The Grand Bar

The Grand Bar, Glenelg: Hours, Address, The Grand Bar Reviews: 2.5/5

The Grand Bar
2.5
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:45 PM
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JacckieT
Swan Hill, Australia56 contributions
Great Dining, Great Location!
Apr 2021
Just arrived before the huge crowds and managed to snaffle one of the last beach view dining benches. (Saturday Easter) All orders, food and drink are placed at the bar and they deliver to your table. Meals of a good standard with plenty of choice on the menu and generous sizes, hot dogs, burgers, Parma's, yummy salads. Value pricing for where we were and drinks about the same. Very casual and friendly patrons and staff. Had a super night, but very busy as a Saturday night. Timing is everything if you want a table with a view. The bar started to get busy when we wanted our second round of drinks with the crowd 2/3 deep. Beautiful spot to watch the sunset and all the people traffic around the square and the ferris wheel. Highly recommend.
Written September 11, 2021
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amt48
Elmore, Australia24 contributions
Lovely dining experience
Mar 2021 • Solo
I ate lunch here. The views were terrific, my pimms cocktail cold and delicious and my meal came out in a timely manner and was absolutely delicious
Written June 5, 2021
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AH
1 contribution
Come for a drink, skip the food
May 2021 • Couples
Whilst the view is great, and the position excellent for watching the world go by, come in for a drink then go elsewhere to eat.
Sunday lunch - expensive bar food - the burger patty tasted deep fried not grilled. The chips only luke warm with texture as if sitting in a warmer, not freshly cooked.
The taste of Singapore chicken/beef satay sticks themselves were tender with ok flavor, but the satay sauce - thin, tasteless, sweet, and a hair. Also came with chunks of cucumber and red onion. The rice balls - strangely watery tasting for solid balls - not sticky.
The tastelessness should not have come as a surprise after ordering an extra spicy Bloody Mary. In reality minimal spice and no garnish whatsoever- insipid.
A shame I really enjoyed the place on my last visit to Adelaide several years ago and could not wait to share with my husband.
Written May 16, 2021
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roztaree
taree11 contributions
Food inedible
Apr 2021
Food was inedible oily undercooked, we called the waitress who when to get the manger he asked to see our receipt which the bar staff don't give out when you paid for the meal. He wanted to cook a replacement meal which we didn't want after tasting how bad the food was. He then said I will check the lunch receipts from the bar after the lunch rush (it was already 2.15pm so that had already slowed down). We waited for him to come back until 3.00pm with our refund. With no staff member coming near us in that time, so we just left.

Great spot, food horrible and care factor zero.
Written April 19, 2021
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Jolibee
Camden, Australia18 contributions
Salmonella special
Apr 2021
Salmonella special is what you can expect at the Grand Bar. On April 9th, 2021 at approximately noon my wife ordered a chicken burger which after a few bites she realised it was completely raw in the middle (I’m talking raw, raw, slimy pink/white). We understand mistakes happen but when I brought the plate back up to the bar a few employees pretended I wasn’t there until the poor gal who sold it to me returned.

She was very nice and apologetic but her response was “would you like another one or just a refund”. In my opinion she should have compensated the whole meal considering I have been in hospital for salmonella years ago. I went back up and expressed my thoughts on her response and she said she would talk to her manager but it was never addressed until my wife was nearly done her meal and the same gal offered her a drink as if a soda or something should compensate. My wife respectfully declined and I let the gal know in advance there would be a review with aforementioned.

The sad part about it all was that the manager pretended to arrange tables nearby so he could watch but didn’t have the moral courage to approach our table to address the issue!!The toilets were also too dirty considering the COVID times. I noticed this falls under the Sir Stamford hotel. We are regular guests of Sir Stamford in Sydney and very surprised to have this kind of service and response
Written April 18, 2021
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Joanne
2 contributions
1 piece
Of toast for $18
Apr 2021 • Couples
We came for Breakfast on Easter Sunday. I ordered the avocado toast. One piece of toast with a small spread of avocado that looked like it was out of a jar. and a heap of feta. So disappointed for $18 I thought it was a joke.
Written April 4, 2021
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Ray C
4 contributions
Great spot... service and food not so great
Apr 2021 • Family
Very few pubs own such an amazing view. It sort of stops there. Service was painfully slow. Lunch was 1 star, stodgy, cheap and so disappointing. Wreaks of a place that doesn’t rely on repeat trade. Come on Grand, lift your game, make the Grand Great Again !!!
Written April 3, 2021
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BRIANF14
BARMERA20 contributions
Invisible at the bar
Mar 2021 • Couples
Decided to come back again after Covid after giving the Grand a miss. But no change. 4 bar staff and me. One printing something rather than eye contact. Another (as before) decides he was too important so he headed up to the bar above where there's never anyone, the other two, God knows what they were doing. Definitely no eye contact because if they did, they would have needed to do some work. These are common traits pre covid. The training here must be non existent. The 2.5 rating suggest I am not the only person that thinks this. Head to the Jetty Bar instead.
Written March 28, 2021
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Kevin G
Batemans Bay, Australia20 contributions
Lunch
Mar 2021 • Couples
Great spot for a pub and it all stops there.
Woeful service, people 4 deep at bar to order and 2 staff behind bar. Food average at best.
Disgruntled patrons walking out without service. Hint - if you make it to the bar , double your order because it will take a long time to get another one.!!!!
Written March 20, 2021
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330Claire
Adelaide, Australia17 contributions
Breakfast
Feb 2021
On Saturdays and Sundays the Grand Bar in the Stamford Grand do breakfast, and today being perfect weather we decided to try it with no expectations.
We chose an outside table, and with no wind it was a beautiful setting just people watching and relaxing.
The 2 staff members that were on, Chris and I think the lady’s name was Karen , were brilliant and so dedicated. Our orders were taken as soon as we were ready, and the coffees which I ordered extra hot, did not disappoint. Temperature perfect.
I ordered the big breaky and my husband the bacon and egg roll.
Both breakys were delicious. The big breaky, was so hot and cooked to perfection with everything you could want on the plate. Bacon, eggs. Sausages, tomato, spinach, hash browns and toast.
The egg and bacon roll was filled with lots of bacon, and the egg being slightly runny as ordered.
The 2 staff members in between serving us, never stopped cleaning tables and chairs, and making themselves busy, even though we were the only people there, as we got there at 8 when they opened, - and at the same time making sure they were attentive , and that we had everything we needed.
This is truly a hidden gem of a place, that you probably don’t think about for breaky, but in all areas of service - (with a smile first thing in the morning ), to cleanliness, and quality of food and coffee, this a place I can’t wait to get back to.
Well done Grand Bar on an exceptional breakfast with fantastic staff.
Written February 19, 2021
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