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McLaren Vale Accommodation

Karawatha B&B Pty Ltd, 285 Blewitt Springs Rd, Blewitt Springs, SA 5171, Australia

Contact: 0434 163040 | stay@karawathacottages.com.au

ABN: 83 909 652 667

 

Karawatha Cottages offers 5 star B & B accommodation for McLaren Vale, the southern Adelaide region and Fleurieu Peninsula

Our Lunch & Dinner Recommendations...

We are truly spoilt for choice with plenty of amazing restaurants for lunch, but finding a great place for dinner (especially mid-week) in McLaren Vale can be a bit of a challenge. Here are our suggestions, covering a broad section from fine dining to just having a casual lunch or dinner:

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Woodstock Coterie

Just 500 m from Karawatha Cottages, nestled below huge old gum trees is the Woodstock Wine Estate, featuring a brand-new cellar door, a wildlife sanctuary and the Coterie, McLaren Vale’s first winery restaurant (or at least one of the very first ones) ... 

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Lunch
Wed to Sun | 
12.00pm - 3.00pm

 

Modern Australian

$30 - $38 (mains)

 

Dinner
Fri | 6.00pm - 10.00pm (Pizza)

$38 (Starter, pizza & dessert)

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Maxwell's Restaurant

If you need another proof point that McLaren Vale is a true wine and food destination, then look no further than Maxwell’s Restaurant, offering a truly exceptional dining experience. 

The recently revamped restaurant and cellar door at Maxwell’s now features two distinct areas, the indoor fine dining restaurant and the casual seating in the cellar door & deck ...

Lunch in the Dining Room
Thu to Sun | 12
.00pm - 3.00pm

Fine Dining

$90 (4 course) | $110 (6 course) 

Lunch on the Cellar Door Deck

Daily |12.00pm - 3.00pm

$13 - $28 Tasting Plates

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The Salopian Inn

Another long time favourite and ‘must visit’ restaurant - now one of only 3 McLaren Vale restaurants  with a Good Food Guide Chefs Hat.

If I have to summarize in one sentence, then the experience at The Salopian Inn is all about the trifecta of the beautifully restored old homestead, high quality local and fresh food and the not to be missed old red wine cellar ...

Lunch
Daily | 12
.00pm - 3.00pm

Dinner

Thu, Fri, Sat |  from 6.00pm

 

Modern Australian

$30 - $38 (mains)

$80 Tasting Menu

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Pizzateca

Even after having been at Pizzateca many times now, I am still surprised and instantly feel transposed to Italy.

I am actually not sure why that is – the building doesn’t look Italian at all and the large gum trees don’t fit either, but believe, it is the outdoor dining area, the simple chairs & tables with always a hustle and bustle around, music playing and the smell of pizza in the air that must do the trick ...

Lunch & Dinner
Fri & Sat : 12
.00pm - 9.00pm

Sun & Mon: 12.00pm - 4.00pm

Pizza

$20 - $28 (35cm pizza)

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The Victory Hotel

It may “just” be a hotel, but there is definitely no ordinary pub food here and The Victory fills a void in the McLaren Vale restaurant scene: reasonably priced fine dining in a casual atmosphere.

And, The Victory is open daily for lunch and dinner, features an outstanding wine cellar, has a beer garden, plus great views ....

Lunch & Dinner

Daily : 12.00pm - 9.00pm

Modern Australian | Fine Pub Food

$20 - $36 (mains)

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The Currant Shed

The Currant Shed has been our personal favourite lunch time restaurant for many years. They simply represent what we believe is a quintessential McLaren Vale dining experience. And even better, the Currant Shed is in walking distance to Karawatha Cottages - so everyone can enjoy food and wine ... 

Lunch  

Thu to Tue | 11.30am - 2.30pm

Dinner

27 Dec to 11 Jan | from 6pm

 

Fine Dining

$65 (2 course) | $80 (3 course)

$105 (6 course chef's selection)

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Gather at Coriole

Coriole has always been a favourite of ours and one of the top recommen-dations for our guests at Karawatha Cottages -- even if just for some of the best views in McLaren Vale - but who would do that and miss out on the great wines and food on offer?

