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The Lion Hotel

$$ - $$$, ,
161 Melbourne St, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia
+61 8 8367 0222
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (41 reviews)
“green salad” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
161 Melbourne St, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

The Lion never fails to deliver. Where to start! In all categories it excels. From the atmosphere to high quality of food, first class service, consistency every visit , knowledge of wines and wine list with the menu so wonderfully presented by their chefs. Highly...More

Thank dmwhite41
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Personal service and relaxed atmosphere. His salt and pepper squid was cooked to perfection, and her beef schnitzel rated excellent. A good recommendation from the bar for a local pinot gris went down well. Nothing too much bother.

Thank deetee632
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fried Chicken Ribs: 5/5 Pork Rack: 2/5 Natural Oysters: 5/5 Kilpatrick Oysters: 5/5 Green salad: 5/5 Service: 5/5

Thank LC888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere there is very relaxed with the footy on and a modern interior. Service was quite pleasant and would definitely recommend getting the parma, a generous serving and very well done.

Thank Adam K
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Went here for breakfast and they certainly have a lot to chose from. Service was excellent and it was quite busy for a Tuesday Morning. You can sit inside or outside and watch the busy area. Food was lovely and a very good coffee. Would...More

Thank Xanerin
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Popped in here for morning coffee with friends and enjoyed sitting in the sunshine watching the world going by. Perfect spot for it! Staff friendly, menu great. What's not to like?!

Thank AilsaMacT
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Took my aged mother to dine and we were treated extremely well. We behaved ourselves so well they said 'it was a pleasure having you dine with us'. But, really, you eat out for the food. Started with prosecco served in icy glasses and, yes,...More

Thank 3112Barbara
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The Lion has been renovated to a high standard over the years. A nice upper market pub located in North Adelaide. Many a good meal has been shared at the restaurant. The food is modern and done well. We like to be seated in the...More

Thank Daniel H
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Good atmosphere and well priced meals. They serve the best chicken schnitzel , good size and well priced good serving of chips as well. Great location and very quick service.

Thank MEC2015
Reviewed 31 March 2018

This old hotel served wonderful meals. The schnitzels are huge and well priced. Dine outside or inside - it doesn't matter. Lovely for a coffee early in the morning too. Highly recommend.

Thank Debbie H
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$97
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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