Restaurant Reviews

d'Arry's Verandah: Restaurant review


d’Arenberg winery
Osborn Rd
McLaren Vale, SA


Lunch Mon-Fri noon-1.30pm, Sat-Sun noon-2.30pm


E $24-$35
M $35-$40
D 18-$25
Dégustation $95-$100


The giant glass cube of a function/tasting centre in d'Arenberg's vineyards commands much visitor attention, yet the humble veranda restaurant in the adjacent farmhouse also holds much in its favour. There's an idyllic view of gum trees and vines from the glass-framed dining room and paved patio, and a robust menu embracing the region's best produce. Several signature dishes are entrenched for good reason - opulent lobster medallion with blue swimmer crab and prawn ravioli in lobster bisque; flawless passionfruit soufflé; soft-centred chocolate pudding - although the long menu roams broad cultural terrain. Flavours are bold and serves are generous, from braised kangaroo tail to pakoras with sweet potato kasundi and kachumber salad. d'Arenberg's vast range of wines can be tried at the adjoining cellar door (which is encouraged between courses), and a few drops adorn dishes, including roussanne sorbet.
(08) 8329 4848
Bookings recommended
  • BYO
  • Licensed
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Outdoor dining
  • Impressive Wine List
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Peter Reschke
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.