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Maximilian's Restaurant & Cellar Door

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Main Street, Verdun, South Australia 5245, Australia
08 8388 7777
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Adelaide, Australia
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105 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here for our 20th wedding anniversary and were generally happy with the night. It was a Thursday night and fairly quiet with only 2 or 3 other tables occupied. We chose the Chefs shared menu and the Sidewood wine flight with upgrade to Mappinga reserve. Overall food was excellent with the highlight being the snapper, the wine was... More 

Thank PaulZac
Adelaide, Australia
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Greeted with a country feel with a vine yard and wounderfull setting to eat and enjoy local produce. The staff are very friendly and appear to be well trained to make your stay rememerable. The food was superb on the taste buds and local beers and wine comendable. Wheel chair Friendly 4/5 Access to the restaurant was a challenge over... More 

Thank Mark R
Adelaide, Australia
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1,278 reviews
709 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,030 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Maximillian's is something of a local institution, still well remembered from the era of its former proprietor. In recent years, the current management have successfully blended traditions such as the pleasant ambience- with open fire - and more up to date cuisine. Also, there's an outdoor area offering a casual,ambience. Children and adults alike can try their skill and luck... More 

Thank adelaidiantraveller
Adelaide, Australia
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102 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Birthday lunch on Aug 19... two of us. Could not fault the very attentive service, nor the choice and quality of the food, except to say that the butcher had let them down on the beef for the chateaubriand, the quality of the beef being only 8/10. That being said it was cooked and presented 11/10, as were the entreés.... More 

Thank MonsieurPeutEtre
Adelaide, Australia
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Certainly a great location but let down badly by pretty average service. Food was OK but slightly overpriced - but the wine list was the killer being unbelievably expensive with really limited options pushing the clientele into spending way more than acceptable by grading the wines up into very high categories. As a wine based food experience it just doesn't... More 

Thank SRS65
Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

We have enjoyed Maximilian's for many years and it has never disappointed. A group of us celebrating a special birthday opted for the "Let us fed you" package- a selection of 7 shared courses/platters of the chefs finest, each course was eagerly anticipated and very much enjoyed. Those requiring Gluten Free were catered for. Fantastic Dining and Setting with the... More 

Thank DABN06
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a great dining experience in a beautiful location - you've found it. Food was delicious. Friendly staff. Multiple open fire places. Even an opportunity for a hit of golf for the adventurous.

Thank Shannon S
Adelaide, Australia
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The setting at this Adelaide Hills restaurant is lovely. the old house ideal. The service was good without being great. The food was variable. Some at our table were very happy, others not so much. The lamb, for example, was outstanding, the chateau briand average. Everything was expensive. All in all, we felt that it was not worth the price... More 

Thank Simon255093
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Went to Maximilian's today after living in the hills for many years Can't believe we have never come before today. Great cellar excellent service and great good. Feed me menu choice was excellent value. Can't wait to return

Thank mich2468
Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Family get together was a great success in this delightful restaurant. Food was outstanding with a chefs special of several courses with appetizers, entrees and mains being so good. The celeriac baked with cheese was a highlight until the pulled pork pies came along. The desert was just delightful. The wine list was limited but the Sth Australian riesling was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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: 08 8388 7777
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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