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Maximilian's Restaurant & Cellar Door

Certificate of Excellence
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Main Street, Verdun, South Australia 5245, Australia
+61 8 8388 7777
11:00 - 23:00
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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I have been here for years - lovely peaceful environment and great food. Attentive service.

Thank 123OutAndAbout123
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended a birthday lunch at Maximillian's recently and as first-timers we were very impressed. Despite there being 3 other functions simultaneously in the same space, we were not disadvantaged in any way. Our waiter David was excellent! He was friendly, fun, super-attentive, knowledgeable about the food and wine and although he (and all staff members) worked at a frantic... More 

Thank Kate M
Adelaide, Australia
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been many years since we visited Maximilian's - it was back in the days when after the lunch service, he would bring the guests chocolate coated strawberries. Knowing that Max has moved on and the restaurant has changed hands we thought it would be worth the visit to this icon Adelaide Hills restaurant. The vineyard was bountiful with... More 

1 Thank Settlerswife
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were last at Maximilian's in February 2016 and the meal was so lovely we swore we'd be back again. Didn't think it would take 11 months but we made it. When making our booking we were a little dismayed to hear that they didn't do a formal degustation meal, as this is what we had enjoyed previously and it... More 

Thank Penny T
Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

expensive but well worth it. great for families, couples on romantic dinners and enjoying the duck, cows and the rest! good destination for anyone.

Thank Gear1976
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

A beautiful meal in a delightful setting.All the dishes in the chefs selection were of the highest quality.Highly recommend this restaurant

Thank Lyn d
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent lunch. We ordered the set and requested for more vegetarian options and the Chef obliged!! Food came out hot and the taste was very well balanced. Not too fancy. Wines were unique too - more old world subtle style rather than full in the face new world. We will return. It was good value considering the... More 

Thank SFR133
Adelaide, Australia
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I have been here several times and I am never disappointed! The food and wine is delicious and the atmosphere is warm and friendly! Will definitely be back again!

1 Thank cs0065
Swansea, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Dined here recently with some friends over from Perth. We all ordered the chefs selection on the menu and couldn't fault any of the dishes. All were deliciously tasty and well presented. The service was wonderful, with the staff being friendly and informative on all the dishes and wines.

Thank adelaidesummer
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Were there for a wedding last night they serve there own wines and they are a delight i will go back just to buy some of the wines they are the softer cooler climate styles i only tried the shiraz and plnot noir but the white wine drinkers were enjoying the sav blanc very nice venue for an event

1 Thank Alanjoy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Verdun, South Australia 5245, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide Hills  >  Verdun
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8388 7777
An iconic restaurant, Maximilian's provides a quintessential Adelaide Hills experience. Nestled amongst vineyards, the heritage homestead built in 1851 provides cosy romantic corners, big open fires, lush dining and private function rooms. Only 12 minutes from the toll gate, Maximilian's is a complete celebration of one of Australia's most significant food & wine regions including Sidewood Tasting Rooms and exceptional wine list.

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