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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If I could give them more stars I would!!! We visited here on our short stay from Melbourne and we were blown away with the outstanding food and delightful service. We chose to have the degustation menu which was 9 courses and could not fault...one thing on any course. I struggle to give a stand out dish because every course had amazing flavours and textures. I did comment on the jus with the delectable lamb done three ways, it was so good and my goodness the passion fruit soufflé is sensational even though I struggled to fit it in at the end of this delicious lunch. The service was perfect in every way. Professional, friendly, appropriate and delightful. The staff were well trained, well versed, were passionate about what they were doing and listened to my needs and requests. I could not fault a thing. Every staff member had a lovely smile and we truly felt a valued guest. Special thanks to Daria and Max whose service was impeccable. Well done d’Arry’s you deserve to receive all the awards that you have received. These awards come from passion and hard work, congratulations!!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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dArenberg Cellar Door, General Manager at d'Arry's Verandah, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Wow, thankyou for your generous and kind words! Our team are definitely full of passion and work hard to continue to provide exceptional dining experiences for our valued customers. We hope next time you are back in Adelaide, you will visit us again and indulge...More

Reviewed 29 December 2023

What can I say....Darryl's Verandah, everything was perfect.The service, the ambience,and those views..WOW!! Then you get to the menu, probably one of the best degustation menu's I have seen. Please make sure you include the Lobster Medallion in your choices.This is a game changer.Thank you...again for a perfect afternoon to send our son back on his way home to London.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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dArenberg Cellar Door, General Manager at d'Arry's Verandah, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2024

Dear J Brobind, We are elated that our degustation experience will stay with your son all the way to back London and look forward to seeing you all next time he is in the southern hemisphere. Warm regards, Jo & team

Reviewed 10 November 2023

The food! The setting! The service! We knew we had chosen the right place when our taxi driver told us he'd walk from Darwin for d'Arry's bisque. This signature dish of lobster bisque with lobster medallion, crab, and prawn ravioli is THE BEST we've ever...tasted. Our mains were all delicious but special mention to the Passionfruit Souffle for dessert. Yummm! Our windowside table was lovely and we're looking forward to coming in warmer weather to take advantage of the verandah seating. Special thankyou for the wonderful welcome from Jo and all the service and drink staff. Extra special thanks to one of the best chefs we've come across, Peter. We've been telling everyone going to SA that they MUST go to McLaren Vale to go to d'Arry's.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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dArenberg Cellar Door, General Manager at d'Arry's Verandah, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2023

Ah Kate, Thank you so much for your glowing words. We are truly delighted that you loved your day with us. That lobster is quite special isn’t it? We look forward to seeing you when your travels next see you in SA. Hopefully we can...More

Reviewed 19 October 2023

Outstanding food with wide range of choices. Excellent range of Darenburgh wines. The staff including Jo were, as usual, fabulous.

Date of visit: October 2023
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dArenberg Cellar Door, General Manager at d'Arry's Verandah, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2023

Dear Peter, Your words bring joy to our hearts and a spring in our steps. Warm regards, Jo & team

Reviewed 10 September 2023

We visited this Restaurant recently and were unable to eat there as we had not booked well in advance due to the fact that we were flying into Adelaide on a somewhat tight schedule. As we had heard that this restaurant was very good &...on arrival in Adelaide time permitted the excursion south. We visited the establishment and was promptly asked "Have you a booking?" We were then told that the only seats they had available were in an outside area (raining & very cold) then to be told how expensive the meals were. Possibly it was our casual attire, or possibly we upset the manager in some way, as we were brazen enough to visit WITHOUT A BOOKING, I am unsure, However, when a restaurant wants credit card details OVER THE INTERNET when you try to book, also asking for a booking guarantee of $190, one has to ask why? We have eaten at some of the finest and in some cases the most expensive restaurants in Australia & NEVER had to place a monetary guarantee in case we don't arrive. Also, "what happens to the $190 if you have to cancel the reservation??? Sometimes, when a restaurant that has plenty of clientele, the staff treat people differently than they should. " a business is built up one client at a time & it's pulled down the same way."More

Date of visit: September 2023
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dArenberg Cellar Door, General Manager at d'Arry's Verandah, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2023

Oh Simon, What a shame you have taken on so. It is difficult to know how to answer your terse communication and your unsubstantiated assessment of our offerings when you did not actually dine with us. Firstly, may I say that I whole heartedly agree...More

Reviewed 20 August 2023

Couldn't fault the service, ambience and the menu. The food was superb and presented beautifully. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: August 2023
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dArenberg Cellar Door, General Manager at d'Arry's Verandah, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2023

Dear Richard, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We are thrilled that our efforts hit the mark for you. Warm regards, Jo & Team

Reviewed 1 July 2023 via mobile

The food, service, friendliness of staff were flawless. The meals and the wine were superb. We had a party of five and didn’t have a booking. The atmosphere is great too.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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dArenberg Cellar Door, General Manager at d'Arry's Verandah, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2023

