Leonards Mill
Modern Australian
  • 7869 Main South Rd,
    Second Valley, SA
  • (08) 8598 4184,
  • Lunch Thu-Mon  noon-3pm

    Dinner Fri-Sat 6pm-9pm

Leonards Mill

Expect a warm welcome at the restored 170-year-old flour mill, where you can sit on the lawn, expansive deck or inside the three-level venue. Food is drawn from Kangaroo Island and the Fleurieu, supported by a considered South Australian wine list. Paper-thin kingfish sashimi works well with the bitter flavour and crunch of radish, preserved lemon and coriander. The substitution of peas for broad beans disappoints in a dish of ricotta, fennel and anchovy, while ling with eggplant, olive and confit tomato looks pretty but falls short in flavour and texture. There's a lot to love, however, in tender beef flank, richly flavoured with pepper and smoked spring onion, and topped with salt-and-vinegar saltbush crisps. Desserts are impressive: pineapple sorbet lollipops, served on sugar sticks with silky coconut crème fraîche and a kalamansi jelly, are undeniably fun, as is a marzipan-heavy frangipane tart topped with fresh strawberry and chunks of honeycomb.


You might also like:

Market Eating House

Hear that? That's Bunbury buzzing about this high-paced din...

Albert Street Food & Wine

Philippa Sibley may have left the building, but Albert St F...

At a glance

  • Price:
  • E $17-$23

    M $30-$33

    D $18-$24

    4 courses $75, 6 courses $105

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • Eftpos
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Wayne Leeson



Hobart, TAS
Calling Smolt a safe pair of hands is underplaying it. Sure, it has savvy staff, a good-l...

The Source

Berriedale, TAS
Artistic inspiration is never far away at The Source - from John Olsen's painting of the ...


Brisbane, QLD
Esquire describes its adventurous degustation approach as a commitment between kitchen an...

Stokehouse Q

Brisbane, QLD
When the bi-fold doors are retracted at this smartly appointed riverside restaurant, ther...

Cafe Di Stasio

Melbourne, VIC
With nearly three decades under its belt, this St Kilda stalwart is unapologetically set ...


Adelaide, SA
How many restaurants truly couldn't exist anywhere but Australia? Right now Jock Zonfrill...


Griffith, ACT
If Aubergine isn't already the real deal, a moody makeover by Caprezio Copeland - sleek, ...


Melbourne, VIC
Part of Andrew McConnell's empire, this is the younger, buzzier, carefree sibling to the ...