The Salopian Inn, McLaren Vale SA

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The Salopian Inn, McLaren Vale SA

The Salopian Inn is a hotel located in McLaren Vale, South Australia. They great food and drink options and offer accommodation. They also have a great dine-in restaurant - you may be able to download their menu on their website.
They have an average rating of 4.7 out of 1005 reviews, with the latest ratings ranging from 4 to 5. It appears the reviews are fairly consistent, showing that everyone appears to be pretty happy with the Salopian Inn!
We arrived at The Salopian Inn after a long drive and empty bellies. There were too many tempting choices on the menu, we had to try them all! All the dishes were amazing and well cooked! All the ingredients in the plate tested fresh and worked well together. We left The Salopian Inn stuffed with fill bellies! I would highly recommend visiting this restaurant if you are passing by!
Main Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171

Opening hours

Monday: 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Opening hours

Monday: 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Clubs and Pubs in Mclaren Vale

Including this venue, there are 3 pubs in the Mclaren Vale area

Latest reviews for The Salopian Inn, McLaren Vale SA

Gabriele Pezzimenti
20/05/2024
I have been visiting on Sunday Lunch for my birthday, along with my family.
The level of courtesy, professionalism and attention to details from Chef John, Chef Jimmy and the Culinary Team together with Bec and the rest of the F&B staff were unforgettable.
I'm giving 5 star as there are no 6 available:)
Hospitality done well and with the aim of creating beautiful memories and emotions through a meal as it should be.

Make sure you for the Feed Me Menu
Looking forward to come back,
Thank you for making my day very special
Gab, Guiliana and Gideon
Jill Le Feuvre
06/03/2024
What a great find. The Inn is just out of Maclarenvale and hidden behind trees but is very busy even on weekdays. We didn't book but I would recommend you do. There is inside and outside seating. We sat outside where there were only two tables so it was very quiet and restful surrounded by greenery. Our meals were both delicious. My husband had the Salopian Pie and I had the lamb neck. I don't recall eating anything quite as delicious. We ordered a side of hand cut fries. They were crispy and flavourful. I would highly recommend you give this restaurant a try. The staff were so friendly and attentive and happy !
Mohit Rau
18/01/2024
The customer service was top notch and the food was delicious. Quality and fresh food. Went here for lunch and one of the appetizers came after the main course. We were not charged for the appetizer.
The staff always had a smile on their faces and always ready to help. Great experience!

We have been here twice and loved it. The dumplings never disappoints and their menu is seasonal so it keeps changing.
Stephanie M
14/01/2024
What a beautiful meal at the Salopian. The atmosphere is relaxed welcoming. The service was attentive and friendly. We enjoyed the $90 feed me menu and each bite was more delicious than the last. The wine cellar has an amazing selection to explore and select any special red you'd like. It's an McLaren Vale gem and institution for a reason.
Patrick Brock
09/01/2024
I have eaten some fine food all around the world I am glad to say, however our dinning experience at the Salopian was the absolute best. The service was so friendly, professional and welcoming. The best steak ever, deserts absolutely fabulous. Our waitress was friendly knowledgeable and a pleasure to meet. Location of course is second to none!!!
Jasmine Nguyen
02/09/2023
ORDERED:
? Steamed buns with chilli & garlic sauce: and boston bay free range berkshire pork, ginger & hoisin ($8.00)
?? Salopian dumplings: Nomad Farms Chicken & Spencer Gulf prawn, ginger, spring onion, pickled ginger, roasted chilli & coconut dressing and coriander ($25.00)
???'? Charcoal Grilled cape calamari: kohlrabi, pickled green tomatoes, pork fat taramasalata and fried bread ($28.00)

? Kimchi pancake: with szechuan pepper tofu, sesame, watermelon radish and basil mint ($30.00)
?? Cavatelli: with grass fed beef ragu, fennel, fior di latte and roasted ricotta ($38.00)
? Kangarilla T-Bone (650g) steak: with charred onions, chimichurri beef 'butter' and jus ($85.00)
???"? Crispy Kipfler potatoes: with salsa verde and parmesan ($12.00)
???- Kitchen garden salad greens: with mustard vinaigrette ($9.00)

I shared this food between 5 people. I paid $54.00 for my portion!

REVIEW:
?? My favourite at Salopian Inn was the Kangarilla T-bone and the crispy kipfler potatoes! Unlike what we were hoping with the Kangarilla steak (a steak cross between a Kangaroo and a Gorilla?!), I believe Kangarilla is a place in SA.
Nonetheless, the medium rare was cooked to perfection and the kipfler potatoes the perfect, crispy, savoury, accompaniment. We demolished the kipfler potatoes SO FAST! ??

??"?? I also adored the charcoal grilled calamari. There's something so delicious and addictive about a calamari cooked perfectly, with a smoky aftertaste that hits the spot every time.? ?

?? Least favourite for us were the steamed buns. I see what they were trying to aim for, but I was looking forward to fluffy white Chinese steam buns. The ones we ate were a little dry and the pork wasn't memorable. ??

