Comfort Inn & Suites Sombrero
288-292 Main North Rd
Adelaide, SA 5082
Phone: (61) 8 82693655
Fax: (61) 8 83445642
Bars & Cafes
Located in the the Ovingham Hotel, don't let the name fool you, Bombay's miles away from here! But if you're looking for a club that hails back to the British Raj, you are at the right place. Opened by Tom Hannah who has a passion for Rudyard Kipling, the Bombay Club opened in 2002 and has been a hit with members ever since. Here members can have a drink, drop into the club restaurant or take a private space and relax with close friends. The bar is named Riki Tiki Tavi Bar (the mongoose from Jungle Book) and has over 100 international beers to choose from including a menu that is a mixture of contemporary and traditional fare. At the Gungadins restaurant which is built on three levels you can either have your meal in one of the small private rooms or overlooking the waterfall that cascades down in the atrium. If you want something a bit more casual check out the Taj Gaming lounge equipped with games,lounge chairs and a fully stocked bar! The club also has facilities to host special occasions, but a reservation must be made.
Caledonian Hotel Cafe is known for its neatness and clean lines are a proof of that. Each entertainment area is effectively separated. The pub houses a top class restaurant called Barton's, which was chosen as the Best New Restaurant at the 2004 Restaurant Awards for Excellence and won the Best Restaurant at the Australian Hotel Awards SA. Barton's is known for its fabulous Australian cuisine with a special Mediterranean twist. Try dishes like Seared Ravioli of Quail or the Grilled Veal Loin. Guests can munch on something lighter from the cafe menu accompanied by a drink from the lively bar. Whether you are here for a fast bite, elaborate meal or just to have a good time at the bar, this place has it all. From noisy drinking sessions to intimate meals, everyone can have their kind of fun.
Fans of the mystical comic strip super hero, "The Phantom," will adore this 140-year old pub. A huge Phantom fan, owner Brad Barreau has created his own "Phantom Phantasy" tribute to the "ghost who walks." Themed throughout, with purple walls (the color of the Phantom's skin-tight suit), Phantom comic strips and caricatures adorn the walls. The trademark masked eyes symbol is even carved into chairs. The Excelsior is a friendly and unique pub and a great spot for a "Phantom Pheed." Try the Phantom's Eye Phillet, the Jungle Stir-fry or perhaps the Ghost Roast.
One of Adelaide's most colorful "Inns" established in 1848 by John Collard Cocker, a first-class Adelaide cricketer who designed the delightful Adelaide Oval. A simple, friendly pub tucked away in a quiet corner of beautiful, wide Stanley Street. Family owned and run, the hotel has barely altered in 152 years, with a strict no gaming machine/no gambling rule. Two beer gardens are used for popular outdoor events, such as regular screenings of old black and white "reel to reel" films - complete with popcorn! Check out the reasonably priced, country-sized pub meals, from pasta to steak.
The Royal Oak is one of North Adelaide's most popular pubs, with a fabulous, friendly atmosphere. Well-dressed locals enjoy the relaxed ambiance and live music. The pub exudes a retro flavor throughout, with a black-and-white television, a complete collection of flying ducks and enameled scallops - plus well-loved musical instruments suspended from the walls. The dining area features authentic laminated tables and kitchen chairs from the 1960s. Alternatively, go alfresco at the beautiful mosaic tables on the front pavement. Fresh, local cuisine is featured daily. Specialties include vegetables wrapped and steamed in paperbark.
Banque Wine Bar is heritage listed and a prominent part of North Adelaide's commercial premises. This place is a combination of an arty decor, attractive lighting and ample floor space, making it an ideal venue for birthday parties, wedding parties and private functions. Facilities for beverages and food packages are also available. Next time you need an interesting venue with a historical background simply book Banque.
The Oxford Banque is a favourite venue boasting wonderful courses of modern cuisine. With starched white linen, sparkling glasses and dramatic flower displays, here, presentation is everything. Style and reputation have kept this venue popular with local business people and other clients. The menu is contemporary Australian and emphasizes on local market produce. Try the duck rilletes with foie gras, candied figs and sea-salted water crackers, or chargrilled fillet of beef with onion jam, baby spinach, pate and potato rosti. So for an unforgettable celebration, book Banque at The Oxford.
Converted from an 1894 theological college, the Manse offers five dining rooms for privacy or a cozily shared room with log fires in winter. Here you will find fine dining without stiff formalities. The restaurant serves outstanding food with friendly service. Cuisine is European with an Asian influence, with subtle and delicate flavors the specialty of the house. Signature dishes include tempura of tuna with Japanese seaweed and sesame salad, and magret of duck on roasted sweet potato with sweet sake and ginger beurre blanc. There is an extensive wine list and delightful desserts.
Living up to its name, Paesano, meaning "mate" or "local", Caffe Paesano is a popular spot for friends to share a good meal. The restaurant boasts a large airy eating area, with friendly services and a great ambiance. You can enjoy an excellent range of pastas, appetizers and a wines. A nice, casual place to enjoy the evening.
Twelve years on, this is still one of Adelaide's most unusual cafes. You can not help but love its intimate atmosphere. Kitsch, cluttered and dimly lit, this tiny cafe seats only about 20 at a time - you may have to wait outside for a table! Sink into a two or four person booth, sheltered by large cane fans and screens. Try gourmet coffees and teas, snacks and cakes - perfect for a late night rendezvous. Try coffee Africana - coffee, chocolate, rum and orange topped with cream and chocolate.
Named after Irish patriot, Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847) - a committed peace protester who advocated the idea of "talk, not war." The Lounge Bar At Daniel O'Connell Hotel is an authentic Irish pub, the decor and fittings were imported from Dublin in a 40-foot container. There is a friendly and genuinely Irish atmosphere, with the bar staff chosen specifically for their Irish heritage. A 150-year old pepper tree shelters the delightful beer garden. The Irish/Australian restaurant offers dishes ranging from Annie Killow's Bangers and Mash to Kildare Kangaroo Fillet. There are 11 beers on tap, including traditional Irish favorites.
Whether it is regular fast food or pub grub you are looking for or an chic and elegant dining option, the Archer Hotel is where you are likely to find your meal. This place houses several bar and dining options that are delightful to go to. Besides, the place is a hub of entertainment with an array of activities like live music and events conducted on regular nights to keep you entertained. Archer Hotel also rents out its places for private functions and celebrations. With a nightclub on its premises, you can wear your dancing shoes for some fun times after an meal. All in all, a great place for fun times.