Where to Eat in Mount Barker: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 9, 2017 Brain Ambrose

Discover the best restaurant in Mount Barker, Australia including Giovanni Ristorante Pizzeria, The Lane Vineyard, Otto's Bakery, The Haus Hahndorf, Auchendarroch Tavern, The Barker Hotel, The White House, Caffe Acqua, Sazon Espresso, The Original Food Co.
Things to do in Mount Barker

1. Giovanni Ristorante Pizzeria

2 Victoria Crescent | Shop 12, Mt Barker Village Shopping Centre, Mount Barker, South Australia 5251, Australia (Formerly Giovanni Ristorante Pizzeria) Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner, Lunch, Late Night HK$94 - HK$212 +61 407 191 355
Excellent
39%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
9%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 107 reviews

Giovanni Ristorante Pizzeria

Reviewed By Makzulu - Sydney

We visited during our wedding anniversary trip to South Australia. We were staying in Hahndorf however all the places to dine closed so early there and we're night owls. So we drove to Mount Barker to eat and Giovanni's. So glad we did. We had some of the best pizza we've ever had! And pizza is our favourite meal. We enjoyed it so much we returned the following night for our final dinner in South Australia.
Service was prompt and friendly. It was quiet when we visited but I would imagine the place gets very busy so I would suggest booking ahead.
A large pizza was $28 and a small $15. More than we're used to paying for pizza but we'd definitely eat there again despite the price.

2. The Lane Vineyard

Ravenswood Lane, Hahndorf, South Australia 5245, Australia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Brunch, Drinks HK$94 - HK$243 +61 8 8388 1250
Excellent
60%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
7%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 378 reviews

The Lane Vineyard

ENTER THE LAND OF THE LONG LUNCH! You will find more than a priceless view when you discover The Lane Vineyard. You will see vines with their roots in an ancient landscape, hear a real story about what makes a family work, Be swept off your feet by wines that deliver style, luxury and pleasure. Unearth your wine food and wine odyssey as you linger over lunch.

Reviewed By Linda0615 - Canberra, Australia

This is a very popular Adealide Hills winery for good reason. It is well situated and about a 10-15min drive from Hahndorf. The wine tasting is arranged around flights that give a good opportunity for tasting The Lane’s wines. The winery includes a very nice looking restaurant which we did not stop at bookings on the weekend being a must. The only disappointment was that to buy some of the wines required a commitment to joining a club that required an ongoing commitment to buy. This approach to selling wine is not conducive to the development of a good cellar or the industry.

3. Otto's Bakery

9 Main St, Hahndorf, South Australia, Australia Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch 8388 7579
Excellent
43%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 266 reviews

Otto's Bakery

Reviewed By Another D

A friend of mine recommended this place to us, glad he did, was as busy as that day, usually a good sign. Wasn't dissapointed, pie good and the service was reasonable as well. Not bad lunch stop.

4. The Haus Hahndorf

38a Main Road, Hahndorf, South Australia 5245, Australia Parking Available, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover German, European, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$39 - HK$353 +61 8 8388 7555
Excellent
41%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

The Haus Hahndorf

The Haus Hahndorf is a dining and social experience like no other. Located in the heart of the stunning Adelaide Hills, The Haus Restaurant showcases an amazing selection of dishes created from the best in local produce which changes with the seasons. Open 7 days a week serving food ALL DAY for, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, it is no surprise that The Haus Restaurant is one of the most popular restaurants in Hahndorf. Come and enjoy our professional friendly service and if you're not after a meal just sit down and enjoy one of our tempting pastries, artisan coffees & FREE Wi-Fi. We also offer a large range of Healthy & Gluten Free options, as well as Vegetarian & Vegan-friendly dishes.

Reviewed By MandMKettle - Adelaide, Australia

Although living a tad over 30kms away, we find ourselves regularly returning to this eatery.
Service is always good - the staff are forever looking for things to do but never intrude.
This was a lunchtime visit and we both opted for a chicken schnitzel. it was not the usual 3mm hammered flat pub offering but a very chuncky fillet. Quite moist and coated with a slightly herb flavoured crumb. The salad contained a wide variety of ingedients. To us, it indicated that a good amount of thought and care had gone into it.
I can see us continuing to return.

