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5.0 /6 Excellent 34 Reviews

British Hotel

North Adelaide International $$ +100
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About British Hotel

One of Adelaide’s oldest hotels, established in 1838, you’ll British Hotel tucked away on Finniss Street over in North Adelaide. With old-fashioned decor, this charming hotel evokes a feeling of nostalgia, and boasts an outdoor seating perfect for a spot of summertime dining. From pale ale-battered fish and chips to chicken schnitzel, parmigiana and the open steak sandwich, you’ll find all of the pub food favourites on the menu at British Hotel, as well as sharing plates perfect for grazing on while enjoying a pint or two. Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or a beer lover, the British Hotel’s bar is bound to stock your poison of choice, with an extensive array of beers, wines and spirits. To score one of the best seats at this popular North Adelaide joint, make a reservation in advance.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 20:30
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 20:30
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 20:30
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 20:30
  • Friday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 21:30
  • Saturday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 21:30
  • Sunday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 20:30
British Hotel, Finniss Street 58, 5006 Adelaide


34 Reviews

5.0 /6 Excellent 34 Reviews
Atmosphere: entertaining
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: short
Food: delicious
Service: friendly
Quality/Price: cheap
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1 review so far 6
11.07.2017 18:56

Great service. Warm and relaxed atmosphere and delicious food to suit everyone's palate. Ice cold beer and warm open fire. Would move to North Adelaide just to have it as our local :)

1 review so far 6
01.07.2017 20:17

We had a wonderful time. Staff were just attentive enough. We had everything we needed and they were not pushy. The food was magnificent. We had friends from overseas with us and they commended us on the evening and our choice of venue

1 review so far 6
14.06.2017 21:59

What first came to my attention was the efficiency of the staff. I was not left standing for any longer than 10-15 seconds at the restaurant entrance before a staff member approached to assist. The ambiance of this hotel is part old style mingled with new style hotel. The rear bar and off seating area with true original fireplaces that used actual wood. Very cosy. The restaurant is great with very well prepared meats at a reasonable cost. Also the hotel accepts the Entertainment Card, which dropped the price of the two meals to one. I had the linguine with crab meat and was delicious. Other half had the steak which was cooked to perfection. At all times the staff was attentive and professional. Very friendly and helpful. All in all, a very good hotel to come and enjoy a fireside drink and then meal.

1 review so far 6
05.06.2017 09:51

From the quite suburban back street of the trendy North Adelaide suburb, The British Hotel stands in all its glory, once you walk through the barn style entrance you walk inside to an upmarket pub that oozes style and character of yesteryear. The open fires help put you in the mood and relax with one of the great selections of beers or wine from the extensive menu. The staff and patrons were very friendly, the staff guide you through the menu and offer you the opportunity to cook your steak yourself on the open grill. I let the chef do mine and they got it exactly the way I like it. The entrée platter for two was a great choice, steak was excellent, you will see my friends and I and back at the British!!

1 review so far 4
29.06.2016 20:47

The wife and I shared Ribeye Steak and the Blue Swinmer Crab Linguine for dinner at The British Hotel's Pub. As with previous reviews on other sites, the steak was prepared by the kitchen to the appropriate 'done-ness', for which you pay a few dollars more (as opposed to cooking your steaks yourself. The crab linguine was tasty but we differed on our opinions. I felt it was prepared well but my wife felt it was just a slight bit too 'fishy' in taste. On the overall, we felt that the food was good, but that pricing is not very competitive.

1 review so far 6
15.02.2017 08:35

We had a fantastic time, the atmosphere in the bear garden/ dinning area was great. The meals far exceeded our expectations - they were delicious!! The staff were super friendly! We will be going back- again & again! Thank you British Hotel for a wonderful night!

1 review so far 5
18.03.2017 08:31

The steak was great, And pork was too, No-one used the cook your own BBQ. Kids menu as you'd expect, And garlic bread was cooked perfect. Drink prices surprisingly reasonable, Didn't get dessert for my credit card would've been full. Staff were friendly but overworked, And there's not enough space for waiters and people waiting for a table to lurk. Altogether this visit was nice, Though I'm not convinced it was worth the price.

1 review so far 6
02.08.2016 19:25

Great food and wonderful service. It was truly wonderful to be afforded time to eat our entrees without our mains being rushed out whilst still being consuming our entree. Waiter actually took the time to ask when we felt we might be ready for mains - thank you!!! Food truly tasty. Wine list enjoyable. Atmosphere - relaxing.

