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Caledonian Hotel

$$$
Café, Pub, Australian
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219 O'Connell Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia
08 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: Reservations
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 or create your own degustation menu.
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Good for:
Large groups
Entertaining clients

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  • 4
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    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
would recommend to anyone

Good menu, plenty of options in styles and serving sizes between the café and the restaurant. We took a couple of very senior citizens and found some lovely and not too challenging meals for them as well as some more adventurous dishes for ourselves. All the meals were prepared well and were fresh... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
Marita L
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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28 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We had our anniversary dinner here recently, the food was superb, and even better was that virtually all the mains could be ordered as an entree size, great for me as I am a small eater and can't handle a main course size, extensive wine list, of course, but a lot offered by the glass, good for me also, the... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Good menu, plenty of options in styles and serving sizes between the café and the restaurant. We took a couple of very senior citizens and found some lovely and not too challenging meals for them as well as some more adventurous dishes for ourselves. All the meals were prepared well and were fresh, enjoyed by all.

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Fiona N, Public Relations Manager at Caledonian Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our Hotel. We always appreciate feedback as it makes us a better Venue to be able to build on our strengths. We hope to see you again. More 

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We were invited to dinner at Barton's with friends from Adelaide and were intrigued by the reviews on trip advisor that we read before going there, some of which were not flattering. Firstly, a "pub eating place" is not Barton's restaurant; it is a very classy looking restaurant. The huge array of wines on the back wall emphasised the large... More 

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Fiona N, Owner at Caledonian Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for being so specific with your review. I have been working together with the Chef on the current concept and we are very proud of what we are achieving. I am delighted that you enjoyed our concept and we hope you will visit us again. Thanks again. More 

Adelaide, Australia
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Very attentive service and a lovely meal at Barton's! The restaurant has a warm and quiet atmosphere which is great for conversation. Prices and portion sizes are reasonable. The "Cali Cafe" is noisier but has the usual pub fare, well prepared and of good quality at fairly standard prices. Movie meal deals including tickets to the quaint, Art-Deco, cinema nearby... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

In this hotel you have a choice of bistro or the a LA carte restaurant, we chose the restaurant because we wanted to use our entrainment book gold card. The room is large and bright is a lovely setting. The service is excellent, and the food is well presented and delicious. I had $37 Scotch Fillet steak cooked medium rare... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Nice atmospheric hotel and restaurant on the edge of North Adelaide. Staff were very friendly and attentive. The meals were expensive and certainly going for the "quality not quantity" market. If you're looking for decent, honest, good value pub food, then this isn't the place for you. If you want to pay fancy restaurant prices for good quality food, then... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Tried this restaurant on Sunday evening for Dinner and for the most part, enjoyed the food. The waitress was very friendly and although the place was empty, we still had a long wait for the entrée. Apparently, the chef got it wrong the first time round and had to re-do the dish! All conversations between the kitchen staff and waitress... More 

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Hallett Cove
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199 reviews 199 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

After 50 years from school graduation 30+ old boys had a great lunch at the Caledonian. This hotel is in the very popular O'Connell Street restaurant alley. We had a function room adjacent to the beer garden with TV and self-contained bar. Lunch was excellent with a wide choice of menu, two fish, lamb-pie,seafood pasta, steak and Caesar salad. 30... More 

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south australia
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We dined at Bartons early in the week, so was relatively quiet. Food was good, but not outstanding. Selection on the menu good, but quite expensive for the dishes. The "boss" was serving on the floor, so service was good, unlike the drinks waitresses in the main bar, who didn't have a clue. So all in all, was quite good,... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
311 reviews 311 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Same number of staff as our last visit about a year and a half ago, but despite being booked out, they managed quite well and always with a smile. The menu isn't extensive, but we managed to find something suitable for each of us. Food was good, but I wouldn't rave about it. Bit noisy. Good parking out back. Couldn't... 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: 08 8267 1375

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 59
  • Cuisine: Café, Pub, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients

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 or create your own degustation menu.
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?