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Benjamin on Franklin

#172 of 1,259 Restaurants in Adelaide
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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233 Franklin Street, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
+61 130230
09:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Adelaide, Australia
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57 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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211 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
South Australia, Australia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Fantastic place for our small family gathering. On a cool spring day the open log fire and friendly staff very welcoming. Ambience excellent ie we could communicate without raising voices. Food superb.

Thank Andrew M
Lyndoch, Australia
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Delicious lunch here at the Benjamin on Franklin. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. Meals were top grade, something on menu to suit everyone. It was worth eating here to enjoy the quirky and interesting decor. Nice outdoor area and a cosy bar. Highly recommend this hotel.

Thank mrsgoddard63
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Ended up here for the Thursday wings special after GHS was fully booked. We arrived early and enjoyed a drink in the lounge/bar area next to the fire place. Great ambience and perfect for a winters night. Drink specials are excellent value too (before 6pm most nights). Excellent selection of craft beers on tap, and even more in the fridge.... More 

Thank themarvel2004
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Great music. Good service. Good time. Will be back for sure. Will be back for a meal. Also for the advertised vinyl night on Thursdays.

Thank Kath D
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
179 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

I so much want to love this place, it seems to tick all the right boxes, it's in the CBD, it's an old architectural gem beautifully restored, there's a big beer garden and a lovely dining room with a cosy fire, everything seems like it should be a local gem. And it may well be, I couldn't say just yet,... More 

5 Thank Mr_rossduncan
Adelaide, Australia
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58 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

This pub has superseded the typical expectations for a pub. Brilliantly plated, delicious food, and a wonderful courtyard allow for such a great experience. The very affordable Perrier Jouët champagne is a must-have.

Thank Lachlan G
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Many thanks to the team at Benji's, where we celebrated our sons 21st upstairs, with family & friends. The booking and enquires were professionally handled by Kelly The platters were thoroughly enjoyed by our guests, thanks to the kitchen team Many thanks to Ethan behind the bar. Great venue and team, it was much appreciated June & Harry Bennett

Thank June B

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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, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?