Belair Hotel

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The Belair Hotel Bistro was specifically designed to be spacious & multi-functional aiming to meet the needs of all sorts of people, meeting for all sorts of reasons. There is a range of seating and table options available to the Bistro customer including; conventional tables, cosy booths, bar stools and a funky lounge area. Our family friendly Bistro offers a children’s menu, outdoor playground & even a dedicated child’s chill out zone, the design of which allows parents to keep an eye on their children while enjoying their dining experience. The Bistro is light and bright offering fantastic views of the Adelaide Hills. Features include a full wall of windows allowing an abundance of natural light to flood the high-ceilinged room. The Bistro also boasts a cosy fire & couches for making the most of the cooler months.
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4.1
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4.0
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3.9
Ambience
3.8
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JM
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a Father's Day lunch with 2 Grandchildren. It was a great evening, food was very good with efficient service, it was a little noisy but that was expected on a family evening such as Father's Day

CM
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A very pleasurable lunch with an old friend. Staff very friendly and efficient. Food yummy. Will be back again soon!

A
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Was a bit surprised that the quacamole served with the children’s nachos was quite spicy.

B
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The meals are amazing at the Belair hotel. The staff are friendly and attentive. Great place to go with the family.

JB
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

We received our appetiser within a reasonable time. The main course took almost 2 hours and we had to take it with us. Disappointing.

JS
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

All our meals were delicious ..wagu schnitzel, steak perfectly cooked med -rare, fish yellow curry . just a bit on noisy side , families with young children .. not my favourite !

PB
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was lovely, ambience was great, we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and will come again.

GI
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

I hadn't been to the Belair Hotel for years so I didn't know what to expect. I chose it by searching 'kid-friendly pubs in the hills' and it came highly recommended. I was still surprised to discover a full indoor/outdoor play area, and kids' meal deals including a range of desserts and drinks. So with the kids sorted, onto the grown-up stuff. The selection of craft beers is outstanding. Little Bang and Modus Operandi brews on the menu certainly made my day, and there was nothing wrong with the wine list either. The food though - wow. I had a special of the day - beef ribs slow-cooked in a Jack Daniels marinade and served with smashed potatoes and buttered broccolini. It was huge, and I couldn't quite finish it, but if I could go back to it now I would. It was AMAZING. Two of the diners on my table had salt and pepper squid and were both very happy, and other had a chicken burger which was loaded with deliciously crunchy fried chicken. The kids all had nuggets and chips, served with their choice of Pop Top. Sure they're not the healthiest drink on the market, and they're environmentally appalling - but they're super convenient, and when you can just say 'one of each' when ordering for three kids, that does make the choice easy. The kids' desserts was another highlight: usually all you've got to choose from is different toppings for your soft serve; at the Belair you've got at least three options. We had two of those selections at our table - Frog in a Pond and two chocolate brownies - and it was all demolished. The only downside of the whole experience was the noise, but the bistro is intended for families with kids so it's expected - and in our case it was my kids making the noise (sorry everyone else). Overall - hugely recommended. Not cheap, but excellent value for a lunch that kids can tolerate for more than an hour.

BW
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Overall good . But , VERY NOISY. Food was good but cold on arrival.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Found the chips bit cold and sweet was not warm enough

DF
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Waited 15mins after ordering food, then to ask where the drinks were. Waitress forgot. Then waited 35 mins for food. Service need to be more efficient and faster. Service quality needs to be as equal to good food.

h
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was fantastic, but our food at lunchtime on a Tuesday took 40 minutes to come out (There bistro tables were only 30% full, there were six of us and we only ordered burgers and the warm Mexican bowls.)

KB
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Our request for a quiet table was acknowledged which was appreciated.
I had the steak which was cooked to perfection and very tasty. My husband unfortunately was not that impressed with his meal, beer battered flounder. Maybe just a personal choice but not keen on the taste of the fish, a dish he normally enjoys. The children's meal was ok value, but the usual boring standard selection.

Belair Hotel
Responded on 3 July 2019

Hi KathyB. It is great to hear you enjoyed your steak but I'm sorry to hear your husband didn't enjoy his fish. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

the Belair is a local that i have been too many times, the only feedback is the noise level is so great its hard to hear your conversation

Belair Hotel
Responded on 3 July 2019

Thank you for taking the time to pass on your feedback AmyJ. The noise is definitely an issue that comes with having a busy bistro, but we are certainly looking into ways to improve it.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

I would recommend for lunch as it is not so busy and noisy. If you are choosing the ‘roast’ I would make enquiries first. Our pork roast was not pork freshly carved - looked more like large chips and was tough.

AK
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Enough variety in the regular menu to keep us coming back for more. Online booking system worked a treat. Genuine care and courtesy from all staff that served.

Belair Hotel
Responded on 11 June 2019

Thank you for your feedback AdrienneK, we are glad to hear you enjoying coming to our hotel. We hope to see you again soon.

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RS
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

I recall an old Belair Hotel with ambience and a place to have a comversation
Quite some time ago but I haven't been back for a while. We travelled from Glenelg for the experience. Far too much noise. Kids running about. Not for me. I understand that you are now catering to families. A different clientelle. I wish you well but will not be returning.

JB
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Friday night at 6pm - Too hard to find a carpark and too noisy to talk . Good place for people who have families maybe .

GH
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Food was OK - staff were reasonably friendly and helpful.
Prices are on the more expensive side for your standard pub food.

Belair Hotel
Responded on 15 May 2019

Hi GeorgaH, we appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.