1 review so far 5
01.12.2016 09:10

The best steak in a very long time was the comment from two of our party. The porchetta and salad didn't disappoint either. Even our vegetarian managed a choice of dishes. Her choice of haloumi with lemon and an additional dish of perfectly steamed vegetables meant that everyone had a good meal. The service was prompt and friendly. Well done The British, we will be back.

1 review so far 5
30.06.2016 16:38

Have always loved the British. It's rustic charm and unpretentious atmosphere. Food always very good. Last night no exception. All 4 of us at table ordered something different and everyone very happy with thei meal. One of my favourite pubs!

1 review so far 6
18.01.2017 11:14

Great service, very obliging staff and interesting menu. Meal was delightful. Atmosphere of the British is always light and airy with a charming touch of history. Will very definitely be going back.

1 review so far 5
23.05.2017 11:56

Food was Good, Wait staff was efficient and polite, Monday evening was suitably quiet [there was no unneeded noise] Table set for three was slightly cramped, not sure how four would've managed! Very slightly overpriced!

1 review so far 6
11.07.2016 13:14

Great service and food. Very cosy rustic environment. We look forward to our next meal there and cook our own steaks on the open BBQ. Highly recommend the British!

1 review so far 6
16.06.2016 09:35

Excellent food in a warm cosy atmosphere. all staff very accommodating. Hit the mark on what we were after for a chilled Sunday evening . will be back.

1 review so far 6
27.11.2016 11:49

The meals were amazing & loved the atmosphere. Good location as we staying on Melbourne St & we liked that the meals were different to most hotels

1 review so far 4
30.11.2016 21:18

I really enjoyed my visit to The British. The ambience was great even though we had the pub pretty much to ourselves. The wine list was very very good. The food ranged between good and (the mussels) outstanding.

1 review so far 6
19.12.2016 12:40

I dined with my daughter using a voucher won through work. We intend on coming with the rest of our family soon. Good family atmosphere.

1 review so far 6
29.10.2016 07:43

The British is just a great pub with good food and great staff very much a favourite of mine and a plus is the location

1 review so far 5
17.08.2016 11:40

Really lovely evening, sharing my son's birthday with family. Great food. Choices for my vegetarian daughter. Great service. Relaxed, warm space. Thank you for a lovely night. Leah

1 review so far 5
30.03.2017 09:34

The service was good but the best was yet to come - the steak was the best I have had for ages. definitely will be back again!

1 review so far 4
30.07.2016 10:14

A little noisy however you expect that at a pub. Food was honest and nicely presented. Staff were accomodating and friendly. Food could have been a little warmer. Kangaroo however cooked to perfection.

1 review so far 5
28.07.2016 07:46

We all found the evening very enjoyable, with a lovely venue on a cold winters nights and great food and service to round out the evening

1 review so far 5
30.11.2016 08:04

Good with meat not good with marinara or curry.Will go back as it has a good atmosphere with friendly staff and easy for parking and prices.

1 review so far 5
23.10.2016 10:19

All five in our party rated their food as excellent. Good choice of wines. Overall experience was great. Prices were reasonable and service prompt and pleasant.

4 reviews so far 5
29.07.2017 10:00

Friendly staff and good service. A pub that is that litle bit quirky in a nice way. A great place to eat and enjoy the atmosphere.

1 review so far 5
21.06.2017 08:07

Great old world atmosphere. Open fire in two rooms with leather easy chairs. Bright open dining area. Great food and service. Will definately go again

1 review so far 5
13.02.2017 17:10

The food was really good! I was a bit disappointed that they ran out of popcorn chicken though :( Staff were really nice and helpful.

2 reviews so far 4
06.08.2017 13:11

Good pub food nice atmospere. I had tea smoked duck which was overcooked but everyone else had nice food especially the pork belly. Will go again to give benefit of doubt

1 review so far 4
20.08.2016 11:15

Table available on arrival at designated time. Became rather noisy and difficult to hear our table guests once the room filled with patrons. Meal was well presented and satisfactory.

2 reviews so far 4
19.02.2017 13:36

No table service for drinks or food which works ok but could be more helpful in less busy times given they were standing around chatting to kitchen staff.

1 review so far 3
16.03.2017 07:40

Disappointing service, long wait time, average food. That's not why we go out to eat. Would have been able to cook the same quality at home, and it wpuldnt have takeb so long to order

1 review so far 4
06.06.2016 09:30

Nice atmosphere but very small with minimal seating available in bar area. Drinks expensive. Meal was nice, chose the Pub Favourites but still relatively pricey.

1 review so far 2
29.05.2016 09:52

Meals are at higher end price wise with sides costing extra. Counter service was offhand bordering on rude. Bar service was not much better. Smallish Pork chop on sweet potato mash (soup consistency) was very ordinary. 😔