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The Lion Hotel

$$ - $$$, ,
161 Melbourne St, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia
+61 8 8367 0222
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (39 reviews)
“broccolini” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
161 Melbourne St, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It has been around 12 months since we've been to The Lion for dinner. No fault of The Lion; a move of residence and lots of travel. Menu and wine list have a good selection and they are followed through with a good quality of...More

Thank docfeedback
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in need of an early dinner and The Old Lion was a great option. Everyone was catered for with dietary requirements and there's a kids menu too. Great food in a relaxed atmosphere

Thank Kate B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we were staying next door at the Apartments, we ate breakfast here on 2 mornings. The service was efficient and the meals good. The outdoor eating on the street was nice in the morning sun.

Thank Beetrootears
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We all had an absolute blast at The Lion Hotel great entertainment and great food would definitely return!

Thank beccajayde
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in at the Lion Hotel for a late afternoon drink with family. Good selection of beers and wine. Wednesday meal deal was wings and ribs. Enjoyed a serving of the hot wings. Did not enjoy the music selection that was played; felt that it...More

Thank SVKay
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We are regulars but were " walk ins " on Saturday night. The whole pub was busy and we were found a table for two which gave us a clear view of the kitchen and staff. For two hours while we had a routinely fine...More

Thank Roly M
Reviewed 13 September 2017

A great variety of dishes on the menu and very child friendly. The staff are very obliging, and seem to want you to enjoy your dining experience. The food was delicious and enjoyed by all of the adults and children.

Thank carolj900
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Back in Adelaide and thought I would try this restaurant again, it goes without saying ,this is fine dining. A very busy Friday night in the restaurant and the staff were doing a fabulous job. The kingfish entree was superb, scotch fillet for main with...More

Thank Duncan M
Reviewed 31 August 2017

A group of us dined, the food was average. It was tasty enough, but some of the compliments with the dish were strange even not edible. They serve French fries which put it a takaway class. The menu was ok without being great. Wines are...More

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Excellent Hotel on Melbourne Street. Great staff and service. Food is excellent and high end dining available

Thank pinehart
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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, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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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