Barossa Chateau

Barossa Chateau, Lyndoch: Hours, Address, Barossa Chateau Reviews: 4/5

Barossa Chateau
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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153 reviews
Very good

Marion, Australia470 contributions
A lovely couple of hours
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Enjoyed our first high tea ever thanks to SA Tourism voucher. The husband and wife who run the venture are to be commended for their positive and friendly welcome and their smooth operation. A very enjoyable morning with the tour lasting for about 45 min and then a tasty high tea served once again by friendly staff in very pleasant surroundings. Why only 4 stars and not 5? Probably only the thought that we may not have done it without our voucher. However if you are a fan of high tea and art and porcelain, then this is definitely for you.
Written 31 October 2021
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Lynda F
1 contribution
Oct. 2021 • Friends
Disappointing high Tea, food was below average and not fresh. Some Scones where like pancakes , bread for sandwiches was dry/stale, it was like eating someone's left overs from the day before
Written 31 October 2021
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Julie D
Adelaide Hills, Australia35 contributions
Absolutely fabulous experience....Thank you Barossa Chateau
Sep. 2021
Wonderful experience.
Well worth a visit. Take a tour or just enjoy the generous High Tea.
Excellent customer service from the friendly staff and well researched guided tour of the grand ballroom housing the porcelain and art collection.

Loved all the extra trimmings..
Written 14 September 2021
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Adelaide, Australia4 contributions
Chateau Barossa High Tea
Aug. 2021
My daughter booked a high tea and tour at the Barossa Chateau Lyndoch with the SA travel voucher. It was a great experience, first up was a comprehensive tour and talk of the porcelain collection and history of the Chateau.
The highlight of the afternoon was the High Tea, delectable savouries and sweets and a glass of bubbles. A walk around the grounds rounded of the afternoon.
Pleasant , helpful staff. A great afternoon.
Written 21 August 2021
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Adelaide, Australia327 contributions
Outstanding Porcelain collection with bonus high tea
Aug. 2021 • Couples
My daughter scored an Experience Voucher from SA Tourism and a day out at Barossa Chateau was my treat. Why Barossa Chateau? Two reasons: it has an outstanding porcelain collection with significant pieces from Meissen, Dresden, Limoges etc and we love museums, and this business is Australian-owned and run.

On arrival at 1 pm we joined a tour of the art & porcelain museum - a large hall with ample natural light as well as beautiful crystal chandeliers - filled with sumptuous antique porcelain in antique display cabinets, modern glass cases and on elaborate side tables; paintings, mirrors, antique furniture and modern paintings of flowers, native birds and animals by artist in residence Diana Mitchell. What a wonderful collection thanks to Mr Herman Thrumm. The passionate and knowledgeable commentary by our guide added to our enjoyment of the tour.

Exiting the tour after wondering around on our own to enjoy a closer examination, we were shown to the cafe adjoining the gift shop. Our little table for 2 was laid with pretty rose painted porcelain plates, tea cups and saucers with the rose theme continuing through to the paper serviettes. Roses are everywhere as they are very special to the chateau which boasts 15 acres of rose gardens.

A glass of bubbles kicked off the high tea. A sweet Pink Moscato for my daughter and a dryer Chardonnay Pinot for me. We started off with the savouries served in a 2 tier plate. There were egg, chicken and pickle finger sandwiches, frittata, cucumber rounds topped with smoked salmon and with sun dried tomato, and a caramelised onion tart was was utterly delicious.

This was followed by a 2-tier plate of sweets and a choice of bottomless coffee or tea. We chose tea. The scones, served with apricot jam and cream, were the fluffiest I’ve ever had. The scones were generously-sized and the jam and cream were more than ample. Though a little runny, the apricot jam was very tasty and I was tempted to eat it with a spoon after we “ran out” of scone! The dainty petit fours offered were berry and chocolate macarons, caramel and chocolate choux puffs, 2 wattle seed cream tarts, 2 chocolate brownies, 2 rose cup cakes and strawberries. As our friendly waitress refilled our teacups, she advised that she would be happy to pack a takeout pack for us. We took her up on the offer, and we were not the only ones who did.

