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Carmel's is a unique restaurant located in the heart of the picturesque McLaren Vale. The Restaurant presents an ever-changing menu focusing on flavors to compliment the extensive wine selection from local wineries. The food is modern Australian twist on American style food as well as a wide range of other dishes. Our weekly specials enhance the experience just that bit more as we re-introduce old favorites (eg Rib eye Steak) and creative " out there " dishes constructed by our accomplished chefs.
PRICE RANGE
USD 8 - USD 33
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Rip off. Seriously, this place has gone to the dogs. Portions are tiny, there’s a reason it’s dead on a weekend. Came to celebrate an occasion, left fuming. Never again.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't rate Carmel's high enough. The service and food we're fantastic. Reasonably priced and great value for money

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 7 November 2020 via mobile

My wife and I went for Friday lunch and we were impressed!! Greetings at door excellent, waiter great and food - 110%. Good prices and great range of choices on menu. Big serves as well. Will be back for the burgers, they looked great. We...both had steak, they were great, tender, vegetables perfect. Well done to all the staff there.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 1 November 2020 via mobile

Amazing service, food - entree, mains & desserts & local wines. All 6 in our group totalled enjoyed our evening.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 1 November 2020 via mobile

This place is amazing. Group of 6 of us had entree dinner drinks and dessert. Everything was exceptional. Staff were wonderful. Highly recommend this to everyone.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 19 October 2020 via mobile

Love this place! Great selection on the menu and also great for takeaway. Staff always so friendly. Food always yummy. Can you ask for more?

Date of visit: August 2020
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CarmelsCafeBarGrill, Owner at Carmel's Cafe Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2020

Thanks Ilsa for your kind review. We hope to make every time you come here as good if not better.

Reviewed 9 October 2020 via mobile

Our first time at Carmel’s and we had fantastic meals. A chicken burger and the Ribs/Wings combo. We were both very happy with our meals and decided to treat ourselves to share a desert. The deep fried ice cream with the Sailor Jerry’s rum choc...sauce desert was nothing short of amazing!! The service was great, everyone friendly and accommodating. We will be back 💜More

Date of visit: October 2020
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CarmelsCafeBarGrill, Owner at Carmel's Cafe Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2020

Thanks so much for your generous review. We're glad that you enjoyed you meals and we look forward to seeing you again some time.

Reviewed 7 October 2020 via mobile

We went there for a family dinner. We ordered salmon salad and pizzas. Despite the fact there was hardly anyone in the restaurant, food took a long time to come to the table. Salmon salad was very average (for $31). My wife's pizza was a...mix up, she had to wait another half an hour while our food was served. They did not offer any complimentary drink or dessert, very disappointing!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 6 September 2020

Utterly disgraceful experience. My family prebooked a table for my nanas birthday a table of 15 last Sunday. We waited 1.5 hours for our food to be served, which is extremely long even for a table of 15! We had to follow up where our...food was, concerned we were forgotten. Our meal finally arrived and to think things could not get worse... -my brothers onion ring resembled coal (yes were burnt!), upon complaint another batch arrived. These were then completely undercooked, which almost seemed it was done out of spite. -My mums vege burger was inedible, it was very sloppy and salty. She couldn't eat more than 1/3 and felt sick. -One of the pizzas had hair on it!!! That is vulgar - noone returned to our table after the first drink order to see if we required more To sum up the experience it was the worst restraunt any of us have ever attended, including my nan, and she is almost century old! Thank you!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 5 September 2020

Starting off with the children's menu we ordered the chicken nuggets and chips to be honest I wouldn't have even thought about eating the chicken nuggets they served us they were burnt and looked discussing my four year would not touch them. I ordered the...Scotch fillet and I asked for it to be medium well it came out extremely well done it was so rubbery I couldn't even finish it. my husband ordered the most expensive steak and asked for to be medium and it came out well done after explain to the staff it was not acceptable they did take it back and we waited almost an hour for the second steak to be served after all this our whole family had finished eating so we had to wait for my husband to finish his dinner. when we decided to order another bottle of wine because we were waiting on the over cooked steak we realised they had bought us the wrong bottle of wine we had asked for in the first instance so they brought us the bottle of wine we did previously askvfor and charged us for the amount of the previous wine. When I arrived there were no other patrons in the restaurant and I used the bathroom I then realises there were no toilet paper in any of the female cubicles to me this is absolutely disgusting to be there at 5 p.m. right on service time and not be prepared for patrons is beyond me I cannot even understand why they had no toilet paper in there toilets. unfortunately we have been here a couple of times and haven't had a bad experience but this time would have been the worst experience we have ever had and I will not be returning nor Will I be recommending this place to any of my friends or familyMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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