West Oak Hotel

4.3
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16 reviews
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$40 and under
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Australian
Introducing West Oak Head Chef, John Stamatakis, formally of Midnight Spaghetti, The Travelling Table, Schnitty on a Stick and The Greek Secret.
“The West End is experiencing a vibrant resurgence at the moment and we want our food offerings to reflect that. We are not trying to reinvent the wheel, just putting our own spin on approachable, affordable pub fare using local produce and suppliers.”
“A selection of small and tasty bar snacks will be available all day and will match perfectly with a beer. Lunches will have a relaxed ‘cheap and cheerful’ vibe to suit busy workers, hospital staff and university students and faculty. Our dinner offerings will be slightly more refined to suit the change of pace, as the work day winds up and people are able to linger into the night.”
John’s familiar-but-new menu has already been exceptionally well- received, from the small plates and function catering to the diverse variety of meals. We look forward to tasting more of his magic in 2019!
What 16 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.4
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4.3
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4.2
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SV
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Reservation was for 11 people and I'm very lucky that there were only the seven of us in the end as there is no way all of us would have fit on the table we were assigned. Elsewise the service was great and the food was really good. A little pricey for what it is, but good. So all in all a solid 3 star.

LJ
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Very poor experience. Made a reservation for 7:30 and when we went to order a little after 8, we were told the kitchen had closed early (it’s usually open until 9). It would have been nice if we had been told that when we arrived or someone could have let us know the kitchen was about to close.

S
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

We celebrated at the West oak which was close to a place we performed at so was convienient. The only complaint I had is we paid $3 each for salad with the meal because it was extra as the snitzel was on special & only came with chips. The salad came out on the plate & it wasn't actually a salad, it was some rocket lettuce leaves topped with some pickled onion. That is not a salad in my opinion.

N
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was ok, however my order came last AND was incorrect so had to wait for the correct order to be made. Considering I’m 8 months pregnant it was rather upsetting as was very hungry - especially having to watch everyone else eat! Food came out rather quickly but would have thought there’d be more than just a flippant “sorry”, perhaps a free soft drink or even free meal given it was their stuff up. Especially given price for what you got, tasty but very, very basic.

RH
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Super fast and friendly service. Great wine available by the glass and great beers on tap.

I had the mushroom veggie burger and my lovely wife went for the more traditional fish & chips.

The mushroom burger was one of the best I’ve ever had. I think it must have been crumbed and fried, done cheeseburger style with pickles and salad and a good dollop of chipotle hot sauce that gave it a great bite! It was completed with some chips on the side and a tasty IPA to wash it all down.

By comparison my wife said hers was ‘okay’. She was served a couple of battered fillets with salad and chips that was generously sized even if the meal wasn’t an adventurous choice.

Our meals arrived within 10 minutes of ordering and the guy who served us was super friendly and nice.

The menu has plenty of other options worth checking out and I’d have no hesitation to return for another burger and beer.

AM
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The salad that came with the fish and chips was amazing. 10/10

DW
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere in a recently refurbished pub, which has retained it's old character. Menu is modern, food was delicious, staff friendly and helpful.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing!! Perfect mix between Australian pub classics and modern Australian cuisine. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable, including letting us know what wine went well with each dish.

10/10 would definitely recommend checking this place out!

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unbelievable food, with an incredibly friendly staff. Thoroughly enjoyed my time there.
Great beer garden and awesome vibe! Will definitely return again. Great work guys

d
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Relaxed vibes, great food. The venue looks understated, with a classic Aussie pub feel to it. Plenty of options on the menu, I had the Ruben Bagel which I'd highly recommend, a little bit messy to eat but worth the effort. My partner had the Shroom burger and loved it. Looked like a decent beer selection but I couldn't go past the MacForbes Chardy. Service was friendly, keen to come back and try the Roo Burger.

B
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Shroom Burger is off the chart. Second time I've had it. Good pub vibes. Bit hipster but good mix of people and friendly young staff. Sat in the beer garden - low key vibes, good tunes, a bit of greenery around. Decent wine list and good mix of beer.

OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the Rueben Bagel. Was great. Amazing Vego options too. My wife Had the mushroom burger, she said it was probably the juiciest and tastiest burger Shes had in Adelaide. The chip dipping sauce was tasty too. Compliments the salty chips but I’m totally into that haha. Good feel, nice beer garden. Friendly staff. The guy made us a cocktail off the menu - was soo good! Coming back for sure.

OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A really great all round pub. Not trying to do anything too fancy, service was fantastic & the food was delish! Would definitely frequent this place regularly

OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The new menu is on point! The venue looked great and with service to match! I’ll be back for sure.

OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, drinks and service!
Great beer garden, outside seating and balcony!!!
Fantastic night, will definitely come back :)

CW
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Went for a pub meal but we were only told when we got there that pasta was all that was available on the menu for that night, which wasn’t very impressive. We ordered the roo spaghetti, which was fairly priced at $15, but I would not order it again. Overall we were left disappointed.