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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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.

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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.

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Kangaroo Island Is Closer Than You Think

If you've always wanted to taste the fabulous wine and cheese from Kangaroo Island, now you can...right here at The Lion.
Kangaroo Island is an iconic Australian destination. On the bucket list of global travellers for its pristine beaches, flora and fauna. The purity of it's offering extends beyond its air, sea and land, to the quality of its drinks and food.
The Kangaroo Island beverage project is an initiative of the Commissioner for KI, who having recognised the quality of what was on offer, was determined to make sure the potential of the island’s industry was realised through increased collaboration, greater distribution and broader promotion.
The local wine industry was established in the late 90's, with cider, beer and spirits following shortly thereafter. Together they are complimented by lamb, honey, seafood, cheese and other fine produce.
A great selection of the island’s finest wine producers will be available for tasting at The Lion on Wednesday 15th March from 5pm to 7pm, along with a selection of unique Kangaroo Island cheese.
Come along to meet the producers and try the results of their passion and commitment and be taken to the Island through the quality and flavour of their wines and cheese.
Islander Estate, False Cape, Bay of Shoals, Hazyblur, Dudley Wines and Stoke Wines will be tasting the a variety of wines along with produce from Island Pure.
For more information please contact:
Dawn Wakelin (The Lion) on 08 8367 0222 or dwakelin@thelionhotel.com
Megan Harvie (Kangaroo Island Food & Wine Association) on 0488 035 887 or admin@eatdrinkki.com.au
Marc Allgrove (Kangaroo Island Collective) on 0448 671 815



@islanderestate @dudleywineskangarooisland @Hazyblur @falsecanepewines @boskangarooisland @islandpure

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Contact

161 Melbourne Street North Adelaide
South Australia 5006
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08 8367 0222
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History

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.