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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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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 10
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good casual dining

This is quite a large restaurant and during busy sittings there would be a lot going on. We had an evening meal on a relatively quiet night and were impressed by all facets of the restaurant. The welcome was friendly and prompt and our orders for wine and food were taken without delay. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Steljon
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Noosa Heads, Australia
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Noosa Heads, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This is quite a large restaurant and during busy sittings there would be a lot going on. We had an evening meal on a relatively quiet night and were impressed by all facets of the restaurant. The welcome was friendly and prompt and our orders for wine and food were taken without delay. The food was excellent and Carmel even... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We ate with a table of 9 including 3 children under 7 on Saturday night. Service was quite slow, possibly due to a high number of take-aways. One child received their meal 15 minutes before anyone else and the wedges ordered for the other 2 children were forgotten and arrived later. The garlic cheese and olive bread had cheese, but... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I have visited Carmel's Cafe Bar & Grill on several occasions with family & friends. The food is always good but the level of service can vary.

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Carnarvon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Standard fare on the menu. Had oysters Kilpatrick for entree, ordered well done, they were excellent, tasty, juicy, as good as you'll get. Our steaks were all pretty close cooked to what we ordered and were good serves. We didn't need to order any desserts. The only surprise, was that our wine was "plonked" on the table to serve ourselves,... More 

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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Waited a little to be served and for food to arrive, but it was worth the wait. I had the BEST hamburger I have ever tasted, and came with onion rings (but only 2). Everyone at the table had a great meal.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Went for a celebration meal with my daughter, starter and main great, ordered wine from a disinterested guy, who dumped the bottle on the table and walked off, owner maybe? came over and talked to us about how to pour and drink the wine, which I opened and poured myself. then after main course, nothing, disinterested, no service at all,... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Went here recently for dinner. Firstly, I was glad we made a booking as it was quite busy and doubt we would've got a seat had we just walked in. Service was good although we were not asked a second time for any further drinks. The food was very nice and had a decent serving size. There was a long... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We have been on many occasions and have always had a delicious meal. The service is excellent, especially from Carmel herself. We will be back!

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Victor Harbor, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We were recommend this place by a local from the gym. We started with oysters Kilpatrick, very nice then I had scotch fillet cooked perfectly for me but my hubbies was meant to be medium well and came out medium rare like mine. My sons burger was delicious, staff very friendly and very efficient. I can't wait to go back.

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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Variety, friendliness and a wonderful atmosphere. Great value for money, extensive menu, sensational food and really efficient and charming service. One of the best overall dining experiences I've had in years.

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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: Steakhouse, Seafood, Coffee Shop, Mediterranean

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?