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rising Sun Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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main North Road, Auburn, South Australia, Australia
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Totally disappointed. We only had one night in Clare and had so many places to pick from, we made the wrong choice. We were seated at the only 2 seater table in the front of the hotel. My husband had to sit looking at the wall while to his direct left he could touch the bar where everyone was coming... More 

Thank Rachel C
Adelaide, Australia
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65 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit noisy on our stay due to it being the day of the Balaklava Race meeting nearby - fully booked! The rooms are also basic, clean, old style - 2 old rooms made into one to provide an en-suite shower etc. Don't expect a 5* marble bathroom!! The real attraction is the food. Good menu for a country pub,... More 

Thank Tnuh
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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Staying down the road, ventured to the "pub" on what turned out to be a busy Friday night. Sat on the deck overlooking the street in very casual environment. But once we indicated we were eating we got "table services" for both food and drinks, which was great once bar got packed. All the staff were great - very friendly... More 

1 Thank BalenaTassa
Adelaide, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We booked a meal on Saturday night and found the service and food excellent. The hotel has managed keep plenty of its old charm. Highly recommend.

Thank Shane C
Auburn, Australia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Enjoyed Rabbit Rillette as a share entrée (hard to choose with Haloumi, Molle Chicken, Oysters as some of the choices) Superb flavour and texture with the Reisling jelly, caperberries and mustard. For mains we tried Harissa Lamb Rump - delightful - and double cooked Duck Breast - tasty but rather tough, but the barley side was delicious. Service was friendly.... More 

Thank ejv1964
Melbourne, Australia
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85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

The Rising Sun Hotel is a relatively small but well appointed hotel. It has the feel of a homely pub that existed in a previous era. We only enjoyed a lunch on our way through the Clare Valley. We were very pleased and we visited and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Thank david e
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We visited twice this weekend . The first night with a group and the second just 2 couples.The staff are so friendly and efficient and worked well as a team. The girls were very tolerant and helpful with a big group. There was good variety on the menu and the food was fresh and brought out quickly.

Thank Moltim
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A beautiful, quaint location and venue. the room was old fashioned but with modern amenities. the Claw foot bath was too good not to partake of - as was the complimentary port YUM! an old style pot belly heater, the back up of a R/C air con AND an electric blanket kept me toastie (as did the port) and the... More 

Thank Lexie D
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The rising sun hotel is a great place for a meal while visiting the Clare Valley. The open fire and cosy lounge provides a great atmosphere, and the meals are first class. Good service, great meals, try it out for yourself while in the region

Thank Geoff M
Sonoma, California
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Whether for lunch, dinner, take-out, a counter meal or more formal/celebratory dinner the Rising Sun has NEVER failed to deliver fresh, tasty and innovative meals. The menu changes with the seasons and while often sad to see your current favourite meal gone from the wide range of choices, there are always new and amazing dishes to enjoy.

Thank Joey B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: main North Road, Auburn, South Australia, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: 88492015
great country gastro Pub food. good meat dishes and crispy fish and chips. Wine list good.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?