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Carmel's Cafe Bar and Grill

££ - £££, , Vegetarian Friendly
250 Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8323 8038
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
250 Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious meals! Quite a selection on the menu - was a hard choice to pick what to have. Will definitely be back to try other menu items. Restaurant pretty much full by about 7.30pm, good atmosphere & heating on - much needed for a winter's...More

Thank sammy12576
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Staff were very good reacting to food allergies and providing alternatives. Lots of items on the menu which all sounded so good. We were with a large group and every meal looked and smelled great. Good service. Great food. Good wine. We will be back.

Thank Angela R
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Good meal if you're starving as we were. Happy with quality of meals and service but felt menu could be displayed in a nicer format as it felt old and slightly sticky.

Thank Nivonne E
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Steak was well and truly overcooked and thus tough. Was offered a desert menu but staff seemed under pressure and never came back for our order so we left. I also would have ordered more drinks for our table. Staff were pleasant enough.

Thank janine a
Reviewed 5 May 2018

CARMELS is a lovely Restaurant in the main road as you enter McLaren Vale in the Southern Adelaide wine region. Food is delicious, excellent quality, beautifully presented and generous in quantity. The new owner introduced himself and also attended to guests. Our group of 6...More

Thank David E
CarmelsCafeBarGrill, Owner at Carmel's Cafe Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thanks David, You and your guests are very welcome.

Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

One of our favourites. Food is always very high quality and service prompt, friendly and efficient. Six of us celebrated a family birthday on a Sunday evening, and had a lovely dinner. It’s testament to their popularity that it was so busy on a Sunday...More

Thank Martin D
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Absolutely love this place! One of my personal favourite places to eat along the Fleurieu Peninsula. The deep fried ice cream is gorgeous and Devine! Would definitely recommended to everyone. Was upset about the news of them closing but was over the moon when told...More

Thank Luke F
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Food was good, but service was poor and it was very difficult to have a conversation due to the high noise levels. Also, when I pay around $200 for a meal with wine for three people I dont expect to be charged $2 for a...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Very busy and very loud! It would be best to book a table. I had sticky date pudding and it was a generous serve for a reasonable price. Service was friendly and efficient.

Thank Siobhan W
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I recently had lunch at Carmel's and the food was fantastic. The staff were friendly and helpful and made our stay worthwhile. A must if you are spending the day in McLaren Vale visiting the wineries.

Thank 745kayer
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Sue J
17 January 2017|
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Response from Fleurieu-John | Reviewed this property |
Checked with Carmel's. Yes you can purchase a gift voucher, payment by credit card (surcharge on AMEX). They will post out the voucher to any nominated address. This is one of the best restaurants in McLaren Vale... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:45
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 250 Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8323 8038
  • E-mail
Carmel's is a unique restaurant located in the heart of the picturesque McLaren Vale. The Restaurant presents an ever-changing menu focusing on flavors to compliment the extensive wine selection from local wineries. The food is modern Australian twist on American style food as well as a wide range of other dishes.
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