We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Australasian Dining Room

$$$$
Japanese, Asian, Australian
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1 Porter St, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia
+61 8 8555 1088
Website
Friday
Closed
Hours:
Sat 19:00 - 23:45
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 44: English reviews
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From superbly presented and well chosen food (fixed dinner menu) to inspiring and creative decor attentive service and well paced delivery this restaurant was a peak experience. Book ahead as places are limited and the venue popular.

Helpful?
Thank Dominie N
Fleurieu, Manager at The Australasian Dining Room, responded to this review

Hello Dominie N. Wow - how we have appreciated your feedback and we hope to see you again sometime. Cheers from the Saturday night team at The Australasian More 

Adelaide
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

For that special occasion this place is perfect. Only open to the public on Saturday evenings. The setting is unique and the service unpretentious. The menu and wine list will sure to please the most discerning palate. Enjoyed immensely. Don't forget the desert treats

Helpful?
Thank david_hAdelaide
Fleurieu, Owner at The Australasian Dining Room, responded to this review

Hello david_hAdelaide, Chef Juliet is "over the moon" about this review! Thank you for dining with us and all of us here appreciate you sharing your thoughts with others. More 

Adelaide, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Fixed menu, no tablecloths, soup starter - no bread. Two small bowls of rice for six people...... I overheard one of the staff refer to my father as "the old man". It was his birthday and they celebrated it by putting a candle in his icecream and winding up a "happy birthday" clockwork toy!! For $80 per head, we expected... More 

Helpful?
Thank kk2016699
Fleurieu, Manager at The Australasian Dining Room, responded to this review

Hello kk2016699, Your feedback about the food is in stark contrast to the diners seated at the tables by you. One table of four were so impressed with the slow-cooked beef main they requested the recipe. One lady at another table said she had a "ten plus, out of ten" food experience. The staff really liked your Dad and were... More 

Adelaide
Level Contributor
43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We were fortunate to arrive when duck was on the set menu - both of us enjoying that particular fowl! All three courses were exquisite but Juliet's creativity shines - dessert was a feast for both sight and taste. Deb is attentive and offers great advice on wines and the atmosphere is warm and inviting on a mid-Winter eve.

Helpful?
Thank meesa61
Fleurieu, Manager at The Australasian Dining Room, responded to this review

Hello Meesa61, Chef Juliet is particularly chuffed by your review of her Duck dish and the dessert on the set menu for July. Thank you for dining with us and for the review. Kind regards from the team at The Australasian Dining Room. More 

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

From the tasteful and authentic Japanese style decor, to the unique and tasty combinations of flavours on the set menu and last but not least, the attentive and friendly waitstaff - a perfect blend that could only be bettered by staying overnight and experiencing more of the same for longer than just one meal.

Helpful?
Thank Stephanie B
Fleurieu, Manager at The Australasian Dining Room, responded to this review

Hello Stephanie B, We are all so happy that you had a memorable experience in the dining room and thank you for your review. Cheers! :) More 

Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Second time we have ventured to Goolwa's premier eatery ( possibly S.A.'s premier eatery ) in the last few months. Dont worry about what has been selected as the set menu for the month, you will be amazed by the quality and uniqueness of this dining experience. The food here is unbelievably good, beautifully presented, and with excellent wine choices... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Chris K
Fleurieu, Manager at The Australasian Dining Room, responded to this review

Hello Chris, WOW your review really has been appreciated by everyone here. Juliet puts a great deal of time and thought into each monthly set menu and I work on the wine list constantly (we have added 5 new wines since your visit in early April). Now we have to continually live up to your amazing review! :) Cheers, Deb More 

Goolwa, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

A top of the range dining experience with amazing food , surroundings and ambience. Would highly recommend !

Helpful?
1 Thank Di D
Fleurieu, Manager at The Australasian Dining Room, responded to this review

Hello Di. Many thanks for your review. We look forward to hosting you and anyone who is inspired to visit because of your recommendation. More 

Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

A boutique hotel open for dinner to non residents on Saturday day evening. And what a treat it was! Canapés and sparkling wine served on the terrace to begin the evening. Mains in the dining room - this evening it was duck. But the piece de resistance was the dessert - ambrosia - heaven. Hard to describe but a perfect... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Patti B
Fleurieu, Manager at The Australasian Dining Room, responded to this review

Hello Patti, Saturday dinners in the Summer months can be fun with the arrival drink and tapas taken on the deck - the weather was beautiful in January. Chef Juliet loves creating the desserts and your positive feedback is treasured. Thank you. More 

Level Contributor
116 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

I was visiting friends in Goolwa and we had the pleasure of dining here on a Saturday night. Our evening started the canapés an a deck outside where we drank wine, nibbled on locally inspired and sourced produce and watched the sunset. Dinner was served in a beautiful dining room and whilst it was a set menu everything on it... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nebuliza
Fleurieu, Manager at The Australasian Dining Room, responded to this review

Hello Nebuliza. Thank you for your positive feedback. We look forward to hosting you again (the set menu changes each month). More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

Only open for dinner on a Saturday night, they offer a set menu for $85 per head. You arrive at 7 pm for a glass of bubbles and canapes but 1 hour later we were still hanging about, so we ordered another pre dinner drink which we had to pay for. The restaurant seems to seat around 50 guests, so... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bertie26London
Fleurieu, Manager at The Australasian Dining Room, responded to this review

Hello Bertie. The Saturday set menu (which changes each month) is cheaper in the cooler months (March to November) when all 3 courses are served in the dining room (seats a maximum of 36 people). The last course - the dessert treat plate - is created and made inhouse by our Patisserie Chef. Thank you for your review. More 

Travellers who viewed The Australasian Dining Room also viewed

Goolwa, South Australia
Goolwa, South Australia
 

Been to The Australasian Dining Room? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$59 - US$63
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Australian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Saturday
19:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Porter St, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Goolwa
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8555 1088
Description
Using local produce, Chef Juliet Michell creates an Asian-influenced, Modern Australian 3 course Set Menu to house guests nightly and to the public on Saturday evenings. Bookings essential.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Australasian Dining Room staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?