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The Salopian Inn

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5 McMurtrie Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia (Formerly Vale/Inn Taphouse & Kitchen)
+61 8 8323 8769
Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Wed 12:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Returned for lunch with some girlfriends last week. It never fails. Karena is a superb chef making it hard to decide what to order. Dumplings are a must for every visit but all other dishes were equally as good. Alex and the front of house team are efficient and friendly. Beautiful setting and especially cosy at this time of the... More 

Thank Babushka5173
Wangaratta, Australia
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112 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Salopian Inn was a recommendation of a boutique wine maker in the McLaren Vale and we definitely did not regret going there. The cellar is an experience in itself, the meals were fantastic, attention of the waiting staff outstanding, competently helping us to find the right wine with our meals. We will definitely be back.

Thank K710
Glenelg, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic intimate restaurant/building set in a beautiful location!! My family and I ventured to McLaren Vale on Mothers Day for lunch at 12pm, it was well worth the drive from Glenelg. We were greeted with great customer service, which continued throughout the whole afternoon. Being Mothers Day, Mum was offered either a Gin or Champagne on arrival, free... More 

Thank ewilliams97
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my new husband here for his birthday while we were away on our honeymoon and the staff were so friendly and helpful. I have raved to everyone about this place. Highly recommend. The food and wine cellar are out of this world.

Thank Emma M
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started with a Gin and tonic from a most extensive range of Gins. The lunch was great, they were able to manage catering for a vegan member of the group. The wine cellar is an experience, wander through the cellar and choose from a very extensive range on offer. All in all the dining experience was excellent, all 6... More 

Thank ArgusBP
Maroochydore, Australia
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168 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great character in this old building that has had a extensive refit and carries it all off very well. We had a (noisy) group of 8 and were in a private room which was excellent. Waitress was excellent, extremely efficient and friendly. Food was superb and highly recommend Salopian for a special occasion

Thank Dudley S
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three couples who met on their honeymoon 50 years ago, and are still married, enjoyed a wonderful evening of food and wine at the Salopian Inn. The food was great being well presented and tasty. Sarah, the hostess, made us feel so special.

Thank Robert G
Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to impress your friends and business partners; a bit on the expensive side compared to other restaurants in McLaren Vale; excellent management and staff, professional and efficient; good place for an upmarket eating experience.

Thank Waratah17
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great restaurant!! Went here as a party of five for my partners 40th birthday. One of us in the group is coeliac and the other had allergies to certain foods but the waiting staff and chef were very accommodating and was able to advise and cook for us as per condition. Absolutely brilliant service. The wine cellar where... More 

Thank Mabbs_11
Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for the chefs choice option and it was an excellent combination of flavours. The highlights were probably the pork dumplings and the t-bone steak. Everything was cooked to perfection and was delivered with outstanding service. No criticism but just a little too much food, could have fed an extra couple of people!

Thank asneddo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$37
Australian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 McMurtrie Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia (Formerly Vale/Inn Taphouse & Kitchen)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8323 8769
Salopian Inn Mclaren Vale reopened with an inspired refit of the 1853 homestead. Contemporary Australian cuisine with regional seasonal menu, home of Heirloom Vineyard wines, exceptional local and international wine cellar with a tantalising list of exotic gin. Opening hours - Wednesday to Sunday Lunch and Thursday, Friday and Saturday Dinner.

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