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Palais Hotel

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The Esplanade, Semaphore, South Australia 5019, Australia
+61 8 8341 6333
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good46%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“salad” (23 reviews)
“oysters” (11 reviews)
“pork belly” (7 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
The Esplanade, Semaphore, South Australia 5019, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have relatives from England over , and a group of us went for lunch at the Palais, The service was good , the food was fresh , salad and veg bar had a fair selection . The roast pork was tender, the fish taste...More

Thank Bev M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy eating at the Semaphore Palais and have now had a breakfast outings there which are very nice. Food in the upstairs bistro is nice and a good selection but I would like to see on the menu grilled fish & prawns on a...More

Thank Shelley B
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Our daughter and her family live in the area and we always visit the Palais. We have had breakfast, lunch and dinner and can never fault the food. Next to a playground which is great if you have kids.

Thank Leonie R
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Been to the Palais quite a lot recently, both as a couple and for family birthdays etc. Very impressed with the restaurant, great meals at reasonable prices, haven't had any reason to complain. Also impressed with the downstairs bar with big screen TV's and beach...More

Thank dme48431
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

A great spot to pop into after a walk on the beach. Good selection of beers on tap and cocktails if you prefer. All day menu fits the location. Ribs to oysters and all in between. Good mix of clientele from dog walkers to 20...More

1  Thank Paul N
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Wow, hadn’t been to the Palais in a while but the restaurant upstairs was really a surprise! Pub food but really good pub food with nice service. Midweek and we were early diners but nothing was a bother. The bar was quite but it got...More

Thank Sulifamily
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Came here for a family birthday in the ballroom restaurant, it is very rare to find a restaurant on the coast side of the road in Adelaide. The decor is interesting and the food high quality, highly recommend the Shanks. Staff were friendly and helpful....More

Thank Pete C
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I visited The Palais with a group of friends and was impressed with the quality of the food and the friendly efficient service. I was able to get my fish grilled and the salad and vegetable were of a high standard. The roasted beetroot was...More

Thank kuhn1952
Reviewed 26 August 2018

We went as a family for mum mum's 70th. The service was faultless, including the lead up to the event where they were very helpful with planning, and on the day. I'm not a big fan of the restaurant - food is good but the...More

1  Thank AnneKoala
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

This place is awesome, the girlfriend and I stopped in to grab a bite to eat. We were served straight away, we were seated at the ocean facing seats at the window, we watched the sunset and our meal was delivered quickly and it tasted...More

Thank Ivan D
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30 March 2018|
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Response from thomasgT7747WO | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can book tables in all dining areas..............re dogs, never seen any dogs near venue.
Kaylene W
13 December 2017|
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Response from Michael C | Reviewed this property |
I would not know the cost but it would be reasonable base on it normal cost and you would be overlooking the sea great for photos.
Lee-Anne Q
10 August 2017|
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Response from 135Eleni | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they would have - best to speak with Palais and find out
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Esplanade, Semaphore, South Australia 5019, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Semaphore
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8341 6333
  • E-mail
An Adelaide institution since 1922, the award winning Palais Hotel in beautiful Semaphore has something to suit every taste. Priding ourselves as a family business that makes every effort to provide the highest standard of customer service in a relaxed beachside atmosphere. Our guests have the option of grabbing a casual bite in our sunny and spacious beach bar, hold an event in one of our many function rooms, or for a more traditional and formal experience, sitting in the grandeur of the Ballroom Bistro. With the Ballroom Bistro alone having a capacity to sit up to 120 guests inside and an additional 60 guests on the balcony, this destination venue is a regular rendezvous for our local customers, who enjoy taking advantage of the great meal specials during the week. Weekends, public holidays and special occasions sees a variety of patrons from all around Adelaide, interstate and the rest of the country.
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