Ellen Street Restaurant
Maxwell’s Ellen Street Restaurant is an idyllic place for an unforgettable food and wine experience. Constructed from limestone and old solid timber, the natural warmth of the building is complemented by large picture windows with breathtaking views overlooking the rolling hills of McLaren Vale. With guests surrounded by a vista of vines, the setting provides the perfect atmosphere for a relaxed and intimate occasion. Inside, an impressive limestone open fire creates a focal point, separating the restaurant from the cellar door.
With many years experience cooking in fine dining restaurants in Germany and Norway, most notably Michelin Star restaurant ‘Oro’ by Terje Ness, head chef Fabian Lehmann has a great passion for fine food and a broad level of experience after twelve years of working across the world in all different styles of restaurants. Fabian underwent his apprenticeship at a Michelin star hotel in Germany before working in Oslo, Frankfurt, and Qualia on Hamilton Island.
Fabian’s food draws from local, fresh seasonal produce with a real home-grown flavour through working closely with growers and local suppliers.
This is food that is meant to be enjoyed amongst friends, accompanied by a glass of the some of the region’s finest wine. Unpretentious, tasty food.
Restaurant Manager Kit Hamence leads a professional team happy to share their extensive knowledge of food and have many recommendations when it comes to the menu and accompanying wine.
The Ellen Street Restaurant is a great culinary experience. Enjoy.
Advertiser Food Awards – Received two coveted FORK’s
Included in the Advertiser’s top 20 dishes in SA for 2014 and 2015
Restaurant Catering – Best Restaurant in a Winery FINALIST
Australian Good Food Guide – Awarded two consecutive HAT’s
The unique marriage of a premier wine region and beach lifestyle has created a melting pot for all things culinary, vinous and artistic and as a result world-class chefs choose to live and work in McLaren Vale. Local producers are blessed with the ideal ingredients that help maintain McLaren Vale’s position as one of Australia’s premier food regions.
National Food, Wine and Travel writer David Sly says McLaren Vale is “The best regional dining destination in the nation” David Sly, 2014
The region is a 45 minute drive south from Adelaide with a variety of transport options available for your visit to the McLaren Vale region. More directions here
Restaurant opening hours
Lunch – Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday from 12 noon
Book online below using the instant reservation calendar or alternatively
call us on (08) 83238200 or email us at [email protected]