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The Restaurant


Some say McLaren Vale offers the best regional dining in Australia. But few know a part of that reputation is Maxwell-made. In 1969, Mark's father contributed to the region’s first notable eatery. And when Mark Maxwell built this winery, it was one of the few with its own restaurant. Our menu has always championed fresh, seasonal produce from local suppliers. Although, our brilliant Executive Chef, Fabian Lehmann, is far from local. With a stellar career forged in the Michelin-starred restaurants of Europe, his exquisite multi-course tasting menu is a truly memorable dining experience.




National Food, Wine and Travel writer David Sly says McLaren Vale is:

"The best regional dining destination in the country" 


Maxwell Restaurant    Maxwell Restaurant

Maxwell Fine Dining 

Our award-winning restaurant is open for lunch Friday, Saturday & Sunday with sittings from 12 noon and dinner service from 6:30pm on Saturday evening. 

We are now offering two tasting menu options. 

9 courses | $180  or  6 courses | $145.

View our sample tasting menu 

We do not offer an à la carte menu or a children's menu. Bookings are recommended. Any further questions please see our FAQ's. 

A hidden gem in McLaren Vale, the restaurant at Maxwell is a must-do when visiting the region. Our restaurant offers a memorable culinary experience promoting seasonal produce from local suppliers. Every dish is carefully crafted and presented, while views of the winery, vineyards and the Fleurieu Peninsula lie just through the window. Chef Fabian Lehmann and the restaurant team place an emphasis on the high-quality produce that South Australia offers in abundance.


"Maxwell's degustation is a wondrous journey of flavour, texture and technique."

Jessica Galletly, Head of Lifestyle, Food & Wine -  delicious. South Australia


Top 10 South Australia Restaurant
2023 Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide
Three Chef Hats
2024 Australian Good Food Guide Awards
Best Regional Restaurant in South Australia

Restaurant open for lunch Friday, Saturday & Sunday with sittings from 12 noon and dinner service from 6:30 pm on Saturday evenings.

Please be aware of our 15% Public Holiday surcharge.

Treat someone special with a restaurant gift voucher.