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Maximilian's Restaurant & Cellar Door

Main Street, Verdun, South Australia 5245, Australia
08 8388 7777
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Ranked #1 of 4 restaurants in Verdun
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night
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.
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English first
Perth, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Love this place! We booked a few days in advance for a vegan degustation. The staff were so friendly and the food was amazing. Fantastic chef who is creative and friendly. Such a refreshing change. We loved every course and the whole experience of dining here.

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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Started with wine tasting as intro to Sidewood wines out the side over looking dam and deck, great start. Sat out the back under the pergola and vines, very nice atmosphere. Service was very good friendly staff. Food fantastic. Few more wines consumed near the deck again as I built up my courage to have a shot at the golf... More

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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I am going to keep this short and sweet. Unlike other restaurants in Adelaide this restaurant 'Maximilian's' really does tick all the boxes. With the new owners and fresh aspect on this historic restaurant, which has now been established for twenty something years.. Sidewood winery now has its cellar door at Maximilian's restaurant. Their unbelievable multi-award winning Adelaide hills wine... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Decided to go for a drive in the hills and avoid the traffic in town. We had heard friends talk about Maximilians and decided to drop in and see what all hype was about. The place was buzing.. people swinging golf clubs, lazing on bean bags, siting outside eating.. there was a great atmosphere.. the outlook is gorgeous.. grazing cows,... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

Maximilian's is fine dining with all the country charm, and we arranged my wife's birthday dinner here.......and flew down from Brisbane. The menu is limited, but the food is sensational. We had the chateaubriand for 2 ($96) and it was the best steak I have had anywhere in the world.

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Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Upon arriving to maximilian's we thought we'd be in for a wonderful evening at a fine dining restaurant, as we had many times before: beautiful food, great wine selection & fantastic service, perfect ambience matching the location. This was our first time since new management and it was very disappointing. Cons -Not a biggie, but will note it, no serviette... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I booked lunch for 11 people plus a new born for christmas lunch. 3 months prior. We checked 7 days before to find they had forgotten or lost our info, yet admitted they knew something about the booking ?. They appologised and say they could still fit us in . The location out the back was extremely hot not acceptable... More

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Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

This is the second Christmas that we have been to this restaurant. When we arrived for the 230pm lunch our table was not available and we had to wait about 30 minutes for the table to be vacated. The Manager did apologise for the delay as there had been an earlier sitting at 12 oclock.It would have been nice to... More

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Adelaide
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

After reading the reviews on tripadvisor we were very hesitant about attending the restaurant - we need not have been - what a treat we were in for. The staff were attentive but not cloying, the food was beautiful with each dish explained and followed up to see if we liked it, the extensive wine list and the option of... More

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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I dined here for our 11th wedding anniversary. I had done some research on Adelaide's finest restaurants, and found that Maximilian's was the most appealing of them all. We arrived and were told that we could choose any table we liked, as it was quiet. We were seated and given water. We ordered the chateu briand, and... More

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