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Maxwell’s Ellen Street Restaurant

19 Olivers Rd | Maxwell Winery & Vineyards, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8323 8200
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (51 reviews)
“tasting menu” (9 reviews)
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European, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
19 Olivers Rd | Maxwell Winery & Vineyards, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had the two course lunch at the end of a TrailHopper tour - food was amazing, staff were so accommodating and fit our wine tasting in to our meal, even pairing the tastings with our individual courses. Thanks Simon ! :) Mel & Denece

Thank melsims
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had the pleasure of experiencing the ultimate experience in food and wine whilst being treated like royalty soaking up the ambience and spectacular views Maxwell Restaurant has to offer. Chef Fabian Lehmann had just released his new spring menu and spoilt...More

Thank Alecia C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ambience and service at Maxwells was welcoming and friendly and our group were looking forward to a fine dining experience. However the food was contrived complexity which missed the point of enjoying fresh local produce. Flavours muddled together so the tasting menu was not...More

Thank 16pauliner
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Loved it here. Made to feel very welcome, loved the food and the wine and had a lovely experience. Well presented with good attentive service.

Thank nan00k0fthen0rth
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Great experience and amazing food! We would definitely recommend the restaurant and cellar door to other people wanting a fantastic meal!!! :)

Thank Harriet W
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Not long ago, McLaren Vale was regarded as a rather poor substitute for the Barossa Valley. Within the last ten years or so, with the arrival of brilliant new restaurants and exciting new wineries the region has a new character and confidence. Ellen Street proves...More

Thank billandlyn
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Loved the whole experience. Presentation of food was second to none. Every dish was creative and flavourful. One of the best dining places I've been to in Adelaide. Commitment to excellence

Thank RuFli
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Sunday lunch, table of 4 with friends. Lovely spot with great views was just the beginning! Friendly, attentive service from very knowledgeable staff. Very creative menu with lots of nice little touches, we had the set price 3 courses which my wife and I shared...More

Thank CRA63
Reviewed 7 July 2017

It was our best friends birthday and we wanted somewhere special. Mark Maxwell the owner was on hand to welcome us into his beautiful tasting room with an open fire and smiling faces. we chose the 'feed us' menu which included 5 savoury courses and...More

Thank Adelaide00
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We stopped into Maxwells for lunch...largely because every other place on the top 10 list was unavailable at 2pm on a Tuesday. Well, what a stroke of luck. The chief in this place is a wizard with food, the colours, the textures, the flavours; each...More

Thank hyltonandamanda
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10 February 2017|
Response from Maxwell W | Property representative |
Hi there, thanks for your enquiry. Please allow for about 1.5 hours for the three course option. All of our wines are available by the bottle and we also have a decent selection of museum released wines from our cellar... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$80
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
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12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Olivers Rd | Maxwell Winery & Vineyards, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8323 8200
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Family owned Maxwell Wines is an idyllic place for an unforgettable food and wine experience. Constructed from limestone and old solid timber, the natural warmth of the winery is complemented by large picture windows with breathtaking views overlooking the rolling hills of McLaren Vale. With guests surrounded by a vista of vines, the setting provides the perfect atmosphere for a relaxed and intimate occasion. Michelin Star trained chef Fabian Lehmann's food draws from local, fresh seasonal produce with a real home-grown flavour through working closely with growers and local suppliers. This is food that is meant to be enjoyed amongst friends, accompanied by a glass of the some of the region's finest wine.
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