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Upstairs at Hollick

Hollick Winery, | Coonawarra, Penola, South Australia 5263, Australia
08 8737 2752
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Ranked #2 of 8 Restaurants in Penola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
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Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The inside atmosphere at Hollicks is inviting, although the myriad of green walls was a little unsettling on my stomach! The food however was sensational. I had the gum smoked duck salad that was light and excitingly refreshing. We all had the sirloin which was cooked as ordered and melted in our mouths. It was dark outside and we were... More

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Perth, Australia
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133 restaurant reviews
331 helpful votes 331 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

As advertised, Upstairs at Hollick is located on the level above their cellar door; the restaurant has a warm and inviting atmosphere and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the vines. Our experience with the food here was mixed. The Angus sirloin was chewy and sinew-riddled, but cooked as ordered ($39). To their credit, when we mentioned that we were disappointed in the... More

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Nusa dua. Indonesia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We went along to first Friday lunch last month on a grape grazing trip to Coonawarra. Matched wines with an excellent selection of Hollicks own wines. The chef should take a bow, highly impressive menu. The winemaker Joe ate with us and it added a wonderful element to the day. This meal takes it tight to some of the more... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

As always stunning food. This visit we had a ravioli and a lamb dish between is. Both could not be faulted. We couldn't go past ordering a side of crispy potatoes and a serve of greens also, so completely over ordered between the two of us, it was all delicious. The waiter who looked after us provided excellent service, and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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81 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We've visited Upstairs many times since it opened following the refurb of the Hollicks cellar door many years back. Previously we've rated Upstairs highly - not so any more. Maybe it was an off night but, especially for a Saturday, there were too many slip ups - a nondescript salad containing duck which tasted as though it was cooked a... More

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Lorne, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We booked and dined here for lunch on my Wife's birthday and were in no way disappointed. Mid week the restaurant was not crowded and the service was impeccable. The meals ordered, lamb and beef were excellent in presentation and taste. We accepted the Chefs recommendation on accompanying wines and these were well chosen. Penola has other fine dining and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Six of us ate lunch over the June long weekend. All of the food was stunning including entrees, mains and deserts - every one of us was impressed. We kept ordering, so much so that we missed a few wineries as a result. Friendly service too allowing us to take our deserts outside to eat on the balcony with coffee.

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Adelaide, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

a must lunch stop when visiting the coonawarra wine region. a modern seasonal menu. it was a special occasion last time we had lunch there and the staff went the extra mile to look after us.

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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Had a wonderful set lunch here with a group of friends. Well presented food, friendly service and good wine, what more can one ask for!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Passed by on our way back to Mount Gambier from Naracoorte. Decided to pop by for lunch at the last minute. We were very fortunate they were able to accommodate us (we have 9 people in our traveling party) as we didn't have a reservation. Service was good and the view of the vineyards was fantastic. I have to say... More

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