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Australian

Public

9/10
56 reviews

Average price $35

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Restaurant menu

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Beef
$30

Chrgrilled tasmanian beef, hand cut chips, celeriac puree an spiced butter

Chicken
$26

Stuffed and rolled chicken leg, green peas, baby carrot and a light chicken broth

Squid
$26

Char-grilled sa squid marinated with lemon, chilli and parsley with tomato white beans

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9/10
based on 56 reviews
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Quality of food :9.1/10
Service :9.1/10
Setting :8.9/10
  1. A A.
    A A.
    • 262 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent breakfast!

  2. A A.
    A A.
    • 270 reviews
    8.5/10

    I had not been to public for a while and it did not disappoint. The service is fantastic, the food was delicious and my gnocchi was a very generous serve. the prices are good for the quality of food and the wine list is decent without being too long.

  3. A A.
    A A.
    • 297 reviews
    5/10

    Not the best experience. We were overcharged but almost $40. Had to physically go back and get out money back rather than credit out cards, huge inconvenience , nothing has inspired me to go back

  4. A A.
    A A.
    • 250 reviews
    8/10

    nice surroundings

  5. A A.
    A A.
    • 276 reviews
    8.75/10

    We went there for lunch and we all got the beef burgers that were delicious. Service was good and it was great timing to fit into our lunch hour.

  6. A A.
    A A.
    • 264 reviews
    7.75/10

    great for a quick lunch. Food is very tasty

  7. Dee L.
    Dee L.
    • 4 reviews
    8/10

    It was a little quiet for a Friday night but there were other events happening around Adelaide

  8. Julie R.
    Julie R.
    • one review
    5.5/10

    Not impressed waited 45 min for meal - both glasses of wine were flat had to ask for fresh bottle - ( bottle had been open two days before) meal was excellent but wait to long - lunch break is only a hour

  9. Julian C.
    Julian C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing food and great atmosphere!

  10. A A.
    A A.
    • 249 reviews
    9/10

    We had the squid ink crab pasta which was so fresh! Recommend their pastas!! Yum

  11. Stephanie Y.
    Stephanie Y.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing service and espresso martini’s. Would highly recommend the lamb shoulder!

  12. A A.
    A A.
    • 260 reviews
    9/10

    Always up to expectation.

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 260 reviews
    8.25/10

    Some of the meals where delicious and great value. $6 for side is expensive for the size of the sides. The smashed avocado is lacking avocado, there would have been less than a half of avocado (very fine spread). Previous had amazing meals here so hopefully it’s a once off.

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 257 reviews
    10/10

    Great lunch, gnocchi was delicious

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 289 reviews
    6.5/10

    Made booking thru Dimmi but they didn’t have my booking when we arrived but it was ok as plenty of tables available. No salt on tables so had to ask and they promptly took it away once used. Scrambled eggs were good not great

  16. Jan S.
    Jan S.
    • 2 reviews
    8/10

    We had brunch here and the menu selection was good, food tasty and friendly service.

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 225 reviews
    9/10

    The service is always very friendly and efficient and the mushroom risotto was lovely!

  18. Nick K.
    Nick K.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Always great service and the salmon was amazing

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 282 reviews
    10/10

    The venue was chosen for its distinct breakfast menu. Everyone received a generous meal with quality food and quality service. Very happy. Thank you.

  20. Tim W.
    Tim W.
    • one review
    6.25/10

    Food was good, not great. Fun lively atmosphere

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How to get to the restaurant

12 Franklin Street, 5000, Adelaide (SA), Australia

Directions to get there

Adelaide CBD, Adelaide City

About the restaurant

PUBLIC is a caffe, bar and function space located at 12 Franklin Street, a short distance from Adelaide’s Victoria Square and CBD. Their style is an eclectic mix of ‘old and new‘, inspired by the theme of public spaces, such as old railway stations & grand libraries. PUBLIC is a destination eatery for the quick luncher or the lingering foodie. “Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act & one that should not be indulged in lightly” M F K Fisher

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