The Lord Lyndoch is a cafe and bistro in the beautiful village of Lyndoch, nestled among the vines at the southern end of the iconic Barossa Valley. The cafe offers tea, coffee, drinks, cakes and desserts during the day while the bistro advertises their chicken parmigiana as the 'best in the Barossa' and grills some amazing steaks.
We arrived at sunset after a picture-perfect spring day in the Barossa to give them a go for dinner. We've passed back and forth on journeys to the Barossa and now was the perfect opportunity to try them. Any restaurant that's been successful for 15 years deserves a shot!
For me, everything about this place screams 'old-school country pub'. You're greeted with genuine warmth and interest from the moment you arrive and are seated right up until it's time to head home. The locals began to flood in after we were seated and had ordered - always a good sign. The kitchen was also busy with plenty of takeaway orders. Nonetheless, we were served our meals promptly and all were exactly what we expected.
Although seafood, salad, chicken, and duck (the local's favourite) are all on the menu, we decided it was steak night. Exhibit A above is a 200g steak with mushroom sauce, chips, and veggies. Exhibit B below is the 'Lord Lyndoch'. A 300g steak resting on mash and smothered in a rich prawn and bacon sauce. One medium-well and one medium-rare; both tenderloin steaks were cooked to perfection.
For dessert, there's a choice of sticky date pudding, New York cheesecake or crème brulee. We chose the crème brulee which was ready to go and on the table quickly. It's an excellent serving size to share after a big meal.
Coffee, tea, beers, wines and soft drinks and juices are available. The wine list is very good (naturally).
Look, I like dining on the edge sometimes and trying weird and wonderful new things but sometimes I crave a meal in the old pub style.
I knew that simply by being in the Barossa (and Barossan's don't muck around) that The Lord Lyndoch would be foolproof. Their great service and excellent meals make it an enjoyable and authentic experience.
The Lord Lyndoch is unmissable - just look for the giant black cow on a balcony over the doorway. It's on the main street at 23 Barossa Valley Way, Lyndoch. They're open limited hours at the moment – Thursday to Sunday. Lunch 11.30 – 1.30, dinner 5.30 – 7.30. No matter if you're passing through or staying in the area, The Lord Lyndoch is an excellent country-style lunch or dinner option. Take-away is also available. Check them out on Facebook here!