The Playford Restaurant

120 North Terrace , Adelaide, Australia, 5000
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Dinner
All week - From 6pm to late

Facilities
  • Bathroom
  • Disabled Access
  • Intimate Dining
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarian choice
  • Group Bookings & Set Menus Available
  • Live Entertainment
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About The Playford Restaurant

The award-winning Playford Restaurant offers innovative world-class cuisine incorporating high quality South Australian ingredients and an extensive boutique wine list. Open for Breakfast and Dinner Monday - Sunday

Terms & Conditions: Dining Benefit available for breakfast and dinner.

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Visited On Monday, 18 November 2019

Beautiful food, quiet atmosphere, wonderful service and friendly staff. It was a pleasure dining in the restaurant. Thank you very much.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

Fabulous food and service

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

Always amazing. Can't fault it. Great food, great service.

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Decor a little dated. Definitely feels like you are dining in a hotel restaurant. I think it's probably the carpet. But that is my only criticism! The service was fantastic, with the maitre d' checking in on us and our server very attentive. They ran out of oysters unfortunately but were apologetic and genuine about it. We ordered cocktails to start off-menu and they were able to accomodate these, and they had a reasonable selection of wines by the glass after that. I had the gorgonzola gnocci followed by the steak, both were perfect.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

We had a wonderful meal at The Playford, Hannah and Gabriella were fantastic waitresses; knowledgeable, friendly and welcoming. Amazing food and service, thankyou!

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Dear Zoe, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at The Playford Restaurant. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience. Thank you for taking the time to review us and provide our staff with praise. We look forward to your next visit with us! Kind Regards, Hannah Papp-Horvath Restaurant Sueprvisor

Responded On Thursday, 07 November 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Gabriella was our principle waitress and she was delightful. She was always happy and smiling, which made us feel welcome and relaxed. Gabriella was also knowledgeable about the food and wine which we were served by her. The food was amazing!! Especially the lemon dessert with complimenting wine. I don't particularly like Kingfish, but Playford's Kingfish was unexpectedly mouth watering; it was absolutely devine. Well done chefs!! We'll definitely be back for more. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience with our friends.

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Dear Andrew, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at The Playford Restaurant. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. I will pass on your kind comments about Gabriella and the chefs, i am sure they will be thrilled! Thank you for taking the time to provide us with some feedback, we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Hannah Papp-Horvath Restaurant Supervisor

Responded On Thursday, 07 November 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 31 October 2019

Had a great night with 3 friends. It was my birthday. I live in Hobart and was in Adelaide for the week and fondly recalled my stay there some years ago and really liked the hotel and restaurant. I chose it for those reasons and the fact it is classy with a lovely ambience and the staff are excellent. I used my Accor Plus card too.

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

What an amazing experience. My partner and I shared our engagement dinner at the Playford restaurant and we were made to feel incredibly welcome. We could not have asked for better service, atmosphere or food. Thank you to all of those who made our night so special!

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Dear Ryan, thank you for choosing to dine with us at The Playford for such a special occasion! We are so pleased to hear that you both enjoyed yourselves! We wish you the best of luck with everything exciting to come, and would love to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Hannah Papp-Horvath Restaurant Supervisor

Responded On Thursday, 07 November 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

Fantastic as usual!

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Dear Brenton, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at The Playford restaurant. We are so pleased to hear that everything was "fantastic as usual!" Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. I will pass on your kind words to our service team and kitchen staff. We look forward to seeing you in the future! Kind regards, Hannah Papp-Horvath Restaurant Supervisor

Responded On Wednesday, 30 October 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

Outstanding Service and Food Consistent year after year

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Dear George, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at The Playford restaurant! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us once again. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We look forward to seeing you in the near future! Kind Regards, Hannah Papp-Horvath Restaurant Supervisor

Responded On Wednesday, 30 October 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

Service and food was excellent. A fantastic night out.

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Dear Taliah, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at The Playford Restaurant. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience. I will pass on your kind feedback to our service team and chefs. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind regards, Hannah Papp-Horvath Restaurant Supervisor

Responded On Wednesday, 30 October 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 20 October 2019

the food was delicious and immaculate, service was top notch, our waiter was very kind and gentle and very helpful with our questions about the menu. my friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience and we’ll definitely be back.

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Dear Grace, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at The Playford restaurant! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. I will pass on your kind words to our team and executive head chef. We look forward to seeing you in the near future! Kind Regards, Hannah Papp-Horvath Restaurant Supervisor

Responded On Friday, 25 October 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 17 October 2019

We had the Nomad dinner and it was delicious. Always enjoy dinner at the restaurant

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Dear Hong, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at The Playford restaurant. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed our Nomad tasting menu! Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We look forward to serving you again in the future. Kind Regards, Hannah Papp-Horvath Restaurant Supervisor

Responded On Sunday, 20 October 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 13 October 2019

Fabulous food!

