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Red Poles Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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McMurtrie Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8323 8994
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

Even though it was a very warm day, we sat outside under the trees on the property. The tables and chairs were scattered over the lawns under the trees and umbrellas. The entrees were so tasty and very large serves. The main courses (we had pork belly, duck and gnocchi), were large serves as well. A nice selection of wines... More 

Thank JUne R
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Decided to try Red poles for lunch. Started off OK, menu looked great, nice atmosphere. It was great weather and we were directed to a table outside. Started noticing a bit of variance in the service we were receiving, I made a brief comment about it to my partner and moved on. This variance in service however, progressed throughout our... More 

1 Thank Rasika N
Seaford, Australia
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

I visited on 29/12/16 with my adult family. A beautiful setting for this winery, lovely gardens. Wines were lovely. Cheese platter was nice but overpriced ( $35 and not enough for four people)and we waited about 45 minutes for it. The guys had to wait 40 mins for their Beer samples and were not cold. The lady at the Bar... More 

5 Thank Linda W
Adelaide, Australia
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

Red poles is a casual McLaren Vale hangout with a gallery, restaurant, and BnB. A small, busy "reception" area selling locally made jewellery and gifts is the centre and from here radiates the several branches that make up Red Poles gallery, restaurant and B&B. Tables for lunches & weekend breakfast fill the verandah and spread out across the lawns, the... More 

Thank Paula W
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

Lovely place to relax and share a glass or two with friends - their tasting area is conveniently set up near the kitchen - so you can peruse whilst you decide on what to eat...then grab a bottle and make your way to the seating area.

Thank 841sue
Adelaide, Australia
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

We visited Red Poles on a wine tour with an overseas visitor and we were not disappointed , Right from the entrance of the winery with it huge red poles that you couldn't miss if you wanted to , you knew you were in for a treat ! The grounds were just lovely (there was a massive storm rolling in... More 

Thank nymphtravelletr
Adelaide, Australia
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

For an absolutely shocker of a day red poles accommodated us and a lot of other people on their verandah under the heaters. We were in a quieter corner which was fantastic. We had friends visiting from Baltimore USA who absolutely loved the atmosphere. Very different for them. We were all able to catch up with old friends without having... More 

Thank missymooch
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

our group of 11 enjoyed a pleasant lunch, highlighted by excellent meals and good service. However the seating on the slanting verandah was disappointing

Thank Chris E
Greater Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Went for dessert and wine - must try Matcha and chocolate pannacotta very yummy. Very welcoming excellent staff and beautiful location

Thank 5alle
Adelaide, Australia
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144 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We decided to join our friends for a leisurely afternoon with lunch in the Vales ares. Chose Red Poles as my wife and I had been there previously and it was in the Entertainment Book. The waiter was pleasant and friendly and we started with drinks, beers , Brandy & dry and an ouzo and coke. Bread to start with... More 

Thank Rod Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $38
Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: McMurtrie Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8323 8994
Situated in the middle of a vineyard and on the tourist drive Red Poles is the ideal location to spend a casual lunch, a lazy afternoon or a short holiday. Red Poles café/restaurant/gallery/B&B – perfect wedding/function venue in McLaren Vale - “the fine mix of food, wine and art”.

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