PJ O’Brien’s

I’ve had many a drink at PJ’s over the years, but I’ve never eaten here, until today. At one time, I used to be a regular, because a friend of mine regularly played in a band here. There’d be drinking and there’d be dancing, and on a few occasions I’d still be here at 5am…

Ed Castle

The Ed Castle is located towards the western end of Currie Street in a building that is nearly 2 centuries old. Considering the city of Adelaide is not that old itself, this particular venue has historical significance. The first thing you notice when you enter the place is the set of pool tables. I initially…

Royal Oak Hotel

The Royal Oak is a pub located on busy O’Connell Street in North Adelaide. While the exterior has a quaint facade, the interior is like a 1950’s unrenovated urban warehouse. We sat at a table that was made from recycled cinema seats, although the furnishings around us seemed to be a mish mash of throw…

Sevenhill Hotel

As part of the Clare Valley wine tour, a group of us stopped off at the Sevenhill Hotel for lunch. After all, you can’t drink all day on an empty stomach. The venue itself is very typical of a building in a country town; the galvanised veranda and the tin roof are the standard features. The inside…

Rob Roy Hotel

There’s so much history behind the Rob Roy Hotel in Adelaide. Having undergone so many renovations over the years, the place still retains it’s character. The architecture of the time is one to marvel at; the arched framing in the main doorway, the cast iron balustrades, the draped corrugated iron roof and the dentilation on the…

Benjamin On Franklin

I’ve been to this place for drinks on many occasions but never for food. I came here for lunch today just to complete the experience. The Benjamin on Franklin is beautifully designed pub. The intricately hand crafted timber dining furniture, the elegant vintage chairs, the warm cosy fire place, the innovative light fixtures, the exposed…

Daniels

I can usually tell how good a restaurant is by how busy it is. I’ve walked past Daniel’s many times and I’ve never seen this place full. I must admit, I was a bit reluctant to come here because of this, but I decided to give this place a go. The restaurant is in a…

The Bath Hotel

The Bath has been around since 1856 and is located at the eastern end of the Parade. The pub specialises in Modern Australian and Seafood, however you can still get your traditional pub fare. The decor here is modern and stylish, and the venue is quite spacious. The highlight of the place is the beer…

Rosemont Hotel

The Rosemont is somewhere I would never normally go. The place is so dark and dingy, I couldn’t tell what time of the day it was. The majority of the light came from the 39 flat screen televisions they have scattered across the room. I felt like I was one of those 24 hour security…

Mansions

I’m pretty sure I’ve been to the Mansions several times when I was at uni. Each time was during a pub crawl, where I was so drunk I could vaguely recall being here. Those bitter sweet non-memories! Feeling a bit nostalgic, I decided to check out the food here. The venue does a two parmi’s…

The Kings Hotel

The King’s Hotel is one of my locals and is conveniently located on the corner of Sturt Street and King William Street, just outside the City South tram stop. The pub offers all your traditional pub fare, and their food menu utilises a lot of locally sourced ingredients. The decor has a traditional English style…

The Stag Hotel

I’ve been coming to the Stag for years, but I’ve never actually eaten there until tonight. Beautifully located on the corner of Rundle Street and East Terrace, the Stag has a large balcony that overlooks Rymill Park. Business is pretty good, particularly due to it’s close proximity to the Fringe setup across the road. Tonight,…