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The Elbow Room Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Cnr Stump Hill & Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8323 8686
Fri - Mon 12:00 - 16:00
Fri 18:00 - 23:30
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Clovelly Park
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71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We didn't know at the time of our June visit that it would be the last before this lovely restaurant closed. So our review is a fond farewell with a hope that they will be back at some time. Elbow room's chef has a great flare for balance and unusual flavours. We love the creativity and daring that makes the... More 

Thank Theresa C
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

We came here for lunch the other weekend as a large group, and we had a decreased menu due to the size of the group. Where to start... the food was over priced (over $30 for maybe 6 pieces of tortellini) - which I understand fine dining is small portions but it was far from a fine dining experience- the... More 

1 Thank Rachael L
Adelaide, Australia
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

I ate everything on your menu over several visits during tasting australia Bloody awesome. Thanks for your nom nom's. See you in Mclaren vale next time 😃

Thank FineFoodLover2014
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435 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 362 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Located next to the Shingleback Wines tasting rooms, just before the Information Centre, this restaurant has both internal and external dining options with wide glass doors opening onto a verandah area. The view is of the surrounding vineyard but as the restaurant is on the flat you are looking up at the surrounding hill. As it was hot, and the... More 

Thank westy54
Adelaide Hills, Australia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

We went to Elbow room for a birthday lunch on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. First you notice the beautiful setting overlooking the orchard. I had the steak, it was perfectly cooked. My husband had the Ribs with Kimchi...oh my it was delicious. Great place for an intimate lunch, no crowds, great service. Loved the wine list too.

Thank Tasky64
Hoi An, Vietnam
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Staying in Adelaide we booked into The Elbow Room for lunch and were not disappointed with the food or the service. The only negative was the flies, but hey hot day, doors open can't really complain. Great wine list. Friendly staff.

Thank Annie C
Devon, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

This was our lunch stop during a busy day wine tasting in McLaren Vale and was recommended by our guide and tour host Scott. The food was excellent and service was also very good-- our group of 4 had different mains the one that sticks in the mind was the prawn dish my husband had. A wonderful place to eat.

Thank liznsteven
Adelaide, Australia
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

We had a wonderful visit with extended family including toddlers, for a Saturday lunch. Beautiful open area with space and toys outside for the little ones. The food was amazing, one guest had goat, his best meal in ages. Beef ribs were succulent and delicious and hand cut fries better than any frites we've had in France. We rarely have... More 

Thank 2582Anne
Adelaide, Australia
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129 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

We had some visitors from France who like good food and wine Having been before I decided on revisiting The Elbow Room. A very manageable distance from Adelaide with a view across the vineyards we could sit either indoors or out.We chose a table inside but I enjoyed watching a young couple who chose to lounge outside on the big... More 

Thank BelairTraveller
Clovelly Park
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71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

We really enjoy coming to the Elbow Room. We've been coming on a Friday for lunch and find that we are receiving the kind of service and quality of food that we expect. The creativity of the chef in combining different flavours is wonderful and suits us. It's always interesting to have the same dish a few months apart and... More 

Thank Theresa C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Stump Hill & Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8323 8686

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?