A trip to the Adelaide hills with family on a sunny day coincided with lunch @ The Stirling Hotel, situated in the heart of Stirling. I've heard good things about the pub through friends but had never visited, due to my obsession with the Hahndorf Inn whenever I'm in the vicinity. First impression was impressive. Ultra modern with a beautiful, spacious al fresco area.
We arrived before noon which was lucky as we wanted tables outside and by the time we ordered drinks and perused the intriguing looking menu, it was packed. On entry there is a classy looking dining room to the left and 2 sleek bars to the right. Clean, elegant - my sort of place!! I'm excited....memories of the hot cramped dining room @ the Hahndorf Inn have disappeared. The menu consists of tapas style sharing, pub classics, bistro and pizzas. There's a good range of breads, sides, dessert and a decent range kids menu too (pizza & bread available week nights 6-9.30pm weekends & public holidays 12-9.30pm).
|Masterstock Spring Rolls|
|BBQ Chicken Pizza|
Service at the bar & table was very friendly and prompt. Exactly what you would expect in the Adelaide Hills. The service was as good as I have ever had from a pub, and better than a lot of the fine dining experiences I have had. If your looking for a relaxed, reasonable priced meal in fantastic, family friendly surroundings then The Stirling Hotel would certainly be recommended. Already looking forward to our next visit.
The Yorkshireman scores The Stirling Hotel 15/20 chops on The Chopping Board
The Stirling Hotel
52 Mount Barker Road
Stirling, South Australia 5152
t: (08) 8339 2345