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Ekhidna Wines / Kitchen

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corner Kangarilla & Foggo Roads, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia (Formerly Paper Eagle Cellar Door & Restaurant)
0883238496
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Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 177
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  • 57
    Very good
  • 18
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  • 9
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Birthday party 🎉

Excellent staff, such a friendly welcome. Such tastey wines & food. The staff are exceptional at their tasks. A very memorable visit by myself and interstate friends and can't wait till I can return!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Wayne B
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  • Special occasions
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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent staff, such a friendly welcome. Such tastey wines & food. The staff are exceptional at their tasks. A very memorable visit by myself and interstate friends and can't wait till I can return!!

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Amazing food, wine and service in an incredible location. I cannot fault it in anyway and wish I lived near so I could go again and again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My partner and I had lunch at Ekhidna whilst on our Cellar Door Tours wine tour (highly recommend this tour company too!) It was an outstanding experience- the view is beautiful, the staff were friendly and chatted with us, and the food was absolutely delicious! My partner ordered the pork belly and we both agree that it was the best... More 

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Adelaide
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Nice little restaurant not far out of McLaren Vale. Pleasant setting alongside the grapevines and on the major road, easy to find. Varied menu with average prices. Food cooked really well. Disappointed that the prices on the wine list are far in excess of their cellar door prices ($25 at cellar door, $35 at the table.) But apart from that,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Such an amazing place to enjoy a glass of wine and some pretty amazing food. We had the pork belly, the free range chicken with sweet corn purée and the salt and pepper squid. All was unreal!!! If your down this way at all you must come here. The staff are so lovely especially Sarah with her bubbly and friendly... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We didn't book so were very lucky to get a table. I had the duck confit entree and pork belly main and shared crispy potatoes. The entree was small but sweet and tasty. The main's crackling and flavours were delicious. I recommend booking as the restaurant was really busy plus they have wine tastings too. We ordered our food and... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We had an early lunch at this Establishment and it was superb. The food and drink was top quality, the service excellent and the location next to the vineyard lovely. I highly recommend the pork belly for lunch it was simply beautiful in its jus and the crackling was crunch and to die for. I can't recommend this place highly... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

During the incredibly busy New Years holiday time period the staff at Ekhidna went above and beyond for us. We arrived without a reservation, and they finagled a table outside for us and we ordered some lunch. Whilst waiting for lunch to arrive, they offered us a wine tasting which was fun and informative. During the tasting some space opened... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

About an hour's drive south of Adelaide, this small restaurant has 2 sittings, one at midday and one at 2.00 p.m. Lovely views overlooking some vineyards. Wine tastings are available at all times which can make for a lot of noise as we discovered; the tasting area and restaurant are combined and as bus groups are accepted it can get... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

great sunday lunch.... We booked for 1200 Sunday and upon booking we were told that we had to vacate the table by 2pm and I must admit was concerned by this as I thought we might be rushed thru our lunch. No need to have worried we dined leisurely and we not rushed at all.We had an inside table but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: corner Kangarilla & Foggo Roads, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia (Formerly Paper Eagle Cellar Door & Restaurant)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: 0883238496

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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