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Carmel's Cafe Bar and Grill

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, Australian
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250 Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8323 8038
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Tue - Wed 17:00 - 21:30
Thu - Sun 12:00 - 21:45
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came in and was greeted warmly, seated straight away with a choice of locations, there were 7 of us. Went for the Carmel Ultimate burger, patty, green stuff, cheese, bacon, BBQ sauce and onion rings and chips. All good quality stuff and really well presented. Selection of local wines, again some nice wines to choose from. Staff very friendly and... More 

Thank Boffybloke
Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First visit to Carmels the service was wonderful and very friendly, Food was really great and also large serves.

Thank Leanne G
Elloughton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got recommend Carmel's through our close friends Dave and sue and they definitely did recommend well! We came here the eve before my dads wedding and it was unbelievable! We had take out but when we went to pick it up the staff were fantastic and catered to all our needs from cutlery and what made it even more... More 

1 Thank willo95
Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Meal was delish....highly recommend the "crumbed camembert with smashed fresh strawberries" as an entree very, very nice. Overall a very nice restaurant, lovely food, just the "over service" become annoying towards the end. One example asked 3 times by 3 different waiting staff, are you ready to order within 15 mins.

Thank Linda W
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Carmels always provide exceptional service and an array of foods to please the whole family. The burgers are exceptional and a family favourite Carmels ribs are always on the order list. A great selection of local wines compliment the food.

1 Thank De-anne H
Adelaide, Australia
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207 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Went here for our grand daughters 9th birthday and found it disappointing. Our son had the Tapas plate and enjoyed it very much. Our daughter-in-law had the salt & pepper squid salad with fries and wasn't that happy with it. My husband had the slow cooked pork ribs with fries and coleslaw. He had the best meal!!! Succulent and tender.... More 

1 Thank chris w
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Visited late on a Monday evening, luckily the staff were very accommodating and let us still come in and order dinner. The steak was cooked nicely, a little bit over done for us but still enjoyable. We were given a dessert menu to browse over, which we were going to share a couple but unfortunately we were forgotten about and... More 

Thank TRIsaac
Willunga, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

At Carmel's if you want great food and drinks for a reasonable price,this is the place to be.Very friendly team and they will do anything for you.The steaks are awesome they are cooked to your liking and you just have to say add or take that away and the meal is made just as you like it.The salads are very... More 

Thank Alexandria O
Adelaide Hills, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Often come here as we know the owner. Family business with very good and filling meals. At the further end of town and plenty of parking. Also have takeaway pizzas that are very nice as well.

Thank handjthorpe
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Visited on a Sunday evening when the restaurant was busy, however the staff were very attentive and apologised for what was a very short delay. Had two starters between three, followed by three mains. Could hardly move after the experience. You must try the Carmel's Burger, and persuade your fellow diners to have a steak or the ribs which you... 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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$32
Bar, Australian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?