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More than weddings and fig-picking, Glen Ewin’s hidden gem is your next regular lunch spot

Glen Ewin’s Cellar Door Restaurant is their hidden gem, and your next favourite lunch spot!

Nestled away in the picturesque Adelaide Hills is the breath-taking estate known as Glen Ewin Estate. Famously known as the number one venue for weddings, events and functions, the Lower Hermitage property’s hidden gem is within their Cellar Door Restaurant.

Located atop of their main building, Glen Ewin’s Cellar Door Restaurant offers breath-taking views of the property from their outdoor alfresco area, with options to suit all seasons and the ever-changing Adelaide Hills weather. Their indoor dining offers a cosy space to dine and enjoy Glen Ewin’s famous fig gin and wines, all whilst being immersed in the cellar door experience.

The mastermind behind their amazing updated menu, is their Executive Chef, Jason Theng. Previously homed at George’s on Waymouth, Jason has brought his own style and flair to their elegant lunch menu.

Jason’s focus has been on honouring the famous Glen Ewin fig, incorporating the fruit and its bi-products in unique ways through the menu. Stand-out dishes include their fig-leaf pasta, duck and fig gin sausage, as well as their mouth-watering Basque cheesecake, featuring fig gin caramel, fig puree and vanilla cream.

He explains that although figs are a seasonal fruit their bi-product can be used all year round. “There’s the leaf, there’s the fruit that they use in the gin, plus there’s glace and frozen figs, it’s about how we can use all types of figs in different ways”, Jason says.

“We need to show what Glen Ewin is all about, so that’s why I started incorporating a lot of fig into the menu”. “It’s all more relaxed, more laid-back so we can let the dish speak itself, because sometimes less is more”, he explains.

Image credit: Glen Ewin Estate

Spending time at Adelaide’s Art Gallery Restaurant and Press Food &Wine, Jason takes inspiration from a variety of high-profile chefs and industry greats that he’s met over the years, in particular the famous Adelaide chef, Cheong Liew. “We became friends till today”, he says of Liew, “He’s like my mentor and like my step-dad”.

Glen Ewin’s Cellar Door Restaurant is open Thursday through to Sunday for lunch, with a current offer for the remainder of October and November on Thursdays and Fridays of their three course menu for the price of two courses, including a free glass of bubbles to sweeten the deal.

On Sunday November 14th, they’ll host their Spring High Tea, featuring their delicious high-tea menu with live music and bottomless sparkling on offer. If this date doesn’t suit, there’s always their regular weekend High Tea sessions that include a flurry of fig macaroons, lemon tartlets, house-made chicken sausage rolls and scones, accompanied by sparkling on arrival.

With a range of offerings, and many more as the summer months approach, Glen Ewin’s Cellar Door Restaurant is your next spot for that lazy afternoon lunch, high-tea with friends, or weekend of fine food and wine (and fig gin!).

For their full menu and to book, head to the Glen Ewin Cellar Door & Restaurant website

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