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Reviewed 18 January 2024 via mobile

Sometimes when you are a legend in Australia, it is difficult to live up to what can be an unattainable standard. The Eatery at Maggie Beers Farmhouse lives this risk… but delivers. What an outstanding meal. As my wife said, “these guys sure know flavour!”...We had the $99 menu and were absolutely stuffed when we finished. The sugarloaf cabbage is other worldly and the beef next level. Even the sides are meticulous with the finger lime Parmesan corn a feature. With the deserts it was hard not to lick the plate (the vincotto jelly, OMG!). I also highly recommend the house sodas. We had the wild fennel cola, orange and blood lime and spiced ginger… all experiences in their own right. The space was clean and simple, but you don’t need to overcompensate your environment when you have food that good. Leave your expectations at the door and just enjoy good food… 5 stars.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 12 January 2024

Our lunch at The Eatery in January was a mixed experience. The bustling atmosphere emphasized the need to book ahead, underlining its popularity. However, compared to other pairing meals we enjoyed in the Barossa Valley, this one fell short of expectations. While two out of...the four dishes stood out, the wine pairings left something to be desired. The discomfort of the bench seating coupled with the height of the tables, marred the overall dining experience. Unfortunately, considering these factors, we found it challenging to justify the cost in terms of overall value.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 January 2024 via mobile

This was a bit of a letdown as we were looking forward to eating here. The menu was very limited in terms of choice and really not that appealing. The wait staff seemed pretty uninterested and this was the only place in the Barossa that...we experienced this. Unless you’re a massive MB fan I wouldn’t botherMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 August 2023 via mobile

Oh wow. This is the second time we have been here. This time we brought friends. What a culinary expedition this was. We had the degustation menu with wines to match and wow what a journey that was. Words can’t describe the flavours and local...produce. You just need to experience it for yourself. Staff as always - brilliant. Can’t wait to return. YUMMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 5 May 2023 via mobile

Great to visit the farm and check out Maggie’s produce and have a look around. Ordered a meal in The Eatery and enjoyed a chicken dish, was tender and delicious with accompaniments of celeriac, raisins, leek. Can’t imagine someone with a hearty appetite would think...it sufficient in size, but was fine for us. Dessert was panna cotta with spiced pear and was nice enough although when it was plonked down on the table it was served in a jar, a little surprised at how ordinary the presentation was. Service: two gentlemen were very welcoming and good at their job. However was stunned and disappointed that the tall lady that delivered the meals did not engage, at all. I found her rude, dispassionate, unfriendly, and dismissive. This is the hospitality arena, and people like this do not belong in front of house roles. You are supposed to interact positively with your valued customers, so that you leave a great lasting impression. I would not return based solely on the latter, which is a shame as the meal was enjoyed, but finished with an unwelcome sour taste.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 14 April 2023

Today we ate at Maggie Beers Farm Shop Eatery. We had the $75 option and wow, wow, wow! Everything was incredible, there was not one thing on any of the plates that was not completely delicious. The bread, the olives, the spreads, the king fish,...the leeks, the lamb, the chicken, the pasta (I have missed a few dishes, but they were all fabulous). The wine, the beer… Troy, the lovely gentleman who served us was such a fantastic human. He made the experience even better. He was so kind to my three year old as well. We don’t usually eat at such places, but we had to try Maggie’s, and boy. So glad we did. Make sure you book, don’t just turn up as I’m sure it’s almost always booked out and I can understand why. Thanks for a wonderful day.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 4 January 2023

We had a gorgeous day at the eatery on New Years Day. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. My daughter has coeliac disease and the staff went out of their way to accommodate her. I highly recommend the experience.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 10 October 2022

We have gone to the Eatery a number of times since returning to Adelaide approximately 14 months ago. Firstly, we went by ourselves, after his we took our interstate friends and family on each occasion they were visiting. The food and service have always been...excellent and consistent. We have had nothing but positive experiences on all of these attendances. The changes to the menu, the variety of food and the pleasantness of the staff has made each visit a lovely experience. Do I recommend it yes, but you must book, the number of people we observe get there and see the 'FULLY BOOKED" sign and still come in trying to get a table and leave disappointed is astounding. Will we be going back, YES, without question.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 6 October 2022

