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Woodstock Coterie

Douglas Gully Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
08 83830156
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Ranked #9 of 40 restaurants in McLaren Vale
Price range: $22 - $66
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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Arrived at Woodstock for and impromptu lunch. As luck would have it was greeted by the same young lady as before Jessi. What a treat . Service as usual was fantastic. Food wow! Started with a dip platter and we were all fighting for the last remains. Mains I had the lamb and it melted in my mouth no sharing... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We are regulars to Woodstock, in particular for mothers day, and this year was very disappointing for us. As we come here most years we know that the mothers are made to feel special. However this year was a disappointment, the restaurant manager was no where to be seen and was obviously not in control of the service or interested... More

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Ellie H, Restaurant Manager at Woodstock Coterie, responded to this review

Dear Carly, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We appreciate your comments and will take them on board for next year. I’m glad you enjoyed the food and service that was provided by the staff and do hope that your children were able to make you feel special. Kind regards Ellie- More

Disley, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Had Lunch with two friends who live in Australia . The food was great and we had a table outside in lovely surroundings . Price was reasonable. We also went to the wine tasting which was informative and helpful . I would highly recommend it

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Glenelg, Australia
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I've come here twice recently, once for lunch and once for their Friday pizza night ($35 starter, all you can eat pizza & dessert) and am looking forward to going back again. Both times there was very pleasant live music playing inside. The standard menu was great, I was in a group of five and we all really enjoyed our... More

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Ellie H, Restaurant Manager at Woodstock Coterie, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let others know about your experience here at Woodstock. Pizza night is definitely a favorite among the locals and even those that have to drive a distance to come! You will also be excited to know that we are launching our autumn menu in the next few days to come. It would be... More

Adelaide
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

I loved this restaurant I used to say it was the only place I have never bombed on a meal and we take all our visitors here but today it was ruined................ Service has always been impeccable but today it was crap! The male waiter was abrupt and walked away when we were still talking. Not only had they ran... More

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Ellie H, Restaurant Manager at Woodstock Coterie, responded to this review

I am really sorry to hear about your experience. Please contact myself direct (ellie@woodstockwine.com.au or on 8383 0156) so that we can discuss your experience further. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future. More

Adelaide
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

I wen't here as part of a group (pre-booked) lunch. Terrible terrible service from staff that just don't care. The food was less than average but this was irrelevant when the service was so terrible. Nothing that was pre-arranged eventuated, including sitting outside on a day where the weather was accomodating. Would never return or recommend for group events!

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Ellie H, Restaurant Manager at Woodstock Coterie, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We take all feedback seriously and view negative feedback as an opportunity to improve our offering. If you can please contact myself on ellie@woodstockwine.com.au to discuss this experience further it would be greatly appreciated. More

Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

My husband and I were married here in November 2013. We couldn't have picked a better place. The gardens and surroundings are beautiful and made for stunning photos, and we are still getting comments from our guests about how delicious all the food was. The staff were outstanding and very helpful in the planning process. We would highly recommend anyone... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

A nice airy restaurant for lunch on a hot day. Choice and quality of food and wine (nearly all Woodstock) quite acceptable but relies too heavily on inexperienced and very young waitresses.

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Ellie H, Restaurant Manager at Woodstock Coterie, responded to this review

Dear RogerHigh, Thank you for your feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed the quality of our food and wine as we are very proud of the product we serve here at Woodstock. I am sorry to hear that you weren’t completely satisfied with the service you received from the staff. Customer feedback is something we take very seriously so... More

Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We went to the Woodstock Coterie to make a change from our usual dining spot at McLaren Vale, Ekhidna Kitchen. The restaurant has a lovely setting, there are extensive grounds, we didn't try the wine though as we were at the end of a long morning around McLaren Vale! The restaurant gave us an extra space for our daughters carry... More

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Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We didn’t have lunch at the restaurant, but came to the winery for a tasting as part of a Wine Diva’s (http://www.winedivatours.com.au/) tour. We were met by Jimi at the Cellar Door who obviously knows and loves wine. The wines were very good. He also gave us a great understanding not only of how the wines were made, but also... More

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