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South Australia is home to some of the most iconic and renowned pubs in the country, brining pub-dining to a new level of relaxed sophistication.

A combination of delicious and innovative food offerings, served within stunningly renovated and historical buildings has made the humble pub a popular choice for friends and families to come together.

Whether homed in the bustle of the city, or set amongst leafy suburbia, SA has a widespread selection of pubs loved by both locals and visitors alike.

Check out some of our favourites below!


The Strathmore

Located in the heart of the CBD, The Strathmore Hotel is an all-season bar, restaurant and beer garden perfect for lunch, dinner or drinks.

Family owned since 1972, this versatile venue includes verandah dining overlooking the buzzing North Terrace, as well as a street level café and garden bar for a casual catch up or late-night cocktail.

Their menus include a selection from the stone-grill, fresh seafood and array of innovative pub fare.

The Strathmore

129 North Terrace, Adelaide | P: 08 8238 2900

The Lion Hotel

With a selection of menus including, breakfast, bistro, restaurant and a ‘hot mess’ express menu, The Lion Hotel has your all-day dining covered.

Their award-wining restaurant offers a delicious variety of carefully curated dishes, with their bistro reflecting the same exceptional dining through a more relaxed approach.

Food ‘on the go’ is available as part of their express menu, with a wine room and garden bar to complete the profile.

161 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide | P: 08 8367 0222

The Lion Hotel

The Caledonian Hotel

Situated just minutes from the CBD, The Caledonian Hotel is a boutique venue with both premium and casual food offerings.

Incorporating pub classics with signature restaurant dishes, multiple spaces cater for any event whether big or small.

A large range of whisky, cocktails, spirits, wine and beer is also on offer, as well as a kid’s menu to accommodate family dining.

219 O’Connell Street, North Adelaide | P: (08) 8267 1375


The Maylands Hotel

Set within the leafy Eastern suburbs, The Maylands Hotel serves all day, traditional pub classics, with some modern Australian twists, alongside an extensive list of craft beers and local wines.

This delightfully renovated, century-old character pub incorporates a classic front bar, large casual and intimate indoor dining spaces, as well as pup-friendly alfresco options.

Fresh and locally sourced SA produce adds to the uncomplicated and tasteful menu, making The Maylands a great place for your next catch up or get together.

67 Phillis Street, Maylands | P: 08 8362 1810

The Maylands Hotel


The Parkside

Originally built in 1858, the beautifully renovated Parkside Hotel is located just minutes from the CBD, yet on the pathway to the stunning Adelaide Hills wine region.

Refined pub plates, dietary friendly dishes and sustainable produce are just some of the features of this charming venue.

Families are looked after too, with a designated kid’s menu and play area to keep the littlest diners at bay.

142 Glen Osmond Road, Parkside | 08 8125 7340

The Marion Hotel

The award-winning Marion Hotel is located just South of the CBD, and presents all-day contemporary dining.

Start your day with a delicious and wholesome breakfast, or choose to grab lunch or dinner in their renowned beer garden or dining room. 

Specialised coeliac and vegan menus are also available, so no one is left uncatered for.

849 Marion Road, Mitchell Park | 08 8276 8888


The Bridgewater Inn

Just a 20-minute drive from Adelaide is the beautifully located Bridgewater Inn, serving modern pub meals paired with an extensive wine list and drinks menu.

Incorporating a two-level, outdoor beer garden, as well as a cosy cellar restaurant and rustic front bar, their open fire places and sandstone walls reflect the welcoming warmth of hills dining.

Indulge in a lazy lunch overlooking Cox Creek, as the kids are kept entertained within the expansive space that is nature’s playground.

387 Mount Barker Road, Bridgewater | 08 8339 1151


Palais Hotel

The relaxed atmosphere and seaside views at the Palais Hotel make it a popular choice for lazy lunches and delectable dinners.

Their bistro menu incorporates local produce and features pub classics, shared plates and sweet treats to finish – all alongside an extensive drinks list.

Their ‘Beach Bar’ also provides the perfect spot for a drink with friends, with live entertainment on selected days to keep the good vibes going.

86 Esplanade, Semaphore | (08) 8341 6333

Palais Hotel

Ramsgate Hotel

Built in 1897, The Ramsgate Hotel overlooks the picturesque seaside views of Henley Square, and combines delicious eats with live music from local and visiting artists.

Fresh seafood, steaks and all your pub favourites are on the menu, with an array of beers on tap, plus cider, wine and cocktails to boot.

Ensuring a nod to local suppliers, all dietary requirements are covered so there’s always something for everyone.

328 Seaview Road, Henley Beach | (08) 8356 5411