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Maximilian's Restaurant

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by Jenny Esots (subscribe)
A freelance writer and traveller who likes to explore the spiritual, literary and hidden gems of Adelaide and beyond.
Published March 25th 2014
A million reasons to visit Maximilian's
I was fortunate enough to visit Maximilian's recently for a family celebration.

I have always been an advocate of having the occasional celebration in a special restaurant, as it takes the pressure off regarding the cooking and clean up.

I always love exploring new places and everyone can sit back and enjoy himself or herself. The location of Maximilian's is quite refreshing; it's among the Adelaide hills and vines.

View through to the vines.
View through to the vines.


Maximilian's is set in a large old homestead building, which has quite a Bavarian atmosphere. There's big hearths with open fires, which was a blessing on this day and large wooden beams and huge thick walls and ledges.

Interior of Maximilian's
Interior of Maximilian's


It is also quite spacious inside and the service was welcoming as we enjoyed some of the local bubbly, Isabella Rose.

Isabella Rose
Isabella Rose


The menu has something for all tastes and catered for the vegetarians among us. The food presentation was high, with great side dishes and heavenly desserts. The hand cut chips were quite addictive! The prices are at the high end.

Hand cut chips
Hand cut chips


The restaurant also has its own cellar door with the Sidewood label; a very light and bright Sauvignon Blanc was a good enhancement to our meal.

The kids on our table appreciated the traditional kids menu, as well as the opportunity to step outside among the big gums to the golf driving range.

Try your hand at a hole in one and win $2,000. It is fun to watch people teeing off to hit their target, which is on an island in the middle of the lake. The golf balls are 50c each and a bottle of cider is also a reward for actually getting the ball on the green!

The restaurant was having booming business for a Sunday lunch, which is always a good sign.

There is also an outdoor fernery area and beer garden.

Looking out over the lake
Looking out over the lake


Minor quibbles? If anything, the staff were too busy and frazzled by the end of the afternoon, but maybe this is hospitality in general. The wine list is also fairly basic.

For that special meal, Maximilians' is worth experiencing.
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Why? For that special occasion.
When: Open Thursday to Sunday I Lunch from 12 noon I Dinner from 6pm I Public holiday Mondays for wine tasting and lunch
Phone: Ph: 8388 7777
Where: 15 Onkaparinga Valley Road Verdun SA
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