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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
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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    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 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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McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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91 reviews 91 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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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175 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
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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Adelaide, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

beautiful, country setting. Restaurant allows inside or outside, under verandah or on grassed area under beautiful trees. The food was amazing.My husband had kangaroo fillet, Absolutely beautiful,tender and full of flavour. I had oven baked snapper, again ,beautifully cooked and not a chip in site. All the salad and veges were locally grown and the passion fruit sorbet for dessert... More 

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Aldinga Beach, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My wife and I decided to eat for lunch one lazy Sunday afternoon and we came across some of the best pork belly we have eaten! Well worth a visit!

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Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We stopped here for a drink, feed and rest during a day long push bike tour. What a great spot to relax after a few hours in the saddle. The beer was cold and the food great. Not much more to say but.... go and visit. Try the pate and the bread that has walnut and ?? another nice ingredient... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Rambling garden set a quaint environment. Our gnocchi was well cooked and beautifully presented. Could have used a touch of acidity to highlight flavours of the fresh produce. While we did arrive for the end of lunch service it was disappointing to find so many dishes were not available. With such a small menu it doesn't leave much choice. Biggest... More 

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