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The Lion Hotel

$$ - $$$, ,
161 Melbourne St, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia
+61 8 8367 0222
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (44 reviews)
“green salad” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
161 Melbourne St, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia
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1 - 10 of 385 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Its been a while since i have been to a hotel for a meal as most friends prefer cafes and restaurants,but not me ,hotels have been a part of my life for a long time .So we booked into the Lion Hotel with friends and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Donal C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The meal here was beautiful and there is outside tables available. Water mist outside to keep you cool on a hot day. Friendly staff

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JoanneA1505
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party of six went to this restaurant for a celebratory dinner. The setting was very pleasant and the waiter was well-informed and gracious. The menu offered courses as either entree or main course. The wine list was good. We all ordered a main course,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Rod129
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

11 of us went for dinner 5/1/19. Food left a lot to be desired. It was acceptable for 2 out of 11 of us. Barramundi dish .. food was not hot Steak .. over cooked and grisly Dumplings .. awful ! Pork belly .. was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jackkanelevi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there last night with a couple of friends and were pleased with the surroundings, the friendly and welcoming staff and the range and quality of the drinks menu. However when the main courses came out we couldn't believe our eyes because the servings...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SimonDawson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Typical of the Lion Hotel. Bloody bonza. Our waitress was very happy (getting married in 3 weeks perhaps?). Specials were without notes - love that. Food was as outstanding as always. Thanked Chef personally. Bubbles were just a bit nice. Tim looked tired. Party animal...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sunrayrob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service at the lion restaurant but being Xmas was no decorations at all.. Humbug Tim!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Choo L
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Most recent visit to Lion for dinner was a repeat of previous visits. The food and drink are ordinary and the atmosphere is that of a large pub restaurant with nothing of remarkable note.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank cjdotheworld
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Stayed at the Old Lion Apartments a few doors up and after walking around town grabbed an early meal here. Got the barramundi and it was lovely, with an Asian style salad and rice bed. Staff were helpful and meal was ok priced for what...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank katiesimbee
Reviewed November 27, 2018

We came here for dinner before our tour with Ghost Crime Tours. Great food! great atmosphere! It was a lot of fun.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jackson R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$24 - $97
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 Melbourne St, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8367 0222
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