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Our Recommended Restaurants, Supermarket, Bakeries, Markets & More

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Bookings are essential year round!  Online booking often available.

Recommended Supermarket, Bakeries, Markets, Olives & Olive Oil Butchers and Caterers are at the bottom of the page.

The Currant Shed   *Top Pick*

Superb! This highly experienced and professional team are up there with the best – put yourself in their hands and you won’t regret it…. You’ll just be dying to go back for more! Vineyard setting.


T: 08 8323 0232

A: Ingolby Road, McLaren Flat – 5 mins from us


Lunch: M | T | T | F | S | S

The Salopian Inn

Chef Karena Armstrong creates contemporary Australian cuisine with a regional seasonal menu. There’s a cellar in which to choose a bottle to go with lunch or dinner and if you like Gin, there’s 164 to choose from. Stop for a drink at the bar and watch the talented team work their magic in the kitchen.


T: 08 8323 8769

A: Cnr McMurtrie & Main Roads, McLaren Vale – 6 mins from us


Lunch: M | T | W | T | F | S | S

Dinner: T | F | S

Maxwell Wines   *Top Pick*

Offering a beautiful intimate setting, stunning views and delicious food by Chef Fabian Lehmann who is experienced in fine dining restaurants in German and Norway. Various menu’s to choose from or consider a tasting flight.  Also, if you can get to one of their special dinners in the Limestone Cave you will not regret it.

T: 08 8323 8200

A: Cnr Olivers & Chalk Hill Rds, McLaren Vale – 5 mins from us


Lunch:   F | S | S

Dinner:    Saturday only

Cellar Door Deck Lunch:  7 days a week

Little Wolf Osteria @ Mitolo Wines   *Top Pick*

What a fabulous experience in a unique building and gorgeous surroundings.  Chef Vincenzo La Montagna’s focus is on house made, house grown and locally sourced produce that delivers a striking modern flavour.  The menu embraces tradition and much loved flavours of the Italian kitchen.  Their new style and menu created in late 2019 is stunning.  The “Feed Me” menu is great for sharing, reasonably priced and just superb.


T: 08 8323 9304

A: 141 McMurtrie Road, McLaren Vale.  6 mins fro us.


Lunch:  T | F | S | S

Dinner:  Saturday only

d’Arry’s Verandah at d’Arenberg   *Top Pick*

It doesn’t get better than this. Superb food, service and atmosphere.
When making your reservation make sure you mention you are staying at The Vineyard McLaren Vale!


T: 08 8329 4888

A: Osborne Road, McLaren Vale – 7 mins from us.


Lunch:  M | T | W | T | F | S | S

The General Wine Bar (right next door to our Main Street Retreat)

A lively place for a beer, wine or cocktail on the weekends but also offering truly sensational food from an experienced Chef.  The menu is fixed but changes every sitting.  Must book ahead as they cater for pre-bookings only.


T: 08 7286 3083

A: 55 Main Road, McLaren Flat – 2 mins from The Vineyard and right next door to our Main Street Retreat


Lunch: F | S | S

Dinner: F | S

Drinks/Wine Tastings: T| F | S | S


Pizza Teca

I know you’re visiting McLaren Vale but you could be in Italy! Simple, yummy, authentic! Can BYO for a corkage.


T: 08 8323 9762

A: 319 Chalk Hill Road, McLaren Vale – 5 mins from us


Lunch: F | S | S | M

Dinner: F | S

 The Star of Greece

Stunning setting on the cliff overlooking Port Willunga Beach.  Great food too.  Enjoy a glass of something on the deck before dinner.

T: 08 8557 7420

A: The Esplanade, Port Willunga (restaurant & kiosk) – 18 mins from us


Lunch: W | T | F | S |

Dinner: F | S

Christmas to end of January: Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week

Sometimes closes for July or August.

The Little Rickshaw   *Top Pick*

To Die For!  Authentic Vietnamese food in THE cutest cottage.  BYO…. or not.


T: 0403 784 568

A: 24 Old Coach Road, Aldinga – 20 mins from us


Lunch: F | S | S

Dinner: F | S | S

The Victory Hotel     (an excellent option for dinner during the week)

Good pub food, nice coastal view, amazing cellar to peruse.  If you’re a burgundy fan ask to see the secret burgundy cellar.

