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Carmel's Cafe Bar and Grill

Certificate of Excellence
Australian, Mediterranean
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250 Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A nice place to dine in, clean and very good service. Plenty to choose from the menu, we shared a tasting plate which was more than enough for two of us.

Thank Richard W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went here for lunch on a cold winters day, the staff were very welcoming and the atmosphere was great. Nice and warm inside. Service and food was excellent.

Thank Randy J
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great feed here. We started with "Salt & Pepper pork ribs". Simply delicious. Cooked perfectly so that they flow off the bone. The coating on the outside was perfect. Followed with the "High marble scotch fillet", top quality - tender, tasty, succulent and cooked to perfection. A good wine list, although a little expensive. The house wines... More 

1 Thank David H
Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very enjoyable casual lunch after spending the morning visiting local wineries. The salad were copious and delicious. There was a mix up in ordering but all turned out well. Would go back next time we are in the area.

Thank 2Bea45
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for lunch when we just left the airport after we arrived. The restaurant was very busy at the time we arrived but we were seated quickly. The wait for food is quite long but it is understandable. The food came in extremely large portion and we were not able to finish it.

1 Thank ChiaChuin
Adelaide, Australia
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

booked our wine tour group a few months ahead , and as we had a few people and we were on a tight schedule we got a copy of the menu earlier and rang before the allocated time booked for lunch and prebooked our food, as suggested by the chef , so when we arrived , we didn't wait very... More 

1 Thank suzannie1
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here as a large family group - 6 adults, 3 children. There was something on the menu to suit all ages. Service was efficient and the food arrived fairly speedily. Everyone enjoyed their meal. As it was a Friday evening it was fairly busy with families and was quite noisy at times. But we had a very pleasant... More 

Thank JenniferMary46
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked in for lunch with a couple of friends, all 4 meals were different but outstanding with the staff only too happy assist with any of our needs. Great place for any sort of lunch.

Thank Mark S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate lunch here on a Sunday and it was very nice. Portion sizes are huge so come with an appetite. Service was great, very friendly people.

Thank Girltime
Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food at carmel's depends on your budget can feel alittle pricey for a regular family. Lovely lunch spot in mc laren for a girl lunch.

Thank Jo P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $32
Australian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
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  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: 61883238038
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?