Only an hour from Adelaide, the Fleurieu Peninsula is home to some of the best beaches in South Australia. This paradise is filled with coastline, wineries and restaurants that are perfect destinations on a weekend away. Pack some clubs and head to any of the golf courses for a few rounds before dining at one of the many food spots.
Considering the Fleurieu Peninsula is the go-to weekend getaway for Adelaideans the region is filled with a wide range of dining experiences and places to visit. As local South Australians, we’ve managed to find the best of the region and here they are.
Lake Breeze Wines
The rustic cellar door and restaurant at Lake Breeze Wines, overlooks the Follet family’s old vineyards and ancient gum trees. Enjoy regional platters and seasonal dishes accompanied by award-winning wines, either on the outdoor terrace or fireside in the contemporary indoor dining space.
319 Step Road, Langhorne Creek
08 8537 3017
Loco Mexican will satisfy your craving for Mexican food. On their extensive menu, the slow braised chilli con carne is a standout. Served on top of a flour tortilla, Mexican rice and finished with sour cream, coriander and lime, this dish can be paired perfectly with a cold Corona beer.
17-21 Ocean Street, Victor Harbour
08 8552 9883
Head to Nino’s at Victor Harbour and taste the Australian barramundi. Rested on top of roasted cauliflower and sauteed greens and topped with shaved fennel, cherry tomato and an orange salad with basil evoo, this fresh dish screams flavour. Enjoy with a glass of Riesling for an ultimate dining experience.
17 Albert Place, Victor Harbour
08 8552 3501
Immerse yourself in the welcoming atmosphere of this one-of-a-kind local artist hub. Converse with working artists at Fleurieu Arthouse, while they create in their open studios, or sip on barista-made coffee while you soak up the beautiful art on display. Take a piece of the arthouse home with you from their retail shop.
202 Main Road, McLaren Vale
0410 433 244
Boathouse Birks Harbour
Located in the historic town of Goolwa, this intimate retreat is the perfect escape for some relaxation and romance. Guests can enjoy the waterfront views and the birdlife on their own private deck with a glass of wine and nibbles from the local Farmer’s Market. Reflections and sunrises, you’ll never forget.
138 Liverpool Road, Goolwa
08 8555 0338
The Salopian Inn
Taking home-made to another level, the Salopian Inn kitchen team sources only local and seasonal produce and makes everything on offer from scratch. They even grow a large percentage of their fruits, vegetables and herbs in their own garden. This eclectic restaurant is a must-visit for any food lover.
Corner Main Road and McMurtrie Road, McLaren Vale
08 8323 8769
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