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All 40 McLaren Vale Restaurants

Ekhidna Wines / Kitchen

corner Kangarilla & Foggo Roads, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia (Formerly Paper Eagle Cellar Door & Restaurant)
0883238496
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Ranked #2 of 40 Restaurants in McLaren Vale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we were treated with exceptional customer service. The friendly staff, made us feel welcome. Our meals and drinks were served in perfect timing. It was my daughter's 22nd birthday and the waitresses served her a candlelit desert and presented this with a chorus of Happy Birthday. You made our night... More

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Situated in beautiful McLaren Vale overlooking the vineyards. Friendly, cheerful staff, lovely food and great service. We didn't do the beer tasting but did try the wines. Love that you can order your meal and then do some wine tasting to decide what you would like to go with it.

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Tanunda, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We pulled up for lunch because we could smell the food from the car! Great choice, it turns out. Decent wines (Arneis was a nice lunchtime drop) and great food. Big portions were very welcome and everything was delicious. The Antipasti platter was definitely a highlight. Ended up staying for a few hours and enjoying lunch instead of a whirlwind... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We went to Ekhinda Winery restaurant on a Spring Sunday without booking. This was a gamble as it's known to be popular with two sittings at lunch on Sundays. Staff helpfully found a barrel table with a view to the vineyard and we were given bread while drinks were organised. We ordered the Ploughman's platter for two and this (at... More

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United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This cellar door also doubles up as a restaurant / pub. The food is overpriced and nothing to write home about. Sells OK beer but you need to buy it in happy hour to appreciate it. Wine is OK but quality does not warrant price. Bar staff are sour faced and clearly do not want to be there. Waitresses are... More

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Ekhidna, Manager at Ekhidna Wines / Kitchen, responded to this review

Firstly, thank you for your response we do appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We just wanted to address some of the 'issues' that you pointed out. We are not a pub/ restaurant. We are a 5 star cellar door winery/ restaurant. All of our beers are Ekhidna handcrafted beers and we price according to the quality... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

The people are amazing and friendly and try their very best to give you a good and memorable experience. The food was delicious. Despite being satisfied with a shared platter (dukka), sides (baby potatoes), and mains (kangaroo and entrée salt and pepper squid) we still couldn't pass up desert and are glad we didn't. Would definitely return and recommend to... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The food was beautiful. The main course was an ample portion size. Friendly helpful staff. The view was lovely. We would definitely visit again.

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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We started our meal with a beer flight and the seasonal antipasto platter. Which were both really enjoyable. The beer flight has to be a must and their ginger beer has to be one of the best. So with our mouths salivating we ordered our mains. I had the special rump, my partner a main order of pork belly bites,... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We have been coming to Ekhidna regularly since we attended its opening, and keep coming back. The wines, the beer flight and the ginger beer are worth the trip alone. But the food makes it worth staying. The menu ranges from share platters on the verandah to a sit-down lunch. Of particular note at present; the pork belly, either as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

What an amazing evening we had at ekhidna. Were made to feel like royalty from the moment we walked through the front door. Fantastic that we could do wine tasting in the evening. Thankyou to the blond american for a great evening! :-)

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