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Woodstock Coterie

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Douglas Gully Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
08 83830156
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Woodstock Coterie, built in 1988, was designed to nestle among the...
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Friday night pizza

The pizza night held on Fridays is a great idea for a relaxed meal in delightful surroundings. Menu is from a choice of wood-fire oven pizza, complemented with entre and sweets. As the temperature was now a bit low to sit outdoors being inside did not detract from the enjoyment, The oven is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
ThomasandMary
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Adelaide, Australia
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The pizza night held on Fridays is a great idea for a relaxed meal in delightful surroundings. Menu is from a choice of wood-fire oven pizza, complemented with entre and sweets. As the temperature was now a bit low to sit outdoors being inside did not detract from the enjoyment, The oven is visible from inside and the flood-lit trees... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

went to the winery for a friend's 30th drinks, it was quick service done with a smile. I was glad to be able to use the AMEX card to pay.

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Freeland, Washington
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57 reviews 57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We stopped by this charming winery because it had been recommended to us and did, indeed, buy several bottles that we drank over the rest of our trip in Australia. The restaurant looked nice but we weren't ready for lunch yet.

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

Thank you for your stopping by and checking out what we have on offer, I do hope that next time you’ll enjoy some delicious food matched with our wine for the ultimate Woodstock experience!! Enjoy the rest of your travels. More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Delicious food. The outside seating area is lovely although the road is nearby and some loud trucks came passed whilst we were there. Still, was nice to be eating our beautiful meal out in the sun.

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

The verandah is a gorgeous place to sit and enjoy your meal with a cheeky glass of wine. It’s unfortunate that you came on a day when there were loud trucks, some days we get kangaroos hop past and every Sunday you’re sure to see a few dozen well ripped bike riders!! You’ll have to come and sample our new... More 

Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We recently had a family lunch and I would have to say it wasn't the greatest experience. Apart from the food being quite ordinary (the prawns were bland and I could have put that platter together for half the price!) there are several issues with the menu. On the menu it states that entrées served as a main will incur... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback. We have discussed your suggestions with both our Back of House team and our Operations Manager. Our new menu will be launched in the next couple of weeks and we hope that this change together with staff training will tackle most of the issues you brought to our attention. More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I hadn't been to Woodstock Coterie before and it was exactly what I was after. The service was excellent and the food exceptional. Ethan looked after us and was very knowledgeable with the food and wine. We decided to start with the Regional Platter which showcased local produce. It was huge. We didnt need to order anything else to eat... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are well known for our Regional Platter and very well known for our beautiful wines. Ethan is definitely an asset to the team. We are very proud of our product here at Woodstock and take pride in serving it to our customers. From: The biased Restaurant Manager, Ellie Hume More 

Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Douglas Gully Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: 08 83830156

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 66
  • Cuisine: Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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
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

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