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The Salopian Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Australian, Fusion
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5 McMurtrie Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia (Formerly Vale/Inn Taphouse & Kitchen)
+61 8 8323 8769
Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Wed 12:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a long lunch with business associates, they allow BYO even though they have an extensive wine list , was a totally tasteful delight, couldn't find fault , every dish was delicious and well executed

Thank Gavin G
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Four of us went for dinner. Service was fast even though the place was fairly full. The food was good. It was innovative serving dumplings and buns (chinese sui kao and char siew pow) in a fusion style. The best part is most of the food is sourced locally and the vegetables are from their home grown patch.

Thank chin792015
Adelaide, Australia
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Entrees of dumplings and Kangaroo tail were fantastic. Mains of snapper fillets were nicely cooked but very little fish, the chicken dish was a bit dry and the duck fat potatoes appear to have been warmed for a long period of time as beautiful colour but hard shells. The noise was the killer though, barely able to hear my dining... More 

Thank goodfood4eva
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Long lunch with group of 11 in separate room. Waitress was very helpful recommending 7 course set menu to share. Plenty of delicious food and they were happy to accommodate dietary requirements and the recommendation of the gin and tonics from their popular gin bar and menu were spot on. Would definitely recommend and return .

Thank Food7007
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended by local friends, it’s worth taking the trip out of town to enjoy not only this popular and buzzy restaurant but also the McLaren Vale vineyards scenery. The pub grub was very good; served with hospitality and enthusiasm.

Thank royalcrescent
Adelaide, Australia
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156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delicious long lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Opting for the tasting menu we were not disappointed!! Food was absolutely amazing, service was good and staff were pretty friendly. We left feeling very satisfied and happy - we will definitely return.

Thank CM_Papag
Adelaide Hills, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were so looking forward to a special birthday lunch with the family today. I suppose we were happy enough with our meals but the table service was non existent. I would go as far to say appalling is a better word.... from having to get the attention of the waiters for drinks, water, asking for the desert menu, to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal here last night. The service was good, although it was very busy. The market fish ceviche was wonderful, the dumplings nice. The gin menu was amazing!! Great place and atmosphere for dinner!

Thank Kelkells
Montreal, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a dinner here to celebrate a special birthday which we noted in the booking. On arrival they greeted us and sat us quickly. We were rushed by our server right from the start, we told her we needed more time to order drinks and we were planning to have a look for a nice bottle of red. We... More 

Thank Lacey S
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't believe how reasonable the beautiful food is at this stylish restaurant. My impression was it works so well at it's location in the middle of the Mclaren Vale vineyards. Most places were closed and we tried this one and we highly recommend the food and service.

Thank Rod B

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 38
Australian, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 McMurtrie Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia (Formerly Vale/Inn Taphouse & Kitchen)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8323 8769
Salopian Inn Mclaren Vale reopened with an inspired refit of the 1853 homestead. Contemporary Australian cuisine with regional seasonal menu, home of Heirloom Vineyard wines, exceptional local and international wine cellar with a tantalising list of exotic gin. Opening hours - Wednesday to Sunday Lunch and Thursday, Friday and Saturday Dinner.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?