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Benjamin on Franklin

#156 of 1,291 Restaurants in Adelaide
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Bar, Australian, International, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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233 Franklin St, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
+61 130230
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Adelaide
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85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here 3 times over the years, but I think I've finally given up - food is never particularly good (and in the most recent case, it was cold and tough). Nice atmosphere and sometimes good service though.

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Thank BrendanF21
Adelaide South Australia
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98 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

A group of friends enjoyed an evening out at Benjamin's on Franklin. Tasty food, friendly staff and a lovely venue made for a top night. We shared entrees, the corn fritters were delicious, for mains the paella was a hit and the ginger/lemon cake for dessert was scrumptious. Well priced meals were enjoyed by all, after eating in the dining... More 

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Thank BilferG
Port Elliot
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189 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Nice meal for a group of 4. Good service well presented and tasty food reasonably priced in a well decorated area mixing lots of old with new

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Thank llsaPortElliot
Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We spent our visit in the awesome outdoor beer garden which had great atmosphere. Food and drink also good.

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Thank Sam_Voysey
Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017

After pedalling around the city for 2 hours the happy pedallers were a bit hungry so we called in the B on F and ordered some pizzas & wedges etc. and the food was really good

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Thank mundies65
Mount Gambier, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We attended a private function in the upstairs part of the hotel. The decor was an eclectic mix of traditional/vintage and new. Very cool vibe. Staff were friendly and service was great. The food, consisting of a variety of finger foods, was delicious and plentiful. The drink prices were high (I'm not sure if this is because it was a... More 

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Thank MichelleLBT
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 January 2017

I had lunch here on Saturday and I had to write a review! Fantastic food - I had the beef bagel, and oh my god - it was flawless. So good! I can't get over the décor and the ambience of this hotel; it really is a little gem in Adelaide. I will definitely be back.

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Thank prettyfunnyblonde
Adelaide
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Came back for a second try after being a bit disappointed last time. This time round we were certainly pleased with the quality of the GHS wings, and were left full and happy! Craft beer selection is great as always and the wings were delicious, well covered in the flavouring sauces. The only detraction on the food was the sweet... More 

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Thank themarvel2004
Adelaide, Australia
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67 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We have eaten here several times and everytime have enjoyed the food and the service, the back beer garden is a lovely spot on a Sunday afternoon too1

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Thank Tracy S
Adelaide, Australia
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I went to the Benjamin on Franklin with a group of friends. Caught the tram into Victoria Square and it was a nice walk from there. The decor and atmosphere is great. Lots of lighting everywhere. Featuring light shades from my childhood, heaps of glasses hanging from the roof in one section. It was an amazing formation. Pub area out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Australian, International, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
09:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 00:00
Thursday
09:00 - 00:00
Friday
09:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 Franklin St, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide
  • Phone Number: +61 130230
Description
this pub has had a major overhaul and it is the funkyist place now and very popular with the city types and everyone else. Lots of old lampshades, cut glass hanging from the ceiling, beer garden with 3 great booths including huge retro lights hanging in each, great food, excellent staff and good wine list too. It ticks all my boxes. They seem like a happy bunch of staff which always makes it a better experience for the likes of me

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