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Benjamin on Franklin

#174 of 1,282 Restaurants in Adelaide
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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233 Franklin Street, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
+61 130230
09:00 - 00:00
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had lunch here on Saturday and I had to write a review! Fantastic food - I had the beef bagel, and oh my god - it was flawless. So good! I can't get over the décor and the ambience of this hotel; it really is a little gem in Adelaide. I will definitely be back.

Thank prettyfunnyblonde
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came back for a second try after being a bit disappointed last time. This time round we were certainly pleased with the quality of the GHS wings, and were left full and happy! Craft beer selection is great as always and the wings were delicious, well covered in the flavouring sauces. The only detraction on the food was the sweet... More 

Thank themarvel2004
Adelaide, Australia
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67 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten here several times and everytime have enjoyed the food and the service, the back beer garden is a lovely spot on a Sunday afternoon too1

Thank Tracy S
Adelaide, Australia
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I went to the Benjamin on Franklin with a group of friends. Caught the tram into Victoria Square and it was a nice walk from there. The decor and atmosphere is great. Lots of lighting everywhere. Featuring light shades from my childhood, heaps of glasses hanging from the roof in one section. It was an amazing formation. Pub area out... More 

Thank Kerry K
Adelaide, Australia
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We dropped in to this beautifully restored hotel for lunch during the week. We were pleasantly surprised by the intimate rear cortyard dining area, Being a warm sunny day they even adjusted the overhead screen so we would be in the shade. Service was excellent as were the meals - Matcha Gnocchi for me and a magnificenty presented Chili Crab... More 

Thank Maralyn C
Adelaide, Australia
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

I lunched here recently with a group of 7 woman. I was pleasantly surprised at the olde world charm, combined with great value pub grub. All but one of us had beautifully cooked , satisfying meals. However the paella was tiny. ( i note that someone else has said the same on another review!). If they are going to consider... More 

Thank Ree A
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We were a table of 12. Out of all the dishes, half seemed reasonable however a couple were way overpriced for what you were getting. The Paella was shockingly overpriced and quite bland. For the $26 they were charging, they should have doubled the size. General consensus, never going back there again.

Thank Andrew P
Adelaide, Australia
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76 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Great place for lunch on a nice warm sunny day sitting in the back outdoor area in one of the little alcoves. Just make sure you book in advance if you want one of them. Food is good and a diverse selection on the menu. Parking is easy on either Franklin St or the adjacent side street. Worth a visit

Thank Mark L
Adelaide, Australia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We attended dor a birthday dolinner. Staff were very accommodating and friendly. The coeliac and veretarian amongst us were very well catered for. Beautiful surroundings and great beer garden. Highly recommended.

Thank pjm2314
Adelaide, Australia
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381 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

The inside is pretty average, and it's basically just a decent bar for a drink with a couple of decent wines on the list.

Thank hogiebear33

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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
Bar, Australian, International, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 Franklin Street, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide
  • Phone Number: +61 130230
this pub has had a major overhaul and it is the funkyist place now and very popular with the city types and everyone else. Lots of old lampshades, cut glass hanging from the ceiling, beer garden with 3 great booths including huge retro lights hanging in each, great food, excellent staff and good wine list too. It ticks all my boxes. They seem like a happy bunch of staff which always makes it a better experience for the likes of me

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