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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 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 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 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 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 Taphouse! Live acoustic jams, epic sunset, taphouse 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.

Melbourne Cup

Tuesday 7th November • 12 – 5PM • $85 PP

Join us for an exciting Melbourne Cup event at The Vale! Indulge in a delectable
2-course meal prepared by Chef John Rankin, accompanied by your choice of a
refreshing beer pint or a glass of Beresford Sparkling White.



Give the gift of experience to your loved ones. 

View T&Cs here.


Excellent4.8 Based on 324 reviews from review us onDaniel PostumaDaniel Postuma ★★★★★ This has been one of the best experiences I have had this year! We had a table for 12 (9 adults 3 kids - T15) Saturday night for dinner and the two waitress's were absolutely amazing! Even with the kids they were fantastic. They were attentive, polite, and always happy to help! The food was delicious and were happy to bring out more if we wanted. I hope management sees this and that Jacinta and the other waitress (i can not remember the name) are rewarded for doing a phenomenal job.Linda DesmondLinda Desmond ★★★★★ Wonderful place to dine. I’d recommend the Feed Me menu. It’s awesomeResponse from the ownerHi Linda,Thanks for the great feedback! We agree, the Feed Me menu is awesome! Kind Regards,Vale Taphouse Team DIANA CATHERINE SALCEDO ROBAYODIANA CATHERINE SALCEDO ROBAYO ★★★★★ Beautiful view with great food and service, I spent a Sunday afternoon in this beautiful place with such a variety of wine and 🍻 beersResponse from the ownerHi Diana,Thank you so much for spending your Sunday with us, the team had a blast guiding you through our wonderful wines. We hope to see you again soon!CheersVale Taphouse Team VV ★★★★☆ It's a great place for friends or family catch-up. You can taste 5 different beer at $20 or 3 gins at $15 or wine at different price for tasting. The restaurant also has freshly cooked pizza, chips and dishes. The staff is very friendly. The around atmosphere and winery itself are also very beautiful.Response from the ownerHi V,Thank you so much for the lovely feedback, we take pride in our offering, both food and beverage. It's so nice to hear that it shows!Please come visit us again soon.Kind Regards,Vale Taphouse Team Natalie KirkmanNatalie Kirkman ★★★★★ We needed food and the ceviche and Prawn pizza hit the spot. Great beer tasting too, thank youResponse from the ownerHi Natalie,We agree, the ceviche and the prawn pizza really do hit the spot!We're glad you liked the beer as much as we do!Kind Regards, Vale Taphouse Team TimTim ★★★★★ Great place, staff were really accommodating and helpful. Beers are not bad with Vale and Fox Hat beers. The place showcases a number of the businesses owned by the Bickford group. Food is limited but great quality, pizzas were really tasty. It’s a busy place so consider booking.Response from the ownerHi Tim,Thanks for the awesome feedback! Hopefully you can come back again soon and try our full a la carte menu- it's got a lot of options to choose from!Hope to see you again soon.Cheers,Vale Taphouse Team Aaron SparkAaron Spark ★★★★★ Epic views and brewsResponse from the ownerHey Aaron,Thanks for stopping by! Please call again soon :)Cheers,Vale Taphouse Team Luke BuresLuke Bures ★★★★★ I’m not really a winery guy but this place was pretty good. The view was great sitting outside and even inside you could enjoy the view because of the windows the whole way along the building.There was plenty of space outside and inside and a large grass area which had different garden games like cornhole which seemed pretty popular.The food was good, it came a little slow but it was a public holiday and they were pretty pumping so I’m not shocked.The whole building has obviously only been there for a year or so, so everything seemed fresh and nice, even the bathrooms were in good condition which is always a let down at wineries!Over all a pretty good place to hang for an afternoon.Response from the ownerHi Luke,Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate it!Its heartwarming to hear that even the non-winery guys out there can still enjoy themselves thoroughly here at Vale. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon to hang out and play some lawn games!Kind Regards,Vale Taphouse Team Michael StopaMichael Stopa ★★★★★ The big Wagyu was absolutely perfect. Location looks stunning. Staff are wonderful. Highly recommend.Response from the ownerHi Michael,We agree, the 1.2kg Kerwee T Bone is pretty perfect! Thank you for your kind words in regard to our staff, we take great pride in our home and want our guests to have the best experience possible!You'll have to stop by again and try some of the other incredible steaks we have on offer!Cheers,Vale Taphouse Team Alexander CzerwinskiAlexander Czerwinski ★★★★★ The wagyu was amazing - no sauce needed! Excellent service and the wine is to die for!Response from the ownerHi Alexander,Agreed- the Kerwee Wagyu is amazing! We think our sister business Beresford do a great job with their wines and glad that you think so too 🙂 Please call again anytime!Kind Regards,Vale Taphouse Team C GC G ★★★★★ Jess Rehn had such beautiful service staff memberr best food and service thanks to jess xxxResponse from the ownerHi CG,Thank you so much for your kind words about Jess, we will be sure to pass it on to her. She will be thrilled!We hope you call again soon!Cheers,Vale Taphouse Team Dylan PryorDylan Pryor ★★★★★ The weekend I had my 30th at the Vale and I must say I couldn't be more happier with my experience! The view is amazing, games to play on a nice big lawn, great beer and great staff!The food that cane out was incredible and great value for money. The