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The Treasury on King William

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by Kylie Pengelly (subscribe)
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Published August 5th 2014
A historic place to have a drink
This imposing building on the corner of Flinders and King William Streets is one of the most historically significant buildings in South Australia. In years gone by it has housed the State Treasury of course, surveyors such as Captain Charles Sturt and George Goyder, and between 1876 and 1968 the State Cabinet Room.

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The imposing building that is the Treasury

Today it is home to the Adina Apartment Hotel and the bar, courtyard garden, which the Beatles famously dashed across to escape their fans in 1964, and restaurant are known as The Treasury on King William.

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The Adina Apartment Hotel

The front bar has a warm cosy feel and is just the place to meet up with friends for a drink or even a delicious cup of coffee. Their bar menu has an array of treats to satisfy the taste buds including a spread of plates to share along with familiar pub favourites and daily deals to keep your hip pocket happy.

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Inside is warm and inviting

The restaurant offers a more up market dining experience with dishes that include beef Wellington and escargot. The Italian designer furniture and high ceilings give the room a sophisticated ambiance. You won't be short of a view as at the front you can watch the city go by or at the back you'll enjoy the relaxed courtyard scene.

The wine list, which is available throughout, is extensive and, while it pays homage to South Australia's impressive wine industry, you will also find interstate and international wines to tempt the palate.

It is no accident that The Treasury on King William has been a finalist every year in the South Australian Restaurant & Catering Awards since 2003 and winner of the Restaurant & Catering Best Bistro award in 2004, 2008 & 2009, Best Restaurant in a pub/club/tavern in 2011 and Best Restaurant in a Hotel/Motel/Resort in 2014.

If you are looking for a function venue then look no further. The King William Room at ground level, caters for 8 to 12 people with fabulous city views and natural lighting. It's great for that small group or meeting. The Alcove is a semi-enclosed dining and meeting space for 4 to 6 people. It can also be booked for intimate or romantic dinners!

The courtyard can also be booked for functions, great for a cocktail party or drinks.

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Enjoy the Courtyard where the Beatles famously escaped from their fans!

You can also book the Treasury Restaurant exclusively if you have a group of 45 or more.

So if you are in the city why not check out the Treasury on King William, it's just opposite the Post Office and next door to the Adelaide Town Hall. You can also enjoy some of the secrets and history of The Treasury on the Foodi Old and New Wine Bar Walking Tour.
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Why? Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Functions
When: Mon - Thu: 7am to 11pm, Fri: 7am to Late, Sat: 3pm to Late, Sun: 8am to 11am
Phone: (08) 8212 0499
Where: 144 King William St, Adelaide SA 5000
Cost: $10-$40
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