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Salopian Inn Mclaren Vale reopened with an inspired refit of the 1853 homestead. Contemporary Australian cuisine with regional seasonal menu, exceptional local and international wine cellar with a tantalising list of exotic gin. We are open for lunch every day and for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
PRICE RANGE
USD 8 - USD 38
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Australian, Fusion
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is second time we’ve eaten here and to be honest we were a little disapointed. Ordered the goat curries, the flavour was ok but the meat was on the tough side more like a brisket and there was no sauce, very dry. The rum...bah bah desert looked amazing but the taste was watery, other desert was good. The aesthetics that come with the restaurant are there, ambience, setting and service great. Will try again at some point hopefully will deliver the standard we received 18 months prior.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I were extremely excited about lunching at The Salopian Inn, we had read some impressive reviews and the menu looked impressive. The first disappointment was being seated in a corner in a room which had no windows. The two entrees we ordered...were Asian inspired, a squid salad and prawn dumplings. The squid was beautiful and served with the freshest salad full of delicious Asian flavours. The prawn dumplings were over powered with a heavily reduced sauce and showered with copious amounts of white pepper. One dumpling each was ample as the flavours were strong. My husband ordered the rump for his main which lacked flavour and was not the prettiest presentation. I ordered the gnocchi, a favourite of mine so I have had experienced a few amazing ones in my time. This was a hugely underwhelming dish. Lacking flavour, presentation sloppy and I was unable to eat it as I really disliked it. Watery tomatoey mess is how I would sum it up. We had very little attention from the waitress and after the main we were left for some time and not offered a dessert menu. Off to the beach for an ice cream for our dessert and we won’t return and will not recommend to anyone who is looking for a decent meal in the lovely McClaren Vale wine region.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were attracted to this place by the amazing selection of gins they had and we weren’t let down, every one is complimentary garnished with the best suited spices, herbs and fruits and served with premium tonic waters or dry ginger. We thoroughly enjoyed all...of them. All of our food was superb, unfortunately we didn’t leave enough room for dessert and could only share 2 desserts between us, they were sublime and we wished we cad room for more. Service was also faultless. Deserving of all of its accolades and more.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely, surprising and refreshing meal here. The food was local, fresh and worth it. The atmosphere and ambiance was relaxed, fresh and welcoming. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely dinner with great service. We booked a couple of weeks in advance for our trip to Mclaren Vale. A week prior to our arrival things had changed a bit in South Australia with new COVID regulations starting. I got a call from the restaurant...to change the time of the booking and to ensure we were still coming, all very friendly. On the evening, we had a lovely waitress and the food was delicious. She gave us good advice on the menu and on how much to order. We were lucky we took the 6pm reservation as after this the restaurant got super busy. We enjoyed a lovely dinner and were able to stay on after our allocated time which was super nice. I would recommend this restaurant and on our next visit to McLaren Vale we will be back.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took interstate friends for lunch. Location is lovely. Good and service were exceptional. Will happily return.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Salopian Inn team, with special thanks to Morgan and Jo, did a fantastic job making our sons pre-wedding celebration lunch (with 18 guests) a memorable day. Everyone enjoyed themselves and were very impressed with the room, the absolutely delicious food, the wines and the...excellent service. Even the outdoor courtyard area proved a perfect location for our group photo. The fact that we could take our time throughout the afternoon, and savour the special moment together, was highly appreciated. Everything exceeded our expectations as well as the expectations of our family and guests who were full of compliments and praise for the choice of location. We will be back!!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hadn't visited for a long while. Glad we did, the service, wine list and food were faultless. Fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited midweek for a 2pm lunch. Very busy with many summer holiday tourists and a few locals. Seemed a little under staffed so first drink service took a while. Ordered entrees at this time. Then drinks came out, entree and bread. This could have been...spaced out with bread and drinks first then entree. We ordered for entree 6 steamed buns, prawn dumplings, polenta and mozzarella salad and kingfish fritters. The kingfish entree - 2 styles on the menu - it wasn’t too clear that the kingfish was a fritter, nice but just not clear. Steamed buns were delicious as were the dumplings. The entrees were quite large in portion size. We opted to wait on ordering mains at the start and were pleased with this decision. It gave us time to stop and chat and digest the entrees. For mains we shared the char sui pork which was very nice, the pork cooked perfectly and nicely charred. We chose gins for drinks rather than wine however the wine list was extensive as was the gin list. Service was good, food was good - but the food came out too quickly. Noisy tables and acoustics near the kitchen / bar area. Not a place for a quiet romantic lunch but rather lunch with friends or family. The food was modern Asian in parts and typical Australian farm produce.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely food, with fresh produce and bright flavours. Mod Oz with a mix of European and Asian elements and everything was delicious. Cozy indoor set up and excellent service.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Michelle C
3 January 2018|
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Response from Jomalcom | Reviewed this property |
Sorry took so long to answer....not sure they would enjoy it.
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Rosy G
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Danny W
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Response from Meegs1972 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately not at The Salopian as they feature wines from their own vinyard and surrounding area
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