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VALE RESTAURANT AND BAR

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.

Accommodation

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.

WHAT'S ON

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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.

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REVIEWS

Excellent4.8 Based on 381 reviews from review us onZakaria Zaher Soliman (Zak Soliman)Zakaria Zaher Soliman (Zak Soliman) ★★★★★ Outstanding!! One of the best restaurants experience I have had in years. Impeccable service, Holly and her team were incredibly accommodating with all the dietary needs Incredibly attentive. Food was unbelievable, so much food but beautiful delicate flavours and this is from a large group that do eat out all the time and can be harsh critics. Can't recommend Vale Brewing Restaurant and Bar more highly.Lucy MennilloLucy Mennillo ★★★★★ It was our first visit to Vale Brewing last weekend and we had an awesome experience. The food and beverages were fantastic and the service was excellent. A credit to the owners for having great staff, food and location.Colin TaylorColin Taylor ★★★★☆ Had the chef’s selection, which was all good. Most of the starters were seafood, which was great for us. Staff coped well with a busy lunchtime on a random winter weekday. Similar price to other chefs tastings in Maclaren Vale. Lovely views.Trent FaheyTrent Fahey ★★★★★ Do your self a favour and head out here. Incredible food and drink experience. Staff go above and beyond. Had such a great day.PaulaPaula ★★★★★ Food was gorgeous! Had the tasting paddle as well along with a gin cocktail. The beef bourguignon special was divine.Jamie ColemanJamie Coleman ★★★★★ Vale Brewing hosted us for a birthday party and could not have gone more above and beyond. Such friendly and helpful staff. Thank you so much!Jason & Jackie FreedendalJason & Jackie Freedendal ★★★★★ Outstanding food and service!Michelle TaylorMichelle Taylor ★★★★★ Fabulous place … had the degustation today … amazing food … every dish was perfect. Highly recommend!!Karyn StephensKaryn Stephens ★★★★★ Great Tasting Australia event on Friday night. Our party of 4 enjoyed the evening.Took this photo of the table, maybe Southern lights in the distanceChristoph TabakoffChristoph Tabakoff ★★★★★ Wir hatten das „Feed me“ Menü und dazu ein Bier Flight. Beides war ausgezeichnet. Die Aussicht ist atemberaubend schönVadimVadim ★★★★★ Absolutely incredible and full of culinary sensations birthday dinner!One "regular" and one vegan feed me menus - both fantastic! Kids loved their stakes so much that asked for another one! 😄There was no plain food with much vinegar, which many places use. Subtle tastes, amazing balanced out courses.I can't say enough of the deserts. When we first that we're totally full, deserts came and by some miracle - space for those was created. Soooo gooood!Tasting beer paddle - we like all 5 flavours - all fruity.And for the birthday we got extra deserts and a 15% discount. That was so... first time ever and so pleasant.Beautiful view at dusk, nice staff...This is definitely a place to go to!A real gem.Thank you for such a memorable dining experience on my birthday!Richard BrounRichard Broun ★★★★★ Stopped in for beer tasting and ended up staying for dinner and we're so glad we did as this restaurant is world-class! The wait staff were amazing, knowledgeable and very well spoken which made for an even more memorable experience. If I could award 10 stars, I would! The duck was so perfectly cooked, with crispy skin and beautifully soft meat. My wife loved the gnocchi, which was full of flavour. We also had the bone marrow butter with house baked rolls and the beef fat chips.Thank you again to the girls who served us, you were all amazing.10 out 10 service.10 out of 10 food & drinks.Response from the ownerHi Richard, Thank you so much for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit and decided to stick around for dinner. Your great feedback means a lot to us, we'll be sure to share your compliments with the team. