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“Had to do another review cuz it was sooooo good!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Esplanade Hotel Restaurant

The Esplanade Hotel Restaurant
Ranked #27 of 39 Restaurants in Brighton
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Australian
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Good for: Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Adelaide, Australia
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516 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
“Had to do another review cuz it was sooooo good!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2012

My previous review said food was quite good, but this time it was superb! Barramundi and rump we had both seem to have been cooked on a flame grill and tasted exceptionally good. To top it off, the coffee was the best I've had in a very long time. Coffee is fickle as there are so many variables, but Ella did it just right :)

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Varietal
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English first
Capel, Australia
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great location and view... poor food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2012

Had a large group booking here on a Friday night (25 people). We selected this venue mainly for the children's entertainment area which was very good. It consisted of video games for the older kids and plenty of toys for the younger ones. A face painter was also there and there is good visibility into the room to keep an eye out.

The food was average to poor. The schnitzels may have been cooked the week before if judging by the hardness. On the Mohs scale they would have been a 9 which places them between topaz and diamond. The medium rare steak was raw and the consumer of this was violently ill 12 hours later. The kangaroo was well done when asked for medium rare (probably lucky for me as I wasn't ill later).

Prices appeared to be good value but considering what came out of the kitchen we'll still not too sure about value. We are just happy to have caught up with everyone, have a few drinks and a laugh while the kids played happily. Still an excellent night.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Twistie V
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Adelaide, Australia
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good pub food. Great ambience. Brilliant view.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2012

We had a couple of drinks at the Espy and then decided to stay for dinner. We both had a sesafood combination which was very good; the crumbed fish in it was excellent. The hotel is fairly old inside but well maintwsined and full of atmosphere. The nautical theme is different and tasteful. Great place for a drink or a meal.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank rabbit177
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Adelaide, Australia
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516 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
“Above average pub food in great location.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2011

Note to TripAdvisor: correct the location of this place + those 'nearby'. (Queensland restaurants are half a country away :-() Trippies who find this place won't be disappointed as the food is generally quite good and prices reasonable. The location opposite the jetty and the beach is exceptional - as are many of the sunsets which can be enjoyed while dining.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Varietal
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