THE PRAIRIE HOTEL
Where the desert meets the Flinders Ranges
The Prairie Hotel at Parachilna is in COVID-19 hibernation with all bookings suspended until further notice.
We respectfully request that you do not call or email us as we are unable to respond at this time.
Thank you for your understanding as we negotiate a safe and welcoming post-viral destination for our guests and staff.
Prairie Restaurant - a limited Adelaide winter season
Eat some today!
Fresh from Parachilna, The Prairie’s signature outback Menu takes a metropolitan twist at 199 O’Connell Street North Adelaide.
Enjoy ‘eat in nights’, takeaway, and online.
Executive Chef Nick Hawkins welcomes you to enjoy Prairie Menu favourites, and new takes before the launch of a new look Prairie Menu home at Parachilna.
Prairie Hotel chef Nick Hawkins migrating south for winter with pots, pans and Prairie Menu
The Prairie Hotel is South Australia's iconic Outback Pub
The Prairie Hotel was first licensed in 1876, replaced by the current stone structure in 1905.
Fourth generation Flinders Ranges pastoralist and cattleman Ross Fargher and wife Jane, bought their ‘local’ in 1991 and created the quintessential Australian outback hotel.
Radiating a welcoming, quirky, yet elegant country style, it has become Australia’s most awarded outback hotel, international landmark and destination.
Jane and Ross continue running the Prairie and cattle on their Nilpena Station, with sons Lachy and Eddie an integral part of the ongoing adventure.
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South Australia's true outback experience.
The Prairie Hotel restaurant is renowned for innovative dishes with Australian native and ‘Flinders Feral Food’ twists, and a focus on local and South Australian produce.The Chef and team proudly prepare and present dishes from seasonally designed menus.
Try the ‘FMG’ – Feral Mixed Grill – listed as one of the top 100 Gourmet experiences in Australia. Or our signature ‘Feral Antipasto’ which includes kangaroo mettwurst, emu pate, goats cheese and bush tomato chilli jam among other tastes.