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The Palais

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The Esplanade, Semaphore, South Australia 5019, Australia
+61 8 8341 6333
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good47%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“salad” (21 reviews)
Opens in 29 min
All hours
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Esplanade, Semaphore, South Australia 5019, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a great experience with Tim Ginever as the host, a past Port Adelaide player who excelled in many past premierships but despite that the two course meal was magnificient along with the atmosphere and the service provided by the capable and friendly staff,...More

Thank JohnG270747
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended by a friend. Fresh decor, friendly staff and amazing outlook. Went for an afternoon of $1.50 oysters, 50c chicken wings and bubbly. Numerous seating areas. Well worth a visit on a lazy Adelaide afternoon.

Thank NickPay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good quality pub food in a very nice setting. A good quite place with a large TVs but the sound turn off for conversation. The food is priced reasonably and the service is good. Worth going to check out if you live...More

1  Thank Michael C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot but poorly handled complaint; ordered a non alcoholic mocktail but the drink came with alcohol in it. When I returned it to the bar, the manager clearly stated that we hadn't specified no alcohol and refused to accept the mistake or to replace...More

Thank Luke W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wednesday lunch with friends, very busy, terrific atmosphere. Wide menu choice food & wines. Welcoming feel was very good.

Thank thomasgT7747WO
Reviewed October 7, 2017

Had dinner here twice in a week. The first time I had meatballs and chips and the second the grilled chicken burger. Both meals were HUGE and totally delicious. The staff were very welcoming and cheerful.

Thank Clare W
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

Tried this place out for lunch, our first time. Absolutely loved the salad bar- so fresh and delicious. Main meal was nice. Mushroom gravy could of had a bit more flavour - but thats ny only complaint. Staff were lovely and friendly. A good atmosphere....More

Thank aussieRie
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

I really do enjoy this place and is a frequent when I visit Adelaide. The atmosphere is definitely there with staff making you feel welcome and the layout certainly helps. Nothing better than a seat up near the window and taking in the warm winter...More

Thank Jodie G
Reviewed August 27, 2017

Celebrating our daughters 21st birthday at this venue, Power tripping security guard that would not let me back in to get my grand daughters pram after i took her out to the car. Then didnt want to let me back in after i had gotten...More

Thank Gary s
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

We came here awhile ago and had the best salad ever ! Great atmosphere too! We will be back Beautiful place in the summer

Thank WILLOWansile
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Lee-Anne Q
August 10, 2017|
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Response from 135Eleni | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they would have - best to speak with Palais and find out
December 11, 2016|
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Response from Gwen M | Reviewed this property |
There is a dress code. No singlets or thongs. Most people dress neat casual. Although it is on the beach you won't see anyone in there in beach attire. Hope this helps
Jorge F
September 30, 2016|
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Response from Shelley B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the bistro upstairs is open for lunch Mon-Fri 12 - 2pm and Weekends 12 - 2.30pm. Also in the bistro they have coffee & cake all day. Down stairs in the bar Mon - Fri all day starting at 11.30am and Weekends all day... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Esplanade, Semaphore, South Australia 5019, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Semaphore
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8341 6333
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