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The Salopian Inn

5 McMurtrie Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8323 8769
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pork buns” (36 reviews)
“tofu” (7 reviews)
“tasting menu” (21 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM Hours
Australian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 McMurtrie Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

Well, that was .... interesting. We love this place. Even more now. We happily bolted through the shared "small delights" - Boston Bay Berkshire pig capocolla,Port Lincoln hiramasa kingfish with miso–sesame dressing, the brilliant steamed Spencer Gulf prawn dumplings (worth the trip alone) and, finally...More

Thank rbmitch
Reviewed March 17, 2018

Lead by Karena, this restaurant exudes quality from service to being served with seasonal food, served in style with passion. Great modern decor in old Inn reminiscent of times gone by.

Thank Kevin J
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here for a special occasion. The prawn dumplings, pork buns and kangaroo tail on the entree menu blew my mind. We loved these fishes so much we’ve booked to come back in 2 days time before we head home....More

Thank Shellfahey
Reviewed March 12, 2018

This place has the most amazing selection of Australian gins - just wish I had had more time and wasn't driving. Came for lunch and it was fantastic. If I had to sum up this restaurant I would say its all about the freshness of...More

Thank Rdnkh
Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

What a surprise this was!! The BEST Pork buns I have ever eaten.... and trust me I kniw my pork buns. Husband was pleased with the Gin selection too. Down to the cellar eoom was also a treat. A MUST visit!

Thank DanaeRN
Reviewed March 8, 2018

You absolutely cannot go past The Salopian! The pork buns are must and I highly recommend working your way through their incredible collection of gins. Beautiful food and a great sharing menu - this place has nailed the rustic country vibes and farm to table...More

Thank Sigourney H
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Yep, it's expensive. Can we park that now? The Salopian Inn never disappoints. The food was as always sensational. The service was personalised, friendly and earthy but polished. I confess to just loving the experience of being able to select my wine from a cellar...More

Thank BryanF4
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Four of us went for lunch. The menu all sounded good and we just couldn't decide so we went for the "feed me" option. It was great. We were brought dish after dish and they were all delicious. There is an interesting wine list as...More

Thank Patsy H
Reviewed March 3, 2018

This restaurant was recommended by our B&B host. We booked for dinner on a Saturday night. The staff were friendly and efficient. Our waitress was most knowledgeable about the menu and specials of the day. We decided on dumplings, kingfish cerviche and the 300g rump....More

Thank Mel13H
Reviewed February 26, 2018

Fantastic food, we had a selection of shared plates. Amazing selection of wines. Service was faultless. Overall a brilliant way to spend a lazy afternoon.

Thank Jo2202
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Michelle C
January 2, 2018|
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Response from Joanna M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry took so long to answer....not sure they would enjoy it.
Rosy G
December 10, 2017|
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Response from Joanna M | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do.
Danny W
June 20, 2017|
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Response from Meegs1972 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately not at The Salopian as they feature wines from their own vinyard and surrounding area
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $38
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 McMurtrie Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia (Formerly Vale/Inn Taphouse & Kitchen)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8323 8769
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Salopian Inn Mclaren Vale reopened with an inspired refit of the 1853 homestead. Contemporary Australian cuisine with regional seasonal menu, home of Heirloom Vineyard wines, exceptional local and international wine cellar with a tantalising list of exotic gin. Opening hours - Wednesday to Sunday Lunch and Thursday, Friday and Saturday Dinner.
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