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“Anniversary lunch”
Review of Marron Cafe

Marron Cafe
Price range: US$5 - US$66
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: View, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: A Unique 3 in 1 experience - Not to be missed by locals or visitors! Come in and sample some of our well-known Two Wheeler Creek wines, whilst having a look around our Marron tanks. A friendly staff member will have a chat to you about the Marron Farm, and answer any questions you may have. We grow Native Australian Lemon and Aniseed Myrtle which we have created some beautiful Bush Tucker sauces out of. All made here in the Cafe. A bit hungry? - Head on into the Marron Cafe where there a several lavish options with Hot or Cold Marron, as well as other scrumptious meals. Enjoy a glass or bottle of our Two wheeler Creek wine. Kids Menu Available. All meals are oven baked... No deep fried food!
Reviewed 15 August 2014

As it was our 44th Wedding Anniversary we treated our selves to lunch.Enjoyed the meal was scrumptious ( first time had marron was nice but can not beat yabbies) wine enjoyable. The tour of the marron tanks was very interesting.Would defiantly recommend.

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Thank Ronda B
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Marron are freshwater lobster and are farmed here in the middle of Kangaroo Island. We had visited the cafe a couple of years ago along with the adjacent winery. On that occasion we had missed lunch but were offer a tasting plate which only served to whet the appetite to return for more.

We had both enjoyed marron occasionally in Adelaide restaurants but to indulge in this luxury at the source was very special.

We had the shared platter which, as described in the menu, contained a selection of fresh seafood along with the marron - and it was just fantastic. There are a number of different marron dishes on the menu as well as a selection of other foods including steak. Service was prompt and "county friendly" and the location and view, situated basically in the middle of a paddock was very calm and relaxing.

As mentioned elsewhere this is not fine dining, but it doesn't pretend to be or need to be. Just fantastically fresh & tasty food served in a friendly environment.

Check the local tourist guides for the seasonal meal times because they do change.

If you enjoy seafood with low food miles, this is the place for you - well worth the drive, just for the experience.

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Thank pakabay
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

Definitely worth going down the dirt road to get to this place!! Take your time - go in and first learn about the marron, then do some wine tasting (BTW, it's free!!). Two of us had the Marron dish, two had the pasta + marron. After an early flight and no breakfast this really really hit the spot!!! Don't know which dish is tastier and this was probably the best dining experience of our whole Australia trip.
Then, for $45 we got 4 cooked marrons for dinner, and added a bottle of wine to that and some pecan pie (again, YUMMM!!)
Staff is wonderful - I've been to many Napa/Sonoma wineries and the lady (don't remember her name) at this tasting room is far better than any of them. At the restaurant, the service was fast and pleasant (you order at the counter then they bring your food).
It was not just a meal, it was an experience.

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Thank lanamom
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Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

The food is absolutely delicious. Its all about the quality of the food and thats its local and fresh. The staff are just lovely and were under pressure when we were there but kindly attentive. Its a comfortable place and whilst its not fine dining room style, it doesnt detract from the flavor of the food at all. I have dined in some of the finest places the world has to offer and I can honestly say that the rib eye and marron dish I had is one of the most memorable meals I have ever had. I would invite all to try it purely for the food and flavours. If you are after a fine dining experience then this isnt for you probably.

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1  Thank Katherine C
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

This restaurant is pretty out of the way, down a sometimes wet, pot-holey road. So you'd either have a 4WD or really really want to go there. We were the latter.

Point to note: they stop serving lunch at 3:30 with last orders at 3:00. We thought we were fine comning into a not very full restaurant at 2:30.

Point 1: The seafood platter for two was pretty good, plentiful, variety of hot and cold marron, prawns, scallops, ciabatta, salad and fruit. The dipping sauces didn't quite work for me. They taste ok in their own right, but a bit heavy-handed with the seafood. The lime-chilli was pretty good though.
Point 2: We waited for just about an hour for our food to arrive. No explanation. No offer of something to appease our hunger. There were 5 tables waiting for food. We were the second in line and the last to be fed. Even the italian couple who walked in 20 minutes after us received their seafood platter before us. Completely unacceptable.
Point 3: My first glass of wine was only barely filled to the watermark line. This in a winery where the product is virtually no cost! Very skimpy. It certainly didn't see the hour out! You would never see this in a winery-restaurant in the Barossa or McLarenVale!
Point 4:see the photo. The claw cracking implements have seriously seen better days. Rather off-putting from a hygiene perspective.

If you're going to charge top dollar and appeal to the tourist market, you need to get the basics right. I wouldn't bother trying them again.
Instead go to the Ozone and have a bigger seafood platter without the drive and without the hassle.

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Thank Peter B
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