Serving Adelaide folks since 1837, the British Hotel is not only one of Adelaide’s oldest surviving pubs, but it’s also one of the most iconic. There’s a unique sense of nostalgia here with huge open fires, an enclosed beer garden and original rustic decor – making it the ideal location for a delicious meal with the family, or simply a beer or two at the bar. Located near the Adelaide Oval, the British serves up classic Australian pub fare including some of the most succulent steaks in the city, alongside a carefully curated wine list showcasing some of South Australia’s best wineries. So for a delicious trip down memory lane, head to Finniss Street in North Adelaide for an experience you won’t be forgetting.
So what can you expect from the British Hotel? Well, alongside some exceptionally charming service and a relaxing and stylish environment, you’ll get to enjoy some delectable Australian-style pub dishes that will have you returning to this North Adelaide spot time and time again. The ideal location for lunch or dinner after a match at the Adelaide Oval, you’ll find an array of options to accompany your beer or wine, just perfectly. If you’re treating yourself to a meal in the dining room, kick things off at the British Hotel with a serving of oysters (natural or kilpatrick), pork and fennel meatballs served with tzatziki and Turkish bread or some porcini mushroom arancini balls with truffle oil and tarragon aioli.
For the main event, we recommend the chargrilled Australian kangaroo fillet served with field mushrooms, spinach and smoky paprika herb butter; beef, mushroom and Guinness pie on a bed of mash or the Spencer Gulf blue mussels cooked with herbs in a delicious tomato sauce. The British Hotel in North Adelaide also offers a classic pub menu with burgers and schnitzels, as well as a smaller bar menu that’s perfect for a light bite while catching up with mates. So no matter the occasion, you’ll be more than catered for in this historic Adelaide pub. You’ll find the British Hotel on Finniss Street – it is highly recommended you book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Great customer service, beautiful surroundings and an enjoyable evening with friends. The food was great with enjoyable share entrees and crispy vegetables with our parmys and steaks.
Staff were friendly and sufficient, food was excellent, the atmosphere was nice and relaxing. Real green plants (not plastic!) are everywhere. I can't find anything negative. I'll be there again.
Always warm friendly staff! Friday evening gets busy so bookings required if you don’t want to be disappointed. Love the atmosphere! It reminds me of the old pubs in the UK.
We had a lovely day on Saturday, and the staff were efficient and gracious. I especially appreciated being able to order soup, not on the menu, because I could not cope with solid food at that time . We will be returning, with pleasure.
Amazing spot. Walked there from the city along the river, pretty and it's not far. Took hubby there for a small family dinner. Food is fantastic, staff are all lovely. The dining area is so pleasant, makes you feel all comfortable and happy. The wine list is HUGE, with more than one that can be bought by the glass. So many places only offer 2 or 3 options. We will definitely make the British one of our favourite places to go - often.
We got there on obviously a very busy night and thought we'd be waiting for ages. How wrong. Service was EXCELLENT with the extra of table service. The food was 10/10 with all 7 of us rating our dinners as fantastic. Steak was tender and the sides were just enough, Am looking at booking a diner there for an upcoming conference. Have never had a bad steak at the British and this would be my 10th visit.
Food Variety was Good with the Food Ordered Excellent, Very Friendly Staff and with Great Service. Would definitely go there again and also recommend "The British Hotel."
Made an on-line reservation 5 days before and when we arrived they had no record of it - they had a table for 2 available anyway so no big deal. Had also been given a "Best restaurants" gift card for Christmas, but was told I couldn't use it if I was also using the "Entertainment book" gold card (apparently it costs the venue 25% if customers use the gift card ?). Food was good.
We had a We had a lovely meal which was produced at the table very promptly. The menu choices were good and varied and the service was excellent. The only thing missing was the availability of coffee, but as it was a pleasant night, we walked around to Melbourne Street.
Fabulous hotel , great dining area in a lovely location. Easy access and parking just out of the city. Many wine choices and a varied menu. Meals were made with quality ingredients. Helpful staff.