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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, South Australia, Australia
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Part of a winter scoopon package, 3 course meal, couldnt fault the service or the delicious in season food. All staff were very helpful. Second time we have bought the package deal.

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Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at Serafino's 3 days ago for our special 30 year wedding anniversary. Heard a lot regarding this great winery and decided to try for ourselves. Wonderful first impression as we drove along the main entrance with huge gumtrees and a lake surrounding the property. Reception staff were very friendly and helpful upon arrival. We dined at the Serafino restaurant... More 

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Mawson Lakes, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upgraded to a spa room with king bed for only $30 extra 3 course meal was fab! Took desserts back to room as we were too full to eat in restaurant. Deal included full hot breakkie which was scrumptious as well! Room clean. Staff very helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelled down to Serafino last weekend. First impressions are key, and Serafino, you made a wonderful first impression! The food was A1 (meaning good, on point) ! My girlfriend and I both shared the polenta bites for entrée. WOW!! The polenta bites were crispy, crunchy and full of favour - this was complemented with melted gorgonzola smothered across the top.... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff couldn't be more helpful. The wines are great - be sure to try the BDX. The food was delicious (both the 3 course dinner and the hot breakfast). The accommodation was great.

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Thank Minkey75
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled across this place late on a Saturday afternoon, and so glad we did! The staff were very accommodating even though we didn't have a booking - there was only 2 of us but this is often frowned upon on a Saturday night. They made sure we had a nice table at the window, and wow what a view!... More 

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Adelaide
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94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have heard and read many great things about the food at Serafino's and have been wanting to dine there for years. I purchased the scoupon deal which was fantastic value for accommodation, 3 course meal for 2, bottle of wine and breakfast. I booked this as a gift for my fiancés birthday. We dined at Sarafino restaurant and the... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here at the beginning of July to celebrate a birthday. One of our party has allergies and despite telling them, they didn't take it seriously. Unfortunately this resulted in an anaphylactic reaction. We have of course, addressed this with them and they have apologised. If you have allergies, please take extra care here and phone to discuss your... More 

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Thank Blue598
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here today. The view was lovely. Our meals were delicious, we had 3 courses and could not find fault with any of them. The beef cheeks especially deserve a mention as it just melted in your mouth. The service also deserved a 10 out of 10, congratulations on your staff, they are very friendly. On a... More 

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Nerang, Australia
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute need to stay near Willinga for a couple of nights. Found this place, with great rates at $140 per night, and complimentary spa upgrade. The reception staff were incredibly helpful with directions and arrangements for getting in late, and I woke to the most amazing surroundings. Best features: no early morning noise, comfortable bed, quality bed linen, plush... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $28
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free Options, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Motel 39 Kangarilla Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8323 8911
Description
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?