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“Great food and lovely service”
Review of The Colonist Hotel

The Colonist Hotel
Ranked #7 of 90 Restaurants in Norwood
Price range: $6 - $28
Cuisines: Contemporary, Pub, Gastropub
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, 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 November 2021

We ate at The Colonist for a Melbourne Cup lunch. It was the usual menu (instead of the normally expensive set lunches) $14 glasses of French champagne and lots of sweeps to take. I had the vegetarian lasagne which I loved and my husband the seafood pasta. With TVs in every room we got a good view of the cup and the fantastic service all added up to a great day.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Thank Marilyn V
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Saturno_Managers, General Manager at The Colonist Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2021

So glad you enjoyed the day Marilyn. Thanks for joining us and we hope to see you back at The Colonist again soon.

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Reviewed 22 October 2021

Lovely old pub in gorgeous spot in Norwood. Vibrant on the Thurs night we visited with attentive staff and about a half dozen things on the menu that sounded excellent - hard to make a decision but the meals we had were just delicious. I’ll definitely be back again and again - keen to try the rest of the menu. Wish this pub was down the end of my street!

Date of visit: October 2021
Thank Kata_who_reviews
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Saturno_Managers, Owner at The Colonist Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave us this lovely review Kata. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 22 September 2021

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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Thank 957abbieh
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Saturno_Managers, General Manager at The Colonist Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2021

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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