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At the Cellar Door: citrus cured kingfish with wasabi mayonnaise, shaved radish and wakame. At Maxwell Restaurant: enjoy a long or short course menu showcasing quality produce in a fine dining environment.

About Maxwell Restaurant

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 Jagdhaus Eiden, creates a seasonal and local produce driven menu, with dishes effortlessly matched to a cellared Maxwell wine. Dine on either a long (3 hours) or short (2 hours) course menu designed to truly immerse you in the McLaren Vale experience, while an informal menu is also available at the cellar door, from tapas style plates to wine and food experiences.

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A few words from Maxwell Restaurant

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.

Location & Map

19 Olivers Rd - Corner of Chalk Hill Roads, McLaren Vale 5171 SA - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  10:00:AM - 5:00:PM
Tue  10:00:AM - 5:00:PM
Wed  10:00:AM - 5:00:PM
Thu  10:00:AM - 5:00:PM
Fri  10:00:AM - 5:00:PM
Sat  10:00:AM - 5:00:PM
Sun  10:00:AM - 5:00: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)


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.


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.