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

    dinner Thu-Sun 6pm-9pm

Salopian Inn
-35.229609,138.551035

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
    Licensed
    Bar
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Karena Armstrong

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