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“Great Food in Wine Central” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fodder

Fodder
5 Memorial Drive, Coonawarra, South Australia 5263, Australia
+61 8 8736 3170
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Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Coonawarra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $24
Cuisines: Pizza, International, Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: fodder.....food with thoughteclectic daily menuwood fired pizza oven using our own sour dough bases, we also make our own gluten free basesproduce from our own vegie gardenexceptional wine list 2 glasses in the 2010, 2011 & 2012 wine list of the year awards
Melbourne
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Food in Wine Central”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We had dinner here on the two nights that we stayed in Girraween House in the "township" of Coonawarra. The service was excellent and the staff were very friendly. The food was great and special requested salad was prepared without issue.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Perth, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“A Gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We ate here on 2 of our 3 nights in Coonawarra and would highly recommend it. The wine list s great and so is the food! Melissa is a real character and was happy to have a chat with us. The pizzas are fantastic but we also enjoyed the fish dishes. We stayed at Girraween House so it was a short walk to get home after too much wine and food! Go there!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
“Nothing chaff like about Fodder”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Coonawarra is a spectaular wine region in South Oz - at it's heart is the township of Coonawarra. A handful of houses and buildings and a spectacular resturant called Fodder.
Charming hostess, fresh seasonal flavours and creative without-being pouncy food, terrific wine list. Wonderful lazy meal.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Central Victoria
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We lunched here on a Saturday in the middle of a day of wine tasting.
A great place to relax and soak up some of that wine with some lovely wood fired pizzas.
The ingredients were local and fresh, and the service very quick.
Perhaps the "Blonde" pizza was a little too salty for our liking (we like anchovies, but there seemed to be salt on top as well), but the other one was perfect, and from what we saw, the other menu items looked nice.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Incredible pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Fodder is a small building and there really isn't much else to the town of Coonawarra, so we were really quite surprised to find the best pizza I have had in a very long time. We ordered two pizzas that night but we felt like something fresh so the kitchen very helpfully made us a salad that was not on the menu. The salad was so good it disappeared before the pizzas, we found out it was all from the owners garden, fantastic!
We hadn't been to the region before and the staff were really helpful with helping us choose a suitable local wine. The following night we were planning to go out to Penola Station for dinner, however we only had one more night and decided to go back to Fodder to get take-away as we new we wouldn't be back in the area for a long time. It was a shame to miss out on Penola Station and Pipers but we'll have to do them next time, or maybe just come back to Fodder.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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