We enjoyed the high tea. The service was friendly, the atmosphere relaxed and the food was fresh and tasty. The presentation was attractive but not 5-star restaurant perfect. If you expect precisely cut and perfectly aligned finger sandwiches, I’d say go to the 5-star restaurant.

Next was the gift shop. The gift shop has a big range of items from wine and wine paraphernalia, to jewellery, accessories like bags, scarves and clothing, to art prints, soaps, lotions and candles and more in a small space, but well displayed. We spent some time browsing but did not purchase.

We would have liked to wander around the gardens and the Barossa Chateau has a rose garden that is considered “internationally significant” with a collection of heritage varieties. Unfortunately, it’s August, the last official month of winter and all the roses have been cut back to ready them for spring. We will have to keep the rose “year” in mind to plan a return visit.

All in a really good day out.
Written 15 August 2021
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tted h
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Worst high tea evet
May 2021 • Friends
Worst High tea Ever paid top price for two people and only got enough to eat for a bird. The $35 gift was disgusting not worth $5 for both. Complete rip off..never go back
. Adelaide CBD hotels put on a far superior high tea and A lot Less Money
Written 27 June 2021
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Denese W
Greater Adelaide, Australia9 contributions
Don't miss touring the Antique Collection
Jun. 2021
Stayed at Lyndoch Hill on our re-visit after our holiday was interrupted by a snap Covid lockdown in November. On our last day we decided to do the included cheese and wine tasting (excellent!) and before that we toured the amazing Meissen / Dresden and antique china display with Mark Creed, our passionate guide. It was something we are so glad we didn't miss as it is amazing. If anyone has seen the incredible collection at David Roche Gallery and home in North Adelaide - you need to see this! One piece is one of only 2 left in the world - the other is owned by the Queen. Thanks Hermann Thumm for your foresight and we hope this collection will stay forever in the hands of we lucky South Australians.
Written 24 June 2021
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20 contributions
High tea fun for 4
May 2021 • Friends
Tour of Antique hall was interesting. Glass of bubbles was great start to savory and sweet high tea. Plenty to see.
Written 14 May 2021
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Adelaide, Australia108 contributions
Just go
May 2021 • Couples
My husband had bought a online voucher for luxury high tea with wine and gift,I searched online the reviews and was pessimistic to go...was it going to be a hit or miss event.
The whole experience was fantastic one of the best high teas,and done a few now.
On arrival into the cafe area of the chateau we were greeted and seated by friendly faces.We were given a choice of a dry glass of bubbles or a Moscato and advised the tour included would begin in ten minutes.
The tour of the museum thou not of personal interest,being mostly porcelain was very interesting and the guide was so passionate of the area the estate and its contents.
The first course was served on leaving the tour ,two tiers of sublime savoury miniture bites.Savoury puffs cucumber bites sandwiches caramelized onion tart etc We were offered a palate cleanser..omg the lemon sorbet was divine!!! With another glass of bubbles each we then divulged in the next two tiers of
sweet delights upon its delivery including delicious macarons,mini eclair, the lightest scones with homemade jam, brownie mini cheesecakes etc.The quality of the food was exceptional the quantity was generous. Tea and coffee was offered happily.The service was fantastic, tables were cleared promptly and food delivered without being rushed.Being quite a busy environment it was very intimate.
We entered the lovely gift shop and were given discounts on our purchases and also were given a small gift...we were overwhelmed by the experience and the generosity of the hosts.
An amazing day .
Fantastic customer service .
Outstanding food.
Written 9 May 2021
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David R
Adelaide, Australia692 contributions
Good food and wine and a amazing tour of Hermann Thumm’s extensive collection of porcelain
Apr. 2021
We purchased a groupon for the morning tea and wine tasting & lunch platter plus the tour of Hermann Thumm’s extensive collection of porcelain. The tour was very interesting and I was surprised at the pieces on display. I did not know that this existed in South Australia and was blown away by the collection. The food and service was very good as well. The gardens are extensive and well worth a walk around the roses and other plants. If you like european porcelain from the 17th and 18th century plus other artworks then this is a must as I have only seen similar displays in Europe. You have to book a specific tour as its not open for general admission.
Written 29 April 2021
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