Lunch Mon-Fri noon-1.30pm,
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.