Restaurant Reviews

Terroir Auburn: Restaurant review

Terroir Auburn

Address

21 Main North Rd
Auburn, SA

Hours

Lunch Sat-Sun noon-4pm
Dinner Wed-Sat 6pm-8.30pm

Prices

E $17-$20
M $30-$35
D $16

REVIEW

Chef Dan Moss has learned a lot since moving to the Clare Valley in 2012 and opening this boutique bistro. His initial eagerness for experimenting meant dishes sometimes got confusing. But time has tempered the chef's style and his understanding of regional ingredients has grown. So consider his locavore menu afresh, starting with haloumi, pan-fried and teamed with soy bean and caper leaves for savoury and salty impact. Local meats command hero roles on the tight menu, although vegetables play a key part on every plate, too: eggplant is prepared as a silky green curry beside roasted chicken thigh and a duck spring roll, or combined with Berkshire pork and miso, adding a umami accent to minced grilled belly. Terroir Auburn's appeal is also underlined by generous servings and strong value. Boutique Clare Valley producers dominate the drinks list, and nearly everything else - including the pilsner and ale on tap - is local, too.

Phone:
(08) 8849 2509

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

  • BYO
  • Licensed
  • Outdoor dining

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Dan Moss

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