By Nando Focareta

Discover the Culinary Artistry of Head Chef Billy Preece at Ambra Spirits

Nestled in the heart of Thebarton, just a stone’s throw from Adelaide’s bustling CBD, Ambra Spirits is delighted to unveil its new kitchen menu, meticulously crafted by the talented Head Chef Billy Preece. Renowned for his passion for Italian cuisine and an unwavering commitment to quality, Chef Preece brings a fresh and innovative approach to our Italian-inspired menu. Join us as we explore the exquisite culinary offerings that are setting Ambra Spirits apart as a premier dining destination.

A Menu Born from Passion and Expertise

Innovative Italian-Inspired Cuisine At Ambra Spirits, we believe that every dish should tell a story, and under the guidance of Head Chef Billy Preece, our new menu does just that. Drawing on traditional Italian cooking techniques while incorporating modern twists, the menu promises to delight the senses and transport diners straight to the heart of Italy.

Fresh, Locally Sourced Ingredients Chef Preece’s philosophy revolves around the farm-to-table concept, ensuring that every ingredient is fresh, locally sourced, and of the highest quality. This commitment not only supports local producers but also guarantees that our dishes are bursting with flavour and authenticity.

Highlighted Dishes from Our Menu

Antipasti and Appetizers

  • La Piadina: Enjoy a grilled flatbread drizzled with garlic oil and sprinkled with fresh herbs, a simple yet perfect start to your meal.
  • Rosemary Focaccia: Our house-made focaccia is a testament to simplicity, featuring honey, rosemary, vincotto, and olive oil for a sweet and aromatic flavour profile.

Piatti Piccoli (Small Plates)

  • Anchovy Soldiers: Dive into a dish of Ortiz anchovies served on house-made focaccia, complemented by olive tapenade and a unique limoncello vinaigrette.
  • Burrata: A creamy buffalo milk curd served with focaccia, roasted macadamias, and a drizzle of mandarin oil, combining creamy textures with citrus notes.

Piatti Grandi (Larger Plates)

  • Ragu: Slow-cooked beef shin with rigatoni pasta, dressed in a rich San Marzano tomato sauce and topped with freshly grated pecorino and basil.
  • Bistecca Lombata: A 350g porterhouse steak, perfectly seasoned and served with gremolata, flatbread, and an assortment of pickled vegetables.

Dolci (Sweets)

  • Tiramisù: A classic reimagined with biscotti, mascarpone, coffee, and a touch of limoncello cream, layered for an indulgent finish.
  • Panna Cotta: A light yet luscious dessert featuring lemon, saffron, and coconut cream, topped with a wild berry compote and hazelnuts for added texture.

A Dining Experience Like No Other

Ambra Spirits isn’t just about great drinks; it’s a full sensory experience. From the warm, inviting atmosphere of our newly renovated space to the exceptional service provided by our dedicated team, every detail is carefully curated to ensure an unforgettable dining experience.

Meet the Mastermind: Head Chef Billy Preece

With years of culinary experience and a deep-rooted love for Italian cuisine, Chef Billy Preece is a visionary in the kitchen. His approach to cooking is both innovative and respectful of tradition, ensuring that each dish not only tastes extraordinary but also pays homage to its roots.


We invite you to Ambra Spirits to experience the culinary delights of our new menu created by Head Chef Billy Preece. Whether you’re looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion, have a romantic dinner, or simply enjoy a night out with friends, our kitchen promises dishes that are as memorable as they are delicious. Visit us at 43 Phillips Street, Thebarton, and let us take you on a gastronomic journey that celebrates the best of Italian-inspired cuisine.

Ready to taste the magic Chef Preece has created? Visit our website to book your table at Ambra Spirits and discover why our new menu is the talk of the town. Don’t forget to follow us on social media for the latest updates and culinary inspirations!