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“Dinner yes; lunch no”
Review of The Griffins

The Griffins
Ranked #457 of 1,635 Restaurants in Adelaide
Price range: $14 - $18
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Adelaide, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Dinner yes; lunch no”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

The Griffins serves quality meals and I would recommend it for a decent pub dinner. I have had barramundi and swordfish there and both were quite good. Friends that I've been there with have enjoyed other meals including salt and pepper squid and the schnitzels. The outdoor dining is pleasant in the warmer weather and the atmosphere is nice inside as well.

The service at the Griffins is also quite good and I'm always grateful when you can get excellent coffee at a pub (as you can here).

My only grumble with Griffins is the lack of a lunch menu. While many similar city pubs offer cheaper lunch options, Griffins effectively serves dinner twice a day. Consequently there are many better value choices for lunch around Adelaide.

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Dinner after an AFL match”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

We had dinner here as it was close to the hotel we were staying at (Crowne Plaza). The food was much better than I was expecting given it's a fairly casual pub environment. The wine list was very good with loads of good choices by the glass. Good value for money as well.

  • Visited June 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Tasty mid week meal”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Had a mid week meal here recently whilst staying at the Crowne Plaza. They had my favourite white by the glass and the salt & pepper squid was delicious.
Well recommended.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Ruth E
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South Australia, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Ok for a schnitzel. Has outside tables.”
Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

There seemed to be a lot of office staff from nearby buildings at this hotel.

They had a small selection of ciders. The bar staff seemed friendly enough but I believe they tried to push a certain brand of cider over others. Told me about one particular alternative everytime I made an order for a different one. Not sure if they did the same with other drinks. I didn't really appreciate it.

Has outside picnic-style tables, with heaters and blinds to help shield patrons from the wind.

The chicken schnitzel with pepper sauce was ok.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank IngaProblem
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Adelaide
1 review
“Great food and friendly staff in dining room”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

We recently enjoyed beautiful food in the Griffins Head dining room; the steaks were cooked to perfection and the risotto and pizza were thoroughly enjoyed. Had a bit of trouble getting our wine selection(s) as the bottles weren't available but the staff (Jordan) were most helpful and handled everything with great charm and fun.Overall, a very enjoyable dining experience.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank fritzAdelaide
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