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“Great food, good service.”
Review of The Colonist Hotel

The Colonist Hotel
Ranked #7 of 90 Restaurants in Norwood
Price range: US$ 6 - US$ 30
Cuisines: Contemporary, Pub, Gastropub
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Located on The Parade Norwood and going strong since 1851, this Adelaide Pub has been stripped back to its raw beauty with high ceilings, ornate copper roofing and original scenic wall paper. The Pub’s charm and character is ever present and is supported by some of the best pub food Adelaide and South Australia has to offer. Enjoy a bite to eat and drink in our Main Bar, outside dining on the Parade or take advantage of table service in our quaint restaurant featuring Gustav Klimt paintings on the walls. Our sumptuous menu, available in all areas of this Adelaide Pub, features tapas and share plates, modern Australian dishes and an ever changing specials list. The menu is complimented by our premium and boutique wine list and craft beers on tap, turning a visit to this charming SA Pub an event to remember. Indulge yourself at this iconic Adelaide Pub for Lunch, Brunch or Dinner, open 7 days a week, where we showcase some of the best gourmet dishes on the Parade, Norwood.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Made booking via their website which was very easy & received email confirmation Booked a quiet table inside, we received quiet table in back room. Food was excellent and arrived together. Riley our waiter was great. we'll be back again.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Saturno_Managers, General Manager at The Colonist Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us this lovely feedback! We're happy to hear that we were able to accommodate your requests, and that you enjoyed your meals. Look forward to seeing you back at The Colonist again soon.

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Reviewed 11 September 2021

Had booked in for lunch the other day and requested that it was in the front bar. When we arrived though it seemed that had just been forgotten and we were placed wherever was free. Which worked out okay because it was a nice spot. Then I went up and ordered a rose with ice, the ice was put in first and filled the glass leaving a thimble of rose to be poured in afterwards and I was still charged full price. We then go to order planning on ordering some entrees and then mains later, they tell us they can make sure that they come out spaced. So we agree to order that way, the entrees come out and when we haven't even finished half of them they ask if we want our mains, twice.
This place has definitely declined in the last few years, at least the food still tasted good.

Date of visit: September 2021
Thank 709alicias
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Saturno_Managers, General Manager at The Colonist Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback from your visit. We are disappointed to receive this feedback as this is definitely not our usual standard, but we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meals. We have passed on your comments to our Head Chef & Venue Manager, however if you would like to discuss further please email customerservice@boozebros.com.au. Thanks - The Colonist.

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Reviewed 27 August 2021

was a special day of catch ups with some friends who havent seen each other for a long time, after a slight mix up with our booking, that was rectified with a complimentary drink, we were placed on a table that ended up being the best spot for us - the sun was coming through the window and we all had great meals and more bubbles ! Jacob was very friendly, attentive and looked after us with a smile (noticeable even under his face mask!) - thanks so much

Date of visit: August 2021
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Thank V345JPkerrys
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Saturno_Managers, General Manager at The Colonist Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2021

Awesome feedback - thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your afternoon and we were able to rectify the mix up. Stop in again soon!

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Reviewed 19 June 2021

Had a flight stopover from the Northern Territory back to WA, and had a few hours to wait in Adelaide. Did a quick google search of places for lunch not too far from the airport (had a hire car). The Colonist looked interesting so that's where we went. Built in 1851, it is quirky, welcoming and cosy. We were a few minutes early for lunch and the only ones there so got a chance to look around at the various seating areas and the menu. Sold! Lunch was great, as was the service, and the glass of SA red wine I had. Great place, thoroughly recommend it!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Thank Bargain21
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Saturno_Managers, General Manager at The Colonist Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2021

Awesome feedback! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at The Colonist and had a chance to check out the venue. Cheers - The Colonist.

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Reviewed 30 April 2021

If you are handicapped I would strongly encourage you to look elsewhere. The

treatment my friend experience by the Gaming Manager Luke 145747, was deplorable.

There was no conversation about the possible challenges my friend has, it was a

judgmental and incorrect assumption of my friends, demeanour. Wrongly assuming

he was heavily intoxicated, when in fact he has, physical challenges due to a brain

injury.

Very disappointing.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Thank E4627JAmattb
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Saturno_Managers, General Manager at The Colonist Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2021

Hi,

We take all complaints seriously and always do our best to resolve the matter. We have tried to get in touch to discuss this further with you but unfortunately have been unsuccessful in doing so. Could you please email your best contact number to customerservice@boozebros.com.au and a member of Senior Management will call you asap. Kind regards - The Colonist.

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