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The Lion Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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161 Melbourne St, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia
+61 8 8367 0222
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Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came here as tourists from Brisbane, and honestly only stopped as it seemed to be the only place in the city serving food on Anzac Day. The food was fantastic quality, be it a wee bit pricey. Also, the food only took about 15 mins, which, considering it was going off (literally no spare tables) was pretty impressive! The... More 

Thank Iggyisreallyacat
Melbourne, Australia
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253 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in for a drink before dinner. Service was friendly and quick and the outdoor seating area is a good option if it's busy/noisy inside. Didn't eat here but the food service looked pretty sharp.

Thank Lucy954
Sydney, Australia
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78 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, service and ambience. First night in Adelaide on a family holiday and walked to this Hotel a few metres from our apartment. Sat outside with fairy lights creating a lovely scene. Our waitress was extremely pleasant and the food excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed the special curry of the day - $17.00 ginger chicken 👌my husband loved his pork... More 

Thank Imfundu
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing breakfast brunch etc I highly recommend the casual meals area. Great coffee, fresh chef made meals at good prices and quick service and all weather indoor outdoor verandah options etc

Thank Brian T
Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Worst eggs benedict, the ham tasted really old, I certainly won't be having a eggs benedict there, other breakfast are good

Thank bbold407
Canberra, Australia
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181 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We had late morning coffee here with a lot of locals. It is pleasant to linger outside in the shade - the outdoor area is in a side road a little away from the intersection which was appreciated. The coffee was good and bottles of table water were available. There was no pressure to move on after finishing our coffee... More 

Thank J0anned568
Merbein, Australia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Calamari was rubbery, medium rare steak cooked to well done,, chicken schnitzel tough and not the nicest. Fries were cooked to perfect. Salad consisted of just lettuce. If you wanted proper salad you have to pay an extra $9.00. We were thoroughly disapointed.

Thank bagsimake13
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I had breakfast here and it was good but nothing special. They did cater for gluten free diets which was great though. It was a little on the expensive side. I didn't love the service but it wasn't all bad.

Thank Andrea S
Australia / UK
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We turned up impromptu: 9 of us at lunchtime with no booking in the more formal restaurant; we were a restauranteur's nightmare. But we were greeted with smiles and can-do attitudes, and found ourselves seated at the back table and had an absolute feast. Being a born-again Bogan/Chav, I like seafood sauce (AKA 1000 island dressing) on my oysters. But... More 

Thank BoyinOZ
Adelaide, Australia
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160 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

It's still a great place to visit , grand pub, meals are still very good and comes quickly , however pick your times and don't even try to sit outside on a very hot day ! evenings are very good atmosphere and more relaxed than the day with meals. very busy but worth it !

Thank jeff k

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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
US$24 - US$97
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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?