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Kingsbrook Cafe and Cellar Door

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Published December 5th 2018
A slice of The Mediterranean near Goolwa
It was a bucolic scene.

A Sunday that dawned grey and gloomy had, by mid-morning, cleared to reveal a pristine aquamarine sky. The sun, risen hours earlier, had banished the dense mist that clung tenaciously to pasture, paddock and vineyard. Brown and green hues, wood and stone textures, rose from the monochrome mist. From above could be seen a patchwork quilt covering rolling hills, dotted with groups of ambling animals and framed by tree lines.

Kingsbrook Restaurant Cafe Weddings Goolwa Cittaslow Adelaide Fleurieu Peninsula Lunch Relaxing Bucolic Country Rustic Mediterranean Villa, pizza, wood oven, countryside
The Entrance


Kingsbrook Restaurant Cafe Weddings Goolwa Cittaslow Adelaide Fleurieu Peninsula Lunch Relaxing Bucolic Country Rustic Mediterranean Villa, pizza, wood oven, countryside
Kingsbrook Cafe and Cellar Door


Kingsbrook Restaurant Cafe Weddings Goolwa Cittaslow Adelaide Fleurieu Peninsula Lunch Relaxing Bucolic Country Rustic Mediterranean Villa, pizza, wood oven, countryside
A Disciplined Garden


Through the trees, a warm breeze scented with eucalyptus rustled droplets from drying leaves. Birds warbled in protest.

It had rained heavily in the night and the grass was glistening. Across scattered stones, wet with drizzle, the filmy tracks of snails could be seen as shimmering violaceous curves.

Kingsbrook Restaurant Cafe Weddings Goolwa Cittaslow Adelaide Fleurieu Peninsula Lunch Relaxing Bucolic Country Rustic Mediterranean Villa, pizza, wood oven, countryside
Steps to and from the restaurant




A short drive out from Goolwa is Kingsbrook Cafe and Cellar door. Long a well-known location for weddings, it also opens on Sundays for lunch between September to March, 12 midday to 5pm. Descend a few steps and the dining area evokes a Mediterranean villa; an airy, idyllic scene of creeping vines, sandy stonework and charmingly rustic tables. Here there is a bar with Kingsbrook wines; there, crackling against a wall, a wood fired oven to the side of the open area, with the kitchen alongside.


Kingsbrook Restaurant Cafe Weddings Goolwa Cittaslow Adelaide Fleurieu Peninsula Lunch Relaxing Bucolic Country Rustic Mediterranean Villa, pizza, wood oven, countryside
Kingsbrook


Kingsbrook Restaurant Cafe Weddings Goolwa Cittaslow Adelaide Fleurieu Peninsula Lunch Relaxing Bucolic Country Rustic Mediterranean Villa, pizza, wood oven, countryside
The View




A blackboard with the day's menu is situated near the bar - descriptions and prices below contributing to an appealing Cittaslow atmosphere. On this Sunday the menu comprised a range of Mediterranean dishes including garlic prawns, puttanesca, stuffed squid, chicken involtini, salt and pepper prawns, grilled salmon and a steak, with a few wood fired oven pizzas. A small selection of comforting desserts ranging from brie with salad to butterscotch pudding and a chocolate torte was also available.

Kingsbrook Restaurant Cafe Weddings Goolwa Cittaslow Adelaide Fleurieu Peninsula Lunch Relaxing Bucolic Country Rustic Mediterranean Villa, pizza, wood oven, countryside
Wood Fired Oven




Kingsbrook Restaurant Cafe Weddings Goolwa Cittaslow Adelaide Fleurieu Peninsula Lunch Relaxing Bucolic Country Rustic Mediterranean Villa, pizza, wood oven, countryside
The Menu



The service was friendly and the experience was relaxed and casual. With the pizzas, flavoursome tomato and melted cheese with basil contrasted well with a thin base. Where the edges had been licked with flame and crisped against hot stone the crust had a delicious smoky char, the faint bitterness contrasting well with the rich cheese and tomato lifted by the freshness of basil.


Kingsbrook Restaurant Cafe Weddings Goolwa Cittaslow Adelaide Fleurieu Peninsula Lunch Relaxing Bucolic Country Rustic Mediterranean Villa, pizza, wood oven, countryside
Beverages




A New York Sirloin steak was cooked well; beefy notes against crunchy, fresh beans and a complex jus.


Kingsbrook Restaurant Cafe Weddings Goolwa Cittaslow Adelaide Fleurieu Peninsula Lunch Relaxing Bucolic Country Rustic Mediterranean Villa, pizza, wood oven, countryside
The Orangerie


Kingsbrook Restaurant Cafe Weddings Goolwa Cittaslow Adelaide Fleurieu Peninsula Lunch Relaxing Bucolic Country Rustic Mediterranean Villa, pizza, wood oven, countryside
Très Chic


Overall the experience was one of familiar, comforting, healthier than some, Mediterranean flavours served in a charming location with a good selection of wines. Expect to pay $25 to $40 for a main.

Kingsbrook Restaurant Cafe Weddings Goolwa Cittaslow Adelaide Fleurieu Peninsula Lunch Relaxing Bucolic Country Rustic Mediterranean Villa, pizza, wood oven, countryside
Pizza Margherita


Kingsbrook Restaurant Cafe Weddings Goolwa Cittaslow Adelaide Fleurieu Peninsula Lunch Relaxing Bucolic Country Rustic Mediterranean Villa, pizza, wood oven, countryside
More Pizza




Kingsbrook Restaurant Cafe Weddings Goolwa Cittaslow Adelaide Fleurieu Peninsula Lunch Relaxing Bucolic Country Rustic Mediterranean Villa, pizza, wood oven, countryside
Sirloin Steak


Kingsbrook Restaurant Cafe Weddings Goolwa Cittaslow Adelaide Fleurieu Peninsula Lunch Relaxing Bucolic Country Rustic Mediterranean Villa, pizza, wood oven, countryside
Brie and Rocket


Kingsbrook Restaurant Cafe Weddings Goolwa Cittaslow Adelaide Fleurieu Peninsula Lunch Relaxing Bucolic Country Rustic Mediterranean Villa, pizza, wood oven, countryside
Fig pudding with butterscotch


Kingsbrook Restaurant Cafe Weddings Goolwa Cittaslow Adelaide Fleurieu Peninsula Lunch Relaxing Bucolic Country Rustic Mediterranean Villa, pizza, wood oven, countryside
Chocolate


Kingsbrook Restaurant Cafe Weddings Goolwa Cittaslow Adelaide Fleurieu Peninsula Lunch Relaxing Bucolic Country Rustic Mediterranean Villa, pizza, wood oven, countryside
Seasoning



If you're in the area on a summer Sunday and craving a wood fired oven pizza served in a beautifully bucolic setting, Kingsbrook Restaurant may present an appealing option for a leisurely lunch.


Kingsbrook Restaurant Cafe Weddings Goolwa Cittaslow Adelaide Fleurieu Peninsula Lunch Relaxing Bucolic Country Rustic Mediterranean Villa, pizza, wood oven, countryside
Kingsbrook

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Why? For a relaxed sunday lunch in a relaxed country setting
When: 12 midday to 5pm, Sundays from September to March
Phone: 618 8555 4007
Where: 2866 Alexandrina Rd, Currency Creek SA 5214
Cost: Expect ~$40 for a main
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