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All 42 McLaren Vale Restaurants

Carmel's Cafe Bar and Grill

250 Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
0883238038
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Ranked #7 of 42 Restaurants in McLaren Vale
Price range: $11 - $43
Hours:
Tue - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Mediterranean, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, 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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

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
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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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9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

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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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

steak was tasty and juicy, salad nice and chips wow don't normally eat them but made an exception this time. Service for drinks slow, but was very well sorted out and met with favorable results

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Had a lunch date with some girlfriends and also took my baby along. Room for a pram was made available and the staff were so lovely and accomodating. The food was delicious. The best calamari salad I have ever had and the sticky date pudding for dessert was amazing and was presented so beautifully.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We stopped here for dinner last week and were delighted by Carmel's. The salmon was cooked to perfection; even the simple burger was gourmet-style and impressive. Service was friendly and engaging but not over-the-top. Highly recommended.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

we eat here regularly as food always delicious. Carmel & her staff very friendly always go out of their way to make you feel welcome & special, nothing too much trouble. Pleased that excellent local wines highlighted. Will continue to visit regularly & will recommend to everyone.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Excellent service, excellent food. There is a good selection of local wines available. The flat bread variations are delicious. The menu is a bit different than what you would usually encounter. Covers steaks/tapas/pulled pork/fish/salads. You'll need to book to get a seat here.

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Additional Information about Carmel's Cafe Bar and Grill

Address: 250 Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
Phone Number: 0883238038
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  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
Average Prices: USD 11 - 43
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Mediterranean, Seafood, Steakhouse

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