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Magnums Bistro at Hotel McLaren

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Australian
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208 Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8323 8208
07:30 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 21:30
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They have won some awards. Large menu. Good prices. Not sure I would return. Staff friendly. Little tired, lacking in atmosphere.

Thank Darren H
Denia, Spain
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157 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's the décor that makes this average. The place seems flat while the food is good pub and the service excellent. They handled a large party extremely well.....just jazz the place up a bit

Thank gordy07
Adelaide, South Australia
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I made an impromptu visit for lunch on ANZAC Day. Excellent service and food, including a salad bar and a roast vegetable bar. The grilled butterfish was perfectly done, as was the salt and pepper squid. An abundance of herbs including lemmon pepper, fennel and thyme. Not you normal pub food; much more like fine dining.

Thank peterhoey2
Adelaide, Australia
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Well we decided to go to Magnums bistro at Hotel McLaren for Sunday lunch, we were greeted at the door and shown to our table all good so far , than things went downhill we ordered our meal which was Fish & Chips not too difficult , it took an Hour to get our meal you get Salad & Veggie... More 

Thank barrie m
Willunga, Australia
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137 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Haven't been here for ages. Great meal and excellent service. Went for my husband's birthday after our usual local had stuffed up our booking. The meal wax excellent as was the service. This hotel used to be our local some years ago and it was lovely to be remembered by staff.Bernadette and Kim give great service.

Thank lezlih
Sydney, Australia
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148 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Had dinner and a few drinks here with about 20 family and friends. The pub was very quite given a mid week night. Given the large group we had the kitchen handled it very well Food was ok, not spectacular the chicken schnitzel was too dry and the roast pork average. but a good variety on the menu.they managed to... More 

Thank Rustyone w
Adelaide, Australia
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We have been a few times as we like the one meal for $12 voucher during the week. Have found the salad and veg bar a bit hit and miss. Sometimes its fab and others a bit tired and boring...nice quiet place not rowdy or loud due to a carpeted floor. great bar service

Thank Lynne B
Adelaide, Australia
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Service ok, meals ok and prices ok. Schnitzel for under $25 , good pub meal. The salad bar was dissapointing, dry vegetables but the bread was fresh . Would go again but not in a rush.

Thank Steve H
Hobart, Australia
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Dropped in here for a quick lunch and very surprised with the range in the menu. Gave the Alpaca a try and, although a little over done, it was still very juicy. This place is really stuck in the 80s in a nice way and has not been polluted by hipsters. Very happy with the meals and the service. Worth... More 

Thank el-de-Carabanchel
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The meal was very disappointing for the price. My friends recommend the place, but we won't be back. Services where friendly, but something was very wrong in the kitchen. It seemed the sauces were so wrong

Thank Treesagreen1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8323 8208

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?