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Welcome to our home. Home to the original beer of McLaren Vale, accompanied by sophisticated dining & the best views in the region. We create food that we love to eat, using seasonal produce that is designed to be shared and of course compliment the reason we are here –  Beer.

Food is sourced and prepared fresh daily, to match the range of our fresh beers. Sophisticated food inspired by tradition combined with award winning beverages.

The Vale Restaurant and Bar is a place for people to come together to socialise, eat and drink a wide variety of tasty brews from the source.

Kindly take note that the food menu provided is our sample menu and is subject to slight changes in accordance with the seasons.

Events & Functions

The Vale Restaurant and Bar creates local food and beverage experiences combining sight, sound, smell, touch and taste. It utilises its spectacular natural setting reflecting the strong relationship between the original South Australian Craft beer brand and the region. 

With experienced mixologists, dedicated brand ambassadors, access to brewers, distillers and wine makers, accommodation on site the Vale Restaurant and Bar provides a truly unique space to host your next tailored event, corporate function, conference, client experience or gathering.



Why not take the opportunity for an extended McLaren Vale experience and stay the night after your Vale Restaurant and Bar visit in our newly opened Grand Reserve and Reserve suites or Luxury Villas on the Estate.

Beresford Luxury Suites and Villas provide visitors with an exclusive accommodation experience combining luxury appointed finishes with contemporary external design. Each suite is built in a way that complements the surrounding natural environment and cleverly utilises sustainable materials.

The House on the Estate has been redeveloped with lavish care and an eye to indulgent detail. Built with modernistic architectural precision, the House features imported Italian furniture, luxury fittings, top of the range appliances and family-owned original artworks, creating an atmosphere of unparalleled luxury.


sunset session times

Sunset Sessions

Fridays 5 – 8 pm

Join us on the lawns at The Vale Restaurant and Bar! Live acoustic jams, epic sunset, vale restaurant and bar exclusive brews, beer flights, lawn games and summer street food. Join us for a chill vibe with great live music, awesome drinks specials, and sunset views.



Give the gift of experience to your loved ones. 

View T&Cs here.


