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The Lion Hotel

) #60 of 1,318 Restaurants in Adelaide ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , ,
161 Melbourne St, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia
+61 8 8367 0222
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (36 reviews)
“pork rack” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
161 Melbourne St, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia
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Reviews (304)
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1 - 10 of 304 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food was sure surprising for a pub. The barrumandi fish was fantastic. The service was great . Very nice atmosphere

Thank Hussein R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had dinner here on Monday night, super steak and wine special. Just lovely. Staff were very helpful. Two guys playing music was great too. Definitely go back again.

Thank carole1052015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really popular spot on a Sunday morning with lots of space inside and out. Plenty to choose from on the menu and great coffee. Kids are well catered for as well.

Thank AdelaideGringo
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

On Melbourne st, this local was recommended to us by the taxi driver. It was beautiful outside, with fairy lights and stone walls. Inside was a bit stuffy so we chose to sit outside. The undercover area was great and sheltered us from the rainy...More

Thank Cassandra B
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

I attended a work function and needed to send through my food allergies in advance. I shouldn't have bothered, they were unable to cater at all!

Thank kirrily_chambers
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

A few of us went here for a catch up meal and it was very enjoyable. The chilli crab linguine was excellent. Service was good with staff all keeping abreast of the tables as needed. Overall quite a lovely dinner and great venue.

Thank fomidable69
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

As some of the reviews state, coming here to watch the footy on a Friday night can be problematic as they don't have the sound up except outside in the beer garden but they allow smoking in there after they finish serving dinner which makes...More

Thank Lmira1971
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Had a great night at The Lion. My steak was cooked to perfection, flavours were spot on, no seasoning required. Excellent atmosphere, even had a dance to the band! Not expensive and will definitely visit again :)

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This became a second home to us, particularly as many places were closed for quite a long period around Christmas and New Year. For us it was a lovely 15 minute walk through the streets of splendid old houses. The outdoor terrace is huge but...More

1  Thank NomadicTraveller7
Reviewed 25 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank Iggyisreallyacat
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 24 - US$ 97
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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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