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Maximilian's Restaurant & Cellar Door

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Main Street, Verdun, South Australia 5245, Australia
+61 8 8388 7777
11:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

High quality atmosphere to match the superb food, views, and service. Pricey, but to be expected for the quality of restaurant and cellar. We have had Leanne as our server a few times now and will request her each time we return! Friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive, she made our dining experience all the more pleasant with her thoughtful recommendations. We... More 

1 Thank Valon K
Oxford, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a very good meal at this restaurant . I loved the pate to start with and shared a beautiful chateaubriand as a main course . The meat was very tender and the béarnaise sauce was delicious . All the staff are very friendly and the service was perfect . Would definitely return when staying in Adelaide

Thank Blewtribals
Adelaide, Australia
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116 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, staff and surroundings. Do yourself a favour and head here for dinner, doesn't need to be a special occasion or event, well worth the drive. We will definitely be back soon.

Thank Jason R
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this winery and enjoyed the golfing challenge however edge really put off by the fact that they double the price of a bottle of wine if you want to drink it on site.

1 Thank sarahausti
Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant met our expectations, but as the afternoon rolled on the wine tasting bus occupants got more and more rowdy and at the end we had to watch them as the males urinated around their bus as it waited for them to leave. This place really should consider banning wine tasting as it attracts the wrong kind of clientele.

Thank Cas38
Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great location - great food and service, a winery co-located and a fun golf drive into the dam just for fun!

1 Thank Tristan_and_Sarah
Surrey, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having found Sidewood Wine in several restaurants whilst visiting relatives in Adelaide Hills, I asked them to take me to the cellar door. I was not disappointed. The cellar door was staffed by a very friendly member of staff, the wines were exquisite and the floating golf green, made the visit a real fun afternoon. $10 for a bucket of... More 

1 Thank bodplod
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Often plan to post a review on Trip Adviser but never do, but the experience today has blown us out of the water. Picturesque surroundings, affiliated cellar door, absolutely to die for food and tip top waitressing from Leanne. Quite possibly the best service combined with extremely detailed knowledge of provenance and cooking methods of the dishes, not to mention... More 

1 Thank Emma B
Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I have been here for years - lovely peaceful environment and great food. Attentive service.

1 Thank 123OutAndAbout123
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We attended a birthday lunch at Maximillian's recently and as first-timers we were very impressed. Despite there being 3 other functions simultaneously in the same space, we were not disadvantaged in any way. Our waiter David was excellent! He was friendly, fun, super-attentive, knowledgeable about the food and wine and although he (and all staff members) worked at a frantic... More 

Thank Kate M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Verdun, South Australia 5245, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide Hills  >  Verdun
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8388 7777
An iconic restaurant, Maximilian's provides a quintessential Adelaide Hills experience. Nestled amongst vineyards, the heritage homestead built in 1851 provides cosy romantic corners, big open fires, lush dining and private function rooms. Only 12 minutes from the toll gate, Maximilian's is a complete celebration of one of Australia's most significant food & wine regions including Sidewood Tasting Rooms and exceptional wine list.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?