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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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Wed - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, 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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  • 38
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  • 22
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
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
Pretty good

Had the fish of the day which was salmon. Tasted delicious. Part of Adelaide sightseeing tours so our group was seated in the gallery with great local artwork. Good arrived quickly. Brownie and ice cream dessert was tasty. Would love to return one day on my own!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Rachel W
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Had the fish of the day which was salmon. Tasted delicious. Part of Adelaide sightseeing tours so our group was seated in the gallery with great local artwork. Good arrived quickly. Brownie and ice cream dessert was tasty. Would love to return one day on my own!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Exquisite food, quality setting and wonderful staff. Its worth a trip, great restaurant amongst a wonderful art gallery. Kiln have their cellar door on site and live entertainment. This is a wonderful way to spend the day with friends.

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Seaford, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

We went for a Friday lunch - setting was beautiful and quiet, food was divine and accompanied by great wine. Friendly and attentive staff and no feeling of being rushed even though there were only a few customers and we were definitely lingering. Wine tasting and an art gallery to keep you occupied. Happy afternoon.

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Milang, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Enjoyed a delicious seafood chowder and gnocchi today. Always a delight to visit Red Poles, gallery, beer and wine tasting, accommodation, art workshops - there's something for everyone.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Terrible service, disorganized: went at 11am cellar door still locked, they lost the key. The owner was not welcoming and just wanted to focus on the tour bus than arrived....not us.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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

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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Adelaide
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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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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 - 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?