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The Currant Shed

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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104 Ingoldby Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Adelaide, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for lunch out of the blue, no booking, and what a delightful surprise. The food was outstanding, the wines were from the area, and very very nice. The service was great as was the atmosphere and views. All in all a very very enjoyable lunch.

Thank Sue B
Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

best tasting food . the views are spectacular, service is excellent.very enjoyable dining experience.

Thank barbarageracitano1
New York City, New York
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165 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A sunny day and the shed is charming,stylish yet unpretentious. The waitress was knowledgable and efficient. The food and wine a complete delight. An octopus entree as good as anything in Greece or Spain, a peppered and barbeque veal fillet,white,tender,caramelised on the surface and tender within. In a subtle sauce ..close to perfection . The pear tart was buttery not... More 

Thank Eva D
Geelong, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended to this restaurant by a friend ~ so decided to go.... What a wonderful surprise! Excellent food, wine and service as well as a lovely location. We loved it so much we returned again three days later (to try those menu items we missed first time). We cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough!!

Thank jennmh2015
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Warm, friendly, welcoming staff. Beautiful vineyard views in all directions with perfeclty accomodating decor, furniture, crockery and cutlery creating an all round good feeling on entry to the restaurant.. Food was exceptional..smart..balanced. Menu read well describing main ingredients but leaving enough to the imagination to be excited when the dish arrived.. Excellent wine matches with help from knowledgeable staff. All... More 

Thank Hayley W
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended to us by a friend in the wine trade the 3 of us (including 6yr old) checked in here for lunch: wow! It was a beautiful sunny day and so we enjoyed the views of the garden orchard of line trees one way, and vineyards the other. We each opted for 2-course menus which covered Octopus followed by Chicken... More 

Thank shuntyhunt
Adelaide, Australia
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We dropped in for a 4 hour lunch with mates on a Friday and could not praise these guys more. The food was spot on and the wine selection varied. The staff were relaxed and the results was relaxed guests. What a complete winning combination of friendly staff, great food and top wine. I picked up the check and it... More 

Thank Peter M
Willunga, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Four of us went to the Currant Shed for lunch today. It was a rainy afternoon but there is no better way to spend such a wet day than to sit in wonderful surroundings and be delighted by delicious food served by attentive staff. We were started off by little delectable treats from the kitchen presented on unusual little dishes... More 

Thank tinekehazel
Perth, Australia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was suggested by a staff member at a winery whose restaurant was closed. The Currant Shed was an absolute delight, the food was sensational and the staff super friendly. We were dining with very good friends and the feelings were unanimous. We will be back on our next visit to McLaren Vale ❤️🍷

Thank David P
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175 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

We returned to eat after many years (not intentionally as it has long been up there on our "must eat" and have recommended to many people. Easy to spend the afternoon. The views are gorgeous - you sit looking out over the lime trees, gum trees and the vineyards. The service was still spot on and it had a great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $32
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 Ingoldby Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: 61883830232
Located in a restored 1916 currant drying shed and set amongst a Tahitian lime grove and borded by vineyard, The Currant Shed restaurant serves regionally inspired lunches in a truly relaxed environment.Open Thursday- Tuesday for lunch Kitchen hours 12-3pm.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?