staff were incredibly helpful even with a few hiccups on my behalf they look after my group incredibly well.Thank you vale brewery and staff you were amazing!Response from the ownerHi Dylan,Thank you so much for letting us help you celebrate your milestone! It's really heartwarming to hear that we could make your day as special as possible.We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.Cheers,Vale Taphouse Team Amanda HaselgroveAmanda Haselgrove ★★★★★ Amazing location with great food, beer, and service.Response from the ownerHi Amanda,Thanks for the great feedback! Hope to see you again soon!Cheers,Vale Taphouse Team Dilshad Samina SohaDilshad Samina Soha ★★★★☆ Loved it. Very cosy and relaxing. Specially outside seating arrangements. Drinks were good too. Had delicious pizza. Not very far from Adelaide CBD . Has parking facility. Good for occasion, hangout, meet up or relaxing moments. Luckily I was there at sunset time and outdoor colour, view was mesmerising. Good serviceResponse from the ownerHi Dilshad,Sounds like you really made the most of all we have to offer here at Vale. There's plenty more beautiful sunsets coming our way over Summer, be sure to come back again and catch another!Kind Regards,Vale Taphouse Team Knipster KnipsterKnipster Knipster ★★★★★ From the moment you are greeted by the beautiful “Faye”, you know you are in for an absolutely beautiful dining experience.Nothing was too much trouble. The food was outstanding as was the views.The homemade sour dough with bone marrow butter was next level.Can’t wait to return.Response from the ownerHi Knipster,We agree, the bread and bone marrow butter is definitely next level!Thank you for your lovely feedback about Faye, we will be sure to pass it on to her!Kind Regards,Vale Taphouse Team Raquelle GottsRaquelle Gotts ★★★★★ My husband and I visited here on Friday night. What a beautiful setting. The food was delicious and the staff attentive and friendly. We didn’t even realise this was here and we live just 3 min away. Definitely adding this to our regular dinner plans. The beer selection is also outstanding. Thank you for a great nightResponse from the ownerHi Raquelle,So glad you've discovered us and had a great night with us last Friday.We hope we will be your new local!Cheers,Vale Taphouse Team Tony HobbsTony Hobbs ★★★★☆ An absolutely beautiful location with terrific views. From semi-formal tables to bean-bag chairs on the lawn, something for most people. Great for families and groups. Some might find the music intrusive.The beers are malt driven, making them stand apart from the craft beer hop heavy crowd, with lowish IBUs across the range. Barrel aged Fox Hat Stouts have the wow factor ... along with the 10%+ alcohol.Response from the ownerHi Tony,Thanks for such a brilliant review! We try very hard to accommodate experiences for everyone, whether it be formal dining or casual drinks on the lawns. We're glad you were as impressed as we are by our extensive range of craft beers!Please call again soon!Cheers,Vale Taphouse Team Dwayne WilkinsonDwayne Wilkinson ★★★★★ We went here for the Father's Day feast. The view, beer and food were all outstanding. Service was a little slow, but I put that down to the fact the place was jam packed. However, the staff were all really friendly and apologetic about the time some things were taking. I had the Spencer Gulf Kingfish for entree and the steak for main, both of which were outstandingly presented and tasted great. The beer selection is quite vast and there is sure to be something for everyone. If you're not a beer drinker there is also a good selection of wines (unsurprising given it's in the Vale and Beresford is at the bottom of the hill) or if you're wanting a cocktail that can also be made. I saw a few espresso martinis go out and these weren't from a tap, but freshly made. We'll definitely be back.Response from the ownerHi Dwayne,Apologies for the speed of service on the day- you are absolutely right, we were very busy all day long! Quality without compromise is at the heart of everything we do here at Vale and we are glad we could deliver that for you even with the number of guests in our home.We're really looking forward to welcoming you back again soon!Kind Regards,Vale Taphouse Team Donna PageDonna Page ★★★★★ What an experience! The food is magnificent, the views are amazing and staff are wonderful, especially Des! We'll be back!Response from the ownerHi Donna,We're absolutely delighted that you had such a great experience with us!Des is an absolute star, we're so happy she made you feel so special.Look forward to your return soon.Kind Regards,Vale Taphouse Team dean woolleydean woolley ★★★★★ Great food, perfect location and lovely staff. I had the beef cheek and was delicious, I Highly recommend and will definitely be coming backResponse from the ownerHi Dean,Thanks for stopping by! The beef cheeks are pretty outstanding!Look forward to having you back again soon!Cheers,Vale Taphouse Team AlAl ★★★★★ Must visit if in McLaren Vale....if only for the views! Only been open less than a year, a modern and aesthetically very chic. Service was fantastic, very friendly. Lots of potential for an event space too. Go at dusk and watch the sun set!Response from the ownerHi Al,Thank you so much for your kind words. We love our little slice of paradise and glad you did too!Please call again soon!Kind Regards,Vale Taphouse Team Mandjar Rest GroupMandjar Rest Group ★★★★★ Four of us visited from WA on the 29th May for lunch, service, food and beer was fantastic, one of our highlights from our trip.Thank you for a top afternoon and we will certainly visit again on our next trip over.Response from the ownerHi Mandjar,Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us feedback. We're so glad you enjoyed your time at Vale Restaurant and Brewing. Looking forward to welcoming you back to our home on your next trip back to SA!Kind Regards,Vale Taphouse Team js_loader