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Serafino McLaren Vale

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Seafood, Pub, Australian
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39 Kangarilla Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8323 8911
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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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
Lovely meal in comfortable quiet surrounds

We had a delightful lunch, starting with a passing staff member greeting us in a friendly manner as we walked in the front door. Compared with other expensive places we have dined in McLaren Vale, this felt better value for money as it is a lovely environment - the room is spacious, carpeted, with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Aussiegirl64
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
226 reviews 226 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We had a delightful lunch, starting with a passing staff member greeting us in a friendly manner as we walked in the front door. Compared with other expensive places we have dined in McLaren Vale, this felt better value for money as it is a lovely environment - the room is spacious, carpeted, with proper upholstered comfortable chairs, linen tablecloths,... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We decided to take our Mothers out to our favourite McLaren Vale Restaurant for early Mothers Day lunch on Saturday 9th May. As usual we were greeted by our favourite waitress Lyn who always makes us feel welcome and ensures we get looked after - and she and the other staff surpassed all expectations in spoiling our mothers for their... More 

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Had dinner on 2nd May 2015 after confirming from Trip Advisor that any negatives related to cellar door only. We had friendly, quiet, efficient service, good ambience (we could chat without a lot of ambient noise). We shared two delicious entrees and then settled for the rack of lamb and duck breast mains. Both were beautifully prepared and presented and... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We attended a large function here recently, and the food, wine and service were all very good. The menu offered a standard entree for everyone, with alternating main of seafood & steak, and two alternating desserts as well. Service was efficient and friendly all night and the steak which I had was cooked to perfection - pretty impressive when you... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

We visited Serafino for the first time ever for our 10th wedding anniversary. Amazing food, amazing service, amazing wine. Simply amazing. A must visit for anybody!

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Smart03, General Manager at Serafino McLaren Vale, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Happy Anniversary ! Thank you for taking the time to do a review and share your experience. I hope we don’t have to wait that long to see you again. Kind Regards, Jamie Nicholls General Manager More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Excellent Service with well laid out Tables. The Chef outdid himself preparing a hand picked degusetation dinner for the Family in the 21st March. The matching Serafino wines were well chosen.

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Smart03, General Manager at Serafino McLaren Vale, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on your recent visit. Our Executive Chef is full of passion and pride, and this reflects in his menu and food presentation. We look forward to seeing you again next time your in the region. Kind Regards, Jamie Nicholls General Manager More 

Greater Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had a beautiful lunch on the 19 March with magnificent views and excellent service. The food was yummy and very filling. It was a lovely atmosphere to have lunch with a bottle of wine to top it off.

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Smart03, General Manager at Serafino McLaren Vale, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to dine with us and for your fantastic review. We look forward to your return, maybe for Sunday lunch so you can enjoy the sounds of the piano playing in the background. Kind Regards, Jamie Nicholls General Manager More 

Pt.Elliot
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My husband and I visited for Sunday lunch after a stressful week and found it to be just what we needed. The food was excellent ,the ambience complete with a tinkling piano was very good, with a view of a lake and gumtrees. I would recommend it for a special occasion or when you need to relax. Our only comment... More 

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Smart03, General Manager at Serafino McLaren Vale, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to dine with us while visiting McLaren Vale. The tranquil setting of the grounds makes for a perfect choice to get away, and the on site accommodation also makes it a great place to unwind. We are very proud of our product and our aim is to over deliver on guests expectation. Thank you... More 

Willunga, Australia
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Had a great meal here with friends who were staying for the weekend. Superb service from Marty, a meal that was presented and cooked to perfection. Not been here for a long time despite being a local but will certainly recommend to others. Kudos to the chef and servers.

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Smart03, General Manager at Serafino McLaren Vale, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting Serafino McLaren Vale, and for taking the time to share your experience. We have worked hard to put together a product that makes us very proud. Our kitchen, lead by Executive Chef Thomas Doerre, constantly provides a menu of the highest quality and our front of house attitude is reflective of Marty's hospitality. We... More 

Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Beautiful 5 star restuarant with a lovely view. All 8 in our group were very happy with our meals. We would definitely come back

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Smart03, General Manager at Serafino McLaren Vale, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Serafino McLaren Vale, and for sharing your experience. We consider the hotel is an unique destination offering a fine dining restaurant, award winning Serafino wines, comfortable accommodation, friendly hospitality and professionalism in the heart of the McLaren Vale region. We look forward to your return. Kind Regards, Jamie Nicholls... 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

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Pub, Australian

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