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Serafino McLaren Vale

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Motel 39 Kangarilla Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8323 8911
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My partner and I really enjoyed our visit here. Our meals were excellent - a wonderful selection of flavours that complimented each other, beautiful presentation and good sized portions. The waiters and waitresses were professional and the outlook was lovely (a lake, some geese and a large garden area). We'll definitely return.

Thank Scarlet1611
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a Scoopon deal which included accommodation, a bottle of wine, dinner & breakfast. We absolutely loved our stay! The restaurant food was first class & the service was excellent. The accommodation was spacious & was well situated to enjoy the grounds & to walk along a track into town. A great walk! We wished we were able to... More 

Thank O7933QDkeithb
Adelaide, Australia
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269 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The meal was large and extremely tasty. Fairly wide choice of dishes for a small establishment. Wine list was mainly from their own wines but the range was quite extensive. Service was impecable. A pleasure to eat there.

Thank Allan C
Adelaide, Australia
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90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Serafino wines has a great pond with ducks and geese. The cellar door has some charm, however I am use to a bit more character. Notwithstanding this the wines are great and the service wonderful.

Thank Steve S
Fairfield, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent one night at Serafino inbetween christmas and new year. Receptionist was very courteous and helpful, grounds of winery immaculate, sadly it was a rainy day so we were unable to enjoy them fully, including the pool which all rooms face. The room was large, clean and very functional, free wifi worked well. Serafino is a 10/15 minute walk... More 

Thank FairfieldAndy
Adelaide, Australia
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very professional and informative waiter looked after us so well. Divine olive oil served with equally divine bread to start. All four of us had perfect meals. Had a bottle of Serafino Shiraz which was so nice we ordered a second one. Can't wait to go back and try other dishes on the menu.

Thank SueandDaveat14
Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always stay once or twice a year at Serafino McLaren Vale. Rooms are large and clean, very comfortable bed and immaculate bathroom. The Restaurant is the best! Staff are very courteous. If you haven't been down here for New Years Eve you are missing out!!

Thank Gillian P
Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bec at reception very welcoming and helpful. Room spacious and great shower. Pool area very good for cooling down but did have an ant problem. Dinner menu was very good, waitress staff require a bit more polish and training. Wish we had been advised of bar open times for pre dinner drinks. Lovely kept grounds. Centrally located to wineries and... More 

Thank Debbie S
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came for a meal and were a bit disappointed. The food choices were limited, but we selected a few entrees and whilst the halloumi was way too thick and therefore not cooked, they were generally nice. Mains were well proportioned, though our sides were forgotten and were delayed. That issue summed up the problem - the service was not... More 

Thank Port_Anfield
Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights to enable us to enjoy the Mclaren Vale area. We chose this hotel as it offered good sized rooms and the bonus of a pool for our kids. All staff members from the receptionist, cleaner, pool man and cellar door were very friendly and helpful. Couldn't fault it...would highly recommend.

Thank Suzanne M

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $28
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Motel 39 Kangarilla Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8323 8911
Our Executive Chef at Serafino McLaren Vale is Thomas Doerre. After travelling around the world with his career and working in places such as Park Hyatt London, Park Hyatt Paris (their most acclaimed hotel with the world's best chefs) and Spain, Thomas moved to Australia with his partner. Working at the Park Hyatt Canberra, he has cooked for many Royals and Prime Ministers. He has also been asked to personally to cook for Sacha Baron Cohen, Pink and Madonna. Since moving to Adelaide he has worked in two of SA's leading restaurants in Jolly's Boat House and Mt Lofty House. His cooking style is Modern Australian with European influences with a menu based around using the best seasonal local produce. The use of these products, along with his leadership will ensure the kitchen produces first class meals. Under his influence Serafino Restaurant will continue moving forward in becoming the "Taste of McLaren Vale."

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?