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Sevenhill Hotel

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by Emily Jayde (subscribe)
I am out to find the best of South Australia
Published November 10th 2018
Best Country Dining
An adventure to the Clare Valley with my friend meant a relaxing day out and also a chance to indulge in some food and wine. The Sevenhill Hotel was our choice of lunch venue, winner of Best Country Dining in 2017 & 2018 it was an easy decision.

The location of the Sevenhill Hotel, the stunning Clare Valley, approximately 100km north of the city. A drive through panoramic country views of the open green landscape takes you to the beautiful area.

As soon as we walked in, I knew the Sevenhill Hotel was a must visit. A warm and inviting country pub serving up hearty meals to have alongside award-winning local wines and beers.

Sevenhill hotel has indoor and outdoor seating, for year-round dining and experience. For the warm days, they have a beautiful shaded outdoor area, where you can relax and watch the kids run around on the grassed area. I had thought the outdoor area would make a perfect area for a private function. It was large with lots of seating options, including tall and short tables and wine barrels to stand around. Greenery was also spread across the back wall, making a beautiful backdrop and natural light flooded the undercover area. Inside is warm and inviting with a fireplace for the colder months. This was my choice of seating for our lunch, as it was more of a cold day.

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outside dining


Tables were set with wine bottles made with Sevenhill labels giving you some insight into the history of the suburb and hotel. I thought this was a great touch. Comfy black chairs were pushed under wooden tables and beautiful lighting hung from the ceiling.



To start, I tried the Sevenhill Cellar Rosť. A recommendation from the friendly staff member. They have a fantastic wine variety with most being from the Clare Valley.

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Sevenhill Cellar Rose


I was particularly impressed with the ala-carte menu, something for everyone using local produce where possible, from schnitzels to kangaroo and for the kids, a $11.50 kids meal deal, that includes a meal and an ice-cream.

We ordered the Clare Rise Bakery Garlic Bread ($6.50) as an entree to share - it was presented on a Sevenhill Hotel stamped wooden board. The bread was amazing - crispy and large with the perfect amount of garlic.

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Garlic Bread


Next were our mains. I ordered the burger from the specials board but mixed and matched a few things from the burger on the menu and they were happy to accommodate. It was the House Ground Angus Beef Burger which I had with barbecue sauce and cheese ($19.90) with garlic rosemary chips.



My friend ordered the crumbed Flat Head ($18.90) with Sevenhill slaw, rosemary and garlic chips and house-made tartare sauce.



For both of us, the chips were a highlight. As much as the food was delicious, I have not had chips that amazing in a very long time.

The dining room became busier as the minutes went by, with families and couples getting a table. I am sure this venue would be busier on weekends with patrons on a weekend day out, but whilst we were at the venue it was an un-rushed, relaxed atmosphere.

After our food, we had a walk through the unique underground cellar. They stock a huge selection of Clare Valley Wines, that are available for purchase.

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Seating in the underground cellar


Overall, this is the perfect stop when exploring the Clare Valley. Great food, great service, and somewhere to enjoy outstanding food and wine with friends, family, or your loved one.
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When: Open 7 days
Phone: (08) 8843 4217
Where: Main North Road, SEVENHILL SA 5453
Cost: Prices vary
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