Henry's Table @ Ayers House

4.5
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47 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Fusion / Eclectic
Henry’s Table offers fine & affordable contemporary cuisine within historical Ayers House right in the heart of Adelaide's East End. The restaurant boasts private rooms and intimate space for groups of any size. Our wonderful Prix Fixe (fancy for set price) menus can also be enjoyed. With more than 100 SA wines to choose from and a beautifully balanced menu you will be spoilt for choice in a space designed by a renowned London designer.
Henry's Bar offers small, medium and large plate food items as well as a huge selection of wine by the glass. Chesterfields and bar areas can be booked for 4 to 20 guests. The bar is open to the public and casual walk ins.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic, Australian, Cocktail Bar
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Hours of Operation
Dinner
Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(08) 8224 0666
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Paul Groves
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Private Party Facilities
Our private rooms are available for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Meetings 7 days a week. We have three private rooms that seat 10 to 22, a Ballroom for 80 and The Conservatory for up to 300
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Private Party Contact
Deb and Emma: (08) 8224 0666
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Catering
Extensive Corporate, Social and Wedding Packages are available that incorporate sit down and cocktail options. Breakfasts, Working Luncheons, High Teas, Seminar and Meeting packages are also available.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Paxtons Walk
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Parking Details
Pay and Display parking is available onsite and directly next door at the undercover U-Park
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Public Transit
A free city Tram (Botanic Gardens Station) is located directly outside Ayers House and Henry's Table. Buses also stop directly in front.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.5
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DC
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sad we can not return amazing food and service
The waiter said it was the last night henrys table would be open for private dining

A
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Was a little disappointed with the service. We had to place our orders multiple times because our waiter forgot.

SP
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent food and great wine list.
Second time we have ate there in as many months - doesn’t disappoint

S
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience5

Went there for our anniversary, the place was lovely, the staff really nice and went out of their way. Unfortunately the food was awful, my entree was probably a bad choice of mine but the cheese tasted like a plate of milk, my husbands steak was so chewy it was impossible to eat and my monk fish was so over salted , that it was so unpalatable we left there hunger.
Such a shame as it had the makings of s great dining venue

M
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

As soon as we walked into the restaurant the staff were welcoming. We were escorted to a generous table for 4. The staff were helpful and the food was excellent. Enjoyed the recommended wine and would certainly return to enjoy another evening of fine food and wine.

SD
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

The food is okay but nothing spectacular. The duck dish requiring pre-order is underwhelming for the price and rather overcooked. Desert was good. The noise levels are high for the price point. Service is efficient and on point.

SB
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Food looked a bit "tired/dry" when it arrived (which was in reasonable time). Main protein portions were very quite small. Two lamb dishes arrived medium, not medium rare. Other bits were really good (entres). So overall, variable. We particularly ordered the fries with a "porcini and lemon thyme salt" as it sounded very interesting - but there was none discernible. We asked if we could have some and the waiter came back saying the "chefs were under the pump" and offered regular salt and pepper! Either they had none, or were "under the pump", but neither response is really acceptable. I got an overall sense of "superficial quality over real substance" - maybe trying to carry off a claim to fine dining on the cheap?

AF
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Ayers House is one of the most fascinating heritage buildings in Adelaide and it was a privilege to be able to dine there. The food was really good, although not the best or most integrated meal I've had lately and the service was super slow. We waited 45 minutes for our main course with no explanation, and then didn't really have time for dessert. Disappointed there were no exciting gluten-free or vegan desserts - I had fabulous food at Ayers House during a recent training course, and was surprised that some of the great food available there (such as GF vegan chocolate mousse) was not on menu in restaurant. I expected to be blown away (having never been to restaurant before) and we certainly enjoyed ourselves... Some things that would improve it for next time - a bit quieter would be nice, quicker service, more GF/vegan options (and more clarity on menu), cheese entree dish would be better warm or room temp (it was fridge cold), and I'd also love to read about some of the stories of the house, as it has a lot of history.

JM
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful building, restaurant very well designed, good level of space between tables, staff attentive but not overly intrusive. The food was very good, with the eggplant entree a delight. Highly recommend this restaurant and would dine here again.

p
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyable evening. Thank you. Venue was great and service excellent .... great food

GW
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We all had an enjoyable evening. Staff were very friendly, courteous and efficient. Food was excellent. Will definitely be back. Wish you well.

BR
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent value for a restaurant in one of the most historic settings in Adelaide. Lovely food and mains at great value. Entrees and desserts are relatively expensive. The staff were friendly and helpful. a recommended surprise packet.

JC
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Good for casual dining - quite different to the original Ayers House restaurant years ago. Service staff were good.

