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Red Poles Restaurant

McMurtrie Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61883238994
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Ranked #16 of 40 restaurants in McLaren Vale
Price range: $10 - $38
Cuisines: Vegetarian, Australian, Contemporary
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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”.
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

we ate here recently as an extended family over the long weekend, with no real knowledge of this place, but wow, we were pleasantly surprised. with great service from the staff we never lacked a drink or even a questions about the food or history of the place. as it was a long weekend it was very busy, but food... More

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Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Lovely setting for a long lunch and the food was very nice. However for the price the serves were quite small. We ordered a pasta from the specials list and my friend had a main from the menu and feeling hungry the waitress recommend a side dish also, but the serves were quite small for the price. The service was... More

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Adelaide
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

Despite the rain, my parents and I enjoyed a fabulous meal under cover next to the gas heater on the verandah. The service was excellent and the meals substantial. My mother and I loved the snapper on parsnip mash and my father said his steak was one of the best he'd ever had. My mother was also delighted with the... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This place is gorgeous! The atmosphere was warm, cosy. They had a singer, singing which added to the setting. They also have rooms you can stay in. The food, wine, service was wonderful. We will be going back. Loved it!

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nailsworth south australia
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

This was a return visit to celebrate a late Mother's Day, a it was an enjoyable experience. It was relaxing sitting under the veranda sipping a nice glass of Merlot and eating tasty crumbed mullet. Time to relax and chat. Will come again.

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Melbourne
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We popped in here as we wanted to try the Vale Ale range. We had the tasting paddle of 4 beers and had the pork belly which was amazing. The chocolate mousse cake was also excellent. Every single staff member that served us were incredibly friendly and very knowledgeable. The setting is relaxed and friendly, I would recommend having lunch... More

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Angelsey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Had a great family meal here after Wine tasting around the Valley area. Very scenic place. We had live entertainment while we had an excellent meal served by nice people. Try a Paddle , basically four different types of beer on a stick. Makes for a great family get together location.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Red Poles is an enigmatic venue! The setting is beautiful and tranquil, either on the Verandah or at the garden tables, it is a very relaxing location. Sunday afternoons take on live music and the atmosphere is top notch. Sadly the food is quite expensive and hasn't been to the same standard on the last couple of visits. We last... More

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Seacliff, South Australia, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Lovely setting for an afternoon in McLaren Vale. I have been to Red Poles with small and big groups winter and summer and this was probably the most memorable. The service was fabulous the live music just right and the food and wine excellent as usual. The host Ros was so helpful. To top it off we stayed in the... More

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Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Our third visit. Ros is a great hostess and you would have to go a long way to beat Mel as a server. Adore this place. Food scrumptious, cheese platter to die for especially the fig and walnut bread. Not cheap but we treat ourselves every month or so. Off o/s for 7 months but we will return !!

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