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Maximilian's Restaurant & Cellar Door

Main Street, Verdun, South Australia 5245, Australia
+61 8 8388 7777
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  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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“chateaubriand” (28 reviews)
“duck” (19 reviews)
“tasting menu” (6 reviews)
European, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Main Street, Verdun, South Australia 5245, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After new ownership a few years ago, this place is serving excellent food in a lovely setting overlook vines. Chateaubriand is still on the menu but much of the list has been modernised. Service was very good. We had mushroom terrine, liver pate and then...More

Thank UrbaneForker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had planned to have lunch at Howard’s but it was closed for a private function. We took a punt and arrived at Maximilian and luckily for us it was superb. What could have been a disappointing day in the Adelaide Hills was a lunch...More

Thank tuesdayjones
Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

Just delightful from start to finish. Passionate knowledgeable service. Really wonderful food. Every dish was a perfect balance of flavours and textures. As vegetarians sometimes we can feel like we are missing out, not here. We got delicious food that left us happy and content....More

1  Thank Emma S
Reviewed February 4, 2018

We had a wedding at Maximillians and it could not have been better. The food, staff and facilities were excellent. All the guests loved having a hit of golf at the same time. There is a pontoon in the middle of the lake with a...More

Thank Kym B
Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

Had the let us feed you menu which was incredible. So delicious and beautifully presented. Great wines and wonderful staff. Highly recommended.

1  Thank 40ish
Reviewed January 23, 2018

We came to Maximilian's in the early evening, a little weary and, hungry after a lengthy day browsing around the Adelaide Hills. Apart from a noisy and happy wedding reception out the back we were the first diners there. After perusing the menu we decided...More

Thank Gilnockie
Reviewed January 21, 2018

We visited Maximilian's for a long lunch for our 1st wedding anniversary celebration. After a beautiful drive into the Adelaide Hills we arrived at the winery. An old house has been converted into this cellar door and restaurant- while quaint, it was a hot day...More

1  Thank Nick P
Reviewed January 6, 2018

Rude wait staff and everything seemed like an inconvenience. Food was incredibly overpriced for the serving sizes you get and menu was poor (we had carrots for entrees, just carrots). Meat dishes were given to vegetarian and dishes with nuts for people with allergies, waitress...More

3  Thank Kirsty F
Reviewed December 26, 2017

Had an excellent xmas lunch at Maximilian’s! Terrific venue, great staff, excellent food. In particular the two vegetarians had food that was clearly created with thought and effort instead of the usual afterthought experienced at other restaurants. We will definitely be back. Highly recommend!

Thank Karen T
Reviewed December 23, 2017

I had the pleasure of bringing my extended family to Maximillians of my birthday lunch today. The meal and staff were just amazing and made my special birthday just so special. We had several children with us and their meals and service were catered for...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Verdun, South Australia 5245, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide Hills  >  Verdun
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8388 7777
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An iconic restaurant, Maximilian's provides a quintessential Adelaide Hills experience. Nestled amongst vineyards, the heritage homestead built in 1851 provides cosy romantic corners, big open fires, lush dining and private function rooms. Only 12 minutes from the toll gate, Maximilian's is a complete celebration of one of Australia's most significant food & wine regions including Sidewood Tasting Rooms and exceptional wine list.
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