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The Southern Hotel

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Bar, Australian
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23 Murray St, Gawler, South Australia 5118, Australia
08 8522 1065
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Yeah its a good little pub. Good food and drinks. Staff are friendly. Prices are good. Family friendly. Easy parking. Good for a quick catch up with friends and family.

Thank Craig W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A large dining area seperate from the children's section. Good value meals with free ice cream for desert. Staff are friendly and helpful. Would definitely come again. Great value.

Thank Russell-Joy C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Salad bar had little on offer considering peak holiday period lunchtime and busy with customers they where continually having to ask for items to be topped up 7/10 Meal took awhile however friendly staff. The schnitzel was quite over cooked

Thank 801tanya2015
Lyndoch, Australia
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Typical pub grub, hot and cold salad bar. This hotel was renovated a a few years ago. It really needs a revamp, looking very shabby now. I had a young child with me that wanted to go in the children's play area. One step inside and I pulled her out. It was very claustrophobic, smelt stale and was also very... More 

Thank mrsgoddard63
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The food isn't great and while they do have a kids play area it is very small. Normally you have kids/families on one side and pensioners on the other. Food is cheapish there is a salad bar and they run cheap specials.

Thank kirsty_jade19
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

At the bottom end of Murray St, the Southern offers good pub food at reasonable prices in a pleasant environment. A main gets you unlimited access to the salad bar (includes hot dishes and veggies etc) and their dessert selection. Staff are friendly, service prompt and my gluten free needs understood and catered for.

Thank bobjanh
Gawler, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Good clean hotel. Great playroom for kids. Good menu at reasonable prices. Good seating, in general a good food pub with a good selection self serve food bar. With hot and cold dishes to choose, along with desert bar.

Thank kangaroo2016
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We have been there about 3 times a week. good unlimited salard bar, affordable price. Lunch is super affordable, Dinner comes with unlimited good desserts and soup.

Thank Brendon G
Gawler, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Hurry int to Southern To enjoy a special treat A tasty chicken and bacon pie (that others cannot beat) Creamy potatoes-or golden brown chips what ever you desire Plus veggie's or salad and crispy bread (which surely does inspire) Help yourself to some ice-cream with a variety of topping Then relax in the warmth of The Southern Before rushing away... More 

Thank leemT8179HS
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Had lunch midweek at this pleasant pub on the main street of Gawler. Good and not too big a choice on the menu. There were also four specials around $10. I had one of the specials, chicken and bacon pie, while my wife had garfish, both enjoyable pub standard food. Staff were friendly and service was reasonably quick. With one... More 

Thank Bob D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Murray St, Gawler, South Australia 5118, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Barossa Valley  >  Gawler
  • Phone Number: 08 8522 1065

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