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The British Hotel

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Australian
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58 Finniss St, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia
+61 8 8267 2188
11:00 - 00:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Adelaide, Australia
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174 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Last night we took overseas guests to this hotel.They just wanted to go to an Aussie pub and were not disappointed.The menu is quite extensive and we all decided on different food. They chose the kangaroo, pork ribs, scallops and prawns with choritzo, steak with mushrooms and steak with horseradish cream plus some of the meals came with chat potatoes... More 

Thank Catherine B
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would have thought in this day and age service, quality and courtesy was a given. Service, waited an hour to be seated! Quality, my food was hardly cooked and the portion sizes were unacceptable! Courtesy, was asked by the waiter "if I had a f#*#en problem" when asking if we would be seated soon. Was extremely embarrassed in front... More 

Thank r4781k
Adelaide, Australia
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43 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The British has been an iconic place to eat and drink at for many years and we have eaten there many times..but. First I was told at the bar that we have no stouts on tap as it is summer and then when we were going through what was available in bottles, the person then said and we have Guinness... More 

Thank Bruce289
Roxby Downs, Australia
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114 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful suburban pub that hasn't destroyed it's atmosphere with bland renovations. Serves simple but good pub meals and has good selection of local and other beers and wine. Some of the young bar staff are bit vague but overall it's good service.

Thank RandolphCarter1919
Sydney, Australia
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When visiting Adelaide I just love a visit to the British. We have owned property in the area so it is a bit of a local. The food is always excellent pub fare, the ale is cold & the atmosphere terrific. A great spot!

Thank Bill W
Darwin, Australia
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152 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Tasty food, was very quick for the food to arrive and friendly service. The waiting staff (lady) was nice and friendly.

Thank Shaa2016
Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great place for a steak whether you cook it yourself or have it cooked for you, the quality is the same. The dining area is at the back of the hotel with access to the bar. Staff are friendly and helpful. A nice place to dine with your family or friends.

Thank Rosemary C
Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It was great. The atmosphere, the staff and the food was brilliant. It was busy, but the meals were quick and exactly as we requested. We were able to utilise our entertainment card vouchers and made a great saving. The only down side is they didn't have somersby cider. Definitely be going again with friends.

Thank 83tash_ath
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200 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Nice eating area at rear of hotel with spacious light filled seating. Extensive menu. Drinks bought from nearby bar/lounge area. The meals were well presented and good sized and good quality. I had the lamb shanked which was very tender bug could have been more flavoured.?The rest of the meals were all excellent. Good range of beers and wine. Would... More 

Thank Robert G
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I've ventured here quite a few times and one thing that never changes is the quality of the steaks. If you like a good steak, cooked well then go to the British. The pork belly is magnificent too. Good selection of wines and perfect for a Saturday lunch. Recently had the rib eye which never disappoints.

Thank puffdaddy27

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$22
Bar, Pub, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 Finniss St, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8267 2188

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