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Holdfast Hotel

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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83 Brighton Rd, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia
+61 8 8295 2051
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Adelaide, Australia
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A couple of friends and I went to the Holdfast for dinner on a Thursday night. We didn't have a booking and were seated at a table straight away. There is plenty of room and the atmosphere and décor is really nice. The menu is HUGE. I was delighted to see a quinoa vegetarian salad on the specials menu and... More 

Thank Kerry K
Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and service were excellent, my only complaint is the disabled toilet facility the door needs to be changed so it opens outwards not inwards. My client who is wheel chair bound got stuck in there and I had great difficulty trying to open the door to help

Thank Barbara4619
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

Front bar was really enjoyable a solo singer in the corner lots of room to move. Lacked a good selection of wine. We then moved out to the dining area for dinner. Staff seemed frazzled, unsure if they were under staffed or new. Took a long time to place our order and just as long to get our meals and... More 

Thank Brooke M
Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

I had the worst Pub steak in a very long time tonight! Ordered rare rump and it was served raw and cold and steak knife could hardly cut through it. Waitress was very good and apologetic, took it back and tried again, second attempt not much better! Spoilt a good night out with friends!

Thank David W
Adelaide, Australia
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017

Meals were beautiful and great value for money. our table had Jerk Chicken salad, gnocchi, burgers, lamb. All divine. Good atmosphere. Good service. Staff efficient but not intrusive. Wine a bit overpriced especially for house wine, glasses of wine on par with other venues. Good variety of Rose. Would have loved a Mrs Wiggly but happy with selection.

Thank Mary D
Adelaide, Australia
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600 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

The Holdfast used to be our local over 30 years ago and it has definitely changed since then and it looks very good. The three of us meet up for a reunion since 1986 for dinner. I think we were all very pleased with both service & food. I had the Haloumi & Mushroom Burger which was very nice -... More 

Thank MagnusAustralia
Adelaide, Australia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

I had a best gniocchi EVER at Holdi! (I am a big fan of them and tried several around Adelaide). They were like soft pillows and elegantly served- the whole dish was a heaven. A very generous serve as well. Nice and polite staff. Thank you for this great experience- Anna

Thank mister63214
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

If you have not been in a while then may be take a second look because since the renovation there have been some great improvements - including the food.

Thank mark j
Adelaide, Australia
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254 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

Underwhelming service on entry to the bistro.....menu looked very promising however the special turkey and ham was cold and my dining companions steak was tough with an overdressed limp salad. In fairness they were apologetic and we didn't have to pay for the steak but that's not the point. The hotel has recently undergone a very expensive renovation however if... More 

Thank avidtraveller
Adelaide, Australia
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49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Went to this pub restaurant for tonight for dinner with my girlfriends. Overpriced food. Service terrible. 4 bar staff standing around chatting to each other. No table service for our drinks. Food ok. Would not return again.

Thank karin1959_2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83 Brighton Rd, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Glenelg
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8295 2051

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?