Dear Agitlits, We love that the fates brought you and your merry band of travellers to our humble door and your experience was all that your hearts desired. We look forward to seeing you again if you are ever in our neck of the woods...More

Reviewed 14 June 2023

wow oh wow!! Top service still exists.Yesterday we celebrated our 53rd Wedding Anniversary at d'Arrys Veranda Restaurant with a wonderful eight course degustation. From our first phone enquiry (yes they do answer the phone and are happy to discuss your requirements) through to our last...course, the staff were outstanding. Nothing was too much trouble and they constantly went above and beyond. For example our final plate arrived with a beautifully written note done in chocolate icing congratulating us on our anniversary. Of course the food matched the service in excellence. Each plate was beautifully presented and we really had trouble deciding which serve was best or whether the signature dish, lobster, eclipsed the melt in your mouth scollops. The jury is still out. Thankyou for giving us such a memorable day to at your fabulous restaurant.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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dArenberg Cellar Door, General Manager at d'Arry's Verandah, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2023

Dear Diner, Wow, what a wonderful endorsement of your experience with us. We are touched that you noticed our personal touches and comfortable attentive service. We are also thrilled that you loved your day and tickled that you couldn’t choose a favourite between the scallops...More

Reviewed 11 May 2023

We went for Lunch as a group of 6 people from Interstate. The food was beyond excellent and delicious. It was magnificent. We each ordered different meals and each enjoyed our meals very much. We ordered from the a La carte menu. Thank you for...seating us at a table with a view and in the room with the fire. We could have stayed all day we were so comfortable. The man who served us was professional and friendly. The wine excelled with plenty of choice. Wonderful experience.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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dArenberg Cellar Door, General Manager at d'Arry's Verandah, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2023

Dear JLDIRS, Thank you for sharing your appreciation of the day you spent with us. We are thrilled that each of you loved your meals as much as the others and the warmth of the crackling fire and warmth of our service made you feel...More

Reviewed 8 May 2023

Sat out on the verandah, was a wonderful sunny day. They provided umbrellas over us to shade from the extreme sun. The food was exquisite, the main course and the desert were wonderful, wished I had a bigger appetite to eat more.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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dArenberg Cellar Door, General Manager at d'Arry's Verandah, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2023

Dear Minkneme, Thank you so much for taking the time to email us your kind feedback. We are always genuinely touched when our guests go away having gained a real sense of the love we put into our work every day. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 12 April 2023 via mobile

Such a wonderful dining experience. Food were presented well and the flavours works well. So a joy in a plate. Asked the staff for recommendation with wine pairing for our 2 course meal and was not disappointed with the choice.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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dArenberg Cellar Door, General Manager at d'Arry's Verandah, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2023

Dear Dayak, We are elated you had a wonderful lunch with us and that you felt the joy of what we offer. We love our work cuisine and wine and are always happy when we can relate some of that to our lovely guests. Kind...More

Reviewed 6 April 2023 via mobile

Beautiful ambience with a view of green landscape with good wine and delicious food. Vegetarian options were very pleasant!

Date of visit: April 2023
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dArenberg Cellar Door, General Manager at d'Arry's Verandah, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2023

Dear Romy, Our view is glorious, isn’t it? We are so very pleased our vegetarian options hit the spot. Chin chin, Jo & team

Reviewed 1 April 2023 via mobile

Superb! Warm, friendly service, exceptional & extensive menu & wine selections - degustation is a real treat here! Hope to return.

Date of visit: February 2023
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dArenberg Cellar Door, General Manager at d'Arry's Verandah, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2023

Dear Sharron, We are thrilled you loved the length and breadth of our offerings and the warmth of our service. We look froward to your return. Cheers, Jo & Team

Reviewed 21 March 2023 via mobile

This was a fabulous place, a great menu and wine list. Service was fantastic. Great atmosphere, choice of eating inside or outside. The food was exquisite, absolutely delicious.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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dArenberg Cellar Door, General Manager at d'Arry's Verandah, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2023

Dear Karen, Thank you for taking the time to email us your glowing words. Autumn is indeed a glorious time of the year to enjoy the splendour of dining on our terrace. We are touched that you found our service sincere, and our cuisine tickled...More

Reviewed 2 March 2023

This is one place where the food is consistently good and is beautifully plated. The service is also excellent. Whenever we have overseas/interstate visitors, we go to D'Arry's- as this is one place we can depend on to deliver a top-quality dining experience. My partner...and I had always gone for the 8-course degustation menu, with the lobster specialty, so the last time we visited, we decided to do a 3-course lunch. The food was excellent. The portion sizes (when getting a la carte) are enormous. By the time I was served the dessert, I was really full and had to leave some on my plate, because I just couldn't eat anymore!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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d'Arenberg, General Manager at d'Arry's Verandah, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2023

Dear Rush T2023, Thank you so much for taking the time to email us regarding your recent lunch with us. I am glad you took this opportunity to experience the generosity of the a la carte menu. It means the world to us when our...More

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