Restaurant Reviews

The Currant Shed: Restaurant review

The Currant Shed

Address

104 Ingoldby Rd
McLaren Flat, SA

Hours

Lunch Tue-Sun noon-3pm

Prices

2 courses $55
3 courses $70

REVIEW

An idyllic lime orchard and vineyard setting that stretches beyond the galvo pavilion's windows and dining patio establishes an easy mood. It follows through to a relaxed yet serious regional menu, with chef Dioni Flanagan confidently pursuing exciting combinations. There's pan-fried tommy ruff fillets on almond purée with a smoked eel crisp, for instance. Braised goat on horseradish purée offers rich flavours, offset by the crunch of toasted yellow peas. Desserts are serious highlights. The signature lime tart is made with fruit from the orchard and served with coconut sorbet, while smoked chocolate mousse is a new favourite. A smart drinks list presents  global artisan producers beside the co-owner's Shottesbrooke wines. Tasmanian oak tables and Scandinavian-style chairs add sophistication to the exposed rafters and vine-covered pergola, while informed service means the meal glides breezily through a procession of pretty presentations.

Phone:
(08) 8383 0232

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

  • BYO
  • Licensed
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Outdoor dining
  • Private room
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Dioni Flanagan

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