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M
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very pleased with the food quality and range at the belair. I am very picky and i was very happy with every aspect of the hotel. I will be back. It was a tad noisy but it had a very cosy vibe, really enjoyed it there!

Belair Hotel
Responded on 15 May 2019

Hi Maya, we are very glad to hear you enjoyed your experience at our hotel. Thank you for your wonderful feedback, we look forward to seeing you again soon. :)

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious and we enjoyed the window view over the valley

Belair Hotel
Responded on 7 May 2019

Thank you for your feedback. The view is certainly something special. Look forward to seeing you soon.

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T
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Highly impressed with the Vegan only menu, we had the pizza & gnocchi & both dishes were delicious. Will definitely be back to try all the vegan selection. Staff were friendly and service was quick.

Belair Hotel
Responded on 7 May 2019

Hi Tamm, thank you for your feedback. We certainly pride ourselves on our vegetarian and vegan options. We hope to see you again soon.

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SS
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous place especially if you are bringing young children. The pavlova was by far the stand out for me!! I can't stop thinking about how delicious it was. Servers were very friendly. The place is furnished beautifully and looks like a lot of thought and effort has gone into it. Very clean! Fair pricing. We drove 40 minutes and it was well worth it. Thanks for the beautiful dining experience! :)

BW
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The service was fantastic
When our meals were taking a while a bar attendant apologize for the wait and offered a free drink and little cake.
The food was worth waiting for and great service.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Always a meal of a high standard and the kids love it! Service is always excellent. Thank you!

LW
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The Belair Hotel was really lovely and the service was excellent

Belair Hotel
Responded on 3 April 2019

Hi LisaW, thank you for your feedback, its great to hear you enjoyed your experience at our hotel. We hope to see you again soon.

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RT
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Most of the staff were excellent I just thought a few of them could have been a bit more acknowledging when we first walked in & when we left. Table service staff were very good, nothing was too much trouble for her. My guess is the young guy taking the orders is new!

Belair Hotel
Responded on 3 April 2019

Hi RubyTuesday, thank you for your feedback. We pride ourselves on customer service so all feedback is greatly appreciated to be sure of the continual growth of our team. We hope to see you again soon.

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KG
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

I ordered the crispy salmon. It was so salty I couldn’t finish it all. Very disappointing for $30. The meals took ages to come out.

Belair Hotel
Responded on 3 April 2019

Hi KarinaG, I am sorry to hear of your disappointing experience at our hotel. I will be sure this gets passed on to the kitchen team. Thank you for taking the time to pass on your feedback.

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KY
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service even for a busy Saturday night. The food came out fast and hot. A lovely meal with great friends. We will be back.

Belair Hotel
Responded on 18 March 2019

Hi KylieY. Thank you for your feedback, we are glad to hear your enjoyed your experience at our hotel and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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JW
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

The food was good and the playground is great for kids. The first time I came it was great but the second time the food took a long time to come out as did the kids dessert that I had to go up and ask about twice. They charged $10 for bringing our own cake and then ruined the surprise by bringing the plates for the cake first before bringing the cake

Belair Hotel
Responded on 18 March 2019

Hi JennaW, I am sorry to hear that your second time around with us did not meet your expectations. I will be sure to follow up with the staff in regards to our procedure in bringing cakes out, I am sorry that your surprise was ruined in this way. We appreciate your feedback.

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CM
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

It did take a long time for our meals to come out. Staff were very lovely..helpful. Polite. Noisy...but that is normal when 1/2 the foom is kids lol.

CP
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

The quality of the food was poor. The use of Panko crumbs spoiled dishes-it made them 'gluggy'. It was questionable whether the fish used for "beer battered Flounder" was in fact genuine Flounder-it didn't taste like it. Also the range of 'soft' drinks available was very poor. No Coco Cola was available - only Pepsi!! We have been to the Belair many times an enjoyed it, but certainly not this time.

E
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great place to have a dinner date or family night out.

HG
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely, helpful staff. Great playground for the kids.

JT
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Food was not as good as when we had a private function in october

S
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Pros - Good service & good value meals with regard to portion size for the money. Excellent play area for the kids. Nice comfy lounges and seating. Obviously recently renovated very nicely throughout.
Cons - Insufficient space between regular tables...not a big person, but kept getting knocked into by anyone walking past.
Way too noisy. Couldnt have a conversation with someone on table immediately opposite without almost yelling. Admittedly, yes it was a busy period, but even when restraunt thinned out below 1/2 full and we moved to the lounge area, it was still too loud to chat without raising voices. Need to invest in some soundproofing or noise dampening.
Overall a nice place, decent service & a good feed, but wont be going back as too loud & didnt enjoy being packed in like sardines at the regular table seated area.

ES
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

The booking was fast and easy. We asked for a table within close proximity to the children's playground which we got. Service was fine. Our only issue was that the food wasn't great. Ribs were very dry and salty. Still, its a great place to relax where the kids can play and the adults can enjoy a beverage. We'll be back.

M
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Hubby got a wagyu schnitty & i had the lamb kofta starter with a side of roast veg as my mains - & because it was Tuesday my sons calamari meal was free!
Everything was perfectly cooked, presented and seasoned.
Three full, happy tummies 😁 @ Belair Hotel

EC
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great spot for lunch with girlfriends and the seniors meals are great.

E
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Waited 45 minutes for a cold steak, which cost $35 was only 300g and a lot of rind and fat.

Belair Hotel
Responded on 25 January 2019

Hi Elizabeth1, I am sorry to hear of your disappointing experience with us. We hold high expectations when it comes to the quality of food so I will be sure to pass this on the kitchen team.We appreciate your feedback.

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