Restaurants

Top Choice Modern Australian in Mintaro

Reilly's

Reilly's started life as a cobbler's shop in 1856. An organic veggie garden out the back supplies the current restaurant, which is decorated with local art and serves creative, seasonal Mod Oz food (antipasto, rabbi…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Auburn

Terroir

'Terroir' – a word often associated with the wine trade – defines the nature of a place: its altitude, its soil, its climate, its vibe. At this excellent restaurant it applies to ingredients, sourced seasonally from…
Top Choice Bakery in Clare

Little Red Grape

There's a cellar door here, focusing on small-production local vineyards, but most folks are here for the bakery, serving excellent pies, cakes, big donuts, toasted bacon-and-egg Turkish bread sandwiches and wake-yo…
Pub Food in Mintaro

Magpie & Stump Hotel

The old Magpie & Stump was first licensed in 1851, and was a vital rehydration point for the copper carriers travelling between Burra and Port Wakefield. Schnitzels and steaks, log fires, a pool table, Mintaro-s…
Cafe in Clare

Wild Saffron

We're not sure how much wild saffron grows in the Clare Valley (most of it seems to be 'under vine', as they say), but this cafe is hugely popular regardless. No surprises on the menu (focaccias, baguettes, steak sa…
Pub Food in Auburn

Rising Sun Hotel

This classic 1850 pub has a huge rep for its atmosphere, food and accommodation. The seasonal pub food is inventive with plenty of local wines to try. Accommodation takes the form of ensuite pub rooms and cottage me…
Pub Food in Clare

Taminga Hotel

The tarted-up Taminga is looking good: polished floorboards, exposed stone walls and pressed-tin ceilings. Pub classics are what you're here for: surf 'n' turf, steak-and-kidney pie, roasts and pastas. The pick of C…
Indian in Clare

Indii of Clare

Put some spice in your Clare Valley life with a visit to this modest, charming curry house on the main drag, ceilings draped with bright bolts of purple, green and orange fabric. And you can BYO bottle of the valley…
Cafe in Auburn

Meller's of Auburn

Homemade cakes, frittatas, croissants, quiche, chicken pot pies and decent coffee – this serviceable cafe has creaky floorboards and serves and stocks local produce. There's also cottage B&B accommodation out th…