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Our Recommended Restaurants, Supermarket, Bakeries, Markets & More

Always check for current opening times as these may vary Bookings are essential! Online booking often available. These are all places we love to go and we take no kickbacks.  Recommended Supermarket, Bakeries, Markets, Olives & Olive Oil and Butchers are at the bottom of the page.


d’Arry’s Verandah at d’Arenberg

It doesn’t get better than this. Superb food, service and atmosphere.
When making your reservation make sure you mention you are staying at The Vineyard McLaren Vale!

W: www.darenberg.com.au

T: 08 8329 4888

A: Osborne Road, McLaren Vale – 7 mins from us.

Open

Lunch:  M | T | W | T | F | S | S


The Salopian Inn

Chef Karena Armstrong creates contemporary Australian cuisine with a regional seasonal menu. There’s a cellar in which to choose a bottle to go with lunch or dinner and if you like Gin, there’s 164 to choose from. Stop for a drink at the bar and watch the talented team work their magic in the kitchen.

W: www.salopian.com.au

T: 08 8323 8769

A: Cnr McMurtrie & Main Roads, McLaren Vale – 6 mins from us

Open

Lunch: M | T | W | T | F | S | S

Dinner: T | F | S


The D’Arenberg Cube

Wow…. crazy, crazy, crazy… but by that we mean CRAZY GOOD!  The restaurant is only open for lunch but make sure not to plan anything for the rest of the day.  We were there for almost 6 hours and we loved every minute of it.

Food to rival Heston Blumenthal’s and fantastic wine pairing – not only with d’Arenberg wines as their cellar is definitely global in reach.  We are a little bit fascinated by great service and so we loved the excellent service too.  Pretty expensive but highly recommended.

If you’re a foodie from overseas and likely not be in McLaren Vale again for many years, this would be a “must do”.

W: www.darenberg.com.au

T: 08 8329 4888

A: 58 Osborn Road, McLaren Vale – 7 mins from us.

Open

Lunch: T | F | S | S


The Current Shed

Very popular! This highly experienced and professional team are up there with the best – put yourself in their hands and you won’t regret it…. You’ll just be dying to go back for more! Vineyard setting.

W: www.TheCurrantShed.com.au

T: 08 8323 0232

A: Ingolby Road, McLaren Flat – 5 mins from us

Open

Lunch: M | T | T | F | S | S


Bocca di Lupo Restaurant @ Mitolo Wines

Discover luxury fine dining at Bocca di Lupo restaurant, a natural extension of the wine tasting experience, Head Chef Tom Jack’s style is a complex fusion of modern Australian, subtle Asian combined with contemporary Italian.  A choice of menus:  Five-course degustation + wine, Eight-course degustation + wine, A la carte, two courses minimum or three course minimum.  AGFG Chef Hat Award – Australia’s best restaurants 2018.

W: www.mitolowines.com.au

T: 08 8323 9304

A: 141 McMurtrie Road, McLaren Vale.

Open

Lunch: T | F | S | S | M – from 12pm

Dinner: F | S – from 6pm


PIZZATECA

I know you’re visiting McLaren Vale but you could be in Italy! Simple, yummy, authentic! Can BYO for a corkage.

W: www.pizza-teca.com

T: 08 8323 9762

A: 319 Chalk Hill Road, McLaren Vale – 5 mins from us

Open

Lunch: F | S | S

Dinner: F | S


 The Star of Greece

Stunning setting on the cliff overlooking Port Willunga Beach.
Sometimes closes for July or August.

Wwww.StarofGreeceCafe.com.au

T: 08 8557 7420

A: The Esplanade, Port Willunga (restaurant & kiosk) – 18 mins from us

Open

Lunch: W | T | F | S |

Dinner: F | S

January: Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week


The Victory Hotel

Good pub food, nice coastal view, amazing cellar to peruse.  If you’re a burgundy fan ask to see the secret burgundy cellar.

Wwww.VictoryHotel.com.au

T: 08 8556 3083

A: Main South Road, Sellicks Hill – 25 mins from us

Open

Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week


Russell’s Pizza

Delicious wood oven pizza in a rustic setting – A “left of centre” pizza must but book well in advance.

T: 08 8556 2571

A: 13 High Street, Willunga – 17 mins from us

Open

Dinner: T | F | S


Maxwell Wines

Maxwell’s Ellen Street Restaurant offers a beautiful intimate setting, stunning views and delicious food by Chef Fabian Lehmann who is experienced in fine dining restaurants in German and Norway. Also, if you can get to one of their special dinners in the Limestone Cave you will not regret it.

Wwww.maxwellwines.com.au

T: 08 8323 8200

A: Cnr Olivers & Chalk Hill Rds, McLaren Vale – 5 mins from us

Open

Lunch – 7 days a week


Kitchen Door @ Penny’s Hill

Head Chef Tom Boden is very talented and has worked all over the world including at a Michelin-starred restaurant. He certainly doesn’t serve run of the mill. Fresh, local and really creative. It’s an experience not to be missed.

