Restaurant Reviews

Leonards Mill: Restaurant review

Leonards Mill

Address

7869 Main South Rd
Second Valley, SA

Hours

Lunch Thu-Mon noon-3pm
Dinner Fri-Sat 6pm-9pm

Prices

E $17-$23
M $30-$33
D $18-$24
4 courses $75, 6 courses $105

REVIEW

Expect a warm welcome at the restored 170-year-old flour mill, where you can sit on the lawn, expansive deck or inside the three-level venue. Food is drawn from Kangaroo Island and the Fleurieu, supported by a considered South Australian wine list. Paper-thin kingfish sashimi works well with the bitter flavour and crunch of radish, preserved lemon and coriander. The substitution of peas for broad beans disappoints in a dish of ricotta, fennel and anchovy, while ling with eggplant, olive and confit tomato looks pretty but falls short in flavour and texture. There's a lot to love, however, in tender beef flank, richly flavoured with pepper and smoked spring onion, and topped with salt-and-vinegar saltbush crisps. Desserts are impressive: pineapple sorbet lollipops, served on sugar sticks with silky coconut crème fraîche and a kalamansi jelly, are undeniably fun, as is a marzipan-heavy frangipane tart topped with fresh strawberry and chunks of honeycomb.

Phone:
(08) 8598 4184

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Outdoor dining
  • Private room

Accepted card types:

  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Wayne Leeson

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