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Maximilian's Restaurant & Cellar Door

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European, Australian, Gluten Free
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Main Street, Verdun, South Australia 5245, Australia
08 8388 7777
Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped into the cellar door and was left a short time later largely unimpressed. Beautiful gardens with kid friendly area. Large restaurant and beer garden area. Tasting room by contrast was very small. 10 people in the room and it was crowded with nowhere to either sit or taste. Didn't buy anything which was a shame as we wanted too,... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have always held Maximilian's in quite high regard, however my latest experience there has simply blown me away. The picture perfect location, the extremely attentive staff and the deliciously succulent châteaubriand really made this a great experience.

2 Thank Lachlan G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The kids were with the babysitter and we decided to give Maximilians a go. It was a Thursday night and not busy but it still had atmosphere. We had a table by the fire and out host was just so welcoming and made us feel so at home. We had the Chateaubriand and were not not disappointed. Great meal, great... More 

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Terrigal, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful food and great service. We really enjoyed the fantastic lamb main meal and then a spectacular Belgian chocolate log dessert was even better! Highly recommend this place .

1 Thank maddymaxmilly
Adelaide Hills, Australia
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

From the minute we arrived we were treated with a professional approach. We were seated in a perfect position as I had pre warned the staff about the ages of those attending. My grandchildren, all 10 of them need space, aged from 17 months to 20 years. the waitress bought out a teaser plate with the yummiest morsels and kid... More 

1 Thank jonuske
Adelaide, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

My first time at Maximilian's and it was a fabulous evening with a group of 8. A round corner table enabled easy chatter as a group or smaller conversations and with views over the garden and the dam under lights on a chilly winter night it was a charming setting. The staff were helpful, sense of humour, attentive without being... More 

1 Thank k50002015
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We expected a good restaurant but we got a great restaurant. Cannot fault the service, food or setting. The only down side was the washroom which could have been a bit cleaner. The plating of dishes were artistic with excellent good to match. Services were attentive with great team work. When we told one that we were rushed for time,... More 

1 Thank David L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

A special occasion.Friendly attentive service. A perfect table with a view and the winter sun streaming through. The food, delicious and generous: quail, sirloin and popcorn ice cream...A place to recommend and definitely return to. Certainly up to expectations.

1 Thank Chris T
Adelaide, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

I've had lunch at Maximillians twice now, both for a special occasion. The first time my husband and I went we had only just sat down and then a large group of drunk people came in that were on a wine tour/ bucks show. We were after a nice romantic lunch and thought we would just come back the next... More 

1 Thank AprilPeach
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I Definite must when visiting Hahndorf and the Adelaide Hills. Great value and superb food. Great atmosphere

1 Thank silvering

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Restaurant Details

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