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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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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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
  • 41
    Excellent
  • 25
    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
Another local Gem

We had the opportunity to pop in for Lunch mid week. It was quite busy for a Thursday but the service was fast and friendly. My wife had a Salt and Pepper Squid Salad, the squid was amazing, I had a pulled Pork Burger, which was fantastic you can really taste the redgum smoke through the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
AdelaideAussieAussie
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Adelaide
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Adelaide
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We had the opportunity to pop in for Lunch mid week. It was quite busy for a Thursday but the service was fast and friendly. My wife had a Salt and Pepper Squid Salad, the squid was amazing, I had a pulled Pork Burger, which was fantastic you can really taste the redgum smoke through the pork. Will be back... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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309 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We went in and were greeted by very friendly staff and seated in the garden. he service was great as was the food. The owner was so pleasant. She assisted us with a few questions we had about the area. Couldn't have been more helpful. Would recommend.

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Hobart, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Staff excellent. Quality of food exceptional. It was busy but not too noisy to have a conversation. We were there on a long weekend. Surprised to see venue and most things closed on public holiday.

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Greater Adelaide, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I had the pulled pork, and it was beautiful could of put in some roast pumkin or some extra veggies! But was so nice.... And the waiter I think his name was Nick gave the most pleasant service that we have ever experienced in a Restuarant.. Thank you

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We had a meal with friends and really enjoyed our meal. The fish for fish and chips was Australian baby baramundi beautifully grilled and flavourful. My husband enjoyed his chilli prawn dish and the two desserts chosen, a mini meringue and slice of pecan pie were both good. Wine service was a bit hit and miss and by 9.00pm they... More 

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Adelaide
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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
8 helpful votes 8 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
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13 helpful votes 13 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?