5. Auchendarroch Tavern

17 Adelaide Rd, Mount Barker, South Australia 5251, Australia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, Australian, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch +61 8 8391 6100
Excellent
30%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
2%
Terrible
18%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 93 reviews

Auchendarroch Tavern

Reviewed By Paul S - Adelaide, Australia

There is not much point writing multiple reviews and saying the same things, but sometime situations change, as here. We love coming here, but notice a few difference with this visit. Firstly the restaurant is being renovated and enlarged to include some outdoor dining. This means a loss, at least temporarily of the lovely garden outlook. Also, there is no longer a salad bar – a feature which we have enjoyed. On the plus side, they have introduced a $12 Seniors lunch special, with very generous serves of bangers and mash, lamb's fry, fillet of fish with chips (or mashed potato) and salad etc. Also the cake bar, which was always attractive, has now been extended. Even with all these changes, we enjoy our meal, and the attention of friendly waitress Nikki who supplies a candle for my wife's birthday treat – age undisclosed! We'll be back again!

6. The Barker Hotel

32 Gawler Street | 5153, Mount Barker, South Australia 5251, Australia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night HK$86 - HK$275 +61 8 8391 1003
Excellent
21%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 96 reviews

The Barker Hotel

The Barker Hotel is a hotel for everyone, young and old! Whether you are after traditional pub-grub or something a little bit more fancy, The Barker Hotel has the perfect dish for you! Take advantage of our weekly food specials, monthly drink specials and live entertainment. Mondays: Gourmet Pie Day $16.90 Tuesdays: Schnitzel Day from $13.90 Wednesdays: Bump-day Burgers from $15.90 & family Magician 6-8pm Thursdays: Steak Day from $18.90 & Quizmeisters Quiz Night from 7.30pm Fridays: DJ from 9.30pm Saturdays: Live entertainment from 8.30pm All day dining Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Reviewed By 51annie444 - Adelaide Hills, Australia

Have been here quite a bit for work catchups. Nice platters and decore. Different areas that can be booked and cornered off on request for larger groups. Often has live music (which is hit n miss)

7. The White House

90 Main Street, Hahndorf, South Australia 5245, Australia Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +61 8 7111 0030
Excellent
64%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 114 reviews

The White House

Reviewed By Bob D - Adelaide, Australia

As we’ve done before, we stopped for lunch on our way back from Victor Harbor at this very cosy café. We both enjoyed warming cups of tea and cream of porcini mushroom soup served with toasted Turkish flat bread. The soup was delicious as was the bread. The service was very friendly and quick. We’ll certainly call again.

8. Caffe Acqua

Shop 48-51 Hutchinson St, Mount Barker, South Australia 5251, Australia Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +61 8 8391 3771
Excellent
32%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
9%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 76 reviews

Caffe Acqua

Reviewed By Dazza857 - Adelaide, Australia

When we entered the restaurant was packed & we only just got a table.
I made the comment to my wife that we may have to wait a while for the food but it was delivered really quickly & was great.
My son & I both had a risotto funghi with chicken, the flavour & consistency were excellent.
My wife had the Cajun Barramundi which tasted as good as it looks.
I do not know how they can produce such good food for so many people in such a short time.
Excellent.

9. Sazon Espresso

24 Gawler St, Mount Barker, South Australia 5251, Australia Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Mexican, Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night HK$63 - HK$149 +61 8 8391 4641
Excellent
65%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 173 reviews

Sazon Espresso

Reviewed By Giaa7 - Adelaide, Australia

My boyfriend and I often go to Sazon for brunch and it's become our go-to. Consistently good coffee and food, we love the corn fritters and haloumi salad! Even the simple banana milkshakes are super tasty. Relatively quick service even when the place is full - which is often.

10. The Original Food Co.

70 Gawler St, Mount Barker, South Australia 5251, Australia Breakfast, Lunch +61 8 8391 6333
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

The Original Food Co.

Reviewed By Paul S - Adelaide, Australia

I came to this bakery with a theological question about its name, but never mind! The café is at the lower end of Gawler St, away from the crowds and pleasantly quiet. The setting is pleasant with Seating for about 20 at small tables facing out to the street through a large window. There is outdoors Seating as well. The bakery serves morning and afternoon teas and lunches; we come for our usual afternoon cuppa. Supplies seem to be down at this time of day, but there is a moderate supply of cake. Our order is quickly and efficiently served to our table in a friendly way. The drinks are to order and the raspberry and coconut macaroon cake is delicious. A good place to stop.

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