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d'Arry's Verandah
Modern Australian
  • d’Arenberg winery,
    Osborn Rd,
    McLaren Vale,
    SA
  • (08) 8329 4848,
    www.darrysverandah.com.au
  • Lunch Mon-Fri noon-1.30pm,

    Sat-Sun noon-2.30pm

d'Arry's Verandah
-35.198376,138.544942

It may not look slick with its weathered homestead vibe and relaxed veranda dining, but d'Arry's is a well-oiled machine. The kitchen shows great finesse in its signature dish - rotund ravioli of prawn and crab, decorated with flame-red lobster tails popping with sweet flesh and resting in a showstopping lobster bisque. A creamy Gorgonzola panna cotta teamed with pear, micro-herbs, witlof and rye crisps offers an interplay of textures. A hefty slab of snapper (generosity is a leitmotif) is complemented by a white bean and almond purée, roasted cherry tomatoes and a neat bundle of jamón-bound asparagus. Slow-roasted lamb hits a high note with tzatziki, a fat spanakopita cigar, tapenade-dressed beans and some lamb "lollipops" on the bone for good measure. Resist the temptation to forgo dessert - the passionfruit soufflé is a fitting finale. McLaren Vale's majestic vine-dotted terrain encourages alfresco dining.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $24-$35

    M $36-$40

    D $17-$18;

    dégustation $100

     

  • Feature:
  • BYO
    Licensed
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Peter Reschke

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