Bowden Park yet just minutes from all the urban necessities - and indulgences - you could desire. Plant 4 is a thriving village filled with local maker markets, special events, celebrations and even the occasional wedding. So no matter what you fancy, Plant 4 ensures you will always have plenty to eat, drink and do while supporting local businesses.
There’s a reason people from all over flock to Bowden every weekend; in addition to the Insta-worthy fitouts, Plant 4 eateries have a distinct focus on health-conscious, homemade meals that will satisfy even the pickiest of palettes. My Grandma ben is a sustainability-conscious cafe, bar and community space with a menu that changes with the seasons. Here it’s all about creating delicious dishes the way the elder did; minimising waste and making things from scratch.
The Lost Loaf is the brainchild of award-winning baker Emma Shearer and the home of the best bread in town. Keep your pantry stocked with Emma’s signature sourdough bread, which she starts three days in advance to develop beautiful flavours, a softer texture and a great caramelised crust.
Additionally, Plant 4 also hosts a weekly rotation of retailers to keep things fresh. Every Wednesday and Friday nights Plant 4 hosts a thriving night market showcasing local wine, craft beers and delicious cocktails using spirits from Adelaide’s finest distilleries. The night markets are also the best place in town to catch live acoustic gigs or catch up with friends at any of the late-night bars. Living moments away also means you can stay out a little later and you won’t have to worry about the transport home.
On The Park in Bowden is part of Renewal SA’s $265m flagship development focusing on the next evolution of the urban form. The precinct has been strategically designed to meet its residents’ needs with a host of places to live, work and play as well as an undeniable sense of belonging. While it’s already home to a vast range of amenities, Bowden has even more in the works, with the precinct due for completion in 2027. Residences at On The Park will be move-in ready by December 2021 - for more information, click here.