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The Colonist Hotel

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44 The Parade, Norwood, South Australia 5067, Australia
+61 8 8362 3736
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (6 reviews)
Closes in 7 min
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Australian, International, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
44 The Parade, Norwood, South Australia 5067, Australia
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1 - 10 of 141 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a gathering of work colleagues over dinner. Everyone agreed the meals were excellent the the service was fantastic. I would highly recommend this venue

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mollydog54
Saturno_Managers, Manager at The Colonist Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review, we are glad you enjoyed The Colonist and hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 4 October 2018

I have had lunch here twice in the last week. First with my sister and I was so impressed, I brought my husband the week after. All the years I have lived here, I have had a few drinks but never eaten here. Why, I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jobandben
Saturno_Managers, Manager at The Colonist Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review, we are so glad to here you enjoyed our pub and our food! We can't wait to see you back at The Colonist again

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

A very big thank you to the professional and very kind staff for accommodating us on the night of blackouts around town. We needed a venue and they were available and willing to set up a table for us in the dining room. The dips...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 351pennyb
Saturno_Managers, Manager at The Colonist Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Thanks Penny, we are very happy that our staff helped you out and you still ended up having a great night despite the initial worries with the blackouts! We hope to see you at The Colonist again soon

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely afternoon today soaking up the rare winter sunshine. Sat outside which was pure heaven. Enjoying my hills pear cider. The colonist has lots of easy close parking and loads of people were outside with their adorable 4 legged fur babies. A real...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 198staceyd
Saturno_Managers, Manager at The Colonist Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Thank you for such a wonderful review Stacey, we are glad you enjoyed The Colonist so much! We hope to see you back again soon

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Great old style pub feel with a good selection of beers. We had dinner here and the food was amazing. Possibly the best food I have ever had in a pub. Recommend it to friends and family.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Savs0
Saturno_Managers, Manager at The Colonist Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thanks for such a great review, we are so glad you enjoyed your time at The Colonist. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 25 June 2018

Saturday night at the pub,what a great place to be.The colonist has kept it's old charm and the food and staff were great.Happy staff=happy meal!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank beardy5045
Saturno_Managers, Admin at The Colonist Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, we hope to see you at The Colonist again soon!

Reviewed 19 June 2018

The food at The Colonist is easily some of the best pub food i've experienced. Staff are always helpful and friendly and the wine list is interesting without being pretentious. Love dining here and would recommend for any occasion.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank boy_racer1
Saturno_Managers, Manager at The Colonist Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thanks for taking the time to leave us some lovely feedback - look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

When we arrived in the quaint dining area we were greeted with loud and raucous noise from the front bar that was quite intrusive. Food choices were excellent with ample choice. However the wine was very expensive for a pub. $48 for an average Tempranillo...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank GrahamAdelaide
Saturno_Managers, Guest Relations Manager at The Colonist Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hi Graham, thanks for taking the time to leave feedback. We strive to give our customers an overall high quality experience and are disappointed it fell short. We do take all feedback on board and into consideration. If you wanted to chat directly with a...More

Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Brilliant spot with an eclectic wine and beer selection. Food varied and beautifully presented and tasty. Staff warm and welcoming.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Suzanne H
Saturno_Managers, Manager at The Colonist Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review Suzanne, we are glad to hear you enjoy our pub just as much as we do! Hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Dropped in for a quick dinner and was very impressed. The tapas food we selected was excellent and tasty. Highly recommend the squid. It was tasty and melted in your mouth. Will definitely be going back again.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank G150FLstevet
Saturno_Managers, Manager at The Colonist Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Great to hear that you had an enjoyable experince at our venue - look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Response from Jocelyn A | Reviewed this property |
Now that it is Sunday I think your question has probably already been resolved. On Saturday they are open till about 2am, but the drinking areas outside close earlier about midnight.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 17
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Australian, International, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 The Parade, Norwood, South Australia 5067, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Norwood
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8362 3736
  • E-mail
Description
Located on The Parade Norwood and going strong since 1851, this Adelaide Pub has been stripped back to its raw beauty with high ceilings, ornate copper roofing and original scenic wall paper. The Pub’s charm and character is ever present and is supported by some of the best pub food Adelaide and South Australia has to offer. Enjoy a bite to eat and drink in our Main Bar, outside dining on the Parade or take advantage of table service in our quaint restaurant featuring Gustav Klimt paintings on the walls. Our sumptuous menu, available in all areas of this Adelaide Pub, features tapas and share plates, modern Australian dishes and an ever changing specials list. The menu is complimented by our premium and boutique wine list and craft beers on tap, turning a visit to this charming SA Pub an event to remember. Indulge yourself at this iconic Adelaide Pub for Lunch, Brunch or Dinner, open 7 days a week, where we showcase some of the best gourmet dishes on the Parade, Norwood.
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