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Maximilian's Restaurant & Cellar Door

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Main Street, Verdun, South Australia 5245, Australia
08 8388 7777
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Hours:
Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night
Description: An iconic restaurant, Maximilian's provides a quintessential Adelaide...
An iconic restaurant, Maximilian's provides a quintessential Adelaide Hills experience. Nestled amongst vineyards, the heritage homestead built in 1851 provides cosy romantic corners, big open fires, lush dining and private function rooms. Only 12 minutes from the toll gate, Maximilian's is a complete celebration of one of Australia's most significant food & wine regions including Sidewood Tasting Rooms and exceptional wine list.
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Good for:
Local cuisine
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Saturday taster lunch

The food was excellent, though the service was slow. They has a few functions and two staff members down so its understandable. It was a pleasant place to sit, taste and observe the goings on. Would go there again in a heartbeat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Regina224
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Centennial, Colorado
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Late Night
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Centennial, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The food was excellent, though the service was slow. They has a few functions and two staff members down so its understandable. It was a pleasant place to sit, taste and observe the goings on. Would go there again in a heartbeat.

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Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Shared a mid week lunch with my husband at Maximillions. Very picturesque outlook over a dam and vineyards. Before lunch we ventured into the Sidewood Vineyard tasting room on site and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of their wines particularly their chardonnays. We were then seated in the enclosed verandah that wraps around the front and side of the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My wife and I love the Adelaide Hills for its food and wine. We had our wedding reception at Bridgewater Mill but after learning they changed hands we decided to celebrate our anniversary by visiting a few different wineries. One of our stops included Maximilians. We were pleasantly surprised to see how much things had changed since we had last... More 

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Melbourne
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We had lunch there and booked table for dinner that night afterwards. The foods taste so good and quite different from other restaurants. The only thing might upset some people would be the pork cheek is pretty heavy as an entrée but still taste good. They also thoughtfully add 'Happy Birthday' on the desert for me that night. It was... More 

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Adelaide
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Just a short drive from the city and not far off the Freeway, this Restaurant and Cellar Door is one of the Adelaide Hills real gems. A really nice location with a lovely outlook. The service, food and wine were great.

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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Have been here on a couple of occasions for a meal. The food is fantastic, altho' not a huge range of choices available & the menu is on the higher price side of the ledger. Good selection of wines & the service was very good with attentive & knowledgeable staff. Great rural vineyard setting with lovely views just near Verdun,... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

To the team at Maximilian's, My fiance Rosanna and I wanted to say a big thank you for our beautiful lunch as we celebrated just getting engaged on Saturday. The food was amazing as always and the service was fantastic. I would also like to make a special mention for our waiter, Luke. He made us feel right at home... More 

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Adelaide
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128 reviews 128 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is a great place in the Adelaide Hills to wine and dine. A mixture of the old heritage house and the modern outdoor entertaining area. The food is of a high quality. For something different you can have a try with the the golf club to land the ball on te little island in the dam, a lot of... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

In absolute disbelief over how poorly this place functions. First we stood around for five minutes at the door waiting to be greeted where we could see the bookings list and menu, staff walked straight by us numerous times, nothing, no hello or we will be with you in a minute, nothing. We then walked around to the bar, heaps... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Lunch at Max's today. First visit, though we've lived in the hills for a while. Used to Sunday at Echunga pub, but it's changed hands, now it's just a pub again. So we went a bit further afield to Verdun. When I pay for lunch, I expect the chef to do a better job than what I can do. Fancy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street, Verdun, South Australia 5245, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide Hills  >  Verdun
  • Phone Number: 08 8388 7777

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view

Description

An iconic restaurant, Maximilian's provides a quintessential Adelaide Hills experience. Nestled amongst vineyards, the heritage homestead built in 1851 provides cosy romantic corners, big open fires, lush dining and private function rooms. Only 12 minutes from the toll gate, Maximilian's is a complete celebration of one of Australia's most significant food & wine regions including Sidewood Tasting Rooms and exceptional wine list.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?