Our Story

Commuters might think they’ve gone back in time when they step off a train and come face-to-face with the resurrection of this old Adelaide Railway Station space. Originally known as the Overland Dining Hall, the historic 1928 venue is now know as the new local pub, The Guardsman.

The classic 1920s facade – facing out to the railway station concourse – welcomes patrons with a shopfront cafe and bar either side of two neo-classical columns and era-specific typography and signage.
Once inside, the original jarrah flooring and green and gold leather booths make way for a stone-top central bar with wood
panelling and brass finishing and an open kitchen to one side.

The Guardsman is open all day, so you can grab a coffee and a bite to eat on the way to work. We are also open until late for after-work drinks and special events at the nearby Adelaide Oval and Festival Centre.

The menu from head chef Luke Brabin uses 100 per cent South Australian produce for his take on pub classics with Middle Eastern, Indian and Asian-inspired touches.

Our Team

Meet the people that are passionate about giving you a dining experience to remember.

Luke Brabin

Head Chef

Luke joins The Guardsman having worked at some of the finest restaurants across Australia and China including running five star restaurants in Shanghai, China and Japan and opening The Maze alongside Gordon Ramsay in Melbourne. Luke’s passion for South Australian produce shines through in our menu which he describes as ‘fresh, local, flavoursome and unpretentious.’

Our Suppliers

We’re proud to partner with some of the very best food and wine producers in South Australia. 

Coopers Brewery



Wirra Wirra