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The Currant Shed

Average price $85
9.4/10
236 reviews

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Meet the Chef

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""
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Scores & Reviews

Excellent
9.4/10
based on 236 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :9.4/10
Service :9.7/10
Setting :9.2/10
  1. Terry W.
    Terry W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Couldn’t have been a better recommendation from a friend. Knowledgeable and friendly service in a fantastic intimate setting. Loved everything about it. Non-descriptive menu items making it a pleasant and unexpected surprise each course. Can’t wait to return!

  2. Joan  C.
    Joan C.
    • one review
    10/10

    our group commented at the time that no matter how much of a celebrity you are, no matter how much money you have - you could not match such a perfect dining experience anywhere.

  3. A A.
    A A.
    • 269 reviews
    10/10

    Flavoursome food, fantastic service, beautiful views while eating lunch.

  4. A A.
    A A.
    • 268 reviews
    9.5/10

    Excellent service gorgeous menu

  5. Ian L.
    Ian L.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Brilliant just brilliant

  6. Taylor M.
    Taylor M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Could not fault the food or the service. Such amazing staff who are always happy to help. The food is absolutely amazing. I can't wait to return. Thank you

  7. Cules M.
    Cules M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great fine dining restaurant among vineyards that also cater for children.

  8. A A.
    A A.
    • 246 reviews
    8.75/10

    Excellent service and delicious food!

  9. A A.
    A A.
    • 274 reviews
    10/10

    Fantastic knowledge of wine and food- best porj I have ever had- fabulous sevice, friendly and attentive

  10. Gina A.
    Gina A.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    It was a quiet peaceful setting with decor to match perfectly. We had the set menu with matching wines and were not disappointed. Dishes were delicious and good serving as were the matching wines. Made for a romantic long lunch.

  11. Stephen C.
    Stephen C.
    • 31 reviews
    10/10

    Sensational, as always. Would have to be the best eating experience in the McLaren Vale district.

  12. Yousouf P.
    Yousouf P.
    • one review
    9/10

    As usual, beautifully executed and presented food. Service is always warm and friendly. A place we return to on special occasions.

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 270 reviews
    10/10

    Could not fault any aspect of our meal. As locals, this is a fave spot and it did not disappoint this time, as we had one of the best meals yet. For mains, other half insisted on choosing his favourite goat dish again, I chose fish which was imaginatively prepared and beautifully presented. Little touches like the amuse bouche, fresh bread and palate cleansers were perfect.

  14. Douglas S.
    Douglas S.
    • one review
    10/10

    The food the service is amazing!! One of the best dining experiences I have ever had. Would highly recommend.

  15. Mala B.
    Mala B.
    • one review
    8.75/10

    Food was amazing, generous serves and delicious. Extras like house made bread, butter and truffles were a treat. Would highly recommend for special occasion.

  16. Anne S.
    Anne S.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    The food was delicious and excellent service

  17. Peter S.
    Peter S.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Great place to take interstate visitors or anyone for a special occasion. The food and service are always great, you’ll be offered interesting local wines, and you can take a pleasant drive through the hills to get there. (And then zip home on the freeway)

  18. Robert H.
    Robert H.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    Awesome restaurant, awesome food, awesome service. Highly recommended!!!

  19. Lia H.
    Lia H.
    • one review
    9.25/10

    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.

  20. Kay A.
    Kay A.
    • 2 reviews
    9.75/10

    Beautiful food, great environment and knowledgeable friendly staff.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

104 Ingoldby Rd, 5171, McLaren Flat, Australia

Directions to get there

, McLaren Vale

About the restaurant

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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