With ruby red décor, chandeliers and a mirror in the shape of the queen's crown, the Gilbert Street Hotel is elegant and royal. Walk through the front doors and be confronted with majestic wallpaper and dramatic furnishings. It is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of red, or dark ale.
The dining room is romantically lit, encouraging all sorts of intimate discussions. Their award-winning chef uses the finest of South Australian produce with a wine list to match. You'll find beer and wine suggestions on certain dishes and all are reasonably priced with generous serves.
If you're looking for fun, nothing is better than Thursday night's 'Blues and Buffalo wings' extravaganza. Pay $10 for a kilo bowl of wings, lavished in a spicy sauce. Be prepared to get your fingers dirty. Live Blues & Roots bands are on a constant rotation so every Thursday night is different. If you're still not entertained, get into the board games available from behind the bar. Jenga is certainly my favourite and it's a great way to have a laugh among a good group of friends, while enjoying those oh so smooth tunes.
The only problem with this place is it defies traditional pub culture with the need to book a table. If you do plan to head there on a Thursday night, you'll definitely need to ring ahead as tables are always reserved. The Buffalo wings are in high demand so book them ahead as well to avoid disappointment.
Happy hour is from 5-6pm every weeknight, with cocktail hour at 10pm on Saturday and $6.50 bottled beer all day Sundays. If the weather is good, head out the back to the beer garden or upstairs to the balcony. Take your pick of their signature plates, sit back, relax and enjoy the Gilbert Street Hotel experience.