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“Delicious” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Playford Restaurant

The Playford Restaurant
120 North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8213 8844
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Ranked #2 of 1,379 Restaurants in Adelaide
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

Food was delicious and service was attentive a very pleasant and tasty experience. My sister was staying at the Playford and insisted we come dine as the food was delicious and she was right. We had dined for a similar price in another location the night before but it was no way close to the standard here we were all very impressed Barramundi, Salmon, Venison, and Goats cheese salad were all enjoyed with relish. As for service very attentive and friendly and nothing was a bother. If you want something special i would not hesitate it was lovely.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Sydney
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Best home style breakfast in a hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

While staying in Adelaide for a family function over a weekend, we visited the Playford Restaurant (as hotel guests) on both mornings. The buffet and a la carte offerings were unparalleled. The buffet items were all incredibly fresh – ranging from exotic fruit juice concoctions, home style fruits (generous quantity of raspberries and strawberries), range of bakery hot items – even a chocolate fountain with pre-skewered fruit combinations to use (although we didn’t try these). The additional standout were the organic eggs and bacon – tried by the 5 people around our table with a la carte orders of Eggs Benedict and Scrambled variants. Truly outstandingly prepared. Eggs are very difficult to get right – especially in a commercial setting. There was even a small continental section – although I didn’t see any Asian breakfast items.

The quality of the food (I travel extensively for work domestically and internationally) swept this rating to very high. The floor plan (wiggly and small spaces between tables) made navigation difficult and was a repeated bottle neck for serving staff, collecting plates and diners trying to navigate back and forth. As a popular weekend haunt, a reservation is recommended as it was very busy.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Lunch time let Down”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Staff service let down.very disappointed. We were given no forks, or napkins. Our wine was not poured for myself and my colleague.

Visited May 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

Excellent variety and quality. Would love to get my hands on some of their Berry Jam!

Visited June 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Always great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012 via mobile

Excellent menu, beautifully presented, menu does not change too
much, so can always find a favorite dish. Strawberry Ripple Bombe Alaska is great

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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