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Douglas Gully Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
08 83830156
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Ranked #16 of 42 Restaurants in McLaren Vale
Price range: $22 - $66
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Woodstock Coterie, built in 1988, was designed to nestle among the towering century old gum trees. The design took into consideration the location of each of these amazing native trees. Not one significant tree was cut down to accommodate building the restaurant. Hence, the Coterie's unique semicircle shape. Rammed earth walls encase the dining area, providing a warm feel and at the same time complementing The Coterie's unique quintessentially Australian landscape. Glass doors and windows frame the lush native gardens creating an atrium feel for the discerning patron. Upstairs there is a mezzanine level available for private tastings, conferences and functions.The name 'Coterie' was chosen for the word's meaning; the gathering of a group of people, or rather a circle of friends, for a specific purpose... that for us includes great food, good company and finest wines at Woodstock
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

What a disappointment we took some friends here to celebrate and while the service was good all I can say is at least the wine is great because the food definately lacked inspiration, my husband orderd the spatchcock and from the moment it was set down on the table you could see it had been overcooked and was dry, I... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Nice food. Not everything came out at the same time but meals were good sizes except prawns. 4 not very big prawns for over 30 dollars. Choose the steak if you don't want to stop at McDonald's on the way home. Lovely environment.

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31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Visited with overseas guests. Beautiful early summer day so we sat outside. There's a small wildlife park nearby where you can see some Australian animals. The menu is presented with wine suggestions for each dish. We ordered entree sized meals - unlike some places these were actually entree sized so if you need to fill up order the main meals.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Returned here after a visit a few weeks ago. The steaks are the best I (and the other guests) have experienced. I'm not a pasta fan but my husband had the pasta of the day and I only wished I had room to eat a second dish. It was divine. Staff are extremely friendly and courteous. The band was inside... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A very warm welcome by excellent staff in a beautiful setting... a glass of my favourite Woodstock wine and an amazing dish... I had the Tiger Prawns... the music was a little loud but very good... next time we hope to be seated a bit further away from them! I really look forward to going back...in summer and sit outside!

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The setting is lovely and the dining room is very nice. The wine is quite nice too but the food was very average and overpriced. Several people at our table and most of the them found the food disappointing. The deserts were very lovely to look at but were very overpriced. The choice and loudness of the music played by... More 

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Adelaide
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The tables outside are surrounded by beautiful views. Food was really not up to the standard of other McLaren Vale wineries. Dips plate comes with 4 dips but flavour combinations didn't really work. Shiraz and beetroot risotto had no flavour apart from the goats cheese on top. Didn't even bother ordering desserts as we assumed it would be disappointing.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had a wonderful experience at Woodstock Winery, the food and wine were amazing and service was excellent, what a lovely environment to enjoy with friends and family with the beautiful surroundings and inside live entertainment, it was a fantastic relaxing afternoon. Looking forward to going back.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I was overwhelmed by the experience I received here, the food was well above what I was expecting, especially from a cellar door sales winery restaurant. The amazing wine was only a small part of it, the service and food was on par with the best I have had when comparing it to the top restaraunts I've eaten at, which... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Visited on several occasions,set in beautiful surroundings,each time we have been the food, drink and service has been superb. Well worth a visit..

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Additional Information about Woodstock Coterie

Address: Douglas Gully Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
Phone Number: 08 83830156
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  McLaren Vale
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 22 - 66
Cuisine: Australian

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