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Utopia at Waterfall Gully

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Nestled at the base of a spectacular 18 metre waterfall, Utopia is a truly unique and picturesque dining and event venue. Just 10km from the CBD, Utopia is housed in a beautifully preserved, century-old stone chalet which boasts the unique title of Australia's last reminaing heritage 'tea room', and the nation's only restaurant set beside a natural waterfall. Utopia is a proudly family owned and operated business, headed by Justin (a multi-award winning chef) and Kelly (an award-winning wedding and events coordinator). The chalet hosts hundreds of exquisite, boutique weddings and events each year, and is also open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea from Wednesday to Sunday. The mouth watering,
PRICE RANGE
USD 4 - USD 39
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Cafe, Australian
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 13 January 2019

Our eldest daughter had a wonderful wedding reception for about 70 guests in early January this year at Utopia. The food (canapas, chicken / beef / veg. main course, wedding cake), drink, and service was excellent, The event started at 6.30 pm and finished at...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ken S
Reviewed 6 December 2018

We went for an afternoon snack to show an overseas visitor the restaurant and waterfall.If I hadn`t been there before and enjoyed the food and good service then I definitely would not go back again after Sundays visit.The two waitresses were fine but the young...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kelvin C
Reviewed 19 November 2018

My daughters & I took their Nanna to what we thought was going to be a lovely afternoon out having high tea..We were really disappointed with the food & service. We weren't even offered table water the whole time we were there. The food wasn't...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank Carrudies06
Justin M, Owner at Utopia at Waterfall Gully, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

Hi Carrudies06, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. While I’m horrified to hear your experience wasn’t to our usual standard, we will use it to improve on what we do. I will be speaking with our team and reviewing the security...More

Reviewed 16 November 2018

Our work team recently visited the beautiful Utopia for brunch before taking a walk around the Gully. The food was so delicious and the service was second-to-none. Nothing was too much trouble and they made every effort to make sure we felt looked after. We...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CassieE39
Reviewed 24 October 2018

We actually have no plan to stopover at Utopia. As today was last day holiday in Adelaide so decided to drop by. We have no regret at all as we have gorgeous lunch and surrounded by 360 degree greenly hill sight. Service is great and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank shsh
Justin M, Owner at Utopia at Waterfall Gully, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thankyou for taking the time to write your review. We are so pleased that you managed to squeeze in a visit to Utopia on the last day of your trip. See you next time, Justin

Reviewed 8 October 2018

We attended a day time wedding at this venue. Beautifully organised in the garden near the waterfall. Then wonderful catering inside. They really took time and trouble to make it excellent!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Alice V
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We had a delicious breakfast here after a long bushwalk. Great coffee too. Service was very friendly. There is a lovely short walk up to the waterfall if a long hike is not your thing.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank raffy72
Justin M, Owner at Utopia at Waterfall Gully, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Hi Raffy72, Thanks for taking the time to write your lovely review. We love what we do and are glad you did too. see you next time! Justin

Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Visited with some pals. We have been here a number of times. We collected our menus and waited. And waited. And waited. Eventually a waitress came and took or order. Then we waited. And waited. And waited. I mean, come on. Eventually coffees arrived but...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank 64jasf
Justin M, Owner at Utopia at Waterfall Gully, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Hi JasF, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. As an owner, it is never nice to read that your staff have not lived up to our or our guests expectations. I can't really do much about it now other than apologize...More

Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We took a Uber to Waterfall Gully for a hike to the Mount Lofty Summit and had coffees and bites before our hike. Could coffee and extremely nice terrace. Limited selection for bites though. Great service.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank BeachStone2C
Justin M, Owner at Utopia at Waterfall Gully, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Hi Beachstone2c, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are really proud of our little restaurant and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Next time you're in we will have to give you the snacks and starters menu. The...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

I visited the Utopia at Waterfall Gully for lunch on a Saturday for a birthday celebration. It was a sunny winter's day & it is a lovely setting with the waterfall just along the path. We had made reservations for an inside table but there...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank anncn1955
Justin M, Owner at Utopia at Waterfall Gully, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Hi Anncn1955, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are really proud of our little restaurant and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Hopefully we see you again soon. cheers, Justin

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Hi Julie, Let us know about your mum when you book and we'll make sure you can park in our staff carpark which is right at the base of the restaurant. Then you'll have the option of a small flight of stairs (17steps) or... More
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