Limestone Coast Food and Wine

World-class wines of the Coonawarra are matched with delicious meals in the region. Order some fish and chips in one of the coastal towns and you’ll be amazed, with crayfish being a regular feature on the menu.

Top 5 dining

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1. Upstairs at Hollick, Coonawarra
Featuring floor to ceiling windows, diners have uninterrupted views over the Hollick ‘Neilson’s Block’ vineyard. Modern Australian cuisine is served while enjoying a Hollick wine or any of the other local or imported wines on offer. Lunch Wednesday - Sunday. Dinner Saturday. hollick.com

2. Pipers of Penola, 58 Riddoch Street, Penola
Situated on the doorstep of the Coonawarra, its philosophy is to offer patrons a quality dining experience. The a-la-carte menu changes seasonally and focuses on local produce which has included Mayura Station wagyu beef and crisp squid. Dinner Tuesday - Saturday. pipersofpenola.com.au

3. Penola Station Restaurant, 48 Church Street, Penola
With longer opening hours, Penola Station Restaurant is often a hive of activity, especially for those looking for a late night cocktail. The menu has an international focus and the young head chef is ambitious and not afraid to take chances. Lunch and dinner Wednesday - Sunday. penolastation.com.au

4. Sails Restaurant, 21 Victoria Street, Robe
Delicious seasonal produce, the kitchen produces daily specials which they call “Adam’s whim” (named after the chef). Southern rock lobster is available throughout the season (October - May) with simple flavours and condiments like seafood sauce. Lunch (during summer). Dinner seven days a week. sailsatrobe.com.au

5. The Barn Steakhouse, Punt Road, Mount Gambier
Sourcing the highest quality beef from the region, delicious steaks are the meal of choice for visitors to the Barn Steakhouse. Complemented by the sublime Cabernet Sauvignon from the Coonawarra, it’s a dining experience that won’t disappoint. Dinner seven days a week. barn.com.au

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