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Carmel's Cafe Bar and Grill

250 Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8323 8038
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“ribs” (20 reviews)
“pulled pork” (13 reviews)
“burger” (22 reviews)
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Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
250 Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was good, but service was poor and it was very difficult to have a conversation due to the high noise levels. Also, when I pay around $200 for a meal with wine for three people I dont expect to be charged $2 for a...More

Thank b0bsmyth
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Very busy and very loud! It would be best to book a table. I had sticky date pudding and it was a generous serve for a reasonable price. Service was friendly and efficient.

Thank Siobhan W
Reviewed March 3, 2018

I recently had lunch at Carmel's and the food was fantastic. The staff were friendly and helpful and made our stay worthwhile. A must if you are spending the day in McLaren Vale visiting the wineries.

Thank 745kayer
Reviewed March 3, 2018

went for lunch with 4 friends , all had very nice entrees and meals. Good size servings , my steak was cooked to perfection with a good quality garlic sauce Decent amount of choices on the menu , that should appeal to everyone , pricing...More

Thank chris m
Reviewed February 13, 2018

The pulled pork was absolutely amazing and the burger was enormous. Such great hearty food at a very reasonable price. We ate here while on holiday at McLaren Vale. The place was packed on a Tuesday night and we could see why. Highly recommend this.

Thank Caz W
Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Ok meal, would of scored 3.5 if possible. Just a pub meal, maybe the owners retirement in February has seen the meals drop off.

Thank nigel479
Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

Another great dinner at Carmel’s, food is amazing, staff happy to go above & beyond. You won’t be disappointed!

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed January 4, 2018

After a long tiring day travelling. Took a short walk from our accommodation to find this gem of a restaurant. Great food, good prices and helpful staff

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

Entree ordered was a simple tomato bruschetta but received a salmon entree ? The bruschetta was dry, old lightly toasted bread with the oil on the plate rather than on the dish plus no red onion like the menu said. The young waitress was lovely...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

Great service, meals were great and generous serving size too! 5th time to Carmel’s and it has be never disappoints!

Thank BB21gg
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Sue J
January 17, 2017|
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Response from Fleurieu-John | Reviewed this property |
Checked with Carmel's. Yes you can purchase a gift voucher, payment by credit card (surcharge on AMEX). They will post out the voucher to any nominated address. This is one of the best restaurants in McLaren Vale... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $33
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
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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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