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The Olfactory Inn

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Published February 10th 2016
Local produce restaurant in Strath
Ol Factory Inn

Do you enjoy a quick get-away, but don't want to go too far? Strathalbyn is perfect for day trips, as well as overnight stays. At barely an hour's drive from the CBD, Strath boasts streets of antique and second-hand wares, quaint cafes, a pretty central park area and bustling shopping strip.

If you find yourself in Strath for lunch or dinner, The Olfactory Inn offers something very unique and special. Housed in a building with original wooden floorboards and finishings, the restaurant offers "food, wine & dining classic in nature - balanced menus that evolve with the season and produce of South Australia", according to their website. Working with local produce means that the menu changes, so if you come back a couple of months later, you'll have new dishes to choose from.

Jalepeno Poppers

The atmosphere is relaxed and refined, but with a welcoming air. The staff are very accomodating - we had a baby with us and they seated us at a bench to the side that had room for the pram, making sure to bring our food around when we would be caring for her.

If you enjoy trying different flavours brought together, meals that are beautifully presented and local wares, the Olfactory Inn is well worth a stop, a bite and sip.

Pear, date, walnut, rocket and Adelaide blue cheese salad

They're open Thursday to Sunday and are found at 35 High Street in Strath, very central to places like the Strath Motel if you're staying overnight.


The produce has already changed at the Olfactory Inn, so the meals we had have already been replaced with other specialities!


Head to Strathalbyn and check out the unique style of The Olfactory Inn.

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Why? Amazing local food and drink
When: Thursday - Sunday
Phone: 044 777 1750
Where: Strathalbyn, 35 High Street, Strathalbyn, SA
Cost: From $4 entrees - $42 mains
Your Comment
Did you find the serves a bit on the small side?
by Jenny Rossiter (score: 3|4196) 1895 days ago
Interesting not recall the existence of any factories in High Street..perhaps there was back in the early 1920's,but I can't imagine what kind of factory.Yes,it is the perfect place for a day trip from the city...possibly the prettiest small inland town in S.Aust,with many interesting antique shops,that are usually closed on Mondays.
by noelp (score: 3|1199) 1896 days ago
We had a fabulous lunch here. Relaxing atmosphere with amazing food and service. Well worth it and hope to go again soon.
by Melin (score: 0|2) 1892 days ago
The olfactory system - the sense of smell.
its not an old factory :)
professional service of great wine matched to great food ...we and our o/s visitors loved the 'localness' of it all.
by nerid (score: 0|2) 1892 days ago
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