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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 #11 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
Adelaide, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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
15 helpful votes 15 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
2 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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Adelaide, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I have been to this restaurant located in the Main Street of McLaren Vale on quite a few occassions. The 1st time was AMAZING and I give it a 5 Star, however one of my visits was not as good as the 1st. I found out on the second occassion that the main chef, Dave, was not on that time.... More

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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Would highly recommend to anyone visiting McLaren Vale to visit this restaurant. The meal was outstanding along with the service and found it good value for money

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Adelaide, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

4 of us shared a very pleasant Sunday lunch at Carmel's. Although the restaurant was very busy, and we found out later, they were understaffed in the kitchen due to an unwell staff member, we were not neglected. In fact, we were asked often if everything was OK. We all ordered a different dish from the menu and all of... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Glad to see on the new menu some of the old favourites, the meals at this restaurant are always filling, the staff a very friendly. We always so far have enjoyed this restaurant.

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Strathalbyn, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

To start the service was excellent, I was expecting good food as the menu was a little pricy. I ordered the ribs (one of the house specialties) they had a pile of bbq sauce poured on top, not sticky as promised. They were tough and hard to get the meat off the bone. My husband ordered his steak med rare,... More

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