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The Balcony Restaurant

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129 North Terrace | Strathmore Hotel, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
(08) 8238 2900
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Surprisingly lovely restaurant above a pub!

We had dinner at the Balcony Restaurant during our first night in Adelaide. It is quite a lovely venue, with beautiful large windows which over look North Terrace! The service was good and the food was delicious! It was a lovely dinner for our first night and would happily go again if we were in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
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English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We had dinner at the Balcony Restaurant during our first night in Adelaide. It is quite a lovely venue, with beautiful large windows which over look North Terrace! The service was good and the food was delicious! It was a lovely dinner for our first night and would happily go again if we were in Adelaide!

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Adelaide, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

My friends and I visited this restaurant recently after hearing many good things about it. We opted for the grazing platter and a stone grill to share amongst three. However, as soon as the grazing platter was brought out, an earwig crawled out from the plate and onto the table. Yes -- a bug had come out of our food.... More 

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Basheergroup, Manager at The Balcony Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recent review regarding your dining experience. We were just as surprised as you and assure you that we have absolutely excellent high quality control regarding our products that have won us many awards over the years. We would like to assure you we have taken the necessary steps to retrain our staff with the... More 

Adelaide, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I love the stone grill - the last mouthful of steak is as fresh and hot as the first! Their aioli sauce is to die for! lovely setting upstairsfor a more intimate dining experience.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The food here was excellent, had the fillet on the stonegrill with sides of kangaroo and crocodile which you can cook to your liking. A bit expensive but worth every penny.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Good atmosphere and nice view over North Terrace. Good choices on menu and staff very friendly and helpful. Have been here a few times and would recommend.

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Lilydale, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Enjoyed our meal very much, the service was excellent and my husband was fascinated when presented with his steak on a hot stone grill for him to cook himself at the table, to his desired taste.

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Adelaide, Australia
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116 reviews 116 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Took friends to dine here when we stayed in Adelaide. We have eaten here before and were impressed and we were again delighted to discover that this restaurant can deliver a high quality experience every time. Menu is good and one of our party even tried the stone grill - not much success with that but all other meals were... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

Went with a group of 10 friends to The Balcony for dinner. The waiting staff were attentive, friendly and knowledgeable - the produce was fresh and plentiful for those cooking on the stone, while those who ordered meals were happy with the abundant servings. The only thing that spoilt a perfect night was a rule about "one bill per table".... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The restaurant is located right in the heart of the city and offers a wonderful fine dining atmosphere to enjoy for everyone. It's the kind of place where you can take absolutely anyone and everyone without having to worry about how it will turn out. The staff are incredibly nice and friendly, and will happily guide you through the menu... More 

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Adelaide Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Had a lunch meal with 6 others celebrating a birthday. Dining area is very good with good views of North Terrace. Excellent service, very professional and friendly. Menu has a good varied selection, presentation is excellent and the meals themselves were also very good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 129 North Terrace | Strathmore Hotel, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide
  • Phone Number: (08) 8238 2900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian

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