Federal Restaurant

125 North Terrace, Adelaide, Australia, 5000
Restaurant info
Opening Information

Lunch 11am- 2pm
Dinner 5pm - 10pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Bathroom
  • Gluten Free
  • Event Space
  • Great Service
  • Corporate Events
  • restaurant facilitys
  • Group Bookings & Set Menus Available
  • Intimate Dining
  • Wine Bar
  • Happy Hour
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Vegetarian choice
  • Private Functions
  • Catering
  • Entrees

About Federal Restaurant

The Federal Restaurant offers a stylish dining environment on the mezzanine level of the hotel overlooking the Adelaide CBD. Enjoy our delicious buffet breakfast and seasonal dinner menu highlighting the best of South Australian produce.

Cuisine: Contemporary, French, Modern Australian
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Price point:
$ $ $ $ $

Availability

We are sorry but this restaurant is not currently accepting online reservations through ResDiary.

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Visited On Thursday, 05 December 2019

Great dining and casual meeting for lunch dinner or drinks lovely friendly staff a great place to meet for a cocktail as well pre events

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Visited On Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Had to wait 15 minutes from the time we placed our drinks order and actually received the drinks. Ordered a Coopers Sparkling Ale and received Pale Ale. Steaks ordered were medium and medium rare, both were under cooked, the rare was blue. As we were in a hurry we did not return the steaks but were very disappointed with the overall experience.

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Visited On Friday, 15 November 2019

Great old and service thanks for a nice night we will be back

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Visited On Friday, 11 October 2019

We booked through Table Plus and received a confirmation email but the restaurant did not have our booking on their system when we arrived. Luckily they had spare tables. We were happy with the service and it was quiet and no waiting time for food but we did have a 7.45 dinner booking so that might be why.

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Visited On Friday, 11 October 2019

We really enjoyed our meal, and our waiter was very good. Thanks

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Visited On Saturday, 05 October 2019

Booked breakfast via the Accor app. After waiting five minutes for someone to seat us, they then couldn’t find our booking. Sometime later they did manage to find our booking, however they said there was a problem. The problem was that we hadn’t paid, well duh the app doesn’t let you pay. Thus we lost our patience and went next door. Accor Plus is a true waste of time and money, and the Federal is even worse.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 September 2019

excellent all round

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Visited On Friday, 27 September 2019

My first time dining at the Federal Restaurant and I'm happy to report that we had a very pleasant experience. I liked that we were able to build our own salad to our taste and our friend did the same with her pasta. I'd definitely dine here again.

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Visited On Thursday, 26 September 2019

Great location and great service, definitely my new favorite 👍

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

Food is awesome service is well below par. I have been to your restaurant about 6 times in the last 12 months for business dinners and the food is consistently awesome. Unfortunately the service is not, I recently took my husband there for his 60th birthday, as I had always raved about the tenderloin steak being cooked to perfection every time. Our entree and main meal came out in reasonable time though I had asked for the 2 full serves of vegetables to come out on separate plates so we could share, the vegetables came out on our plates thankfully the asparagus was on my plate Eventually our plates were cleared and we asked for a coffee for myself and a jacks for my husband and ordered the g&t pannacotta for sweets. Our drinks arrived in about 10 minutes, unfortunately we did not get our sweets as after waiting 30 minutes I had had enough and we went to pay our bill and to cancel our sweets Your staff offered to get our sweets for us I declined as it was too late, they did comp my husband's drinks. I do recommend the restaurant to friends but I also do tell them to expect bad service.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 September 2019

Hi My Daughter and partner joined my husband and I last Sunday.My daughter Carolyne Hatton is a new member joined up by me.. She ordered a Chicken Schnitzel from the normal menu. The size of the schnitzel was very small so perhaps was the size served up on the daily $12.00 specials? The fish also ordered by her partner was all batter and very small amount of fish!!i They were both very disappointed with the meal

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 August 2019

good service, food was beautifully cooked.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 August 2019

Food was ok for before footy dinner , service was terrable ,apparently all new servers on that night , didnt no what they were doing or how to do it, not a good idea by management to put them on for such a busy night was abit like fawlty towers.

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Visited On Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Dinner was delicious, service was friendly. Overall a pleasant dining experience.

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Visited On Tuesday, 30 July 2019

The entree of spinach fritters was very nice, the fillet mignon and lamb cutlets delicious, and the gin and tonic pannacotta something fun to try!

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

Very disappointed with the service. As we advised our booking was for pre theatre and after initially sitting down we waited about 10mins and our orders were taken. Entree came out about 25mins later then we had a wait of over 40mins for the mains. Nobody asked if we wanted another drink in this time. We had 1 glass of wine. We had to ask how long the mains would be and reminded that we were going to the theatre. The waitress went and asked, came back told us that ours was cooking, another 10 mins later still no mains, people who came in after us were served their food. Still no mains asked the waiter he went to find out and came back to say it was just cooking shouldn't be long. All in all the food was delicious but service shocking. We got to the theatre just as the bell rung to go in. Not happy to have to rush our food and almost run to theatre.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

Our table was not ready when we arrived but was quickly made up with the friendly service (Constanza) and then the excellent food, we will be back

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Visited On Friday, 19 July 2019

Had the salad with chicken which was very tasty. Just wish the serve was bigger

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Nice relaxed atmosphere,excellent service and food.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 May 2019

The two staff members that were on between 5pm & 6pm were ridiculously rushed off their feet. The guy couldn’t leave the bar to take our order, so we had to wait for 30mins. When the lady started she was so rushed we were worried she was going to fall down the stairs so she was having to run so much. Despite being completely understaffed they both did amazing jobs and should be highly rewarded by your management as they did exceptionally well in extremely poor working conditions.

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 May 2019

It was impossible to get through on the telephone automated answering system to make a booking. Eventually booked through outside web site, very frustrating.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 April 2019

We dined there before we went to Aladdin at the Festival Theatre The food and drink were excellent but the female staff could have been a bit more friendlier We finished our main course and the plates were taken away and then the bill came We weren’t even offered dessert or coffee We were fairly full from our meal so didn’t want it but found it strange it wasn’t offered Will dine there again

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Visited On Friday, 26 April 2019

Great food!!!

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Visited On Tuesday, 23 April 2019

We enjoyed a meal prior to going to the theatre. The service was prompt and the meal was as per our order. Very happy with the service and presentation.

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Visited On Friday, 15 March 2019

Always a great meal with great service

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