The Lion Hotel

Winner Best Hotel • Best Restaurant • Best Functions
Welcome to The Lion.
Explore the many faces of The Lion and experience genuine service and hospitality. Enjoy!
Open daily from 7.30am until late.
Closed Christmas Day

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Keep up to date with everything happening at The Lion.

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Win a Trip to New York

Simply spend $10 or more at The Lion and you could win a trip for two people to New York with $2000 spending money. Enter online at and keep your receipt, it's that easy. Enter as many times as you like.

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Best Hotel in SA

For the third time The Lion has been awarded Best Hotel in South Australia at the 2017 Australian Hotels Association SA Awards for Excellence. We also took top honours in the category for Best Restaurant and Best Functions.

It is an exciting result for our dedicated team who continually strive to deliver excellence in customer service and sensational dining experiences.

For more information click here

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New Menu for Lion Express

As we head into the cooler months there's nothing better than heart warming comfort food to ward off wintery chills.

The red ginger beef curry with biryani masala rice and cucumber raita paired with a pint Archie's Red Ale from local brewery Mismatch, or a glass of Paxton 'The Guesser' organic red wine will certainly hit the spot.

Swap your usual toast and jam for porridge with rhubarb and pear compote, chia seeds, macadamias and almond milk or the very topical crushed avocado on rye with haloumi cheese, poached eggs, coriander, za'atar spice and fresh lemon.

If you're a fish fiend, try the coconut poached barramundi with sambal and lemongrass brown rice, roasted cashew nuts, Chinese cabbage and sesame omelette.

So don't be house-bound this Winter...pop over to our house, sit by the fire and soak up the atmosphere with live music every night...we'll even do the dishes!

Lion Express, open daily from 7.30am until late and open all day Monday for the Queens Birthday long weekend.



161 Melbourne Street North Adelaide
South Australia 5006
08 8367 0222
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From brewing beginnings to a modern enterprise,
The Lion is one of South Australia's most iconic buildings. 

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Built in 1871, the Lion Brewery was a modern masterpiece of its time. It reflected the vibrant growth of South Australia and was known for producing quality, specially crafted beer.

Today, The Lion seamlessly blends contemporary architecture with the heritage fabric of the building to deliver The Lion experience that patrons know and love.