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Benjamin on Franklin

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233 Franklin St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 130230
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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Bar, Pub, Australian, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
233 Franklin St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are here about 18 months ago and were left disappointed. But we ate here this week on a Tuesday night and we were in early. We will be back. Ordered garlic and herb bread and it was hot and crispy just the way it...More

Thank Angela R
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Quite possibly the worst dining experience I’ve ever had, went there last night, only three tables of people in the place the entire night. I now know why! The food here was once amazing. New owners appalling food. I ordered a mushroom burger which was...More

Thank Sally K
Reviewed 31 March 2018

I went here on a weekend for lunch with my wife. We found it completely empty so we had a chance to walk around and look at the place downstairs and upstairs. The decor is quite interesting, one room has glassware suspended from the ceiling...More

Thank JackFromAdelaide
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

The decor is quite lovely with inside and outside seating, the sraff are friendky and effucient, however, the menu is a bit boring.

Thank Tracy D
Reviewed 10 March 2018

So, we are a vegetarian couple who love eating out, we know the good places in Adelaide to eat where the food did not walk, swim or fly. Invited to BOF for a birthday party, and it was the worst meal I have eaten outside...More

Thank Dave L
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We had a group of 14 booked for dinner. It took an hour and 25 minutes to get any food once orders were placed. It was not at all busy and nothing much was happening in the kitchen an hour after ordering. Very understaffed but...More

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Went there today for lunch with friends. Ordered Prawn and Mango Salad with crispy noodles. I wouldn't order it again. The noodles are basically crushed up 2 minute noodles and there was barely any dressing. A very dry meal indeed. The prawns were over cooked...More

Thank Tracy D
Reviewed 8 February 2018

We were group of 10 on what we thought was quiet private room on the “Library” table. When we arrived at scheduled time, were dismayed that hotel management had crammed another 30 people in the room on temporary tables, so it sounded more like a...More

Thank langleyd2015
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

We recently held my daughters 18th party out in the beer garden. We can’t rate the service we received highly enough. We had exclusiveness to the beer garden where there was a mini bar established. The staff were so accommodating & helpful with all of...More

Thank Carrudies06
Reviewed 20 January 2018

I visit the Benjamin on Franklin about every 4 weeks for a meeting. The venue has a variety of good areas to meet, outside areas, upstairs rooms and ground floor areas. No obvious wheel chair or disability access to the building, although accessible disability toilet....More

Thank Dilyn3000
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Bar, Pub, Australian, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 Franklin St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide
  • Phone Number: +61 130230
this pub has had a major overhaul and it is the funkyist place now and very popular with the city types and everyone else. Lots of old lampshades, cut glass hanging from the ceiling, beer garden with 3 great booths including huge retro lights hanging in each, great food, excellent staff and good wine list too. It ticks all my boxes. They seem like a happy bunch of staff which always makes it a better experience for the likes of me
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