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Leonards Mill

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$$ - $$$
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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7869 Main South Rd, Second Valley, South Australia 5204, Australia
+61 8 8598 4184
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Wed 12:00 - 21:00
Thu 12:00 - 21:30
Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Adelaide, Australia
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217 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing dinner at Leonard's Mill on Sunday night (Adelaide cup long weekend). On arrival we were greeted warmly and immediate vibe was lovely, really intimate and relaxing. We started with a shared entree, a prawn dish which was delicious, hubby wanted more more more! His favourite dish of the night. We then shared a beef dish and... More 

Thank CM_Papag
Adelaide, Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having first visited this stunning place 5 years ago, I always promised I would return. This time as a family and as on the first occasion, I was not disappointed! We opted for the tasting 4 course meal with wine flight. The food was outstanding as was the wine pairing. The open lawn allowed for my daughter to play whilst... More 

Thank Barnsey_107
Adelaide, Australia
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70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You occasionally go to a restaurant where the food is great, service very good and ambience exceptional. This is what Leonards Mill is offering! The Mill itself is a charming building, set in beautiful gardens. We ate outside under umbrellas, but could have eaten inside where the rustic charm is most enticing. Diners can have a range of local foods... More 

Thank Murray Y
Jane M, Owner at Leonards Mill, responded to this review

Hi Murray Thanks for your wonderful feedback, I'm delighted you enjoyed your lunch at Leonards Mill. Our Sous Chef, Wayne Leeson, has been cooking our food all summer and is stepping into the Head Chef role, so the food will be just as good. Whilst Alan (my husband) and I are selling the business, the potential new owners we are... More 

Yankalilla, Australia
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The mill is a great place for lunch or dinner and even just coffee and cake. The building has been renovated to a wonderful standard and the staff are very friendly and efficient. It is for sale currently and we only hope it will remain a restaurant when it sells. A terrific asset for the Fleurieu.

Thank Karen C
Jane M, Owner at Leonards Mill, responded to this review

Hi Karen Thanks for your review, I'm delighted you enjoyed your experience and continue to support under new ownership. At this stage it is business as usual and the prospective purchasers are keen to maintain the status quo. Watch this space .... Kind regards Jane Mitchell, Owner More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfection plus....the food is amazing...the service is second to none. The location is beautiful. From the moment you you walk in you are treated with friendly staff who ensure you are well catered to. Every patron is made to feel special. Thank you Leonard's Mill for a perfect day.

Thank Sandie D
Jane M, Owner at Leonards Mill, responded to this review

Thank you Sandie for taking time to say such special things about Leonards Mill. Our staff enjoy what they do and I'm delighted it shows. Kind regards Jane Mitchell, Owner More 

Blackwood, Australia
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71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Leonards Mill on the weekend for dinner with some friends. The menu is small but everything sounds great. We decided to share a few entrees. The Kingfish sashimi and Kangaroo carpaccio were fantastic. As a main, I ordered the Lamb loin and braised neck, summer vegetable, macadamia and anchovy. Unfortunately the lamb loin was slightly over done and... More 

Thank MillsandTumble
Jane M, Owner at Leonards Mill, responded to this review

Thanks for your constructive review, I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the lamb dish and felt the anchovy was over-powering. I've passed your feedback to the team and without it, we can't make necessary changes to ensure each dish is of a high and consistent standard. I'm pleased you enjoyed your overall experience and finished with one of our wonderful desserts.... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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600 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Leonards Mill is a beautiful restore Mill which is now an restaurant in Second Valley. After camping in Rapid bay for a few night we booked a table at this well known restaurant. The setting is beautiful and the service was very good from all staff. We were however a bit disappointed with the food though. The Vegetarian Menu lacked... More 

Thank MagnusAustralia
Jane M, Owner at Leonards Mill, responded to this review

HI Magnus Thanks for your review. I'm sorry you didn't think the vegetarian dishes were good value. I appreciate feedback such as yours and will discuss this with our chefs so we an improve. The carrot dish has quite expensive elements, such as the macadamia puree and soy pepitas, but we can look at the quantity of carrots. Appreciate you... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Beautiful food, friendly helpful staff, lovely location. We took our two dogs which were most welcome. A lovely table setting in the garden under a shady tree.

Thank Dglynn2015
Jane M, Owner at Leonards Mill, responded to this review

We just love dogs and think it enhances the owners' dining experience if they can sit back and relax on the law with their four-legged companions, whilst enjoying some great food. Thanks for sharing. Kind regards Jane Mitchell, Owner More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had a great meal there & the service was great - they couldn't do enough for you - dessert was delicious & the setting there is relaxing

Thank christines72017
Jane M, Owner at Leonards Mill, responded to this review

Hi Christine So pleased you had a great time and enjoyed our hospitality. Thanks for sharing. Kind regards Jane Mitchell, Owner More 

Adelaide, Australia
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118 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on Sunday 12 Feb with our friends for a drink mid afternoon. We all commented on such a warm welcome we got from a young lady that served us, we said we just wanted a drink and we were looked after straight away. We had dinner organised at our holiday house, so we didn't eat there, but... More 

Thank Helen R
Jane M, Owner at Leonards Mill, responded to this review

Thanks Helen, our front of house staff do a wonderful job and are genuinely pleased to help. We look forward to you coming and dining with us soon. Kind regards Jane Mitchell, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$35
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7869 Main South Rd, Second Valley, South Australia 5204, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Second Valley
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8598 4184
Leonards Mill is a 166 year old restored four mill which is home to an award winning restaurant specialising in local regional and seasonal produce. Our Taste of the Fleurieu menu is designed to take you on a culinary journey of the region and give you insight into the importance of sustaining local communities. Leonards Mill is home to a productive vegetable garden and vast array of fruit trees. Open for lunch Thursday to Monday and dinner on Friday and Saturday, Leonards Mill has wide appeal. Our wine list showcases the best of South Australia. Alfresco dining on the deck in warmer months and inside when its cold. Leonards Mill is also a strong supporter of local artists and you are most welcome to visit the Stable Studio at the Mill or wander around the building and garden and enjoy the beautiful pieces exhibited by local artists. 75 Minutes drive from Adelaide and ten minutes from the Kangaroo Island Ferry at Cape Jervis. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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