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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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Adelaide, Australia
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited Maximilians/Sidewood quite a few times and it is consistently fantastic. It caters for a wide range of people and situations and you often see everything from families to footy teams. It is a fun venue, lots of seating options, DJ's on the weekend, an awesome golf driving setup (for wine or vouchers!) and the food is as... More 

Thank RussTheDiver
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful lunch at Maximilian's with family. Amazing food served by wonderful staff. Will be booking again for the next special occasion. Thank you Maximilian's for a great experience.

Thank Paulandshellie
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So rocked up for our 1230 booking for our pre booked tasting. Was rudely told that we were due at 12 noon and that there was another 1230. No apology, no consideration just can't do it. We even had an email confirmation but we're kicked out. Clearly they double booked. Disappointing attitude and service - such a let down. For... More 

Thank Elise114
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Made a double booking and did nothing to reaccommodate. These things happen, but poor service put a dampener on the vist.

Thank Glen V
Andrew F, Owner at Maximilian's Restaurant & Cellar Door, responded to this review

Hi Glen, I'm sorry to hear of your experience. Are you able to give me more details. What date did you book for? Did you arrive and were not able to be seated? Can you provide any descriptions on the staff member that dealt with the issue? I would really appreciate the opportunity to talk to the staff involved. Kind... More 

1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where to start…. I always believe in starting with the good. Which was the wine and the kids meals, unfortunately it was all downhill from there. I would like to say that this is the first review that I have written on anything….ever. The occasion was my wife’s 40th on Sunday the 30th of April, and I have very fond... More 

Thank Michael M
Adelaide, Australia
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47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WE couldn't fault the food and or service here. From the menu we choose "Just feed me" which is a 5 course shared plate experience of the Chef's choosing. Every course was lovely and explained in detail by the experienced and friendly staff. We washed it down with the full bodied red "Good Catholic Girl". It's not far off the... More 

1 Thank Linda H
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Five of us booked for lunch on a cool Saturday afternoon. The atmosphere and ambiance were warm and welcoming. We opted for the Chef's Choice and sat back to enjoy a delicious six course delight of fresh, beautifully presented dishesl washed down with the Selwood Sauvignon Blanc and then a Selwood Shiraz both of which our guests rated highly. On... More 

2 Thank Frangi56
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maximilian's Cellar Door has a vibrant atmosphere and a beautiful view of the Adelaide Hills vineyards. We were able to taste a large variety of wines and the golf challenge added an extra element of fun to our afternoon.

1 Thank Tahlea P
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
125 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to the management for keeping the last chateaubriand for us as I mentioned in my booking that's what we would like to have and the very thoughtful management kept aside the last order even though we came at 230 pm ( last booking) Leanne served us and she was courteous and knowledgeable . The chateaubriand is hard to beat... More 

1 Thank traveladdict1964
North Carolina
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134 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

On a recent tour of Adelaide Hills, our guide arranged for a tasting at the Sidewood Cellar Door and lunch in their restaurant, Maximilian’s. Seth guided us through delightful wines, including some of the best sparkling wine and whites that we tasted in the area. For lunch we had the multi-course tasting menu with wines. This was a delightful selection... More 

1 Thank Carolyn_B_27312

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?