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Woodstock Coterie

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$$ - $$$
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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215 Douglas Gully Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8383 0156
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We visited Woodstock recently for lunch and really enjoyed the shared platter. This prompted us to try the pizza night, which promised all you can eat woodfired 'gourmet' pizza. The night started well enough with friendly service, until we asked to try one of the wines. The waitress told us the taster bottle had been open since Monday (4 days)... More 

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Trieste
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515 reviews
410 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Very nice ambiance, with an upscale rustic decor, a glass wall allowing for a lot of light and a view on the countryside, well spaced tables, and relaxing background music. Good service. Food was remarkably good. I had a "taste" consisting in a bay oyster with lemon granita, definitely interesting - but not the ideal match perhaps (I admit to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Would have loved time to explore more... Simply had a coffee and visited the excellent playground and kangaroos - but loved the idea of Friday night pizza - the oven was just firing up as we left! Next time.

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Thank shuntyhunt
Perth
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We visited on a rainy day and were pleased to have a long table quite close to the fireplace. We ordered our meal and then went next door for a wine tasting while we waited. The wine tasting room was very busy however the staff were very accommodating and informative and we didn't have to wait long. Highlight though was... More 

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Thank Foodiefollower
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

After experiencing much of what the Mclaren Vale region has to offer in food and wine, I'm always excited to try somewhere new. Friday night, gourmet wood oven pizzas, live entertainment with a cellar door twist at Woodstock Corterie sounded perfect. The entertainment was soulful, the service was competent but lacking in knowledge however... the food was appalling. If gourmet... More 

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1 Thank antihipsterchef
Ethan W, Restaurant Manager at Woodstock Coterie, responded to this review

Hi Antihipsterchef, Thank you for your feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed the entertainment we had performing. Although the service was “competent” we are always engaging our staff in training, which I hope you will be able to experience the benefits. In regards to the food, it is disappointing that you did not enjoy the pizzas we provided. We... More 

Adelaide
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

All you can eat pizza night in a relaxed, friendly environment. Staff very pleasant. Live music gives great atmosphere. Food plentiful and enjoyable.

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Thank betterandbest
Ethan W, Restaurant Manager at Woodstock Coterie, responded to this review

Thanks Better and Best for your review, We greatly appreciate your kind words. We hope that we will see you again soon. Thanks, Ethan More 

Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

If you want to enjoy a local produce menu done with flair this is the place. Lovely setting, attentive friendly staff and delicious food.

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Thank Annette H
Ethan W, Restaurant Manager at Woodstock Coterie, responded to this review

Thanks Annette H I am glad that you had such a great experience here at Woodstock. We hope that you will return soon for our spring menu. Thanks, Ethan More 

Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Celebrated a family birthday lunch with babies and toddlers in tow. Every staff member was friendly and made us feel welcome. Great live music added to the relaxed atmosphere with lots of room between tables for the little ones to dance. Food lovely and wine superb. Large lawned area, playground and kangaroo enclosure made the experience even more enjoyable.

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Thank Dianne M
Ethan W, Restaurant Manager at Woodstock Coterie, responded to this review

Thanks Dianne M We pride ourselves on being a wonderful location for these special days. It is great to receive such positive feedback. I hope you visit us again soon. Regards, Ethan More 

Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The location of the restaurant was beautiful and with a wildlife sanctuary at the same location, got to see some kangaroos and wallabies that were saved from the wild. The food was kind of average. Not very tasty and pretty simple. We did hear the pizzas were good here but, unfortunately they weren't serving them for lunch when we went.

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Thank AndyTsunami
Ethan W, Restaurant Manager at Woodstock Coterie, responded to this review

Thanks Andy Tsunami for your feedback, I am glad you enjoyed the sanctuary, although it is disappointing that you didn’t enjoy the food equally. Our kitchen team is always working hard to create delicious dishes for our guests. Hopefully you will be able to return for our Friday night pizza nights and test out our pizzas. Thanks, Ethan More 

Adelaide, Australia
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291 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I really enjoyed the live music performed by a musician I do not know and whose name is not obvious at the venue or on the web site - he did a wonderful performance and is very talented (solo male singing with guitar some Johnny Cash blended with Eric Clapton and Leonard Cohen). Our waitress was lovely, friendly and she's... More 

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Thank tripping-traveller
Ethan W, Restaurant Manager at Woodstock Coterie, responded to this review

Hi Tripping Traveller, Thank you for your detailed feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed the scenery, atmosphere, environment and entertainment. I am sorry to hear however, that your meals were not as satisfying. Our profiteroles and pate are all house made and are only intended to get the tastebuds tingling with anticipation of what’s to follow. We do endeavour... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$66
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 Douglas Gully Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8383 0156
Description
Woodstock Coterie, built in 1988, was designed to nestle among the towering century old gum trees. The design took into consideration the location of each of these amazing native trees. Not one significant tree was cut down to accommodate building the restaurant. Hence, the Coterie's unique semicircle shape. Rammed earth walls encase the dining area, providing a warm feel and at the same time complementing The Coterie's unique quintessentially Australian landscape. Glass doors and windows frame the lush native gardens creating an atrium feel for the discerning patron. Upstairs there is a mezzanine level available for private tastings, conferences and functions.The name 'Coterie' was chosen for the word's meaning; the gathering of a group of people, or rather a circle of friends, for a specific purpose... that for us includes great food, good company and finest wines at Woodstock

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