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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
Closed now
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Thu - Mon 12:00 - 15:00
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Adelaide, Australia
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch with visitors from England. Comprehensive wine tasting to start with their sensational Mead! Followed by a stunning 3 course lunch. High quality local produce, beautifully prepared and presented. Exemplary, friendly service from a knowledgeable young man. Even lucky enough to see the 100 year old lime cave where they cultivate their own mushrooms. Fantastic day....thank you Jeremy &... More 

Thank Dinerjam
Adelaide, Australia
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95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a Thursday it is a set menu where you choose two or three courses for a fixed amount. Really could not fault the quality or presentation of the food. The wines were good and the service was attentive ( we 4 were the only table occupied!) But ..... the serves were tiny. $55 for two courses is fine, but... More 

Thank Graham T
Willunga, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I have eaten here before and liked it, and it is a bit of a different style now, and still very nice place. Had the 6 course option, moved through at a good pace, good amount of food, had to argue with my group which was the best course – mushrooms or pork were awesome. They grow their own mushrooms... More 

Thank trevandjayne
Adelaide Hills, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We have been to Maxwells twice previously and enjoyed our dining experience, so much so, we elected to visit the restaurant again. The menu had changed - there was little choice. One was committed to either choosing a 3 course or a 6 course no option menu with or without selected wine. We elected the 3 course and wine. The... More 

Thank Bob L
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91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We booked for 6 people out on the undercover deck area in what was to turn our a very wintery day in spring cold, windy and very wet. The staff went out of their way to ensure we were comfortable and warm and we did have shuffle into the middle a bet when the heavy rain came down. We chose... More 

Thank Watson_Inc
Clovelly Park
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71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We hadn't been to Ellen St under the previous chef- just didn't get around to it. The tasting menu for the new chef had a lot of things that looked interesting so we decided to go. Friday lunch was reasonably full- cold day so all inside. The 6 courses were matched well with wines and the portion sizing was good.... More 

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113 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic place for special occasions and little fancy lunches. The dishes are all beautifully decorated and taste very good. My favorite is their freshly made gnocchi fried with pine nuts and they do a really mean steak too. The servings ain't the most generous and it's a bit pricey. Great service and view overall. Will definitely come... More 

Thank Gink Y
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

This restaurant is a must if you love the food you find in top restaurants in Europe then you will not be disappointed in the food at Maxwell's Ellen Street. We were losing hope and missing the food of Europe when this morning we discovered this restaurant mentioned in Trip Advisor. Chef Fabian produced a beautiful 3 course degustation delight... More 

Thank FitForLifeAdelaide
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

My partner and i stopped in at Maxwell Wines a couple of weeks ago, and ended up staying for lunch. It was great sitting outside overlooking the vineyard, good wine, great service & a delicious meal!!

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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$7 - US$75
European, Australian
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, Full Bar
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  >  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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