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Maxwell’s Ellen Street Restaurant

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19 Olivers Rd | Maxwell Winery & Vineyards, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8323 8200
12:00 - 15:00
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very impressed by the modern presentation and flavour combinations. We had a great " Feed us " lunch with matching wines. Great value for money. I highly recommend to try the Duck. Well will be back!!!

Thank jasonpole2
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food and service but experience down graded because of owners dog sniffing around tables looking for scaps.... WTF Even customers bringing dogs for lunch.... WTF Next time I will bring my cat!! Great food though

Thank Mike B
1 review
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We Went yesterday to Maxwell's and we had the most fantastic lunch ever!!!!!!! We stayed for hours!!!!! Super kind staff, delicous food!! Very Creative Chef! My daughter had a lot of fun with the other Kids in the maze! There is also a cave to discover and the view over the Vines is stunning! Thanks for having us! If you... More 

Thank Nina E
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The octopus is a great taste. The patie entry should have come with bread as it is too salty on its own. The kangaroo main is delicious but it is only the size of an entree. The restaurant can be a bit more generous on the matching wine.

Thank markchanchan
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Have been to Maxwells a couple of times over the last year and have absolutely loved the food, wine and atmosphere. On a recent visit today though I was left a little disappointed with the new change of menu which give you more limited options and while tasty doesn't compare to what was previously offered. Was really looking forward to... More 

Thank Fiona J
Bunbury, Australia
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

What a great find. We went to Maxwell wines and after talking to the excellent and friendly staff decided to stay for lunch. The wines and food were very enjoyable. We decided on the three-course menu with matching wines at $85 per head which was good value. The pate, octopus, kangaroo and pork neck were all excellent – full of... More 

Thank Neil E
Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

What a find this was! After a thoroughly enjoyable trip to the McLaren Vale, the Ellen Street Restaurant at Maxwell wines was the unquestionable highlight. We did a wine tasting before lunch which set the tone beautifully for what was to come. On advise from our highly knowledgeable waiter we chose the 'Feed Us' option and we were so pleased... More 

Thank burvmili
Adelaide Hills, Australia
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We had the "feed us" tasting menu with wine for lunch yesterday. We had friends over from Melbourne and thought we would take them to Maxwell's as their wine is outstanding. It was unbelievably good. Fabian the chef did himself and Ellen Street Restaurant proud. The food was just amazing and the service was so good too.

Thank carole1052015
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

After reading several great reviews we booked a table for lunch. We decided on the three course menu. I had the mushrooms which were bland, rubbery and dry only slightly redeemed by the softly poached egg. The parsley soil added nothing to the dish whatever. My husband enjoyed the octopus. We both had the pork which several reviewers had said... More 

Thank Carol H
1 review
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Popped in on a whim taking a special friend from the West who has been blessed with the Margaret River region restaurants. She was suitably impressed as too us who have been here before but the dining has stepped up to fine dining dishes with magnificent flavours cooking methods and presentation. This only 30 minutes from the southern suburbs of... More 

Thank Chris S

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 7 - USD 75
European, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Olivers Rd | Maxwell Winery & Vineyards, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8323 8200
Family owned Maxwell Wines is an idyllic place for an unforgettable food and wine experience. Constructed from limestone and old solid timber, the natural warmth of the winery is complemented by large picture windows with breathtaking views overlooking the rolling hills of McLaren Vale. With guests surrounded by a vista of vines, the setting provides the perfect atmosphere for a relaxed and intimate occasion. Michelin Star trained chef Fabian Lehmann's food draws from local, fresh seasonal produce with a real home-grown flavour through working closely with growers and local suppliers. This is food that is meant to be enjoyed amongst friends, accompanied by a glass of the some of the region's finest wine.

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