Whttps://www.pennyshill.com.au/Restaurant

T: 08 8557 0840

A: 281 Main Road, McLaren Vale – 7 mins from us

Open

Lunch: 7 days a week, visit website for special events.


 Luscious Red Food @ Waywood Wines

If you’re looking for something light for lunch or between lunch and dinner, pop in for a bite to eat, savoury or sweet. Lisa’s food is excellent and the wine is great too.

W: www.waywoodwines.com

T: 08 323 8468

A: 67 Kays Road, McLaren Vale – 2 mins from us

Open

Small Plates: F | S | S | M


Vasarelli

Set in a gorgeous villa in the main street of McLaren Vale, Vasarelli serves delicious authentic Italian food. If you love Italian food you won’t be disappointed.

W: www.Vasarelli.com.au

T: 08 8323 7980

A: 169 Main Road, McLaren Vale – 10 mins from us

Open

Lunch: W | T | F | S | S

Dinner: W | T | F | S


Woodstock Winery & Restaurant

Bushland setting with roaring fireplace, offering an A la carte menu – Regional Platters – Wood Fired Pizza.

Wwww.WoodstockWine.com.au

T: 08 8383 0156

A: 215 Douglas Gully Road, McLaren Flat – 4 mins from us

Open

Lunch: 7 days a week

Dinner: F


Leonards Mill

A truly beautiful drive especially if you stick to the coast, creative, fresh food and wonderful hosts.

Wwww.leonardsmill.com

T: 08 8598 4184

A: 7869 Main South Road, Second Valley – 50 mins from us

Open

Lunch: W | T | F | S | S

Dinner: F | S


Blessed Cheese

Coffee, breakfast and light lunches.

Wwww.TheBlessedCheese.com.au

T: 08 8323 7958

A: 150 Main Road, McLaren Vale – 10 mins from us

Open

Breakfast & Lunch: 7 days a week


Coriole

Tasty Al a Carte menu or Chef’s selection for $59pp.

Wwww.coriole.com

T: 08 8323 8305

A: Chaffey’s Road, McLaren Vale – 5 mins from us

Open

Lunch: F | S | S | M


The Old Bush Inn

“The top pub” offers good, satisfying pub food and it’s where the locals go for a pint after work.

Wwww.oldbushinn.com

T: 08 8556 2032

A: 51 High Street, Willunga – 20 mins from us

Open

Lunch & Dinner: 7 days a week


The Lane Vineyard

On an expansive vineyard, Adelaide Hills setting this restaurant/cellar door is a great place to stop for lunch.

Wwww.thelane.com.au

T: 08 8388 1250

A: 5 Ravensthorpe Lane, Hahndorf – 40 mins from us

Open

Lunch: 7 days a week


Bracegirdles

Hot chocolate and coffee – divine “real” hot chocolate! White, Milk or Dark – can get busy.

Wwww.bracegirdles.com.au

T: 08 8323 8558

A: 190 Main Road, McLaren Vale – 10 mins from us

Open

Daily


The Barn

This is an option for those evening when other restaurants aren’t open. A solid menu and good wine selection.

Wwww.TheBarnBistro.com.au

T: 08 8323 8618

A: 252 Main Road, McLaren Vale – 10 mins from us

Open

Lunch: F | S | S

Dinner: 7 days a week


Beach Road

Wood oven pizzas, great coffee, stunning views.

Wwww.beachroadwines.com.au

T: 08 8327 4547

A: 54 Seaview Road, McLaren Vale – 4 mins from us

Open

Lunch: 7 days a week


Supermarket

Foodland – all the general supplies plus a superb cheese room and gourmet isle for your picnic needs Main Road, McLaren Vale.

A: Main Road, McLaren Vale – 10 mins from us

Open

M | T | W | T | F – 7am – 9pm

Saturday – 7am – 5pm

Sunday – 11am – 5pm


Bakeries

Home Grain Bakery – in McLaren Flat, THE BEST BAKERY FOR MILES and great coffee – 2 mins from us

Open

7 days a week

Cottage Bakery – in McLaren Vale is also great for birthday cakes – 10 mins from us

Open

7 days a week

Clarendon Bakery – in historic and pretty Clarendon “gotta try the Kitchener Bun!” – 15 mins from us

Open

T | W | T | F | S | S

Closed January


Markets

The Willunga Farmer Market – Considered one of the best! “Meet the grower and taste the region”

Wwww.WillungaFarmersMarket.com.au

A: Willunga Town Square – 20 mins from us

Open

Saturday Mornings 8am – 1pm


Olives & Olive Oil

Lloyd Brothers Wine and Olive Co – Beautiful olives, oils and Dukkah.

Wwww.LloydBrothers.com.au

T: 08 8323 8792

A: 34 Warner’s Road, McLaren Vale – 5 mins from us

Open

7 days a week: 11am – 5pm


Butchers

Ellis Butchers – Sensational! If you have a special requirement talk to Ian and he’ll sort it for you

W: www.EllisButchers.com

T: 08 8323 8230

A: 130 Main Road, McLaren Vale (next to Coles Supermarket) – 10 mins from us

Open

M | T | W | T | F – 8am – 6pm

Saturday – 8am – 3pm