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19 Olivers Rd - Corner of Chalk Hill Roads,
McLaren Vale SA

Licensed Restaurants in Stylish Surrounds
Modern Australian

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What an Amazing Experience!! The Food was Incredible . Presentation Beautiful , This Chef is an Artist ?? The Staff are extremely Professional Wonderful to see they take their work Seriously Well done.

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Amazing creative food, every mouthful was a delight. The cellar door and setting is beautiful. Highly recommended. Well done Tom, Hayley, Jess and all the great staff.

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Maxwell Restaurant Overview

Deep in the heart of McLaren Vale is Maxwell's Restaurant. Nestled in the Maxwell Winery estate, the restaurant is the ideal place to enjoy a lazy weekend lunch after a morning exploring the region. With a glass of Maxwell’s award-winning Shiraz in hand, perch yourself on the deck and admire the luscious green vineyard views. Fabian Lehmann, former Chef at Michelin-starred restaurant Hotel Jaghaus Eideu, creates a seasonal and local produce driven menu, with dishes effortlessly matched to a cellared Maxwell wine. Whet your appetite with a cured venison tartare before delving into a caramelised pumpkin ravioli, Willunga walnuts and sage; or perhaps the Spring lamb celeriac and roasted garlic. Decadent dessert dish options are aplenty, like the whipped d'affinois, Maxwell honey and truffle.

A few words from Maxwell Restaurant

Maxwell's Restaurant is an idyllic place for an unforgettable food and wine experience. Constructed from limestone and old solid timber, the natural warmth of the building 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. Inside, an impressive limestone open fire creates a focal point, separating the restaurant from the cellar door.

With many years experience cooking in fine dining restaurants in Germany and Norway, most notably Michelin Star restaurant ‘Oro' by Terje Ness, head chef Fabian Lehmann has a great passion for fine food and a broad level of experience after twelve years of working across the world in all different styles of restaurants. Fabian underwent his apprenticeship at a Michelin star hotel in Germany before working in Oslo, Frankfurt, and qualia on Hamilton Island.

Fabian'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.

Venue Manager Simon Schumann leads a professional team happy to share their extensive knowledge of food and have many recommendations when it comes to the menu and accompanying wine.

The Restaurant is a great culinary experience. Enjoy.


Best Known For

South Australian King prawns, avocado and cucumber.

Maxwell Restaurant Functions

Caters for up to 180 Guests
  Wedding, Conference, Corporate Function, Product Launch, Dinner Party, Cocktail Party, Birthday Party, Christmas Party, Engagement Party, Hens & Bucks Night, Charity Event
  Finger Food, Canapes, Set Menu, Degustation
Maxwell can cater for all types of occasions, from corporate entertainment and events, weddings as well as a range of unforgetable wine experiences.

Maxwell Restaurant Chef

Fabian Lehmann

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Opening Hours

Mon10:00 - 17:00
Tues10:00 - 17:00
Wed10:00 - 17:00
Thur10:00 - 17:00
Fri10:00 - 17:00
Sat10:00 - 17:00
Sun10:00 - 17:00

Features & Facilities

Seats: 80

  • Bush Views
  • Customer Carpark
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Live Music
  • Fully Licensed
  • Private Dining
  • Functions
  • Alfresco Dining
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Disabled Access
  • Degustation Menu
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Wireless Internet
  • Child Friendly
  • Romantic
  • Catering
  • Lunch

Payments Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • EftPos

Other Awards & Media

  • Maxwell's Ellen Street Restaurant.. Blog by Gastrology

    A short 40 minutes drive south from the centre of Adelaide, Maxwell Winery's Ellen Street Restaurant is simply breathtaking. The restaurant interior seamlessly combines both classic and contemporary design and is constructed from limestone and old solid timber. A wonderful sense of warmth warths through the air complemented by large picture windows allowing plenty of natural light to stream in and ..... Read the full blog from Gastrology

    Maxwell's Ellen Street Restaurant.. Blog by Gastrology
  • Simon Wilkinson's review on Ellen Street Restaurant October 2016

    Simon Wilkinson's review on Ellen Street Restaurant October 2016
  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

  • 2 Forks Advertiser Good Food Awards

    We recently won 2 Forks from the Advertiser Good Food Awards 2016.