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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fine dining

Dinner with a 12 other couples. My meal was delicious. I had pork belly for entree, Steak for main and panna cotta for dessert and all were delicious. Table service was prompt and discreet. Was never needing to wait for a drink. Large eating area, but had a intimate feel to it. Windy, rainy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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South Australia, Australia
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South Australia, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Dinner with a 12 other couples. My meal was delicious. I had pork belly for entree, Steak for main and panna cotta for dessert and all were delicious. Table service was prompt and discreet. Was never needing to wait for a drink. Large eating area, but had a intimate feel to it. Windy, rainy night, made it even better to... More 

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belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Stayed at this hotel and booked into the restaurant. The menu was great and the quality of the food did not disappoint. Our party tried a number of options, the Barramundi was excellent, as was the chicken. Personally I had the Beef Wellington and this was unbelievable. The service was also extremely good. We were well pleased with our stay... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We went for a spot of wine tasting and meal on a Sunday lunch time. The cellar door was fantastic, a fun and attentive host made us feel very welcome (spent a fortune and only went for a taste, but a great decision!). For lunch we were sat right next to the Piano Player, the staff politely and discreetly asked... More 

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Perth
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Went on a Sunday for lunch. There was a man playing piano which heightened the experience and the food was amazing. I had the halloumi cheese salad, each mouthful was beautiful. I didn't want to finish it so I could savour the tastes. For main I had the crusted lamb at the waiter's recommendations (there was so many things to... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for the wonderful feedback. Sunday lunch is one of my favourite sessions with the live piano as the background music We look forward to your return visit to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. Kind Regards, Jamie Nicholls General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We came for lunch on my birthday and had an absolutely wonderful time. The staff were exceptionally friendly and the menu seemed great. We ordered one entree to share, mains and desserts with a couple of glasses of Serafino wine each and not a single dish was anything less than top quality, delicious, creative food. For a fine dining experience... 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 and for sharing your experience. Its a perfect way to celebrate a birthday (Happy Birthday) . We are very proud of our product and staff, and always welcome our return guests. See you next time Kind Regards, Jamie Nicholls General Manager More 

Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We recently went to Serafino's to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food was fantastic. I had the salmon for entree and the lamb cutlets for main. My husband had garfish for entree and chicken for main. The presentation and flavour was 5 star quality. The desserts were also amazing. The staff looking after us were very knowledgable about both the... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback, you definitely chose the best getaway option to experience the Serafino hospitality. We are an unique are property, offering the convenience of an onsite restaurant and Cellar Door as well as accommodation. We look forward to having you dine with us in the near future. Kind Regards, Jamie Nicholls General Manager More 

Surfers Paradise, Australia
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Considering this day we "Turned Up" at Serafino's Cellar door around 3pm, the 1 Female staff member was by herself. Unbelievable service, she was everything to everybody at the same time & never neglected us. Her service etiquette was everywhere & had a laugh with most patrons that I saw. At a guess in the 1.5hr we were there, possibly... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting our Cellar Door, and for taking the time to offer your feedback. Thank you for your patience and positive comments considering we were short staffed on the day. Bozena managed the situation very professionally. I trust your enjoyed our wine selection and we look forward your return. Kind Regards, Jamie Nicholls General Manager More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful location, wonderful menu, wonderful staff. Went for lunch not feeling like a big meal so we opted to share 3 entrees. Best decision ever as we got to experience great food enhanced with wonderful flavours and matched with a lovely bottle of white wine. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves from start to finish with really friendly and very helpful staff. Look... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are very proud of our product and friendly, professional hospitality. We welcome back soon. Kind Regards, Jamie Nicholls General Manager More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

If you are a lover of lamb, do not miss the crusted herb lamb rack - it's superb.... perfectly cooked and seasoned. A great spot for a special occasion with beautiful views from the restaurant.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for dining with us, and for taking the time to share your experience. It’s a perfect location for a relaxing Sunday lunch, especially with the live background music. We look forward to your return soon. Kind Regards, Jamie Nicholls General Manager More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Absolutely amazing. Master chef quality at its best. Our waiter marty was a good bloke but very professional, food was phenomenal! Garfish and pork belly entree to share was the perfect start. Mains were the lamb rack which was a very decent size and the pasta dish. Tortellini in a butter sauce. Flavours and quality were amazing. Desert was a... 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, and for sharing your experience. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, Jamie Nicholls General Manager More 

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Additional Information about Serafino McLaren Vale

Address: 39 Kangarilla Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8323 8911
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  McLaren Vale
Average Prices: USD 12 - 27
Cuisine: Australian

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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

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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