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Wayne Leeson

Wayne’s love affair with food began in Cape Town, South Africa. Travelling across continents, and undertaking a raft of functions both in and out of the kitchen whilst honing his craft, he has always lived by the mantra ‘lasting buildings are made from good foundations’ you have to be good from the bottom up, no exceptions. Wayne’s overarching belief is simple: “Good food complements good service, and good service complements good food""

370 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

9.6
370 reviews
Recommended
(9.8)
Food
(9.6)
Service
(9.7)
Value for money
(9.3)
Atmosphere
(9.3)

dined on Sun, 11 Aug 2019

(8)
great staff, very good food and wine by glass, views

dined on Sat, 20 Jul 2019

(10)
A wonderful dining experience. Extraordinary detail is invested in every aspect of the meals. The serving staff were approachable and diligent to our needs, providing excellent knowledge to boost our enjoyment of our absolutely amazing food! Wines were excellent too. I’m not sure if it’s the norm but we were fortunate to get some bonuses along the way, snacks and treats. Thank you, as good as any restaurant we’ve ever enjoyed.

dined on Sat, 25 May 2019

(8)
The building, surrounding and service were outstanding. Had the degustation menu which had some some standout dishes (pork belly, Apple dessert). The rest of the courses were good, but not amazing. Wine pairings were great

dined on Thu, 2 May 2019

(10)
Consistently excellent. Dined there twice this week with clients. A pleasure to go.

dined on Thu, 21 Mar 2019

(10)
Everything was outstanding. Been coming to this restaurant for a number years and it's always been excellent but this was even better. Looking forward to our next visit which will be soon!

dined on Sun, 18 Aug 2019

(10)
Amazing food and wine. Service was great. We did the 6 course degustation with wine pairing. Cost was very reasonable for a degustation considering the amount of food and wine you get with snacks included through the meal. Highly recommended.

dined on Fri, 16 Aug 2019

(8)
Lovely friendly staff, food was awesome

dined on Tue, 13 Aug 2019

(10)
The food was beautifully presented and equally delicious. Lots of care and complexity in each dish. The caramelised pork belly entre, beef and sweetbreads main, apple and miso caramel dessert were outstanding. The service was impeccable.

dined on Sun, 11 Aug 2019

(10)
Beautiful food, great environment and knowledgeable friendly staff.
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About The Currant Shed

Folks, this isn’t some hipster name – The Currant Shed at McLaren Flat was literally a shed to dry currants, which was big business back in its day. As currants fell out of favour, the place was left to ruin until the 1970s when the transformation began, turning it into the restaurant and vineyard you see today. With a commitment to pairing fresh produce with local wines, the menu reads like an almanac of considered, and slightly eclectic, food combinations. ‘Kingfish – fennel – lime’, the freshness almost jumps off the page. ‘peri peri – flathead – cauliflower – walnut’, how have you not had those together before? Luckily, you’re about to! Wherever possible, ingredients are sourced from close by, including their own garden. The team at The Currant Shed pride themselves on not only eating local, but drinking local too so you can look forward to an impressive South Australian wine list.

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