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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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Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
The Esplanade, Semaphore, South Australia 5019, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Palais for the lunch specials, good choice of salad & veg . Simon was very friendly and welcoming, reasonably priced. I had the roast beef & the other meal was pasta , both were large serves .All in all a nice afternoon.

Thank Bev M
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Had dinner here but it was average. A bit pricey for what it is. You would be better to seek out little restaurants on street corners in the area which there are plenty of. Downstairs would also be a better, more informal option. Would we...More

Thank keith g
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

My adult daughter and I walked our pup on the beach and then decided to stay for lunch. As we were wearing trackies, we didn’t mind sitting outside on a sunny winters day. We sat out in the area across the walkway and still received...More

Thank LisaEstella71
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Loved the salt and pepper calamari one of the best I’ve had went at lunch time so meal came out nice and fast

Thank Port2004
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Ok so most reviewers are about the meals or atmosphere but it's also a great place for a morning coffee leading into such. The staff are very helpful and for a "pub" the coffee is surprisingly good. At this time of day it's not packed...More

Thank David 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, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
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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