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“Well above the ordinary”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Elbow Room Restaurant - CLOSED

The Elbow Room Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Adelaide, Australia
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146 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Well above the ordinary”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

We went with the family for Father's Day and it was a great experience. Pleasant views over the Vineyard, great food (I can really recommend the suckling pig) coupled with a
wine list – reasonably priced and lots of the excellent local wines. Highly recommended

  • Visited September 2012
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English first
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

Celebrated a forty year friendship with amazing friends. Have eaten here before and food and service was again outstanding. Best of many fine eateries in McLaren Vale

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Thank Carole F
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Big serves”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

We went to the Elbow Room on a Saturday night and although not a big dining room, there were empty tables. The main room is a bit featureless but has a panoramic view of the surrounding vineyards. Service was good and friendly. The wine list has lots of the local wines at reasonable prices. Amongst the 8 of us we sampled most of the food on the menu. It was all very good, however the portion sizes are ridiculously large. If you like huge dishes you'll love this place if not just have an entrée and you will will be satisfied. The suckling pig, which was delicious, as a main will feed a family of four. It's not cheap but you won't need to eat again for a while.

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Thank cattapane
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Monash, South Australia
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3 reviews
“Quality food + service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

Met the head chef Nigel and he looked after us magnificently. Very fine cuisine that stood out from many other places because of Nigel's flair and creativity.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank FieldAdventures
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South Australia
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very nice food, a bit pricey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

We visited here yesterday for lunch and had the olives, bread and salted butter for starters and the marbled wagyu beef and pork belly with apple salad for mains. The salted butter is to die for, literally, if that was my last meal, i'd be a happy gal. The mains were nice too, I think I was the winner with the pork belly though! The wine....No sav blanc, which is disappointing - when we asked what would be a recommendation for something similar, the staff did not know...which for an expensive restaurant in an internationally acclaimed wine region, is not good! We ended up with a very sweet and fruity wine, that was not at all what we were looking for.....maybe our fault for not knowing our wines well enough.......or thiers for not knowing.... entrees start at $21, Mains are about $40 each, desserts start at $17, and sides are $8. We spent $141 for two people, with a starters to share, a bottle of wine and a mains each....so pretty pricey I think. Nice spot, grass for kids to run around, but no kids menu. There are alot of places to eat in McLaren Vale, I would say this place is upper market and not for kids/families.

Visited October 2012
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