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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
12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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Adelaide, Australia
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Both dine in and take away available, this restaurant is lively and noisy, but in a good way with an extensive menu and great atmosphere. Staff are friendly and accommodating and we will definitely return for lunch next time we are touring this popular wine region South of Adelaide. Note that this restaurant is closed on public holidays, however is... More 

Thank Papernebula
Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and i had our anniversary dinner there and hands down the best steak ive ever eaten and ive had alot of steaks in my time, the vinus was getting rib sauce on the side which had ribs in it

Thank daniel h
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are staying the weekend in the McLaren Vale winery district then Carmel's is a must visit. Situated in therein street there is, weather permitting, the choice of indoor or outdoor seating and one is as good as the other. The menu is not extensive but the staples, chicken, beef and fish are all covered. The food is well... More 

Thank davidmacAdelaide
McLaren Vale, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked dinner on Friday night. Courteously greeted by staff when we arrived and quickly shown to our table. My first impression was how friendly the staff were. Drinks order was taken within minutes. My wife had the Seafood Plate which looked spectacular. And tasted brilliant. I had the Barbequed Pork Ribs. Yes it was messy eating (I went through 6... More 

Thank Fleurieu-John
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can not say one thing bad about this place, service food and everything fantastic. Never have had a bad meal here. Go all the time, welcoming and satisfying.

Thank Helen G
Gawler, Australia
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

We were staying in Mclaren Vale and had walked past this restaurant on a few occasions We had some friends join us for dinner here and it was a wonderful experience from the minute we walked in The waitress was so friendly and had the answers for every question we asked The wines are locally sourced The meals were of... More 

Thank Grumpymum65
Adelaide, Australia
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Carmel's always delivers...Super friendly staff and a great menu. We arrived with no prior booking, they were very busy on Saturday night. But they tried and did accommodate us.The pulled pork was perfect. The steaks were well cooked too. We ordered a dozen oysters, which were fresh and delicious. Our favourite place in the Vale

Thank 1diningqueen
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Ordered steak, came cooked perfectly. I have never had a bad meal here. Large menu to choose from and child/family friendly. Service staff are brilliant. Cannot fault.

Thank Dee K
Glenelg, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

It was a lunchtime and the place was very busy yet the staff were attentive and friendly. Had oysters to start prepared 3 different ways which were excellent followed by pork ribs which were meaty and messy which is how they are supposed to be. Not cheap but worth every cent. Will definitely go back

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Alice Springs, Australia
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137 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Our small party booked in for a Friday night meal recently, luckily, as it was very busy. The venue is bright and clean with space between the tables which is always good to see. The menu offers a wide variety of dishes that should enable most people to find something to their liking and the prices are very reasonable. We... 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
Australian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?