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Benjamin on Franklin

#178 of 1,297 Restaurants in Adelaide
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Australian, International, Pub
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233 Franklin Street, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
+61 130230
09:00 - 00:00
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Adelaide, Australia
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the Benjamin on Franklin with a group of friends. Caught the tram into Victoria Square and it was a nice walk from there. The decor and atmosphere is great. Lots of lighting everywhere. Featuring light shades from my childhood, heaps of glasses hanging from the roof in one section. It was an amazing formation. Pub area out... More 

Thank Kerry K
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dropped in to this beautifully restored hotel for lunch during the week. We were pleasantly surprised by the intimate rear cortyard dining area, Being a warm sunny day they even adjusted the overhead screen so we would be in the shade. Service was excellent as were the meals - Matcha Gnocchi for me and a magnificenty presented Chili Crab... More 

Thank Maralyn C
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I lunched here recently with a group of 7 woman. I was pleasantly surprised at the olde world charm, combined with great value pub grub. All but one of us had beautifully cooked , satisfying meals. However the paella was tiny. ( i note that someone else has said the same on another review!). If they are going to consider... More 

Thank Ree A
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were a table of 12. Out of all the dishes, half seemed reasonable however a couple were way overpriced for what you were getting. The Paella was shockingly overpriced and quite bland. For the $26 they were charging, they should have doubled the size. General consensus, never going back there again.

Thank Andrew P
Adelaide, Australia
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for lunch on a nice warm sunny day sitting in the back outdoor area in one of the little alcoves. Just make sure you book in advance if you want one of them. Food is good and a diverse selection on the menu. Parking is easy on either Franklin St or the adjacent side street. Worth a visit

Thank Mark L
Adelaide, Australia
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We attended dor a birthday dolinner. Staff were very accommodating and friendly. The coeliac and veretarian amongst us were very well catered for. Beautiful surroundings and great beer garden. Highly recommended.

Thank pjm2314
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
366 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

The inside is pretty average, and it's basically just a decent bar for a drink with a couple of decent wines on the list.

Thank hogiebear33
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
57 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Our group was waiting to go on a Handlebar tour & found this pub. Great decor with stuff we remember in our parents & grandparents homes. Staff got busy and quickly served us all in our limited time. Has a lovely courtyard where we sat in a booth but there seemed to be lots of little areas patrons can call... More 

Thank Pam Q
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

15 of us had a great booth in the beer garden and enjoyed some awesome food in a great atmosphere - lots of fun things to look at around the hotel and some entertainment on Sundays

Thank grizwards2015
Adelaide, Australia
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223 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Met friends here for a pre event. We were outside, set up in a little area, platters of food was supplied by the hostess which were wonderful and over all setting was great. Would like to have dinner here as the food looked great and the ambience looked lovely.

Thank Jobandben

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Australian, International, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 Franklin Street, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide
  • Phone Number: +61 130230
this pub has had a major overhaul and it is the funkyist place now and very popular with the city types and everyone else. Lots of old lampshades, cut glass hanging from the ceiling, beer garden with 3 great booths including huge retro lights hanging in each, great food, excellent staff and good wine list too. It ticks all my boxes. They seem like a happy bunch of staff which always makes it a better experience for the likes of me

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?