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Altar Bistro

27 High Street, Willunga, South Australia 5172, Australia
+61 8 8556 2379
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Ranked #6 of 15 restaurants in Willunga
Price range: $11 - $33
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

If down in the Vales, go on down to Willunga and there awaits ''Excellence that you must enjoy''. The ''Altar Bistro' was formerly a Chapel. On entering ,cosy and warm in this cold weather, nice ambiance and unobtrusive background music. Warm welcome, something about the menu and then you decide....you could not go wrong as ''all '' the dishes we... More

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Perth
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Run by a husband and wife team, Altar IS a hidden treasure. We treated ourselves to the 3 course lunch with the matching SA wines and every mouthful had the WOW factor. I cannot rave enough about the food and service. If you are visiting from out of town like we were, forget the winery restaurants and go here ..... More

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McLaren Vale, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We have been here a couple of times now and always forget to write a review. We have had breakfast and dinner here and yet to have a bad experience. The pace is perfect and the food has always been excellent. We hear they now have a new menu and will be looking forward to trying it out soon.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

What I love about the Altar is that they serve dishes that you couldn't make at home in your wildest dreams. We often stumble down the road after a Friday afternoon session at Fall from Grace and every time, it is seriously yum. I always order the salmon entree which has some gentle cured smokiness which is just delicious and... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

Great disappointment. This bistro is located in a desirable location (old church building in willunga) but that is all. Our group waited for breakfast for almost an hour, without the courtesy of saying sorry for the wait, added to the disappointed of finally seeing the simple food and pre sliced bread. Try harder and maybe there will be more than... More

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Lushane12, Owner at Altar Bistro, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your review. We apologise for the long waiting time but as a large group with no booking we cannot guarantee a quick and efficient service. We recommend large groups book for any occasion at Altar Bistro as all our food is prepared fresh to order. We also wish we had a chance to explain and apologise... More

kyoto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This is not bistro food but fine dining at its best. The menu is a standout as is the well matched wine list. Of mention is the red wine poached flathead (amazing) and the duck spring rolls. I learned later that everything is made in house - the gravlax, the bread the amazing chicken liver parfait. The restaurant was virtually... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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18 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I went for dinner with a group of around 30 and we were all heaping praise on the place. The good size entree and amazing slow cooked roast goat with beetroot and sauce was a treat. All topped off with the desert including home made ice cream. A fantastic venue and the couple who run it are a delight and... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We visited early one Sunday morning for breakfast. We were served promptly and our coffee arrived quickly. It was good quality. Slightly disappointed by the long time it took to prepare our breakfast. We were not in a hurry, but were hungry! Once the food arrived it was tasty, but not extraordinary. The serving size was large. The venue is... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

The #1 place to go in Willunga main street. Venue is a small old church. Very cosy, great food very well presented and good value to. Make sure you visit!

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Adelaide, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Our Walking Group booked in for lunch on a wet day in May and were greeted with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine as we perused the small but great Menu. What a delight reading the dishes available. The Entrees were divine and all good serves. The Mains were delightfully presented and very satisfying. The Chef had excelled himself. Deserts... More

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