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Steakhouse, Pizza, Grill, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just been and experienced the degustation for our son’s 18th … very highly recommended … every dish was amazing … oysters, trout, caviar and the steaks are fabulous … and to top it off, the view is stunning … a quiet achiever … no complaints...whatsoever. And lucky for us, it’s local!! You won’t be disappointedMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My Husband and I booked at the last minute today and we did not regret it. Seat with a perfect view, waitresses assisting us with drinks and menu. Offering friendly advice. Our steaks were cooked to perfection and the risotto vegetable dish amazing. We will...be back well done.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 9 April 2024

I have been a couple of times now and originally wasn’t overly impressed with the service but it’s a brilliant venue , the views are stunning. This time we went for lunch and the food was five star and all reasonably priced . The staff...were friendly and attentive and quickly served even when I ordered a cup of coffee with the waitress the coffee maker had overheard the order from her station and it was there a minute after ordering . All in all a great experience and will go again soon in fact we told our son to go there for his birthday lunch the day after we went . I’m a local and this is a real treat to have this calibre of venue on our doorstep !More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 29 March 2024 via mobile

Ok so this is our second visit but our last. The view is fabulous. The service is very poor. They need a leader to assist training for customer service. Complicated ordering system to begin with. Food eventually arrived, minus cutlery, plates, serviettes.... seemed a complete...after thought that we'd need plates for the salad. We actually had to ask for them and eventually they arrived. Asked for a dessert menu which never came. Not extremely busy at all, plenty of staff but they had no initiative, no coming to check we were ok ... Basically no table service..it's such a shame for such a great lookin' venue Toilets need checking as paper all over floor and generally looked messy. Great views.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 27 March 2024 via mobile

The meals were sooo damn good! It was like a taste sensation and even people who said they didnt eat this or that tried the dishes and loved them. The staff were discreet and prompt when required. We were amazed as every dish came out...it was unbelievably tasty. The bread and bone marrow butter was a standout for some, while others loved the salmon or the lamb. This is the BEST food I have eaten all year. Congrats to the ChefMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 14 March 2024

Great venue and lovely food too! We visited the Vale restaurant with friends visiting from the UK and really enjoyed the whole experience. The ladies who served us were really bubbly and informative. The view was to die for so make sure you have a...window table. All in all it was a great experienceMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 19 February 2024

Fabulous food, perfectly balanced and impeccably presented. But the service was not great. Lovely individuals but clearly not well trained. We had to ask to order our drinks, and then only the beer arrived, not the wine. The waiter would have cleared away the empty...plates had we not pointed out that not everyone had finished eating; such poor etiquette to clear plates while people are still eating. After our main meal we were not offered the dessert menu so skipped that. We did have coffees but had to ask for them ourselves. When the coffees were delivered the waiter spilt a significant amount of coffee over the table; she should have offered a replacement coffee but instead simply cleaned up the spill. However, the memory of the visual and taste experience outweighs the service shortcomings and we would love to return.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 11 February 2024 via mobile

10 out of 10 location. Too bad about the service. The location and view are fabulous. Possibly the best on the Fleurieu. The food was good but very expensive. We had a 3 course meal plus wine for 5 people and the bill was $600....The worse thing though was the waitress. She really had no idea about the basics of being a waitress. I blame the management for not educating her on the very basic functions of serving wine and food. For example when she brought out our coffee there was no sugar and when we requested it she returned with sugar about 5 minutes later when the coffee was almost cold. The wine list is reasonable but not extensive. As it is located at a brewery the beer list was impressive. The poor service did not really detract too much from our lunch and I would definitely return.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 25 January 2024

Great venue ! Service was on point . We had a training girl but head waitress definitely helped out in a good way . The only thing we thought was the tiny bowl of fries and lettuce was way over priced . Definitely more a...$8 charge . Overall 9/10More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024

Such a disappointing night. Amazing views but for some reason eventhough the place was empty they sat us at the back near the kitchen door, so we really didn't get to enjoy them. I'm not sure what was worse seeing the chef who was serving...out the meals, wiping his nose and forehead, or then going on his phone without once washing his hands or the filthy sticky drinks menu we were given to use or the state of the toilet floors which was covered in urine and toilet paper . When we mentioned it to the waitress, she blew us off with they had over 400 people in for lunch .... hmm ok fair enough but we won't be back .More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 11 January 2024 via mobile

We had lunch outside on a sunny day overlooking the Beresford Estate vineyard. View was beautiful. Service was prompt and helpful. Food and cocktails were great. The husband’s pizza was crispy, smoky, and heavy with prosciutto. My pea risotto was creamy yet still fresh and...a perfect accompaniment to an heirloom tomato salad. The tequila grapefruit cocktail was also delicious. Gluten free wasn’t a problem and the wait staff were helpful and double checked details with the kitchen. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 9 January 2024 via mobile

Beer, food and venue was spectacular. Just let down a bit by lacklustre service. It was “ok”. Definitely not rude, but just lacked the exceptional touches that make tasting experiences like this. We were walk in’s and initially made to feel like an inconvenience. While...a group of 10 (I get that can be tricky), it was a Tuesday morning and there was plenty of space. Paddles came and placed but no explanation of the beer, or even some insight into production or region. We could have been from anywhere and some stories of the region and history of the beer would be next level great. While tasting notes are written down, extraordinary places take time to make the experience above and beyond. A couple of tweaks to supercharge staff from good to great and this place would be phenomenal.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024

Great venue, views, food, drinks and service. Easy booking, timely reminders. An easy stylish option to take out of towners to.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024

A beautiful venue with amazing views over the scrub and towards the flat and vale. The menu, food presentation and taste was matching of the view. Such a pleasurable place to spend with great company today. Thank you to Faye and team for making my...sisters 50th lunch a great experience.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

This place is beyond amazing!! The views are stunning (even when mother nature decides to deliver rain in Dec) and the staff are next level. Everything from the initial booking to the actual day, staff went above and beyond to make sure our experience was...the absolute best. We will be back without a doubt. Added bonus is the offering for those non beer drinkers!!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Vale Restaurant And Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5