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Lunch at Victor's Place Restaurant

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by Karen Ross (subscribe)
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Published April 16th 2021
An epicurean opportunity on the way to the south coast
Located at the Adelaide end of Victor Harbor Road, with sweeping views towards Onkaparinga Gorge, is a splendid cellar door and a restaurant called 'Victor's Place'.

The vista at Victor's
The vista at Victor's


An old stone barn, dating back to the 1870s, has been restored and it's here that we can now enjoy Varney Wines, Victor's Place craft beers, and an award-winning menu of delectable dishes.

1870's limestone barn
1870's limestone barn


I had visited once before and experienced the effervescent personality of the restauranteur, Kathrin, as she led me through a tasting of the six wines produced here by her winemaker husband, Alan. Recently, I seized the opportunity to return to Victor's Place, this time for a leisurely lunch with my women friends.

Inside at Victor's Place Restaurant
Inside at Victor's Place Restaurant


The decor is rustic. Rough stone walls and chunky timber beams are lit by vintage filament lights which all contribute to the warm and welcoming ambience.



The menu offers a choice of two courses, three courses or three courses with wine pairing at different price points. Naturally, all ingredients are sourced locally where possible and the menu is seasonal.

We were treated to a complimentary amuse-bouche which included a sublime duck liver pate morsel on a handmade cracker. The gluten-sensitive among us were thoughtfully presented with a cracker made from rice flour.

amuse-bouche
amuse-bouche


The first course offered a choice of tomato and goats curd tart, with merlot involved, or king prawn toast with crispy ice-plant and salmon roe. I chose the third option; wood smoked, tarragon brined, free-range chicken with fermented shallots, onion soubise, corn, tarragon and endive. The medley of flavours worked so well.

Wood smoked, tarragon brined chicken
Wood smoked, tarragon brined chicken


The second course offered a seafood dish including Coorong Mulloway and Kinkawooka mussels which I feared may be too filling and a beef dish along with my choice of pork loin with braised onions, juniper, green apple, mustard and herbs. Once again, I wasn't disappointed.

Pork loin
Pork loin


Two of my lunch companions enjoyed the roasted parsnip agnolotti and the smiles on their faces attested to its deliciousness.

Roasted parsnip agnolotti
Roasted parsnip agnolotti


A shared salad comprised mixed leaves and lovage picked from adjacent garden beds.

Fresh herbs and edible flowers
Fresh herbs and edible flowers


Varney Wines Entrada Rosé was our choice of accompanying wine. Made from Grenache grapes this rosé has a satisfying berry presence without being too sweet. It was a perfect choice for lunch with friends.

Entrada Rosé
Entrada Rosé


Large windows allow a view of rolling hills. On a warmer afternoon, an outside table would provide an option to eat al fresco and further enjoy the vista.

Outside table
Outside table


We were each tempted by the choice of three desserts but heroically declined in favour of coffee. This was considered a selfless act that encourages a return visit to Victor's in order to sample these and other items on this most appealing menu. I think I'll skip breakfast and order the seafood dish next visit. I love to plan ahead.
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Why? Wine and food with a view
When: lunch and dinner
Phone: 0467466212
Where: 62 Victor Harbor Road, Old Noarlunga. SA. 5168
Cost: $58 pp for two courses
Your Comment
Sounds like you girls enjoyed yourselves Karen. It is very satisfying to see old structures being brought back to life, which will ensure their survival. The food looked good too.
by Neil Follett (score: 3|2292) 23 days ago
What an inventive menu with a view to die for. Beautiful
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|2578) 22 days ago
Must give it a go Karen. Thanks for the recommendation.
by tonys (score: 1|19) 16 days ago
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