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Caledonian Hotel

$$$
Steakhouse, Wine Bar, Pub, Australian
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219 O'Connell Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia
+61 8 8267 1375
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings
Description: A beautiful dining room overlooking the parklands. Our menu has a large...
A beautiful dining room overlooking the parklands. Our menu has a large selection from premium seafood (scallops, Atlantic salmon, tuna) to exquisitely slow cooked pork, lamb, chicken and juicy tender steaks. We have a number of vegetarian options and most of our dishes are available gluten free. Our chefs are very happy to prepare one off meals to suit any dietary requirements and cook special dishes to accommodate any allergy.We have our more traditionally styled menu with Entrees, Mains and Desserts. We also offer a smaller portions menu - our Temptation menu which is based on affordable entree size dishes. You can decide how much you want to eat - two courses, three courses.
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  • 10
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  • 23
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good lunch place

We hadn't been to this hotel for several years and decided to re-visit for lunch on a Wednesday. The car-park was fairly full so we were expecting the hotel to be crowded; but there were only a few guests in the dining areas and gaming room. It was good to be able to order smaller meals. I asked... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
joanb255093
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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72 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We hadn't been to this hotel for several years and decided to re-visit for lunch on a Wednesday. The car-park was fairly full so we were expecting the hotel to be crowded; but there were only a few guests in the dining areas and gaming room. It was good to be able to order smaller meals. I asked to substitute... More 

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Thank joanb255093
Adelaide, Australia
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136 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this restaurant last Friday for lunch and it was the first day of a new menu.All of the courses are entree size and if you purchase two courses you receive the third free or receive a complimentary glass of wine in place of the third entree. There is also a tasting menu which includes a glass of... More 

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Thank Catherine B
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food. Small and large servings available for all courses. Outstanding value for money with friendly service and very pleasant surroundings. You can eat inside or outside. They have a 'special' each night e.g. Steak night. Close to the city by car or bus, with parking at the back. A great place to try whether you're a resident or a... More 

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Thank Susan A
Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Food was good just that the servings were small. Very extensive list of wines to have with your meal. Only 1 front of house person meant service was slow.

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Thank Anthony S
Adelaide, Australia
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120 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Booked a Xmas lunch for clients yesterday and no-one was impressed. Small servings, poor service and nothing to be positive about. We normally take our clients to Bartons for lunch, but no more. They want to be fine dining and the price is for fine dining, but nothing else spells fine dining.

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1 Thank GaryJ5125
Adelaide, Australia
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187 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Dined as a family at Barton's this week and had a very disappointing time. I know they're trying to be "fine dining" with arty farty plates being presented but when the beef fillet is tough (certainly not eye fillet) and parts of the advertised plate are actually missing ( I asked for the remaining elements, which were eventually delivered), it... More 

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1 Thank djhm
Adelaide, Australia
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79 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Arrived Friday evening with friends. Ordered a bottle of wine from the bar list (Mitchell's Watervale Riesling was excellent and affordable at $34). Ordered multiple small dishes from the menu including crispy calamari, spicy beef, olives and garlic bread. Also ordered American Wings from the alternate Friday night menu. All of the food arrived and was delicious. More food was... More 

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Thank Peter F
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Went with a group, service OK but meals were very average, overpriced and small, chips (all 10 of them) were cold. The seafood basket looked like everything had been tipped from the freezer to deep fat fryer and was pretty tasteless. Not the first time I've eaten here but will be the last.

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1 Thank Ellen C
Adelaide, Australia
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

the entrees and main course menu had a neat touch with most listed meals being available in either size. The food was good without having what is now described as the "X factor" The wine list while not over-extensive had something for everyone. The dessert menu was thin if you are not a choc-aholic. The staff were unobtrusive but efficient.... More 

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Thank izzie66
Adelaide, Australia
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

The Caledonian doesn't usually disappoint with the food on offer. They have an extensive wine list, and a dining room with good ambiance. The night we were there, the waitress that we had was not familiar with the menu. Her standard answer was "I can check with the kitchen for you..." When opening the bottle of wine that we ordered,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 219 O'Connell Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8267 1375

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 71
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Wine Bar, Pub, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Business meetings

Description

A beautiful dining room overlooking the parklands. Our menu has a large selection from premium seafood (scallops, Atlantic salmon, tuna) to exquisitely slow cooked pork, lamb, chicken and juicy tender steaks. We have a number of vegetarian options and most of our dishes are available gluten free. Our chefs are very happy to prepare one off meals to suit any dietary requirements and cook special dishes to accommodate any allergy.We have our more traditionally styled menu with Entrees, Mains and Desserts. We also offer a smaller portions menu - our Temptation menu which is based on affordable entree size dishes. You can decide how much you want to eat - two courses, three courses.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?