The Melbourne Cup

Join us for the 2021 Melbourne Cup!
Tuesday 2nd November, 2021

Full TAB facilities, sweeps and prizes

Option One:
Top Paddock – Tapas and Drinks
3 Hour Event including a 2hr Beverage Package
Online Bookings Essential

Option Two:
Char Bar and Grill – A la carte Luncheon
Bookings via 8261 5288

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Welcome to the Highlander Hotel – An Adelaide pub located in Gilles Plains, serving thirsty locals since the 1900s.

We pride ourselves on offering our customers everything you’d expect from your local pub – a relaxed public bar to share a beer with your mates, rooftop beer garden, great functions spaces, TAB and gaming facilities.

We regularly have bands and other great entertainment at The Highlander - please head over to our Facebook Page for events information.

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647 North East Road
Gilles Plains, SA 5086

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Open Hours

7 Days a Week
Please see below for specific Hours:
Char Hours
Top Paddock Hours
Stables & Gaming Hours
Bottleshop Hours

Functions & Events

If you'd like to book your next function at The Highlander, please review the options in the below information sheet, and get in touch with us. We'd love to have you!

We regularly have Food Specials, Events, Bands, Quiz Nights and other great entertainment at The Highlander - find out what's on below.


A perfect destination for both business and leisure travel, make the accommodation at the Highlander Hotel Bar Kitchen Rooftop the first booking you make. Featuring 22 rooms all equipped with mini-fridge, tea and coffee facilities, LCD TV’s, free guest WiFi and complimentary continental breakfast.

For something more indulgent spa rooms are available. We also have the families covered, with adjoining doors to our Family Rooms.

At Highlander Hotel Bar Kitchen Rooftop, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities, and from our location, guests can enjoy easy access to all that Adelaide has to offer. Whatever your reason for visiting Adelaide, the Highlander Hotel Bar Kitchen Rooftop is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.


With an emphasis on grass fed chargrilled steaks and sharing plates, Char has a little of everything for everyone. With a diverse range of local boutique and international wines, beers and spirits we’re certain you’ll find the perfect partner for your meal. Delicious specials will be on offer daily, as well as a range of vegetarian and gluten free options.

Indulge yourself at Char for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.

Trading Hours
Monday - Sunday
9am - late

Feed Hours
Lunch: 12pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Top Paddock

With a laid back, urban feel and views of the Adelaide Hills, Top Paddock Rooftop Bar will become your new favourite place to graze with friends and family.

Our menu showcases the best local produce in gourmet sharing plates, wood oven pizzas, burgers & desserts, all made with locally sourced ingredients from within an hour of hotel.

Take in the views and get comfortable on one of the couches with a glass of boutique wine or local craft beer listening to live music or watching the game on the big screen.

Trading Hours*
5:30pm – late

The Ultimate Quiz
Wednesdays 7pm

Feed Hours
5:30pm - 8:30pm

*Area may be open for Adelaide Crows & Port Adelaide Power AFL football games. Please contact the hotel for more information.

Stables & Gaming


If you’re a bit of a punter and enjoy horse racing and sports, why not check out Our Stables Public Bar, featuring the best sporting entertainment available. With plenty of TV’s and beers to go round it’s the perfect place to settle in for the afternoon with mates.

For a delicious selection of traditional pub food, including Fish of the Day, Chicken Schnitzel and Burgers and a 400 gram Steak, the Stables Public Bar is a guaranteed winner. We've even got a Spit Roast!

Tuck in at Stables for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.

Trading Hours*
Monday - Friday: 11:30am – 7.30pm
Saturday: 10am – 7.30pm
Sunday: 11am – 7.30pm

Feed Hours
Lunch: 12:00pm – 2:30pm
Dinner: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

*Trading hours are subject to change. Meals are also available 7 days a week for Lunch and Dinner. Stables Bar will be closed on Public Holidays, TAB Facilities will be available in the Char Bar.

Our newly re­vamped gaming room features 37 of the latest gaming machines. We are a jackpot venue and our J­Card members will enjoy all the benefits associated with the Jackpot Club. If you're not a member, sign up with one of our friendly staff and begin enjoying immediate benefits and points.

Gaming Hours:
Mon-Wed: 8am - ­2am
Thursday: 8am - ­3am
Fri & Sat: 9am­ - 3am
Sunday: 9am­ - Midnight


Welcome to thirst Central!

Like little oasis, there are now over 450 Thirsty Camels dotted around this great, parched land. The herd is growing by the day, and chances are we are just up the road from you. A Thirsty Camel Bottleshop that is ­ not an actual camel.

As you can probably tell, we’re not your average bottleshop. Sure we sell everything you’d expect ­ and at good prices ­ but we also have fun in the process. Because, let’s face it, the Highlander bottleshop is probably your last stop before a good time. So bring it on early we say.

With its huge selection of boutique beers & wines, knowledgeable staff and long opening hours it's no wonder The Highlander is rated one of Adelaide's most preferred drive­thru bottleshops.

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Trading Hours:
Monday ­- Wednesday: 9am - 10pm
Thursday: 9am - 11pm
Friday ­& Saturday: 9am - 12am
Sunday: 9am - 9pm