The General Wine Bar & Kitchen
Modern Australian
The General Wine Bar & Kitchen

Here's a fresh concept: two wineries (Mr. Riggs Wine Co & Zonte's Footstep) develop a joint cellar door in McLaren Flat as a bar, sales outlet and kitchen, encouraging customers to taste their expansive ranges. Consequently, the nimble kitchen caters for a variety of appetites, but has an unconventional way of creating a two-to-four course meal - a few pintxos plates augmented only by plats du jour, for instance. Chef Ben Sommariva combs the region for outstanding fresh produce, and exemplary regional signatures abound; vibrant red cured trout is dressed in gloriously thick, rich local olive oil, while Goolwa cockles sparkle on fresh pasta. There's simple pleasure in a big bowl of tiny prawns, battered, fried crisp and seasoned as a snack for drinks. Exposed brick, heavy old timber beams and large windows emphasise the room's cosy feel and the space is as comfortable as sitting in the chef's home kitchen.

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At a glance

  • Price:
  • Small plates $12,

    Two courses  $45,

    Additional courses $15

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
  • Cards:
  • Eftpos
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Ben Sommariva



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