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Carmel's Cafe Bar and Grill

250 Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
0883238038
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Ranked #16 of 40 restaurants in McLaren Vale
Price range: $11 - $43
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Mediterranean, Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Carmel's is a unique restaurant located in the heart of the picturesque McLaren Vale. The Restaurant presents an ever-changing menu focusing on flavours to compliment the extensive wine selection from Marienberg, Fern Hill and the many smaller boutique wineries in McLaren Vale.
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Carmel's is a unique restaurant located in the heart of the picturesque McLaren Vale. The Restaurant presents an ever-changing menu focusing on flavours to compliment the extensive wine selection from Marienberg, Fern Hill and the many smaller boutique wineries in McLaren Vale.
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The meals where very bistro like, the sparkling wine flat - even after sending it back the first time. Miss the dessert pizza - very plastic.

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Bali, Indonesia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We were on a drive through the countryside, turned off at Maclarenvale and saw Carmels Cafe Bar and Grill was full of people, so decided to stop and see why there were so many people eating there. Now I know why, the food was delicious. I had golden chicken tenderloins with salad and chips and hubby had steak and vegetables.... More

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Aldinga Beach, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Had dinner with friends on a Friday night.They were using a gift voucher. So glad we booked. It was very busy. Greeted & shown our table as soon as we entered. Service was quick. Good selection of wines & foods. Even fussy eaters can eat here. All had entre & mains. Staff asked if we were nearly ready for mains... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I've had Carmels on my list of places to visit for the last few months and I'm sad to say that I was disappointed after visiting today for lunch. I selected the Genovese fettuccine pasta dish which, though a generous portion, lacked in flavor. The dish was oily and bland. Not impressed. This being said, though the chefs clearly left... More

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Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

First time to this restaurant, might not be a second. The food was great. Steaks wre cooked just right and the amount of food was really good to see. Downside was the very very slow service. 25 minutes wait from ordering our 2 glasses of sparkling wine. Then another 30 minute wait for our entree. I had pre booked a... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The place wecwere recommended was fully booked so really this was our second choice but wecwere not disappointed. It was probably more suited to families or groups not especiaaly the romantic meal we had wanted for our anniversary. However the staff were friendly and efficient, the menu was varied and the food well presented on hot plates. The wines were... More

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Seaford, South Australia, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Have been here a number of times and it is great always. Great for intimate meal or for a bigger group. Love the seafood platter. Particularly love that they have a takeaway section as well, nice to be able to have a superior meal without having to get dressed up and go out. Big fan.

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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

It's in the lovely area of mclaren vale this is a very nice restaurant close to us. The food is amazing not cheap so we tend to go for special occasions. It's a relaxing place in the nice weather u can eat outside. We have been about four times now and have not had a bad meal. I would recommend... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I met some friends at Carmels Bar and Grill on Saturday,3 May. We all meet a few times a year and agreed it was one of the best lunches we've had together. The ambiance was homely and relaxed, the food delicious and the service outstanding. Highly recommend. Caz

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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Carmel's provided very quick, personalised service which was great tasting. Would definitely go again when I am back in McLaren Vale.

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