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Dear Clive, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at The Playford restaurant. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards, Hannah Papp-Horvath Restaurant Supervisor

Responded On Thursday, 17 October 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

I loved every moment thank you.

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Dear John, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at The Playford restaurant. We are so pleased to hear that you loved every moment! Thank you for taking the time to provide us with some feedback. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards, Hannah Papp-Horvath Restaurant Supervisor

Responded On Thursday, 17 October 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

Dinner was delicious. Staff were friendly and service was good

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Dear Marie, thank you for choosing to dine with us at The Playford Restaurant. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time! We pride ourselves on the quality of food and service we provide, so we are thrilled to hear you agree! We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Hannah Papp-Horvath Restaurant Supervisor

Responded On Thursday, 17 October 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

Service significantly lacking. We arrived slightly early (7.50 for an 8pm booking). Bit of a queue at the desk which set the scene for the night. We were seated and told menus were coming. By 8.15 (25 minutes after arrival, and 15 minutes after our booking) we still hadn't been offered drinks and didn't have any menus. Eventually we caught the attention of a waitress and asked for some menus. She brought them down, but it was another 10 minutes or so before anyone took our order. Overall it was close to 45 minutes before we got our drinks, and an hour before bread came out. Similar situation after we finished our cocktails and wanted to order a bottle of wine. It was difficult to flag anyone's attention and our empty glasses sat there for quite a while. The staff also seemed very flustered, we could see them literally running in and out of the kitchen area. We also heard one waitress pass comment to another than she needed the loo, while carrying food in the middle of the floor. Too much information about our waitress!

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Dear Sean, thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback from your recent experience at The Playford restaurant. We are sorry to hear that it was not an enjoyable experience for you. Please be assured i will pass this feedback on to our Food and Beverage manager and discuss it in depth with our team. We hope to see you return to The Playford Restaurant again so we can show you what we really have to offer. Kind regards, Hannah Papp-Horvath Restaurant Supervisor

Responded On Thursday, 17 October 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

nice

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

Staff were amazing. Food was delicious, expensive but would definitely recommend for special occasions.

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Visited On Thursday, 26 September 2019

We booked to try the 'Festival of Food' menu and had high expectations after reading wonderful reviews. For some reason there was a mix up where our mains were brought out before we had been served our entrees. They were taken back to try and sort out what had happened and then brought back minutes later, asking if it was okay they serve entrees after main and we were kindly offered complimentary desserts for the inconvenience, which we accepted. Unfortunately the mains were no longer as hot as is ideal and when the entrees followed we couldn't fully appreciate them after finishing a main meal. Having said that the entree tasting plates were flavourful and interesting other than the duck confit which was missing the potato foam and the broth was like oily water... tasteless. The wine we had was superb. We later spoke to the delightful staff member responsible for wine selections for the restaurant, we found her very knowledgeable and engaging, the wine list expansive and impressive. The main waitress we had was pleasant enough, but didn't seem to be across service, perhaps due to it being very busy or being inexperienced. In the end we appreciated the way staff handled the mistake, these things happen, we happily enjoyed the dessert and overall had a lovely night. I would and have recommended people try Playford. We are likely to return as it is very unique, has an opulent 80's feeling, great lounge bar and the food would have been near perfect if not for the course mix up.

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Visited On Friday, 27 September 2019

Great service and friendly & supportive staff

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Visited On Friday, 27 September 2019

Dinner was very tasty and well presented. I did not think breakfast was good enough for the price.

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Visited On Friday, 27 September 2019

I would like to sincerely thank the F & B supervisor Hannah Papp Horvath for ensuring that I had wonderful birthday dinner at the Playford. Everything was impeccable and my birthday treat was a the star of the evening! Also wish to than her team Charlotte, Simone, Dante & the kitchen for ensuring we were taken care off with no delays whatsover and the standard of the food high as we have come to expect! Thanks!

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Visited On Monday, 16 September 2019

Service was great. Drinks great. Food was very disappointing. I come here often but normally on a weekend. I decided to give Monday night a go. Not sure if it’s a different chef or not but the meal was very underwhelming. The pie was dry with soggy pastry. The beef was cooked perfectly but had no sauce or jus with it. The steamed beans I couldn’t eat as the strings had not been removed.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 September 2019

Very beautiful place with great service. Good value for money.

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