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.
Belly pork with the salad was a delicious combination. The chocolate creme brûlée although more of a heavy mousse than a brulee, was delicious all the same. Staff were friendly and attentive.
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."
Nice atmosphere; attentive staff who understood gluten free requirements; a well balanced menu and great wine list. An institution in North Adelaide worth the visit.
the menu was diverse, the food was well prepared and the service was excellent. the wine list could be extended to include more quality Shiraz
Everything was awesome The food and service was first class Had a great night A staff member opened a couple of wi ndow shutters to improve the airflow and our comfort level. Staff very chatty and helpful.
Location, service and quality of food was really good, except one meal (steak) was a bit chewy and a couple of the cocktails were a bit weak in strength.
Great food, lovely atmosphere but due to being busy the service was slow and no table service. Definitely recommend it to others and for groups.