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Red Poles Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Contemporary
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McMurtrie Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank cmslovesfoodandwine
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The building is interesting and we held high hopes of a lovely light lunch. The menu was limited so we opted for a 3 cheese platter... Which at $33 was very disappointing. The cheeses were ok but not excellent, the bread was stale, the lump of chopped up pear uninspiring and the sliver of quince paste almost a joke it... More 

Thank Lyn J
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

We had a family catch up 29 of us. One family member was the entertainment for the afternoon so it was extra special. Wonderful place for kids who had a ball, exploring, falling in mud etc!!! The food was delicious, most if us had the pork belly which was great, also the chicken, only I Disappointment was the gnocchi. Deserts... More 

Thank Lynne P
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

A lovely lunch for a large group with a great outlook over the vines and trees. Menu catered to everyone's taste & service was excellent - great wines too! The children found plenty of space to run around.

Thank Julie R
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Thank you so much Roz and team! We had a fabulous lunch today with 18 adults and 14 kids. Kids meals and the space they had to play in (massive property) was priceless. The restaurant arranged an Art lady to engage the kids in a private area for well over an hour whilst us Adults enjoyed a 2 course lunch... More 

Thank A1n1n1a
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

WE went to the 2016 sea and Vines at Red Poles. It was and African Night there were 5 of us and we had a great night. the staff were so helpful even with out asking straight away they noticed we had a dedicated driver and made sure he was given coffee etc, the entertainment was so much fun. We... More 

Thank Mum F
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

On a recent Sunday we found ourselves in the McLaren Vale area for a few wines and lunch. We stumbled across Red Poles and we left( not stumbled) out very happy we did. Awesome food/wine/music & setting made for a very enjoyable afternoon.

Thank JK5000
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

A lot of time is taken in prepping this food and the tastes go to show this. Lovely location and my favourite place in MV at the moment.

Thank MrJustinCredible

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $38
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, 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: +61883238994
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?