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The Lion Burger Deal is Back!

Now into it's 20th year, our famous Burger Deal is back!
Kicking off on Australia Day right through to the end of Mad March you can get one of our delicious Lion Burgers and a bottle of Heineken or Heineken 3 from just $19.90.

Our new Kangaroo Island free range pork burger with chilli pineapple, papaya and apple slaw is proving to be quite a hit. And for the burger connoisseur, there's the dry aged wagyu beef burger with iceberg lettuce, pickles, shallots and bacon for $22.90 or you can King Size it by adding an extra pattie for an extra $6.

We haven't forgotten the vegetarians...a mushroom burger with haloumi cheese, fried egg, caramelised onion, Swiss cheese, BBQ sauce and fries will go down a treat.
For the traditionalists, there's still the classic Lion Burger - beef or chicken with cheese, fried egg, bacon, tomato, lettuce, tomato relish, aioli and fries.

If beer really isn't your thing, a glass of Mike Press or Hills Cider will certainly hit the spot.


Available all day every day from Lion Express.

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Christmas and New Year's Eve Opening Hours

Thank you to all our customers for your patronage in 2016 and we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.

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
Saturday 24th December - Christmas Eve - Open for Dinner*
Sunday 25th December - Christmas Day - CLOSED
Monday 26th December - CLOSED
Tuesday 27th December - CLOSED
Wednesday 28th December - Open for lunch and dinner
Thursday 29th December - Open for lunch and dinner
Friday 30th December - Open for lunch and dinner
Saturday 31 December - New Year's Eve - Restaurant open for dinner only*
Sunday 1st January - CLOSED

* Please be aware that on public holidays all food and beverage will attract a 10% surcharge. We thank you for your understanding.

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The Art of Law

Sophie Downey was a barrister practising in criminal law, with experience in both prosecution and defence, a musician, who sand Summertime at most Bar Association Annual Dinners, and on the side went to the Adelaide Central School of Art and painted her collegues in law, some judges, her friends and the odd random famous person.



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.