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.

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Keep up to date with everything happening at The Lion.

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Every AFL Game Live and Loud At The Lion

If you love AFL then The Lion is the place to be this season. Catch every game live and loud on the big screen in the courtyard and we've got plenty of food and drink specials to keep everyone happy. $6 Coopers Session Ale or Pale Ale pints siren to siren on all AFL game days. Try our famous Lion Burger and a pint of Little Creatures for $19.90. If you're really game try our King Burger...double beef or double chicken, double bacon, fried egg, cheese, tomato, lettuce, aioli, tomato relish and fries for $24.90.

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Christmas Season Opening Hours

The Lion Bar and Express

(casual dining) will be open every day from 7.30am* except Christmas Day when the whole hotel will be closed.

The Lion Restaurant

Sunday 24th December - Christmas Eve - Open for Lunch
Monday 25th December - Christmas Day CLOSED
Tuesday 26th December - Boxing Day CLOSED
Wednesday 27th December - Open for lunch and dinner
Thursday 28th December - Open for lunch and dinner
Friday 29th December - Open for lunch and dinner
Saturday 30th December - Open for dinner
Sunday 31st December - New Year's Eve Open for dinner only
Monday 1st January - CLOSED
Tuesday 2nd January - we will resume regular business hours

* Please be aware that on public holidays all food and beverage will attract a 15% surcharge. We thank you for your understanding.

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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.



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.