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At the Cellar Door: barbequed Port Lincoln octopus, burnt butter, spring onions and soy. At Maxwell Restaurant: enjoy a long or short course menu, showcasing quality produce in dishes like kingfish, pancetta and Parmesan.

About Maxwell Restaurant

Deep in the heart of McLaren Vale is Maxwell's Restaurant on Olivers Road, an ideal place to enjoy a lazy lunch after a morning exploring the region. Nestled in the Maxwell Winery estate, perch on the deck and admire the luscious green vineyard with a glass of award-winning Shiraz in hand; or dine indoors among stacked stone walls, polished wood floors and floor to ceiling glass. Fabian Lehmann, former Chef at Michelin-starred restaurant Hotel Jagdhaus Eiden, creates a seasonal and local produce driven menu, with dishes effortlessly matched to a cellared Maxwell wine. Dine on either a long or short course menu with plates such as crab, daikon and dill, or lamb, asparagus and spinach; while an informal menu is available at the cellar door, from tapas-style fare to wine and food experiences.

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A few words from Maxwell Restaurant

Photography by Adam Starr.

Some say McLaren Vale offers the best regional dining in Australia. But few know a part of that reputation is Maxwell-made. In 1969, Marks father contributed to the region's first notable eatery. And when Mark Maxwell built this winery, it was one of the few with its own restaurant. Our menu has always championed fresh, seasonal produce from local suppliers. Although, our brilliant Head Chef, Fabian Lehmann, is far from local. With a stellar career forged in the Michelin-starred restaurants of Europe, his exquisite plates are now the stuff of Instagram legend.

At Maxwell Restaurant, chef Fabian Lehmann prepares a range of menu experiences to suit your occasion. Naturally the best of the season is brought to the plate with each harvest from our estate gardens. A passion for sourcing locally, but with European flavour coursing through his veins, expect complexity, style and precision.

Nestled among the vines, with views over the rolling hills of the McLaren Vale and into the belly of a working winery; Fabian's exquisite food is just part of the experience.

Dining Room open Thurs-Sun:

An experience lead by the Chef, designed to showcase the highest quality produce in a fine dining environment. Menus are a guided journey into provenance, flavour and execution.

Cellar Door deck open 7 days:

An informal menu, eclectic in style designed to graze and share or serve individually. A combination of fun, creative food and playful, engaging wine experiences. We encourage you to do both.

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Location & Map

19 Olivers Road (cnr Chalk Hill Road), McLaren Vale 5171 SA - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Tue  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Wed  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Thu  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Fri  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Sat  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Sun  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM

Groups & Functions

Maxwell can cater for all types of occasions, from corporate entertainment and events, weddings as well as a range of unforgetable wine experiences.

  • Up to 180 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Conference
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Hens & Bucks Night
  • Product Launch
  • Wedding
  • Canapes
  • Degustation
  • Finger Food
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (2)

passion

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.

simplyspicy

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.