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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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114 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 2 weeks ago

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
Adelaide Hills, Australia
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went up to the cellar door- SideWood- for a friends birthday celebration/lazy Sunday session. The food was minimal and expensive (we had numerous platters as we sat outside) and the drinks were sooo expensive. About $300 later, we left hungry and we were not even tipsy. Sooo over-rated and sooo not worth it!!!

Thank MrsMorcs
Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group 8, with two children of 6 and 9 years, a vegetarian and a person with a salt-free diet requirement. The children were kept amused with the restaurant's craft sets, the vegetarian was well catered for, and the normal meals were varied and pleasant. The serious disappointment was that, after an elaborate correspondence with "Emily" from the... More 

Thank Brenda742013
Adelaide, Australia
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We experienced a Christmas Day lunch at this Restaurant? You could never have a better meal, it was simply divine. The service was exceptional, and the view, looking out was perfect.

Thank ultimatelife1
Adelaide, Australia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch here for my birthday with family. Started with a wine taste and had 3 courses to follow. Excellent food and service and a beautifull venue

Thank grassrootsman
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

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 

2 Thank Valon K
Oxford, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

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

1 Thank Blewtribals
Adelaide, Australia
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124 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 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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265 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 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

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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
Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?