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The Palais

££ - £££
Bar, Australian, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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The Esplanade, Semaphore, South Australia 5019, Australia
+61 8 8341 6333
09:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 02:00
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Extensive menu with a gourmet salad bar! Specials every night, great family atmosphere. Our go to place for a cheap but delicious meal mid-week or for a weekend catch up.

Thank Lauren D
Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to this hotel many times, with groups or by ourselves. Never had a bad meal from here yet. The staff are friendly and the food is great.

Thank Mal066
South Australia, Australia
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84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place on the beach front. We have had some food and drinks, great weekday and happy hour prices. Try oysters! Pizzas good and snitzel with mushroom sauce. All food looks great. Wings are ok, but best wings you can get on Adelaide, The Curious Squire. Cool atmosphere, good service, live music at the weekends. Weekday offers.

Thank Minttu69
South Australia
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218 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were 7 of us who came here for lunch for the very first time. The place was very crowded and we were somewhat apprehensive. However, the food was delicious and the service rendered by Anita, Bec and others was absolutely superb! We will certainly be back.

Thank levymal
Adelaide, Australia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great service was exceptional, will be back , there were 8 of us on a Monday night for a family birthday , service was quick , we all ordered something different and there were no complaints 👍🏼👍🏼

Thank janwa65
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice lunch sitting out on the balcony, great views of the ocean, except lunch was spoilt from drifting cigarette smoke from the " designated smoking area " which is poorly located 2 meters away from the " dining area "

Thank Troy L
Adelaide, Australia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We're lucky enough to get a table outside and enjoyed the view of the beach and coastline. Food was fresh, and hot when served. Extensive local wine list, most by the glass. I ordered the grilled fish and chips, the chips were very good. Good value for money, with most meals including a salad or vegetable bar. Next time will... More 

Thank lawlessrose
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

I had a chicken schnitzel with plain gravy. The schnitzel was very well cooked, the slaw was well dressed and fresh. I enjoyed the chips, however, I prefer a chunky chip. The service was very friendly. We sat downstairs in the new area, which was very pleasant. We will definitely be back.

Thank L H
Adelaide, Australia
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We ate at the Beach Bar section of the Palais. While the food was reasonably good for a pub meal, the service could be better. You pay fairly high prices for pub food but are expected to get plates and water for yourself from a service nook. Also diminishing the experience was the incredibly loud music which made it difficult... More 

Thank Susan P
Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Love this place! Amazing views, food, service, atmosphere. The salt n pepper squid is the best I've had and I continue to order it every time! This pub is good for a quick dinner, drinks and to party!

Thank wonderlust14

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Australian, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Esplanade, Semaphore, South Australia 5019, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Semaphore
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8341 6333

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?