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Finn MacCool's Irish Pub

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by Jonathan Phoon (subscribe)
I love trying new food and new restaurants. My other passions are Origami www.weekendnotes.com/origami-classes-japan-australia-friendship-association/ and Pokémon www.weekendnotes.com/pokemon-center-tokyo/
Published December 5th 2016
Update February 21st 2019
This restaurant is no longer trading.

Part of the heritage listed Norwood Hotel, Finn MacCool's Irish Pub, as its name suggests, offers both Irish pub fare and the foods that you typically see in an Australian pub. The pub offers $14.90 deals on some week nights – Chicken or Beef Schnitzel with chips, salad and your choice of sauce on Tuesday nights, Norwood Burger with chips and your choice of beer on Wednesday nights and Rump Steak with chips, salad and your choice of sauce on Thursday nights to help make eating here more affordable.

One of the traditional Irish fares that can be ordered, the Finn's Beef and Guinness Pie is presented as a pot pie with the filling served in a pot topped with pastry. The beef filling had the texture we desired with the rich taste coming from the Guinness beer used in it. The flaky, crisp pastry was a good contrast to the filling and the mashed potato served with the pie was not too creamy.

Finn Macool's Irish Pub, Finn's Beef and Guinness Pie, Adelaide
Finn's Beef and Guinness Pie (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


The Norwood Burger was of a generous size with a juicy beef patty whose flavour was enhanced by the smoky bacon and barbecue sauce. It also had beetroot, aioli and a fried egg to help tie everything together and the serving of chips that came with the burger was crispy and tasty.

Finn Macool's Irish Pub, Norwood Burger, Adelaide
Norwood Burger (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Considered to be a dish that is traditional to Ireland, Irish Stew is a dish featuring lamb stewed with potatoes, onions and carrots. The lamb was tender with some bacon to add a bit of a smoky and salty taste to the dish. Some cabbage helped to add a bit of crunch to the dish and there was a generous amount of sauce. We had to order some bread to mop up the sauce because the dish did not come served with bread.

Finn Macool's Irish Pub, Irish Stew, Adelaide
Irish Stew (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


To accompany the Irish Stew, we ordered a serving of Grilled Ciabatta. Although the ciabatta was a bit over-toasted, it still had a delectable garlicy flavour from the garlic butter that was spread over the ciabatta.

Finn Macool's Irish Pub, Grilled Ciabatta, Adelaide
Grilled Ciabatta (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


The décor of the restaurant and its heavy wooden furniture gave it a rustic feel. You have an option of indoor seating or outdoor seating in the Al Fresco area.

Finn MacCool's Irish Pub, Adelaide
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
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When: Mon-Fri: 12pm-3pm, 5pm-8.30pm, Sat-Sun: 12pm-8.30pm
Phone: 08 8431 1822
Where: 97 The Parade, Norwood, SA
Cost: About $20 per main dish
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Amazing, you can't beat an Irish pub
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