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Red Poles Restaurant

McMurtrie Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61883238994
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Ranked #20 of 42 Restaurants in McLaren Vale
Price range: $10 - $38
Hours:
Wed - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Received the worst customer service I have ever experienced. Our group left feeling like an inconvenience and embarrassed. Would never go out of my way to go there again!

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Gosford, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We came here twice during a 3 week stay in McLaren Vale. It looks like a nice basic garden cafe and restaurant with a nice garden and wine tasting area, but the quality of the food and service take it to the next level of fine dining. The food and wine is fantastic and pleasantly surprising. I am definately coming... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Booked lunch here today for 2.30 pm as they had a large party in earlier. We arrived and having sat at an uncleared table for 15 minutes the waitress told us that they had run out of food for all the main courses as they had been so busy and next time we should book ahead! No apologies were offered... More 

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Innisfail, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Red Poles is an inviting restaurant in a winery set in bush land overlooking vineyards. The verandah dining suits Adelaide's warm climate. Staff were friendly and helpful, answering our questions about McLaren Vale and tourist spots around the Fleurieu Peninsula. The fish of the day was exquisite, with a crunchy crust and it was a generous portion. The gnocchi was... More 

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Mclaren Vale
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My partner and I went to red poles after a suggestion from a friend. We were very excited when we arrived as it was a beautiful spot. Although from there our time went down hill. The girl that served us seemed to be hung over and didn't have much knowledge of what was going on. The food was average. My... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our second family lunch at Red Poles last Sunday. It was so relaxing sitting under the verandah listening to the band. The food was excellent, cooked to perfection, the weather was warm and our waitress was very friendly and efficient. Will definitely return again.

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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Venue was lovely, staff very friendly but the "special"entree of baked Brie with fig paste and a small serve of walnut bread was ridiculously priced at $26, something that was not mentioned when staff told us the specials. The $30 gnocchi was over priced for the small serve. Gnocchi itself was a little heavy and the dish overall a little... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We had a very nice lunch on a Wednesday, not too many other people around, and the service was attentive, although the food took some time to come out, but it was worth the wait. We will return when next in the McLaren Vale area

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

12/10; Service friendly and amazing. The food to die for and cooked to perfection with flavors bountiful, completely satisfying meal. Recommended for those who enjoy the finer things in life or just love a satisfying experience.

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Adelaide, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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 - 38
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Australian, Contemporary

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