Food Drink

The Bridgewater Mill is the fairytale dining destination for your bucket list

Located just 22 minutes up the freeway in leafy Bridgewater in the Adelaide Hills, the stunning Mill hosts a boutique restaurant.

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The Bridgewater Mill is the definition of a destination location.

Located just 22 minutes up the freeway in leafy Bridgewater in the Adelaide Hills, the stunning Mill hosts a boutique restaurant.

Hosted over a multi-tiered dining space, with open fires in the cooler weather, as well as decks looking onto Cox Creek in the warmer months, the venue is unique in its beauty.

Inspired by the region of the Adelaide Hills and South Australia, Head Chef, Ben Fenwick, has designed a menu utilising the great produce we have here in South Australia.

This is a multicultural dining experience, influenced predominantly by Japanese, French, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean foods and flavours. 

The menu boasts an impressive range. For entrée, choose from Beef Tartare with pickle, kewpie, in soy caramel finished with crispy shallots, or for a veggie option, the local cauliflower wood-grilled, with red chimichurri and onion jam.

For the main course, think ricotta gnocchi served with tomato sugo, olive, oregano verde, or the red-gum grilled finest Australian beef striploin, with smoked pumpkin, emulsion, pickled eggplant and fried kale.

The restaurant places a great focus on using local produce, and home-grow what they can on site. 

As for wines, The Bridgewater Mills champions local once again, with a focus on serving award-winning wines from the Adelaide Hills and South Australia more broadly. There’s also an extensive cocktail range to enjoy on the deck in the warmer weather.  

The Bridgewater Mill is also home to The Little Cog, a café situated on the park, right near Bridgewater playground, offering a more causal experience for families and children.

Open seven days a week, The Little Cog serves coffee and home baked sweets, as well as sandwiches, burgers and soup. They also have vegan and gluten free options. On Fridays and Saturdays, the café serves street food, an ideal take away option if you’re keen on an easy lunch.

The venue itself also hosts private functions and weddings, utilising the fairy-tale feel of the historical Mill and the tiered levels of seating.

The venue has on-site parking, making it convenient to drive from the city.

The restaurant is open Thursday through Sunday for lunch and dinner from 12pm until late, and on Monday from 12pm. 

Find Bridgewater Mill at 386 Mount Barker Road, Bridgewater, SA 5155.

For more information and bookings, see here.

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