Do you enjoy a quick get-away, but don't want to go too far? Strathalbyn is perfect for day trips, as well as overnight stays. At barely an hour's drive from the CBD, Strath boasts streets of antique and second-hand wares, quaint cafes, a pretty central park area and bustling shopping strip.
If you find yourself in Strath for lunch or dinner, The Olfactory Inn offers something very unique and special. Housed in a building with original wooden floorboards and finishings, the restaurant offers "food, wine & dining classic in nature - balanced menus that evolve with the season and produce of South Australia", according to their website. Working with local produce means that the menu changes, so if you come back a couple of months later, you'll have new dishes to choose from.
The atmosphere is relaxed and refined, but with a welcoming air. The staff are very accomodating - we had a baby with us and they seated us at a bench to the side that had room for the pram, making sure to bring our food around when we would be caring for her.
Interesting name...do not recall the existence of any factories in High Street..perhaps there was back in the early 1920's,but I can't imagine what kind of factory.Yes,it is the perfect place for a day trip from the city...possibly the prettiest small inland town in S.Aust,with many interesting antique shops,that are usually closed on Mondays.