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Maxwell’s Ellen Street Restaurant

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££ - £££
European, Australian
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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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Thu - Mon 12:00 - 15:00
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Hoi An
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank KatJ2000
Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in on Boxing Day, without a reservation and with our small dog. The staff where very accommodating and found us a great table on the deck. We had the three courses with matching wines. A great way to try some wine that you would not necessarily taste....will visit again, highly recommended.

Thank akrivicic
Brisbane, Australia
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101 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting and views were beautiful but we felt the food was hit and miss. We had three courses and enjoyed most. The entree's and mains were lovely but the Olive oil ice cream was a bit of a miss. The service was great. Do visit the cellar door and try the spiced mead.

Thank MLMurray
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Summary: Want a great meal in a relaxed setting. Try the "feed us" menu and sit back and let the kitchen do the rest. Highlights: The reds were pretty good, the range of dishes (we got 9 big and small) were fantastic, and the setting is very relaxing. Misses: the white wines didn't do it for me, but that's usual.

Thank MontgomeryBrewster
Adelaide, Australia
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

My husband scored an array of brownie points for this one! He organised for us and 46 friends to celebrate my "special" birthday with lunch on Maxwell's balcony, complete with bus transport to and from our home. Gorgeous views, superb wine and service but most of all, amazing food! We had the Tasting Menu; mushroom risotto entree... YUM; kingfish followed... More 

Thank MichTK
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Awesome!! Highly recommend this beautiful place. Great wine (most important). Great service. Amazing food!!!

Thank BuddyBoo6
Adelaide, Australia
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Thankyou for a memorable lunch ! The six course tasting menu matched with wine was an ideal format to discover sublime kingfish, amazing mulloway, succulent mushrooms grown in the Lime Cave, meltish lamb, and surprising chicken with corn variation. (We never order chicken so this was a bit of a revelation !) Portion sizes were perfect for ladies so we... More 

Thank Brigid777

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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$75
European, Australian
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
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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