Restaurant Reviews

The Lane Vineyard: Restaurant review

The Lane Vineyard


5 Ravenswood La
Hahndorf, SA


Lunch daily noon-4pm


2 courses $60
3 courses $72
Tasting menus $80-$125


The Lane Vineyard's welcoming staff are proud of their show-stopping Adelaide Hills views. Our entrée is an even prettier landscape: folds of ocean trout dotted with marinated roe and threaded with tiny marigolds, violets and cornflowers, while dill oil is pooled in a peak of the whitest crème fraîche. Main courses aren't hard on the eyes either. Char-grilled duck is dappled with beetroot hues, along with red basil, blackberries from the property and buttons of caramelised yoghurt. Miso-slathered tender Hereford short rib wears a tiny yellow flag of zucchini flower. Desserts involve indulgent layering: apricot parfait on shortbread with buds of dark chocolate mousse and tiny poached apricot segments. Floor manager Hugh Earlam knows chef James Brinklow's menu backwards, and charms everyone who braves the gravel roads leading to the restaurant. No wonder it's a flagship destination for the Adelaide Hills.

(08) 8388 1250

Bookings recommended


  • Licensed
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Outdoor dining

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

James Brinklow

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