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Carmel's Cafe Bar and Grill

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250 Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
0883238038
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Today
12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Carmel's is a unique restaurant located in the heart of the picturesque...
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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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Food and Service

I went to Carmel's Cafe last weekend for a birthday celebration and the foods was terrific!!!! My husband was thrilled with the steak as it was cooked to perfection. He is very fussy! I had ribs and they were also lovely. The drink service was a little slow, but i could see there was only one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
HappyCruiser99
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Adelaide
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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74 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Adelaide
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I went to Carmel's Cafe last weekend for a birthday celebration and the foods was terrific!!!! My husband was thrilled with the steak as it was cooked to perfection. He is very fussy! I had ribs and they were also lovely. The drink service was a little slow, but i could see there was only one person serving at the... More 

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Absolutely terrible service by the owners!!! In edible food. The only good thing about this so called restaurant is the polite waitresses and the one can of coke. If I could rate a zero I would.

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Adelaide
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Carmels has an extensive menu, something for everyone, family friendly, great service with a smile, great specials & actually cook steak as ordered perfectly. Well worth a visit

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Aldinga Beach, Australia
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Camels is the go to place in the Vale if you want a value for money hearty meal! The food is always tasty, the meals are large and not expensive and the staff are always friendly!

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Adelaide, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Carmel's is a lovely place for dinner. The food was good, staff were lovely and the atmosphere perfect. Reasonably priced, definitely worth a visit.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I visited carmels twice for dinner this week with both sides of our family. Could not come close to faulting anything both food and service was just absolutely amazing. Everyone loved every single thing on their plates. Our new favorite place to be will always return! Thanks for 2 great nights!!!

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Thanks to Carmel and staff with their great service, warm atmosphere and great food for myself and family to celebrate a 78th birthday. The food was cooked to perfection and well presented. Kids menu was also given the thumbs up and served first to keep all happy. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone for relaxed casual dining for the whole... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

We had a fantastic meal here at Carmels. The waiter was great, thoughtful and attentive. A real credit to the place. The food was so yummy!!! And my hubbie is a chef! Yum, yum, yum, yum!!! Pulled, smoked pork, and the Carmel burger. Platter of oysters. Highly recommended.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Had a group of 15 and everyone said food was terrific. Duka crusted salmon was exceptional. American ribs were tasty and tender. Pulled pork was great

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Adelaide, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

My partner and I visited the restaurant on Saturday evening. I had the most amazing stuffed chicken breast - I didn't think I was hungry until I tasted the succulent chicken breast and grilled holumini cheese and the American ribs which my partner ordered were falling off the bone. I nearly had to fight him to get a second taste... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 250 Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: 0883238038

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 43
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Mediterranean, Seafood, Steakhouse

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:45 pm

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