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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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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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135 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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
Swan Hill, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Sitting on the verandah sipping Champagne. Food amazing, tastes as good as it looks. Service helpful and friendly. Easy to find for a relaxing afternoon. Seating also out in the garden with lots of birds in the tree to watch.

Thank soniapitts
McLaren Vale, Australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Lovely place to relax and have lunch with the kids Gallery in the resturant There is also B&B accommodation for couples Also lots of classes for painting, jewelery making etc Set in amount the country side

Thank Jessicas_Place
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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494 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We come by bus to this restaurant south of McLaren Vale. The dining area is an enclosed side verandah, with clear plastic shielding and effective gas heaters. We are seated at grouped round tables. Our meals are pre-ordered (as a group). There is a range of drinks which are brought to our table. This is followed by a delicious serve... More 

Thank Paul S
Sydney, Australia
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120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

went to red poles for a family catch up. great place to be with plenty of space for kids to run around and able to see them from outdoor seating. the gallery was great. live music was excellent. cocktails were good and a good range of wines. food was really good. very fresh. had the pasta for main and the... More 

Thank Louiserous
Chadstone, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

What a refreshing place and menu from some of the more pretentious restaurants in the area. Superb selection and supported the vegetarian in the family. We ended up with nearly a selection of everything across the table. Not 1 complaint! The entrees were a tapas delight! Pork, lamb, chicken and pasta were cooked beautifully. Presented and complimented with gorgeous gravies... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $38
Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
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  >  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?