A visit to Barossa is not just visiting cellar doors and being inspired by beautiful vineyards – your stay must be punctuated by delicious meals and we’ve put together a list of our favourite spots for breakfast, lunch and dinner and everything in between!
Discover our favourite places to eat, right here in our back yard!
If you’re visiting Barossa on a weekend, a Barossa Farmer’s Market Bacon and Egg Roll is a must. Locally cured bacon, farm fresh eggs, onion and your choice of locally produced chutney all on an artisan roll is the perfect way to fortify yourself for a long day tasting Barossa’s best.
Barossa Farmers Market 7.30am – 11.30am Saturdays – Angaston Rd & Stockwell Rd, Angaston SA 5353
If you’re here mid week, visit El Estanco in the gorgeous little town of Greenock – just up the road from our Holy Grail Vineyard. El Estanco – the brain child of Colombian native Julian Velasquez and his partner Abby Osborne– offers a small but mighty menu of delicious breakfast fare with a Colombian twist, paired with perfect coffee. Think perfectly fried eggs and Linke’s locally cured bacon with housemade chilli-relish or Chilaquiles – a traditional Mexican dish of fried tortillas simmered in smokey chilli mole served with scrambled local eggs, avo, salted ricotta and coriander. El Estanco also have Fiesta Friday Nights – Alternating between wood-fired pizzas and a South American themed menu. It’s a must on your places to visit!
El Estanco – 23 Murray St, Greenock SA 5360 www.elestanco.com.au
Coffee and something sweet – the perfect pit stop that delights all senses is Fleur Social: Flowers + Coffee. A funky, vibrant café serving local coffee and small local delights with a resident florist, artisan designed cards and living gifts – Ryan and Sarah have created a unique and inviting creative space that is sure to inspire along your journey.
Fleur Social – 55C Murray St, Nuriootpa SA 5355 www.fleursocial.com.au
There’s nothing quite like a long, lazy lunch in the dappled afternoon Barossa sun. Many a Two Hands team member have enjoyed a feast under the terrace at Vintners Bar & Grill in Angaston – owned by Peter Clarke and Rami Heer – both award winning chef and restaurant manager alike. The menu is designed to share from tiny bites to larger plates crafted from the best quality produce available. Our picks are the housemade dumplings, Salad of Venus Bay prawns, banana blossom, chilli, peanuts & Asian herbs and the standby Char-grilled scotch fillet with shoyu dressing served with a large bowl of VBG Fries (no-one except Peter himself knows the secret spice the fries are tossed in!).
Vintners Bar & Grill – 752 Stockwell Rd, Angaston SA 5353 www.vintners.com.au
Closer to home is a new-ish kid on the Block, The Farm Eatery– A delicious, modern and casual lunch spot owned and managed by Eli Beer, the daughter of Barossa Foodie and National Treasure, Maggie. The food is delightfully light, fresh with nods to Maggie’s favourite ingredients of quince and preserved lemon, The Eatery is a seasonable moving feast with passionate chef Tim Bourke at the helm. Our go-to is always the house made pasta – made with locally sourced ingredients. Think Rabbit Ragu, Green Nettle or Chestnuts or gin cured salmon, made in-house with Eli’s husband’s gin that you can also experience onsite at the Durand Distillery.
The Farm Eatery – Pheasant Farm Rd, Nuriootpa SA 5355 www.thefarmeatery.com
Even closer to home is Appellation at The Louise and Bar Three 75. A stunning internationally renowned fine-dining restaurant with impeccable service and a menu inspired by the best South Australian ingredients. The restaurant and bar have had a major renovation over the last winter and now, the impeccable food is complemented by incredible views of vineyards and Barossa. A selection of four courses including charred cauliflower with sweetcorn cream, ice plant and toasted walnut and the most heavenly dessert of poached pear, olive oil custard, candied cocoa nib and toasted milk is sure to leave you in raptures. Those fortunate enough to dine there will also experience the most delightful surprise at the end of your dining experience…. You’ll just have to dine there to find out what it is!
Appellation at The Louise – Seppeltsfield Rd &, Stonewell Rd, Marananga SA 5355 www.thelouise.com.au