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Serafino McLaren Vale

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Australian, Gluten Free
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39 Kangarilla Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8323 8911
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had my daughters 40th Birthday at Serafinos and were very impressed. The food was lovelly decent sized serves, no rushing to have the next course and great attention by the friendly waiting staff. Best of all we supplied a cake which was delivered to the table with candles plates snd a cutting knife. The candles were a hit especially... More 

Thank Ellymay55
Port Lincoln, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Magnificent setting for a relaxed time out. The food was 5 Star, as was the Service. Nothing was too much trouble, and their desire to give great Service was evident. Beautiful people. We had a 3 Course meal, so very delicious and very generous serves. Also cooked breakfast, very delicious. The restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere, especially with the Piano... More 

Thank sjames992016
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our beautiful children brought us a voucher to stay in one of the spa rooms so paid top dollar for the voucher. We arrived Saturday 27th February. The room was fine though one of the wine glasses was clearly dirty could see lip marks on it. Had a phone call early afternoon apologizing for the noise outside our room as... More 

Thank Susan K
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As always a top restaurant and accommodation. We stayed two nights having dinner and breakfast on both days. This is a relaxing place to stay and if you are looking for quietness and good food and wine Serafino at McLaren Vale is the place to stay..

Thank Trevor N
Adelaide, Australia
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143 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here for a 3 course meal for my sisters surprise 40th. Wow the food was amazing presented beautifully different choices and some foods that I haven't tried before. The staff were amazing very helpful and friendly I think it was James that looked after us. He did a great job very helpful. Would highly recommend this restaurant for... More 

Thank Blossom2012
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This menu is amazing. I could have easily eaten every single thing on it. Carers for all tastes. We had the chorizo and peppers, beautifully seasoned and a great starter. We then had the beef cheeks which were melt in the mouth, zucchini flowers perfectly crisp and scallops were amazing. This restaurant also offers a buy one get one free... More 

Thank The_food_fashionista
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great weekend getaway. We had a package deal which included accommodation, dinner and breakfast. The dinner was amazing and breakfast was great. The staff from reception to restaurant were friendly and very professional

Thank Godenzi2912
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Serafino's as part of a scoopon deal and couldn't expect anything more! It was fantastic and you definitely get your money's worth. The grounds are beautiful and staff are all really friendly, the food is absolutely amazing! Highly recommend the mussels for the starter at dinner. The wine at the cellar door is great, with a wide variety... More 

Thank Craig S
Adelaide, Australia
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Great friendly atmosphere and beautifully decorated for the season. Lovely wine selection from the vineyard. Love the vineyard with all the geese on the lake. Meals were good. Delicious beef fortunately. Normally I would have had turkey but had to have alternate dishes. New Years Eve was great. Excellent singer and lots of good dance music to Cha Cha Cha... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We visted your establishment recently and have to say OMG ...... best meal and service we have had in years. Your staff are absolutely wonderful. Extremely professional and courteous. Can't wait to visit you again. A huge credit to your manager/owner.

Thank Sarah-Jane A

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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $28
Australian, Gluten Free
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, Private Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Kangarilla Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?