We had the Eat menu and we were disappointed. The focaccia was delicious and the starters were good, but after that things went downhill. My husband's lamb was excessively fatty, and that's not a complaint he usually makes about meat! In fact, for some time...afterwards he complained of the fatty taste that remained in his mouth. My chicken was okay, but far less appetising than other meals we've enjoyed around South Australia during our holiday here. The desserts were very underwhelming - the small pannacotta hadn't set and, like the pretty tasteless tiramisu, had a very sloppy, unappealing and unauthentic texture. To be honest, it was like something I might make for friends and then feel obliged to apologise for! I would have said this to the lady at the till, who I believe was Elli Beer, but she had already not appeared particularly welcoming when greeting us at the door, and then didn't do us the courtesy of asking if we had enjoyed our meal. So I'll post it here publicly instead. I'm aware from other reviews here that this restaurant has many happy diners, but from what we experienced in the second half of this meal, I really don't quite know why.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 28 September 2022 via mobile

A dream come true to visit The Pheasant Farm! A sensational lunch at The Eatery, by Maggie, Elli and Chef Tim Bourke. The food was absolutely delicious, fresh and went beyond our expectations. The wine from the Pheasant Farm (Pinot Gris) was delicate , a...perfect accompaniment to the meal. The Maggie Beer Farm Shop inspired and filled me with joy (and my suitcase with products I’m looking forward to enjoying back home) Thanks so much!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 29 May 2022

Ok so my son and i are fans of the tv show and think of Maggie as an icon. The eatery did not disappoint. We had the $65 a head ( plus drinks) menu. Portions were generous. The Kingfish was so good i almost licked...the plate. We loved that the non wine and non alcoholic beverage selection was wide as we had done quite a few wine tastings on our Barossa Adventure. Only criticism is that the food came almost too fast, with one course arriving while eating the previous one. Service was good despite the speed and knowledgable. Thanks a lotMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 13 May 2022

We had a wonderful experience at Maggie's Farm and The Eatery. We found the service efficient & friendly and understood that like most regional businesses, they would have been heavily impacted by staff availability and newly trained staff. The food was outstanding and very generous,...the wine list had lots of local wines and staff were happy to make recommendations. We also enjoyed the Farm walk and Farm shop. Next time we visit again from Melbourne, we will come for the day and do a cooking class, Gin tasting along with a visit back to The Eatery.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 24 April 2022

We are a mature restaurant experienced couple who loved Maggie Beer and were so looking forward to dining here on our visit from Sydney. However, we were extremely disappointed and will not return or recommend this restaurant to anyone. The service was slow even though...we were one of the first tables to arrive for lunch sitting. The staff were so arrogant and our waiter was so rude. When he bought our dessert out I said to him we haven’t selected our options yet and he said “too bad now you have”. And the desserts were inedible and did not require any effort to make - just a bit of mousse/sauce with crumb. When we pointed out there was no pear in our dessert (even though it was a listed ingredient) when we paid they just said “oh sorry”. I also went for the more expensive menu so I could have the fish option and the amount of fish fillet in this was no more than half the size of a fish finger and only 2mm thick! The menu certainly deteriorated from starters to end. Don’t waste your money or time going here. Maggie you should be so disappointed in this place.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 23 April 2022

Six friends , four of whom came to SA from different states , got together at this restaurant based on the trip advisor reviews. it was the 1st day of the new menu, all I can say is I hope they changed it based on...our comments cos the food was terrible. It was over chefed , meaning the chef tried to get too fancy and it just didn't work. What was even worse the front of house staff didn't want to know! If SA is working toward being known as a foodie state ,they need to get a new chef at this restaurantMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 22 April 2022 via mobile

Devine! Beautiful local produce paired with matching wines. Australian flavours. Friendly service. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2022
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