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Serafino McLaren Vale

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39 Kangarilla Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8323 8911
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Description: Our Executive Chef at Serafino McLaren Vale is Thomas Doerre. After...
Our Executive Chef at Serafino McLaren Vale is Thomas Doerre. After travelling around the world with his career and working in places such as Park Hyatt London, Park Hyatt Paris (their most acclaimed hotel with the world's best chefs) and Spain, Thomas moved to Australia with his partner. Working at the Park Hyatt Canberra, he has cooked for many Royals and Prime Ministers. He has also been asked to personally to cook for Sacha Baron Cohen, Pink and Madonna. Since moving to Adelaide he has worked in two of SA's leading restaurants in Jolly's Boat House and Mt Lofty House. His cooking style is Modern Australian with European influences with a menu based around using the best seasonal local produce. The use of these products, along with his leadership will ensure the kitchen produces first class meals. Under his influence Serafino Restaurant will continue moving forward in becoming the "Taste of McLaren Vale."
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  • 85
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food, service and brilliant view

Went there for wedding menu tasting with family and inlaws. Greeting was friendly, food was excellent and the portions very good, we had a great time and the families are impressed with the detail. There were minor alterations to the wedding menu, but the staff and chef were helpful and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Fred D
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went there for wedding menu tasting with family and inlaws. Greeting was friendly, food was excellent and the portions very good, we had a great time and the families are impressed with the detail. There were minor alterations to the wedding menu, but the staff and chef were helpful and flexible. Link this with a great vista and you have... More 

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Thank Fred D
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Thank you for the fantastic service and food after the horrible experience we had at Oscars. The food was fantastic especially the antipasto platter. Highly recommended.

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Thank Noriko M
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called into Serafino restaurant for lunch today, what a pleasant surprise. We had been watching the Tour Down Under at McLaren Flat and just wanted somewhere to chill on a hot humid day. We noticed the restaurant was open for lunch and called in as we literally drove past. The food was more expensive than we would normally spend... More 

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Thank mullberry02
Adelaide, Australia
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arriving at the restaurant the greeting was very friendly. Service throughout the night was excellent. There were 6 options for main course but there was good variety which would suit most. Food was well cooked and beautifully presented, The wine and beer range was surprisingly affordable. The glass of their cheapest Shiraz was very pleasant.

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Thank Mark B
McLaren Vale, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well presented, cooked and served food. Great location, with fine views across the lake. Dining room was full, but still quiet ( carpet on floor rather than noisy wooden floors !!) Staff were attentive and professional without being overbearing. All in all, a very fine experience.

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Thank mothy01
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Serafino's on a mid week package which included a two course dinner and breakfast in the restaurant. The food was very delicious but not outstanding. However they made up for this with very generous serves. The standout were the staff who were ultra friendly and helpful. I am gluten free and they were very helpful in advising what... More 

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Thank Missy C
Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the restaurant for dinner when we stayed at Serafino's recently. It was the nicest meal we both can remember having for several years! We can see why they cater for weddings and would definitely recommend eating there if you stay at the hotel.

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Thank aj3beck
Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a stay here based on the reviews for this restaurant. The menu looks really great. The dishes we ordered were all creatively presented. The dishes themselves just didn't quite gel together for our liking. You could tell they were all great fresh ingredients but the flavours were just missing something to bring them together. By no means bad just... More 

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Thank TheBiebs
Morphett vale
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tonight we returned to Serafino for the umpteenth time. Again it was a great meal with fine service as well. My Wife had pork belly for appetiser and i had the prawns, both really tasty. I had the chicken for mains which was delicious, and my wife loved her salmon with a delicious crust. I had the chocolate tart for... More 

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Thank Deane S
Adelaide, Australia
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this place on New Year eve. The restaurant has a good chief. Meals are tasty and different from something you can by in a typical restaurant. The evening performance was very well organised with a nice band on stage, good choice of cheeses in the end and amazing firework after the midnight. Staff and management of the restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 39 Kangarilla Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8323 8911

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 27
  • Cuisine: Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

Description

Our Executive Chef at Serafino McLaren Vale is Thomas Doerre. After travelling around the world with his career and working in places such as Park Hyatt London, Park Hyatt Paris (their most acclaimed hotel with the world's best chefs) and Spain, Thomas moved to Australia with his partner. Working at the Park Hyatt Canberra, he has cooked for many Royals and Prime Ministers. He has also been asked to personally to cook for Sacha Baron Cohen, Pink and Madonna. Since moving to Adelaide he has worked in two of SA's leading restaurants in Jolly's Boat House and Mt Lofty House. His cooking style is Modern Australian with European influences with a menu based around using the best seasonal local produce. The use of these products, along with his leadership will ensure the kitchen produces first class meals. Under his influence Serafino Restaurant will continue moving forward in becoming the "Taste of McLaren Vale."

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