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Maximilian's Restaurant & Cellar Door

Certificate of Excellence
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Main Street, Verdun, South Australia 5245, Australia
+61 8 8388 7777
11:00 - 23:00
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having found Sidewood Wine in several restaurants whilst visiting relatives in Adelaide Hills, I asked them to take me to the cellar door. I was not disappointed. The cellar door was staffed by a very friendly member of staff, the wines were exquisite and the floating golf green, made the visit a real fun afternoon. $10 for a bucket of... More 

Thank bodplod
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Often plan to post a review on Trip Adviser but never do, but the experience today has blown us out of the water. Picturesque surroundings, affiliated cellar door, absolutely to die for food and tip top waitressing from Leanne. Quite possibly the best service combined with extremely detailed knowledge of provenance and cooking methods of the dishes, not to mention... More 

Thank Emma B
Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have been here for years - lovely peaceful environment and great food. Attentive service.

Thank 123OutAndAbout123
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended a birthday lunch at Maximillian's recently and as first-timers we were very impressed. Despite there being 3 other functions simultaneously in the same space, we were not disadvantaged in any way. Our waiter David was excellent! He was friendly, fun, super-attentive, knowledgeable about the food and wine and although he (and all staff members) worked at a frantic... More 

Thank Kate M
Adelaide, Australia
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has been many years since we visited Maximilian's - it was back in the days when after the lunch service, he would bring the guests chocolate coated strawberries. Knowing that Max has moved on and the restaurant has changed hands we thought it would be worth the visit to this icon Adelaide Hills restaurant. The vineyard was bountiful with... More 

1 Thank Settlerswife
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were last at Maximilian's in February 2016 and the meal was so lovely we swore we'd be back again. Didn't think it would take 11 months but we made it. When making our booking we were a little dismayed to hear that they didn't do a formal degustation meal, as this is what we had enjoyed previously and it... More 

Thank Penny T
Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

expensive but well worth it. great for families, couples on romantic dinners and enjoying the duck, cows and the rest! good destination for anyone.

Thank Gear1976
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

A beautiful meal in a delightful setting.All the dishes in the chefs selection were of the highest quality.Highly recommend this restaurant

Thank Lyn d
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent lunch. We ordered the set and requested for more vegetarian options and the Chef obliged!! Food came out hot and the taste was very well balanced. Not too fancy. Wines were unique too - more old world subtle style rather than full in the face new world. We will return. It was good value considering the... More 

Thank SFR133
Adelaide, Australia
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I have been here several times and I am never disappointed! The food and wine is delicious and the atmosphere is warm and friendly! Will definitely be back again!

1 Thank cs0065

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Verdun, South Australia 5245, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide Hills  >  Verdun
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8388 7777
An iconic restaurant, Maximilian's provides a quintessential Adelaide Hills experience. Nestled amongst vineyards, the heritage homestead built in 1851 provides cosy romantic corners, big open fires, lush dining and private function rooms. Only 12 minutes from the toll gate, Maximilian's is a complete celebration of one of Australia's most significant food & wine regions including Sidewood Tasting Rooms and exceptional wine list.

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