T: 08 8556 3083

A: Main South Road, Sellicks Hill – 25 mins from us


Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week

Silver Sands Beach Club     (an excellent option for dinner during the week)

Think gastropub with excellent wine list.

T: 0460 762 345

A: the very end of Norman Road, Aldinga Beach  – 20 mins from us


Lunch & Dinner 6 days a week + Lunch only on Sunday

Russell’s Pizza

Delicious wood oven pizza in a rustic setting – A “left of centre” pizza must but book well in advance as it’s VERY popular.  In the winter you can stand around the open outdoor fireplace too.

T: 08 8556 2571

A: 13 High Street, Willunga – 17 mins from us


Dinner: T | F | S

McLaren Vale Hotel

Good pub food…. we can wait to see what they do with the interior!

T: 08 8323 8208

A: 208 Main Road, McLaren Vale – 10 mins from us


Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week


Set in a gorgeous villa in the main street of McLaren Vale, Vasarelli serves delicious authentic Italian food. If you love Italian food you won’t be disappointed.


T: 08 8323 7980

A: 169 Main Road, McLaren Vale – 10 mins from us


Lunch: W | T | F | S | S

Dinner: W | T | F | S

Woodstock Winery & Restaurant

Bushland setting with roaring fireplace, offering an A la carte menu.

T: 08 8383 0156

A: 215 Douglas Gully Road, McLaren Flat – 4 mins from us


Lunch:  W | T | F | S | S   12pm – 3pm

Anvers   *Top Pick*

A truly beautiful boutique food and wine experience.  From the lovingly restored old cow shed to the modern extension overlooking rolling hills with plenty of outdoor dining.  The owner, Wayne, loves to chat but in our opinion this only adds to the story.

T: 08 7085 0615

A: 633 Razorback Road, Kangarilla – 20 mins from us


Lunch:  T | F | S | S   12pm – 5 pm


Offers a beautiful setting with great food.

T: 08 8323 8305

A: Chaffey’s Road, McLaren Vale – 5 mins from us


Lunch: T | F | S | S | M

The Old Bush Inn

“The top pub” offers good, satisfying pub food and it’s where the locals go for a pint after work.

T: 08 8556 2032

A: 51 High Street, Willunga – 20 mins from us


Lunch & Dinner: 7 days a week

The Lane Vineyard  (Adelaide Hills)

On an expansive vineyard, Adelaide Hills setting this restaurant/cellar door is a great place to stop for lunch.

T: 08 8388 1250

A: 5 Ravensthorpe Lane, Hahndorf – 40 mins from us


Lunch: 7 days a week


Beach Road

Wood oven pizzas, great coffee, stunning views.

T: 08 8327 4547

A: 54 Seaview Road, McLaren Vale – 4 mins from us


Lunch: 7 days a week



Foodland – all the general supplies plus a superb cheese room and gourmet isle for your picnic needs Main Road, McLaren Vale.

A: Main Road, McLaren Vale – 10 mins from us


M | T | W | T | F – 7am – 9pm

Saturday – 7am – 5pm

Sunday – 11am – 5pm



The General Store – Main Road, McLaren Flat (2 mins from The Vineyard but right next door to Main Street Retreat) or Old Coach Road, Aldinga (20 mins from us).  Hugely popular.  Pastries, pies, sandwiches, bread and excellent coffee.


7 days a week

Clarendon Bakery – in historic and pretty Clarendon “gotta try the Kitchener Bun!” – 15 mins from us


T | W | T | F | S | S

Closed January



The Willunga Farmer Market – Considered one of the best, “Meet the grower and taste the region”.  Voted best Farmers Market in AUSTRALIA 2020!

A: Willunga High School – 20 mins from us


Saturday Mornings 8am – 1pm, rain or shine


Olives & Olive Oil

Lloyd Brothers Wine and Olive Co – Beautiful olives, oils and Dukkah.

T: 08 8323 8792

A: 34 Warner’s Road, McLaren Vale – 5 mins from us


7 days a week: 11am – 5pm


Ellis Butchers – Sensational! If you have a special requirement talk to Ian and he’ll sort it for you


T: 08 8323 8230

A: 130 Main Road, McLaren Vale (next to Coles Supermarket) – 10 mins from us


M | T | W | T | F – 8am – 6pm

Saturday – 8am – 1pm


The Salopian Inn

In guest-house (at The Vineyard Retreat) catering (minimum spend applies) or takeaway


T: 08 8323 8769

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