Excellent4.8 Based on 352 reviews from review us onNeil KretschmerNeil Kretschmer ★★★★★ Stumbled across this simply because I was doing a search on Vale Ale my favourite beer. Seen tge taphouse so decided to visit for lunch. As you arrive it's a high 5 for location. Meals very fine presentation and the staff were excellent. Awesome place. My only disappointment was I didn't book accommodation, I won't make that mistake again. The perfect place to unwind. 10/10Charlotte DrechslerCharlotte Drechsler ★★★★★ honestly one of the most gorgeous and immaculate places i’ve been to! if you want a high end dining experience definitely come here! me and my partner got the valentine’s day set menu and it was just astounding. the food was very high quality and so so fresh (the bread is the best i have ever eaten) and the drinks were stunning. the staff were so lovely and welcoming, always checking up if we needed more drinks and if we were enjoying ourselves. and not to mention the breathtaking view of mclaren vale from the hill! one of the only 10/10 experiences i have had in adelaide, would 100% go again! thank you vale brewery!Response from the ownerHi Charlotte, We are so glad you enjoyed yourself and hope you had a great Valentines Day! We look forward to seeing you again soon. CheersVale Team Ashjeev SobrunAshjeev Sobrun ★★★★★ Amazing place to chill over a few drinks when touring across McLaren Vale. There is plenty to choose from their food and drinks menu. It's the place to go if you have people who have different drink preferences. You can get tasting paddles for beer, wine and spirits. There are also cocktail options.Vale Brewing's staff were super friendly and welcomed us right before closing hours. Special shoutout to Jacinta for driving us down to The Currant Shed at the end, so that we could catch our Uber from there right on time!Response from the ownerHi Ashjeev,Thanks so much for the review! See you soon! Vale Team Simon BeuseSimon Beuse ★★★★★ Great beers, great views, fantastic staff. Jacinta and her colleagues were just so friendly.Response from the ownerHi Simon, We are so glad you enjoyed you time with us! We look forward to seeing you soon! CheersVale Team Nova CaineNova Caine ★★★★★ Great beers, nice vineyard views that keep giving.Response from the ownerThanks Nova, we agree! See you soon Vale Team Dena HadianDena Hadian ★★★★★ I enjoyed a wonderful experience at this restaurant! The atmosphere was great, and the staff were lovely, even accommodating my puppy. The appetizers and snacks were fantastic, the wine selection was good, and the mains were nice. The overall charm, drinks, and beautiful view make it worth a return visit.Response from the ownerThanks for taking the time to leave a review Dena! We are so glad you enjoyed yourself. We look forward to seeing you soon! CheersVale Team Chelsea PerkinsChelsea Perkins ★★★★★ This place exceeded our expectations!! We choose the "feed me" package and was not disappointed. Best advice I can give , go hungry cause there is alot of food. You can tell the chefs have paired everything so thoughtfully. Great food, awesome drinks and amazing views of the winery. Definitely worth a visit!!Response from the ownerHi Chelsea, Thanks so much for the review! I will pass on you kind words to our kitchen team! CheersVale Team Ben WBen W ★★★★★ Great experience, friendly staff, good food! Ross took care of us well. I would recommend.Response from the ownerThank you, Ben, for taking the time to leave a review! I am glad we were able to make your special day memorable! We look forward to seeing you again! CheersVale Team Claire KolverClaire Kolver ★★★★★ Recently went for lunch with friends and the food and service was nothing short of amazing. Our lovely waitress Hayley never let us go without. She was super friendly and always happy to assist.Well done teamResponse from the ownerHi Claire - thank you for the review. We agree Hayley is amazing! See you soon! CheersVale Team rob knibbsrob knibbs ★★★★★ Not our first or last visit.Views fantastic , food excellent ,wine great and staff terrific.Amalia a real gem.😀👍Response from the ownerHi Rob, thanks for the kind words! I am glad you love Vale as much as we do! We think Amalia is great too, I will definitely pass on to her! CheersVale Team Yudhi Mohan-RamYudhi Mohan-Ram ★★★★★ What a surprise!We booked for dinner with no expectations - 4 adults and did the feed me option at $95 per head.Every single dish that was served was sensational. The taste excellent, the presentation well done.The staff were great.We (the 4 of us) travel a lot and do food and wine experiences across all price ranges, locally, interstate and internationally.For the price and the quality of food it's outstanding.There was live music too.Definitely will be eating here again.A standing ovation.Response from the ownerHi Yudhi! Thank you for the review! We are so glad you enjoyed your evening! We look forward to seeing you soon! CheersVale Team Fred HowardFred Howard ★★★★★ Great beerGreat locationGreat staffGreat night!Response from the ownerWe agree Fred! Thanks for coming down - see you soon! CheersVale Team Natasha MairiNatasha Mairi ★★★★★ Amazing views, amazing pizza and beautiful Chardonnay! Thanks jess for all the help and recommendations 🙂Response from the ownerHi Natasha! Thanks so much for the review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! CheersVale Team Julian FJulian F ★★★★★ The restaurant is located in the middle of the vineyard, off a dirt road. You get a get view of the Beresford vineyard from the dining room.The highlight for me was the asparagus and pea risotto, which is actually a side. The other dishes which we shared were the lamb shoulder, beef cheek, kingfish, salmon, IPA loaf and the beef fat chips.All were tasty with the exception of the beef fat chips.The service was friendly and I'd be happy to return here for another visit.Response from the ownerHi Julian,Thanks for your kind feedback, we will pass on your thoughts about the beef fat chips to our kitchen team for review.Looking forward to welcoming you back to our slice of paradise soon!Kind Regards,Vale Taphouse Team Jack MckayJack Mckay ★★★★★ It was our first time down at Vale brewery, the food and beers were phenomenal and the staff were all very kind and courteous. We made a mistake when we ordered and Faye sorted it all out very fast and got it all sorted for us and didn’t leave my partner waiting for her meal for long at all 😊 all in all great experience!Response from the ownerHi Jack,Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. It sounds like you had a great time with Faye!Look forward to seeing you again soon.Kind Regards,Vale Taphouse Team Joscelin SpurrJoscelin Spurr ★★★★★ Great food, wine and service!Response from the ownerHi Joscelin,Thanks for the awesome feedback!Cheers,Vale Taphouse Team T RT R ★★★★★ Staff were lovely, food was great. Try the beef tartare. It is tiny but delicious.Response from the ownerHi T R,Thank you for your kind words. We agree, our beef tartare is very tasty!Cheers,Vale Taphouse Team Wiesiek WsolakWiesiek Wsolak ★★★★★ The views are great, great beers and really nice ambiance!Response from the ownerHi Wiesiek,Sounds like you had a lovely time with us. We love to hear it!Please call again soon.Cheers,Vale Taphouse Team Sarah TaylorSarah Taylor ★★★★★ The service was fabulous and the staff were so so nice and lovely! Extremely dog friendly, and was a wonderful place to celebrate a family members 60th which we were there for. A great place to sit, enjoy the stunning views and relax.Response from the ownerHi Sarah, We are so glad you and your family enjoyed! We look forward to seeing you soon! carole hazellcarole hazell ★★★★★ Menu choices, quality of food, drinks, service, venue, views: why we keep returning!Response from the ownerHi Carole, Thanks so much for the review! We are so glad you have enjoyed! Look forward to seeing you again soon! P RP R ★★★★☆ We arrived and were seated on the grass, beautiful view, but really hot in the sun, definitely need umbrella's. Holly looked after us and made our experience brilliant. The food was excellent and her service outstanding.Response from the ownerHi Peter,Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. The sun can be a little unforgiving at times up here, but rest assured, we have umbrella's on their way and will be in use this week!Holly is an outstanding asset to our team and it really warms our hearts to know our guests feel the same!Kind Regards,Vale Taphouse Team js_loader