Salopian Inn
Modern Australian
  • Cnr McMurtrie & Main Rds,
    McLaren Vale, SA
  • (08) 8323 8769,
  • Lunch Mon-Sun noon-3pm

    dinner Thu-Sun 6pm-9pm

Salopian Inn

Convivial vibes and generous spirit inform proceedings in this handsomely revived 1850s inn. Chipper staff lead you to rustic table settings in eclectically furnished rooms, then down to a cellar packed with local and imported reds. Or you can taste one of the 200 gins displayed behind the bar. Start by cosying up to a Kangaroo Island Spirits gin with grapefruit zest, green olive and rosemary, then team it with sashimi of Port Lincoln tuna in a miso-based sauce with radish, cucumber ribbons and cheek-sucking lemon. Another entrée, steamed pork buns, is a little less exciting. Among the main courses, the fish-of-the-day snapper, hiding under a messy orange and green coverlet of baby carrots, harissa and fragrant coriander, is superb in both flavour and texture. Round off the meal with citrus trifle in a cocktail glass and an aromatic local roussanne - straw-coloured like the Willunga escarpment out the window. 

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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $10-$24

    M $29-$35

    D $12-$18

  • Feature:
  • BYO
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Karena Armstrong



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