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Maxwell’s Ellen Street Restaurant

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19 Olivers Road | Maxwell Winery & Vineyards, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8323 8200
12:00 - 15:00
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Canberra, Australia
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are many choices for fine dining in Adelaide and its surrounds but Maxwell's restaurant at their winery should be on any list, however short. Lunch choices on a Sunday included an appetizer of chargrilled Octopus with onion, pomegranate and soy. Three of us enjoyed this while one had a mushroom with sous vide egg, brown butter and parsley. Both... More 

Thank johnntia
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an early Valentines day lunch here and boy it didn't disappoint! This is probably one of South Australia best restaurants. The meal sizes are also quite large and for this level of dining experience, its well worth it the money. And of course, some of the regions best wines to match. Do yourself a favour and go here!

Thank Broderick S
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just wonderful. Fantastic food, wine and service. I saw some very interesting cheese platters being served, but I was there for the "Feed Us" feast with wine. Amazing variety of flavours and beautifully balanced with the wine selection. Recommend it highly.

Thank lizflayol
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited Ellen St Restaurant many times. Every visit has been fantastic. But today's lunch was sensational. They just keep getting it right. The new menu is spot on. Well done. And the vino ? Perfectly matched.

Thank onepunchterry
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here a number of times and the food has always been very good but this is the first time with the new chef and it was even better than previously. The char grilled octopus was served with caramalised onion, pomegranate seeds and the most scrumptious dressing - save some of the bread to dip in it! I... More 

Thank Bec H
Adelaide, Australia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner visited and had the tasting menu last Saturday and we were both very impressed. The highlight being the octopus and trevella dishes. We also did the wine pairings which were well chosen and of a high quality. I bought 6 bottles to take home! Can't wait to go again

Thank ojp_147
Hoi An
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Four of us had lunch after cycling through the Southern Vales. Lovely sandstone dining area with views across the vines Aircon excellent on v hot day Each of us had 2 course "tasting " lunch with small serves of vineyard wines to match Inman valley chicken delicious as was the salmon sashimi entree. Wines excellent to the extent I purchased... More 

Thank Frank O
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

we came for lunch here as it had been highly recommended by some other friends and was not disappointed. The "feed me" menu was incredible and delicious, with cured trout an artistic lamb dish with a smoked beetroot puree. we also had matching wines throughout, my favourites was the old vineyard Grenache and "wheres molly" rose. one of the most... More 

Thank jamesdouglas333
Naron, Spain
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

If you are going for lunch or dinner to a winery in McLaren, this is one to places to be seriously considered. The tasting menu is surprising with every dish. The fish (corona mulloway) was very well cooked, as it was the lamb. Having the option of matching wines enhances the experience. I want to highlight the Four Roads Old... More 

Thank Jorge F
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I'm told the chef is quite new. And wow- he sure is a credit to this place. We did a small degustation, which turned out to be incredibly plentiful and we were suitably wowed by every dish. The wine pairing was perfect and we loved every minute. The mushrooms are all grown onsite. Make sure you have some. This was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$77
European, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Olivers Road | Maxwell Winery & Vineyards, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8323 8200
Family owned Maxwell Wines is an idyllic place for an unforgettable food and wine experience. Constructed from limestone and old solid timber, the natural warmth of the winery is complemented by large picture windows with breathtaking views overlooking the rolling hills of McLaren Vale. With guests surrounded by a vista of vines, the setting provides the perfect atmosphere for a relaxed and intimate occasion. Michelin Star trained chef Fabian Lehmann's food draws from local, fresh seasonal produce with a real home-grown flavour through working closely with growers and local suppliers. This is food that is meant to be enjoyed amongst friends, accompanied by a glass of the some of the region's finest wine.

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