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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 Head Chef, Fabian Lehmann, is far from local. With a stellar career forged in the Michelin-starred restaurants of Europe, his exquisite plates are now the stuff of Instagram legend.




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


"The best regional dining destination in the country" 

Maxwell Restaurant is currently CLOSED due to COVID Restrictions. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. 

In January 2021, our McLaren Vale restaurant was awarded two Chef Hats at the Australia Good Food Guide Awards, meaning it's ranked in the top 6 restaurants in South Australia!

Maxwell Fine Dining 

Our award-winning restaurant is open for lunch Friday, Saturday & Sunday with sittings from 12 noon to 1:30 pm and dinner service from 6:30 pm on Saturday evening. We exclusively offer a tasting menu priced at $120 per person. We no longer offer an à la carte menu nor a children's menu.

A hidden gem in McLaren Vale, the restaurant at Maxwell is a must-do when visiting the region. Our restaurant promotes seasonal produce from local suppliers and every dish is carefully crafted and presented, while views of the winery, vineyards and the Fleurieu Peninsula lay just through the window. Chef Fabian Lehmann's current menu places a new 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

View our sample degustation menu - $120 per person. 

Treat someone special to a restaurant gift voucher.