Clare Valley

7 great places to eat in the Clare Valley

As one of Australia’s oldest and most renowned wine regions, the Clare Valley plays host to many of South Australia’s iconic, award-winning and up-and-coming restaurants and eateries.

As one of Australia’s oldest and most renowned wine regions, the Clare Valley plays host to many of South Australia’s iconic, award-winning and up-and-coming restaurants and eateries. Whether you’re on the lookout for breathtaking scenery, rich history, or simply somewhere with just good food, these are the best spots to add to your list.

Slate Restaurant at Pikes

The award-winning Slate Restaurant is quintessentially Clare Valley. As a part of Pikes Estate, Slate is serving up Modern Australian cuisine with a local twist. Seasonal produce from their garden kitchen fills both the à la carte and their feed me four-course menus, perfectly complimenting their estate-grown wines and handcrafted beers. 

Pikes Wines, 233 Polish Hill Rd, Sevenhill SA 5453

Ragu & Co

The Clare Valley meets contemporary Italy at Ragu & Co. Located in the heart of Clare, the perfectly rustic and cozy, Ragu & Co showcases local and Italian wines to complement their uncomplicated, but extensive menu. Their authenticity makes Ragu & Co a fantastic place to celebrate all occasions big and small.

 308b Main N Rd, Clare SA 5453

Terroir Auburn

With an ever-changing menu, Terroir Auburn’s philosophy does not steer away from what is happening in the Valley, instead offers a truly seasonal representation of food and wine in the region. With a Parisian feel, Terroir’s rustic 19th-century building plays host to large windows and a sophisticated locavore dining experience. 

21 Main N Rd, Auburn SA 5451

Skillogalee Estate

Endearingly known as Skilly, Skillogalee Estate is home to one of the most picturesque locations on our list. With panoramic views of the vineyards, the historic cottage restaurant is cozy and relaxed. Offering a farm-grown seasonal menu and a unique selection of gourmet picnic baskets, the restaurant and cellar door are open daily for lunch and tastings. 

23 Trevarrick Rd, Sevenhill SA 5453

Watervale Hotel

What makes the Watervale Hotel unique is that they are a true farm to plate restaurant. It’s all about Ethical Epicurean Experiences. Their promise of farm-to-plate is genuine fresh food, sourced from a number of local farms including their own organic, bio-dynamic Penobscot Farm operated to permaculture principles. Their team of international Chefs, headed by Co-owner Nicola Palmer know that their job is to enhance and enrich the natural flavours mother nature has given us.

37 Main N Rd, Watervale SA 5452

Mr Mick

Combining food, art and wine, Mr Mick creates a social dining experience through a wide variety of tapas and house wines. Located on the iconic Reisling trail, Mr Mick is right in the heart of the Valley, where their strong family connection, shines through in all aspects of their creations. Whether you’re visiting for their inclusive menu or pet-friendly gallery, Mr Mick is open daily for lunch, and for dinner on Friday evenings. 

7 Dominic Street, Clare SA 5453 

Bush DeVine Winery Restaurant

Experience the award-winning Bush DeVine Winery Restaurant, where exceptional wine meets exquisite cuisine. Delight in a main meal with freshly baked bread, house churned saltbush butter, and a glass of wine, or indulge in 3 to 5 courses with optional matched wines. Celebrating South Australia’s finest produce, our seasonal menu, crafted by Head Chef Thomas Erkelenz, embraces bush tucker flavors and local ingredients. Open daily for lunch, 11am – 4pm.

752 Jolly Way, Polish Hill River SA 5453

Sevenhill Hotel

Immerse yourself in the quintessential country pub experience at the Sevenhill Hotel, nestled in the heart of Clare Valley. Boasting a warm atmosphere, traditional design, and a log fire, it serves up hearty meals paired with local wines and beers. With a seasonal menu that celebrates regional produce, and spaces perfect for any occasion, the Sevenhill Hotel stands as a beloved local hub, just minutes from Clare and Auburn.

Main N Rd, Sevenhill SA 5453

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