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The Southern Hotel

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23 Murray St, Gawler, South Australia 5118, Australia
85221065
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12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food isn't great and while they do have a kids play area it is very small. Normally you have kids/families on one side and pensioners on the other. Food is cheapish there is a salad bar and they run cheap specials.

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Thank kirsty_jade19
Brisbane, Australia
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193 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At the bottom end of Murray St, the Southern offers good pub food at reasonable prices in a pleasant environment. A main gets you unlimited access to the salad bar (includes hot dishes and veggies etc) and their dessert selection. Staff are friendly, service prompt and my gluten free needs understood and catered for.

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Thank bobjanh
Gawler, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Good clean hotel. Great playroom for kids. Good menu at reasonable prices. Good seating, in general a good food pub with a good selection self serve food bar. With hot and cold dishes to choose, along with desert bar.

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Thank kangaroo2016
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We have been there about 3 times a week. good unlimited salard bar, affordable price. Lunch is super affordable, Dinner comes with unlimited good desserts and soup.

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Thank Brendon G
Gawler, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Hurry int to Southern To enjoy a special treat A tasty chicken and bacon pie (that others cannot beat) Creamy potatoes-or golden brown chips what ever you desire Plus veggie's or salad and crispy bread (which surely does inspire) Help yourself to some ice-cream with a variety of topping Then relax in the warmth of The Southern Before rushing away... More 

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Thank leemT8179HS
Adelaide, Australia
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177 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Had lunch midweek at this pleasant pub on the main street of Gawler. Good and not too big a choice on the menu. There were also four specials around $10. I had one of the specials, chicken and bacon pie, while my wife had garfish, both enjoyable pub standard food. Staff were friendly and service was reasonably quick. With one... More 

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Thank Bob D
Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

What a disappointing visit compared to a lovely Xmas Lunch in 2014! Not sure if there were issues in their kitchen but a meal was ordered for Grilled Fish and Chips, Battered Fish arrived and was sent back twice! Not happy!! The meal finally arrived after hunting it down from the kitchen myself and letting them know that it wasn't... More 

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Thank Maria G
Adelaide
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

My husband and I went here for lunch with another couple, the meals did not take that long to come out, however my friends ordered salt n pepper calamari, it did not look appetizing nor did they eat much. My husband and I had veal schnitzel they were average size but they were very tasty. There is also the average... More 

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Thank Matina
Hobart
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

The Calamari was over cooked dry and oily and the salad bar selection on the day we where there lacked imagination or availability. While we have been there before while in Gawler on holiday. I would think twice about going back after the last visit. Quality and customer service seemed to have dropped since our last visit a few months... More 

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Thank 801tanya2015
Adelaide, Australia
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100 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

I went here for lunch with my family. It was the same meals etc as the Gawler Arms. For this reason I was a little disappointed. The Buffet was not that clean and some parents let their children touch the food with their hands and not put it on their plate.

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Thank Megan C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Australian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Murray St, Gawler, South Australia 5118, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Barossa Valley  >  Gawler
  • Phone Number: 85221065
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?