Restaurant Reviews

Hentley Farm: Restaurant review

Hentley Farm

Address

Cnr Gerald Roberts & Jenke Rds
Seppeltsfield, SA

Hours

Lunch Thu-Sun noon-3pm
Dinner Fri-Sat 6.30pm-8.30pm

Prices

Tasting menus $115-$190

REVIEW

Take a journey along dusty Barossa back roads to reach Hentley Farm, a restored stable transformed by the addition of an elegant glass-walled dining pavilion overlooking vines and gum trees. Settle into high-backed chairs for dégustation menus appropriately called "journeys". Lachlan Colwill's team is bursting with ideas, many evident in snacks that push boundaries – whole grilled sardine wrapped in local seaweed on a sushi rice cracker, a slice of Russian Red tomato sharing a tart case with grilled peach and salmon egg. Colwill also re-examines hero ingredients; kingfish with puffed grains is now presented as sashimi with roasted shallot and mint, while grilled beef tongue is piqued by yuzu mustard cream with a hint of blue cheese. Hentley Farm wines are the sole choices, but older vintages provide smart pairings to the bold procession of contrasting textures.

Phone:
(08) 8562 8427

Bookings:
Bookings essential

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Private room

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Lachlan Colwill

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.