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The Lion Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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161 Melbourne St, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia
+61 8 8367 0222
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Magill, Australia
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For an impressive dining with great service, food and venue, The Lion Hotel hits the mark, crowd was a bit noisy due to the Christmas get together, but food was fantastic, even too huge of a main course, which minimised our dessert options to sharing one between four. The owner was also greeting customers on a Saturday night, good on... More 

Thank chefmeng
Adelaide, Australia
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87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My brother and i went out for dinner it was great food and the atmosphere was great every body seemed to be enjoying there food I had fish of the day it came out looking like i was in a 5 star restaurant plenty on the plate.My brother had a scotch fillet cooked to his liking we ordered a bottle... More 

Thank Hugom1954
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was good and an ordering error was quickly resolved. Thought the food was average but the drinks were good. It was nice standing outside watching the world go by. We did go back a few nights later but only for drinks.

Thank K_L_doyle
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great atmosphere friendly staff without being over the top the menu was varied with many daily specials even though the room was very busy we did not have to wait very long for our meals to arrive and a perfect 15 -20 minute wait between courses all our food was to everyones satisfaction no complaints from around the table all... More 

Thank zandraAdelade
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us for lunch in the restaurant last Friday. I have many food intolerances and allergies and this was the first meal I have been able to eat in a restaurant in Adelaide for years. I rang to ask if they could accommodate me (usually I have to eat before hand and then watch others eat) and cannot speak... More 

Thank Fiona H
Tweed Heads, Australia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great friendly service lovely meal had the daily specials and very reasonable food fantastic staff very friendly great atmosphere highly recommended

Thank StuGD
Northern Territory Australia
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had after wedding drinks at this hotel which was pleasant and comfortable, wish we were there longer to check out the meals.

Thank mcalice6
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346 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Lion Hotel was the choice for a Sunday night dinner. Lots of people had the same idea too. Our food was excellent and the value just as appealing. Great vibrant atmosphere and highly recommended.

Thank MarkNob
Adelaide, Australia
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The formal dining restaurant attached to The Lion Hotel offers a great selection of meals and starters, and FABULOUS desserts. Family friendly, but much classier than a pub meal. A great option for a nice dinner with kids in tow. The food was fantastic and the serves were generous.

Thank Alice K
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Had breakfast here 3 mornings in a row. Great food - plenty of choices and good size servings, lovely friendly staff and good coffee.

Thank rachaelps

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 24 - USD 97
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 Melbourne St, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8367 0222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?