??"? Service was very engaging, and the brunette waitress was very bubbly and fun. I appreciated her passion for the food and how everything was local! ??
Definitely adds a special touch knowing the majority of ingredients were home-grown. ???
Oshadhi Umaya
01/09/2023
We had the steak and ribs for lunch, which was beautiful! One of the best steak dish we have ever had! The service and ambience was warm and friendly! To know all their produce was grown locally in their garden makes it extra special, thanks team for the amazing food! Well done
Lisa Vaughton
28/08/2023
Fabulous atmosphere. Lovely old building. Take a trip to the cellar if you want a bottle of red. Open fire for the winter. Super friendly service. Photos are a bit yellow but it was dim light.
Kate Stewart
18/06/2023
From the moment you walk in. You are just like WOW!
This place was absolutely fantastic.
I think it was the best food , quality wise in years.
It is the Vintners of the South.

Absolutely loved it.
Got there early. Great had a look around.
Wine and sparkling water to start.
Our waiter Daniel was fabulous.
We ate through the whole menu and leaving Daniel to pick our desserts.

Everything was fabulous ??'? it's an easy 12/10 or more.

Croquettes fantastic

Steak perfect, taste was just incredible

Loved the Gnocchi

Dessert was fantastic too

Atmosphere is great. Everyone is happy.

Dress to impress ?

This is a truly special place.

Service from Daniel was fantastic.

Clean and well set out.

Food is beyond fabulous ??'?

Don't miss out.

Special occasion or not.
Go and enjoy.

Bathrooms were even clean and well kept. Sounds strange.

A well looked after restaurant. Happy staff and amazing Chefs ??'??? ??'???

Drink that wine
Order all the food and eat that dessert.
Life us short.
Be happy ??
Alyssa
10/06/2023
So good, food was all delicious, service was attentive and fast and the actual place is stunning. Stand out for me was the gnocchi, it was light and fluffy and well balanced with the sauce. The pork buns were also amazing, particularly the chilli sauce that went with it. Worth a visit if you are after a nice lunch.
Luke Parisi
10/06/2023
We visited The Salopian Inn on a Friday for lunch. Myself and 5 mates opted for the $90pp feed me menu. What can I say but everything was outstanding. The food was diverse and delicious. The service was prompt and welcoming. Couldn't rate it highly enough. We even got to pick our own wine from the cellar. Must visit!
Joe McKay
04/03/2023
What a magic place for a food experience. Lovely, friendly folk. Sensational food. Generous serves. Very special local wines. Affordable. So much thought and care in every tasty morsel. We are coming back.
Monika Ward
07/02/2023
This was one of the best meals we had by far AND fantastic service. We enjoyed a few apples and shared them between our party. One of our folks is allergic to shellfish and they made some wonderful recommendations to avoid this. Food was absolutely delicious. This is a must try while in the area!
SteveInAdelaide
25/06/2022
Wonderful place to have a meal. Food is always fresh and innovative. The Feed Me option is superb with many surprises. Staff are excellent. Ahlia, who was our waiter today, was delightful - professional, warm, and a lovely sense of humour. Thank you.
leo Coren
06/06/2022
The service was excellent and we enjoyed our meals very much. The location is beautiful. The only thing that was missing was a bit more choice on the menu. Having said that what we ordered was fresh and exceptional.
Michelle Yip
28/05/2022
Delicious meal, friendly service, lovely atmosphere. We had the tasting menu and enjoyed every one of the 12 menu items. Dessert was divine. The view from our window by the open fire place looked out onto vineyards which were stunning in autumn. The only aspect I did not appreciate was the art work which I felt did not suit the country location and feel of the historic building as it was more of a dated modern art but I understand art is personal. I think a consignment from a local artist with perhaps a vineyard theme would be perfect for a beautiful country inn such as the Salopian. Loved the rustic lights. Loved the map of the garden with each course. Would highly recommend.
Edmund
05/05/2022
The menu has a slightly odd mix of Asian inspired dishes and upmarket pub dishes e.g. beef pie. The food was good but not as good as the restaurants reputation would imply. I left a little disappointed because the Asian inspired section in particular didn't have the depth of flavour you would get from a chef steeped in the respective cuisines- it was a little insipid. A pleasant evening but not a wonderful evening of food.
Benedict Hoo
11/04/2022
We arrived at The Salopian Inn after a long drive and empty bellies. There were too many tempting choices on the menu, we had to try them all!
All the dishes were amazing and well cooked! All the ingredients in the plate tested fresh and worked well together.
We left The Salopian Inn stuffed with fill bellies!
I would highly recommend visiting this restaurant if you are passing by!
Wendy Ip
31/03/2022
Very enjoyable experience. Good atmosphere, staff were knowledgeable and helpful. We opted for the chef's tasting menu. One of us was allergic to seafood he was very happy for his substitute. Most of the ingredients were organic and cultivated from their own veggie garden. Definitely will call again!
Simon Baker
04/03/2022
Excellent service by Sarah for our 25th wedding anniversary. Great meals suitable for all dietary requirements. An amazing range of gins along with a substantial wine list. Portions were large, all dishes were tasty and waitpersons were very attentive. Would definitely return & recommend
Taylor Robert
15/01/2022
Never been let down here and weirdly, the best steak I've ever had was part of their feed me menu. Very very impressed. Cheers guys.
Gary Boam
19/09/2021
Cannot rate this place high enough.
We had the feed me menu, (just left it to the chef). Food that came out was excellent, well presented and flavoursome. Lost of local wines are available also, with a underground wine cellar to go and pick a red. Service was professional and all dishes that came out were explained by the staff. Highly recommend this place, you will need to book.
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