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Red Poles Restaurant

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Vegetarian, Contemporary, Australian
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McMurtrie Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61883238994
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Situated in the middle of a vineyard and on the tourist drive Red Poles is...
Situated in the middle of a vineyard and on the tourist drive Red Poles is the ideal location to spend a casual lunch, a lazy afternoon or a short holiday. Red Poles café/restaurant/gallery/B&B – perfect wedding/function venue in McLaren Vale - “the fine mix of food, wine and art”.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Well worth a visit

We were on holidays recently in Adelaide keen to explore the McLaren Vale region. We chose Red Poles and were not disappointed. The staff were very friendly and accommodating, making sure we were seated in a warm cosy spot. Ambiance is beautifully rustic and relaxed. We were very impressed by the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
gypsy49
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Melbourne
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I chose Red Poles for our wedding reception to be held earlier this month and we couldn't have been happier with our choice of venue. From the first contact with Ros we were given the most wonderful help and support to make it a truly fantastic evening. We live in the UK and organised almost all of... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Very mixed reviews on here but our experience was a place that seemed to be overstretched. We had to prompt staff for a drink, our entrée took forever ( was the olives and dukkah) so not really a lot of prep needed there. Main course took 45 mins+ to arrive, just far too long between courses. My 'medium' beef fillet... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

To be honest we weren't blown away by Red Poles. We were on an organised tour and lunch here was included. We could choose from the kangaroo or the fish (which was salmon). I mistakenly opted for the 'roo which I didn't enjoy at all. This may as much as anything be a reflection of my tastebuds rather than the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Had been to Red Poles a number of times about 12 months ago and it was excellent so my recent visit was very disappointing. The pork belly was served with what was supposed to be crackling but was in effect something that looked like a huge white prawn cracker. It was cold white fat that seemed to have been fried.... More 

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McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A visit to Red Poles is worth every minute. The staff bend over backwards to look after a local group of mums every Thursday morning...

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were on holidays recently in Adelaide keen to explore the McLaren Vale region. We chose Red Poles and were not disappointed. The staff were very friendly and accommodating, making sure we were seated in a warm cosy spot. Ambiance is beautifully rustic and relaxed. We were very impressed by the menu and wines available. Whether it be lunch or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

we took our Texas visitors for a Mclaren Vale wine region experience, had lunch on the verandah, they were happy to have our wee pooch Rosie as well, the food and service first class, even though it was a busy day, if it's great food at a winery this won't disappoint.....Alan

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Had a delicious lunch sitting out in the veranda area of the restaurant. Even though it was a miserable day weather wise, once we were seated under the gas outdoor heater, we forgot about the weather! The food was beautifully presented and delicious. Excellent service - prompt and very friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Lunch here is always a treat The lovely lass looking after the cellar door is very knowledgeable and speaks on a level novices can understand The service staff are very chirpy and helpful Steak was cooked to perfection Garlic spuds devine The gnocchi was great Ambiance 85% Nice place Pricing not to bad All in all a great feed

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Adelaide
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

After a few tries at different places for lunch in McLaren Valve we got a table at Red Poles and it was a nice surprise. There are a few different places were you can sit, outside in the garden or under the veranda. All the food we we had was very tasty, well presented & fresh plus the service was... More 

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Additional Information about Red Poles Restaurant

Address: McMurtrie Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
Phone Number: +61883238994
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  McLaren Vale
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $10 to $38
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Contemporary, Australian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: McMurtrie Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: +61883238994

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $10 to $38
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Contemporary, Australian

Description

Situated in the middle of a vineyard and on the tourist drive Red Poles is the ideal location to spend a casual lunch, a lazy afternoon or a short holiday. Red Poles café/restaurant/gallery/B&B – perfect wedding/function venue in McLaren Vale - “the fine mix of food, wine and art”.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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