MS
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous evening. Perfect table for a long overdue catch up between interstate friends

LD
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing, the servings were perfect size and prices were great. The service was fantastic!! I highly recommend to family and friends. I'll be back!

AB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very relaxed friendly bar area as you enter. The modern bar meets the old home seamlessly. The Staff were friendly, relaxed and efficient. Food was excellent , we had steak and both were cooked as ordered to perfection. This is somewhere we will go back to.

VD
Osaka
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Heard about all the good comments about grand Ayers House again being open for regular dining. the good comments were well deserved.

Not many places nowadays with top notch service, white tablecloths, an absence of roaring noise and a classy yet cosy atmosphere. Surprisingly not so expensive either.

Will definitely be back for the food, ambiance, etc

PG
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food, service is a bit young and stilted but will loosen up over time, room is very nice but could be a bit warmer.
Overall a lovely night and a nice surprise and good value.

DL
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting, intimate, wonderful food, welcoming staff.

GJ
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was good, however the steak and the fish were a little overcooked. Service was excellent.

SP
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely setting and meal.
BYO available which is always good.
Next time we will look st having the Duck

KF
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The building itself is beautiful and the decoration goes nicely with it. The food is amazing. We had the Korean spatchcock and Sirloin with blistered green beans and all was fantastic. Nice selection of wines and spirits at the bar too.

BR
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Excellent value for money overall. Three of our group of 4 were more than happy with fantastic food at very reasonable prices, especially given the quality of the meals. The 4th diner neglected to ask what the POA was for the fish of the day and was very disappointed with the quality of the dish for what turned out to be a relatively high price. That said, we'd not hesitate to recommend Henry's Table for a quality dining experience, in a great atmosphere.

HB
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fabulous food and staff were amazing.
I would definitely go back again.

LR
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the friendly greeting on arrival, through a delicious decently portioned meal, finished off with desserts to delight. The whole experience was lovely. Ohh and they don't charge extra for house baked bread, I like that.
We felt that you could recommend the restaurant to anyone.

EK
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food here was delicious and very reasonably priced. The staff were so very friendly and inclusive as soon as I entered. There was a lovely atmosphere too!

AM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved it! Great food & service. Venue was gorgeous. Will definitely be back.

MW
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We loved the experience, food was amazing and the service very friendly. Would recommend to family and friends.

J
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, Very good service, Wonderful environment, Reasonable prices. Unfortunately, parking is not free.

DG
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

On arrival we were made to feel very welcome, and I was offered a glass of wine/bubbly on the house to celebrate my birthday which was a lovely welcome. Staff were very friendly and service impeccable. The food was sublime, the flavours exceptional, the Korean spatchcock the best I have had anywhere, every course was faultless. I would definitely recommend Henry's Table to anyone looking to enjoy a great night out in fab surroundings. Thank you Henry's Table for making my birthday so memorable.

RV
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

A surprise. Good atmosphere, very considerate and polite staff. Food was very good. A very pleasant experience.

AL
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We booked for a table of 8 and upon arrival were told to just find a table. We were then ignored for approximately 20 minutes (no menus, no drinks order, no acknowledgement we were even there) when we finally ordered drinks the order came back wrong. We had to order entrees twice and the duck wasn’t available and then there wasn’t enough pork for the replacement orders. As we had waited long enough we ordered some fries as we were all starving. We had to ask for these on three seperate occasions and when they did come out the bowl was so small we got approximately 3 fries each (would of ordered more if advised by wait staff). Waited for an hour for entrees and some were ok but others inedible. We canceled our mains and walked out only paying for our drinks.
REALLY REALLY DISAPPOINTED!!! Will not be recommending to anyone!

SE
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous evening, great food, superb service and magnificent wine range

EW
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came back to Ayers house to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary (we got married at Ayers House) was nice to be able to come back and have an exquisite meal and choices of local produce and wines - beautiful!!

JB
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

An excellent menu that was sufficiently eclectic to cater for all tastes. Then Wine list was good with a broad price range. Service was very good with knowledgeable attentive staff. The Noise level was very obtrusive but staff responded by lowering audio volume. Would return

HL
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We discovered the gem that is Henry’s Table. If you want excellent food, great service and an atmosphere where you can chill and talk, this is the place

C
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dining experience perfect for our wedding anniversary
The service was fantastic the staff were very friendly, intuitive and convivial
The food was beautifully presented and great flavours. All in a beautiful setting

TB
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Wonderful evening, food was exceptional. Great value overall. Totally recommend and will certainly be returning!

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service

DR
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

very helpful staff, there was a mix up with our order but this was sorted, a really nice experience would have prefered the single table rather than the upright non-intimate seating there did not seem to be a choice of seating available, but all in all very good, will go again regards David & Mary