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon!Kind Regards, The Vale Team GeoffGeoff ★★★★☆ Stunning views across vineyardsResponse from the ownerHi Geoff, Thank you for the review, we hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards,The Vale Team Linda Driver (moriarty)Linda Driver (moriarty) ★★★★★ Delicious food, great service, gorgeous viewsResponse from the ownerHi Linda, Thank you for the 5 stars! We are so pleased to hear that you had a great experience with us! Kind Regards, The Vale Team Lucinda PowLucinda Pow ★★★★★ I celebrated a milestone birthday here and Eirenn and her team went above and beyond to make it a fantastic day. Really couldn’t recommend higher.Eirenn was super flexible & happy to think creatively to make the space and menu fit with my vision.All guests commented on the amazing food, atmosphere, and view… I ordered off the lawn menu and found it great value for money for a large group.Defo recommend. We’ll be back!Thanks guys 💓Response from the ownerHi Lucinda, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this glowing review! It is great to hear that you had a fantastic day with us and that we were able to accommodate to your needs.Your thanks will be passed onto Eirenn and the team!We hope to have you back soon! Russell MathieRussell Mathie ★★★★★ Visited the taphouse for the third time now, every time it has been outstanding. The food is delicious, it is the best in McLaren vale followed closely by currant shed. The service however has been top notch, the waiters are very attentive to the tables and the chefs are happy to suit all requirements. The steaks are the centre peice but every other meal is also just as good. Bone marrow butter is a must! The reateraunt has a very good selection of drinks, including good cocktails, coffee, wines and of course beers. We have done many fine dining restaurants around Australia and this place is still one of the best we have had and so close to home. It is not a fancy pretentious place, the real experience is in the good food, drinks and atmosphere.Response from the ownerHi Russell, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this amazing review! We pride ourselves on providing great food and service, and we are so pleased to hear that this has been a consistent experience for you! Your glowing feedback will be passed onto our kitchen and service team. We look forward to seeing you again soon!Kind Regards, The Vale Team Jake MirabitoJake Mirabito ★★★★★ This place has absolutely nailed it. Great beers on tap, amazing food, and the service was spectacular.Food came out quickly, and was delicious. We shared a selection of sides with the 1.4kg Lamb shoulder, which fed 4 adults nicely.Highly recommend.Response from the ownerHi Jake, Thank you so much for the 5 stars!We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the great food and service from our team. See you next time! Kind Regards,The Vale Team John BushJohn Bush ★★★★☆ Nice place. Beers are averageResponse from the ownerHi John, Thanks for the review! We appreciate your feedback and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Kind Regards, The Vale Team Carla VowlesCarla Vowles ★★★★★ We spent 6 fabulous, indulgent and relaxing hours at Vale Brewing Restaurant from lunch to after sunset.The “feed me” menu was a decadent feast. Serves were generous and delicious. No one was remotely hungry hours later.The service was tremendous, despite it being the Easter long weekend and every inside table occupied. The timing of the courses was spot on.After lunch we settled into the outdoor beanbags under the shade of an umbrella, kicking back to the tunes, soaking up the warm sun and cool vibes. With plenty of fresh Vale Brewing beer on tap, tasty Bereford wines, Bickfords soft drinks and 23rd St spirits on offer, there’s something for everyone. They make a great coffee too!The only beverage they were missing was a 0% beer. I truly hope they have one in the works and it’s approached in the way that Peroni took: dealcoholising an original recipe so it tastes like beer, not chemicals. Pretty please, Vale Brewing. It would have been the icing on the cake.Thank you to the incredibly friendly staff and talented chefs for a perfect day in McLaren ValeResponse from the ownerHi Carla, Thank you for taking the time to share your fantastic experience with us! We're delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful time, from indulging in our "feed me" menu to relaxing in our outdoor area. It was our pleasure to provide you with a perfect day in McLaren Vale, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable experience soon!The Vale Team Lisa-Maree BuhagiarLisa-Maree Buhagiar ★★★★★ Amazing as alwaysResponse from the ownerHi Lisa, Thank you for the 5 stars! We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, The Vale Team js_loader

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