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The Currant Shed

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$$ - $$$
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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104 Ingoldby Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8383 0232
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

McLaren Vale has much to offer for food and wine buffs and it is best not to rush your time there. The Currant Shed is a case in point.... Inside but feeling like you are outside as the large windows bring the vines to you. Relaxed but with rustic sophistication, the old shed enhances the food which itself demands attention.... More 

Thank ozpaul
Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful location. Friendly and helpful staff and the most amazing food. The Currant Shed is an absolute gem. The arrival of delicious home made bread as well as other pre-lunch goodies was an unexpected treat. It was difficult to make a choice of food as everything sounded and looked delicious. The taste did not disappoint. Chocolate truffles arrived to... More 

Thank Rhonda S
Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Set menu for $70 when we were there. This was 3 courses with good selection for each course using local produce. This also includes several appetisers that are not listed on the menu and that come out before your starter. This makes it into a very leisurely long lunch. Josh has a varied wine list with some local and many... More 

1 Thank Ewan M
Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

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 October 10, 2016

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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172 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

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 October 3, 2016

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 October 3, 2016 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 September 23, 2016 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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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

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

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
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: +61 8 8383 0232
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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