Restaurant Guide

Gather at Coriole

A thoughtful experience from beginning to end, peppered with creative surprises.

From beginning to end, a meal at Gather at Coriole is a thoughtful experience.

Photo: Kate Bowman
79 Chaffeys Rd, McLaren Vale, SA


When it comes to what makes Gather at Coriole so special, it’s hard to know where to start. Perhaps at the end: where delicate squares of rich salted caramel come topped with the sweet-yet-savoury surprise of Koroneiki olives. It’s a perfect showcase of the unexpected pairings and unique ingredients that define a meal at Gather. From beginning to end it’s a thoughtful experience, peppered with creative surprises. Born in McLaren Vale, chef Tom Tilbury’s homecoming brought his sustainable food and dining philosophy to Coriole in 2018. Since then, he’s introduced a guided menu that’s proudly local, ethically harvested and designed to bring people together. The dishes are ever-changing – ours featured kangaroo with native karkalla, muntries and hay emulsion; and a dessert of caramel sunchoke with citrus and vanilla – and match seamlessly with Coriole’s enviable wine list. Clever, attentive staff ensure there are no missteps. Add to that views across Coriole’s vines and it beckons for long lunches with friends and family. Come together.


Gather at Coriole

79 Chaffeys Rd, McLaren Vale, SA

(08) 8323 8305

Chef Tom Tilbury

Price guide $$$

Bookings Recommended

Wheelchair access Yes

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

Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide 2022

Our guide gives a yearly snapshot of the best restaurants to eat at right now. The best-rated restaurants, as judged by the reviewers’ first-hand experience, form our national Top 80.

Gather at Coriole
79 Chaffeys Rd, McLaren Vale, SA
Tom Tilbury
Price Guide
Wheelchair Access

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