Restaurant Guide

Gather at Coriole: Restaurant review

A thoughtful experience from beginning to end, peppered with creative surprises.


When it comes to what makes Gather at Coriole so special, it's hard to know where to start. Perhaps at the end: where delicate squares of rich salted caramel come topped with the sweet-yet-savoury surprise of Koroneiki olives. It's a perfect showcase of the unexpected pairings and unique ingredients that define a meal at Gather. From beginning to end it's a thoughtful experience, peppered with creative surprises. Born in McLaren Vale, chef Tom Tilbury's homecoming brought his sustainable food and dining philosophy to Coriole in 2018. Since then, he's introduced a guided menu that's proudly local, ethically harvested and designed to bring people together. The dishes are ever-changing – ours featured kangaroo with native karkalla, muntries and hay emulsion; and a dessert of caramel sunchoke with citrus and vanilla – and match seamlessly with Coriole's enviable wine list. Clever, attentive staff ensure there are no missteps. Add to that views across Coriole's vines and it beckons for long lunches with friends and family. Come together.


Gather at Coriole
79 Chaffeys Rd, McLaren Vale, SA
(08) 8323 8305
Chef Tom Tilbury
Price guide $$$
Bookings Recommended
Wheelchair access Yes
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.