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Carmel's Cafe Bar and Grill

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$$ - $$$
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250 Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8323 8038
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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Sentosa Island, Singapore
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had been told that Camel's was a place if you were really hungry. No joke. The portions are generous! And in addition, they even brought us some additional items as they were closing :). It is not high end, it is not gourmet, it is hearty, good food that will fill you up and satisfy you at the end... More 

1 Thank ForeverPacking
Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Really nice venue. Staff are brilliant. We were a loud, large group but staff managed us well. Menu is extensive and the food was really good. I had one of the best sauces in quite awhile - everyone wiped their chips in it. No complaints from anyone except couldn't eat everything on their plates.

Thank LNels0n
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is spot on. The lunch specials are a real saving but not on food. I ordered from menu while most ordered from specials and I was blown away. The specials looked Great. My seafood was really tasty and well priced. But next time Im going for a special and there will be a next time. One of my favourite... More 

Thank patricia t
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We joined one other couple here for a belated birthday catchup for Sunday lunch and it was everything we expected and more. We shared the combination dozen oysters for entree and these were full of flavour. My husband had the ribs for mains and I had the Atlantic salmon. Both were cooked and presented beautifully and every morsel was devoured.... More 

Thank JulesFrank123
Adelaide, Australia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They squeezed us in on a beautiful shaded outdoor table. Steaks were incredible and cooked to perfection. Menu was fantastic, lots of choice especially the sides that went with the steaks. Staff were super friendly and accommodating. View was amazing, such a perfect relaxing day. Definitely happy to visit again

Thank Freyja T
Brisbane, Australia
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90 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In Adelaide for the Tour Down Under cycling race, we went to the McLarenvale to see the race go by and visit some of the wineries. We ended up at Carmels quite by accident but so glad we did. The staff went out of the way to put the race on the TV for us. The meals were huge, so... More 

Thank Annette H
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While my son was at sport training we decided on an impromptu dinner, unsure where to head to but my husband was ardament that we go to carmels as he loves it there. So glad we listened to him the meal was lovely and the service the best.

Thank caratal
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Came in and was greeted warmly, seated straight away with a choice of locations, there were 7 of us. Went for the Carmel Ultimate burger, patty, green stuff, cheese, bacon, BBQ sauce and onion rings and chips. All good quality stuff and really well presented. Selection of local wines, again some nice wines to choose from. Staff very friendly and... More 

Thank Boffybloke
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

First visit to Carmels the service was wonderful and very friendly, Food was really great and also large serves.

Thank Leanne G
Elloughton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

We got recommend Carmel's through our close friends Dave and sue and they definitely did recommend well! We came here the eve before my dads wedding and it was unbelievable! We had take out but when we went to pick it up the staff were fantastic and catered to all our needs from cutlery and what made it even more... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $33
Bar, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 250 Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8323 8038
Carmel's is a unique restaurant located in the heart of the picturesque McLaren Vale. The Restaurant presents an ever-changing menu focusing on flavors to compliment the extensive wine selection from local wineries. The food is modern Australian twist on American style food as well as a wide range of other dishes.

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