Since opening Gather at Coriole the culinary experience has been taken to the next level ... 

Lunch  

Daily | 12.00pm - 2.30pm

 

Modern Australian

$28 - $55 (mains)
$68 Chefs selection menu 

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d'Arry's Verandah

One of the classic McLaren Vale dining experiences, and rightly so.

d'Arry's Verandah Restaurant has all that makes it quintessential McLaren Vale dining experience:
A 19th century converted homestead as restaurant with sweeping views over the vineyards, amazing food and obviously great wine. 

And did I mention the d'Arenberg wines and The Cube already? ...

Lunch
Daily | 12
.00pm - 3.00pm

 

Fine Dining

$36 - $40 (mains)

$95 Degustation 

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The Kitchen Door

Halfway between McLaren Vale and Willunga, fronted by the iconic 2 story farmhouse, is the Penny’s Hill cellar door and their Kitchen Door Restaurant, offering fine wines and amazing lunches.

Plus, there is an art gallery and on weekends a gin bar & tasting room. And all this just a short drive from Karawatha Cottages. Find out more what we love about Penny's Hill ...

Lunch 
Daily : 12
.00pm - 3.00pm

Modern Australian

Fri - Sun: $27 - $32  (mains)

Bistro Food
Mon - Thu: $18 - $23

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Hortas

Portuguese, Modern Australian and seafood is the food focus here, the views are all about sunsets over the gulf, local wines and just 20 min drive from Karawatha Cottages.

Plus, Hortas is open daily except Sunday for dinner.

And did we mention the Portuguese custard tarts already?  Find out more about what we love about Hortas ….

Lunch & Dinner

Mon - Sat : 11.00am - late

Sun : 11:00 - 4.00pm

Modern Australian | Portuguese

$30 - $39 (mains)

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Serafino

Given its function centre, cellar door and hotel complex, Serafino may not be top of mind for fine dining but it definitely should be listed right up there.  The quality and presentation of the food certainly has taken us by surprise ... 

Lunch
Thu to Sun | 
12.00pm - 2.00pm

Dinner

Daily | 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Fine Dining

$28 - $48 (mains)

$110 (4 Course Degustation)
 

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Star of Greece

First off, other than the name suggests, the Star of Greece is not a Greek restaurant – but named after a ship, The Star of Greece, that floundered at the normally very calm waters off Port Willunga in 1888. 
The restaurant sitting on top of the cliffs offers amazing views over the coastline ....

Lunch
Wed to Sun | 12
.00pm - 3.00pm

(daily from 26 Dec to 26 Jan)

Dinner

Fri & Sat |  from 6.00pm

(daily from 26 Dec to 26 Jan)

 

Mediterranean

$28 - $37 (mains)

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Oscars

Known for its gourmet pizzas, Oscars is however not “just another pizza place” but has a lot more to offer.

A Mediterranean inspired menu ranging from salads, pasta to local meat and seafood dishes - with gluten and vegan options available.

Perfect for the casual night out in a McLaren Vale restaurant. Find out more what we like about it ….

Lunch
Daily | 11
.00am - 2.00pm

Dinner

Daily | 6.00pm - 8:30pm

 

Mediterranean

$19 - $36 (mains)

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Mitolo's Little Wolf

Nestled between vines, just off McMurtrie Road and built from shipping containers is the Mitolo Wines cellar door; the attached fine dining restaurant, Bocca di Lupo, has just been reborn as Little Wolf

And that is not just a name change, but the menu for Little Wolf now reflects an Italian Osteria ...

Lunch

Fri - Mon : 12.00pm - 3.00pm

Dinner

Sat : 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Shared Plates | Italian

$27 - $36 (large plates)

$90 ('Feed Me' chef's selection)

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Victor's Place

What an amazing job the team at Victor’s Place has done to bring the old ruins back to life with a brewery, winery and restaurant.

From Tapas to ‘Big Plates’, there is a range of modern Australian dishes – all delightful. Add great wines and beers, outdoor dining for warmer weather and you have a true little gem. Find out more  …

Lunch & Dinner

Thu - Mon : 11.00am till late

Modern Australian | Tapas

$30 - $40 (mains)