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The Currant Shed

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$$ - $$$
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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104 Ingoldby Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8383 0232
12:00 - 15:00
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Thu - Tue 12:00 - 15:00
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Sentosa Island, Singapore
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I'd eaten at the Currant Shed the last time we visited McLaren Vale and really wanted to return so we made the time in our busy schedule. Honestly, I'm not sure I will return... one of the big differences this time was that we were unable to sit in the garden as management had decided that it might rain (it... More 

Thank ForeverPacking
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here 5 times over the years and always very good BUT I was very disappointed in today's lunch the fish was dry and tasteless Dessert a lime tart which looked yum but couldn't taste the lime just tasteless too , All in all a disappointing lunch and wont return for a while until new winter menu is... More 

Thank Jeddabird
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to celebrate Valentine's Day this year with my wife by having lunch at the Currant Shed. We had been looking to try it out for a while but always ended up opting for somewhere else to go. Boy was that a mistake, we should have come here a lot sooner!! Let's start with the essential, the food. The... More 

1 Thank tanfab
Toronto, Canada
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168 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in on a hot South Australian day for lunch. The Air Conditioned shed has been nicely refurbished is beautiful wooden tables and chairs. It is all very simply done. The view one way are beautiful lime trees and the other are vineyards all of which are beautifully maintained. The staff are friendly and helpful. There is a new chef... More 

Thank 155019David_M
Adelaide, Australia
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great spot hidden away. The food was tops, the service prompt and friendly. Beautiful location. What more could you ask for. Will definitely return.

Thank 22JPR22
Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of this meal and venue. The staff were welcoming and relaxed, the tables were spacious, and the 'shed' was open and pleasantly breezy in the garden setting. We went for the $70 3 course option, and every dish was very tasty and beautifully presented (including unexpected 'extra' appetisers). The standouts for us were the pork entree,... More 

Thank 907mandv2016
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Delicious degustation including little extras not on the menu. Beautiful flavours in all dishes and great presentation. A good selection of wines to accompany a nice relaxing long lunch, one of the best in Mclaren Vale.

Thank Ian B
London, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

A lunch with friends in McLaren Vale... what joy! I had heard great things about The Currant She'd and so my expectations were sky high. For me, reality was about vine height. The food was a good average, but nothing that I would rave about - maybe with the exception of the Pear Melba tart which came as my expectations... More 

2 Thank whizzyuk
Clovelly Park
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72 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Came here for lunch on a 40c Friday. We had asked for a 'cool' table (as I have medical needs) which was accommodated. The 'shed' was sufficiently pleasant even on such a hot day. The menu reads very simply so unless you ask- you don't really know what you will get. There are no sides, breads or anything other than... More 

Thank Theresa C
Willunga, Australia
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Elegant simple surrounds with a menu laid out with no fuss enabling the waiting staff to embellish and describe. Each course punctuated by samplings of other items presented with precision and try beauty. I have always recommended D'Arrys as the number 1 place to come for the fare of the vale - and this certainly rivals anything there. Not all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 32
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 Ingoldby Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8383 0232
Located in a restored 1916 currant drying shed and set amongst a Tahitian lime grove and borded by vineyard, The Currant Shed restaurant serves regionally inspired lunches in a truly relaxed environment.Open Thursday- Tuesday for lunch Kitchen hours 12-3pm.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?