Oscars is a restaurant that manages to capture the casual and friendly atmosphere of the local pub, with top quality food and surroundings. Enjoy one of their gourmet pizzas in the sun after a day of touring the McLaren Vale wine region, of head here for a tasty family meal.
The menu is inspired by the tastes and flavours of the Mediterranean, which perfectly suits the vine laden hills of the region. Light starters like dips, bruschetta, and flat breads with flavoured toppings, all lead on perfectly to warming meals like braised lamb shanks or pasta with a rich sauce. Everything is reasonably priced, and all main meals remain under $30.
The highlight of the menu would have to be the gourmet pizzas. Starting at just $9.90 they are prefect for sharing, or enjoying all by yourself. There are the usual toppings like margherita or tropical, but branch out and your tastebuds will thank you. The Idaho pizza is topped with potato, bacon, caramelised onion, garlic oil, sweet chilli sauce, sour cream, and wild rocket, and its filling and delicious, with the perfect mix of sweet and savoury. Other great choices include the Atlantis with smoked salmon, and the Mexican, that comes topped with corn chips.
Oscars are one of the few McLaren Vale restaurants open 7 days a week, and they're open for both lunch and dinner. On a nice day make sure you pick up a table outdoors, the casual courtyard dining is the best place to enjoy your lunch with a glass of local wine. At night time enjoy the bubbling atmosphere indoors, or pick warm table in the undercover outdoor area. You can find a spot to fit a large family gathering, or a romantic dinner for two.
From the countless messages of praise written on the walls, to the friendly service, Oscars is a great choice for dinner. The only thing that feels a bit out of place is the jukebox, where the selection of tunes on rotation don't always match the atmosphere of the meal. Despite this, Oscars still manages to suit almost every occasion.
Oscars are open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner, to book phone 8323 8707.