where else to eat

Although we would love to have you dine with us at Watervale Hotel, we understand sometimes you want to try something else.

Luckily, The Clare Valley is a haven for local and fresh produce, and has some pretty great places to sample.

See below for some of our reccommendations.


Relaxed, regional dining in the heart of the Clare Valley. Seed Winehouse + Kitchen is an exclusive dining experience.

terroir auburn

A strong focus on seasonality and a weekly changing menu insures a contempary representation of seasonal Clare Valley produce. All ingredients are sourced from sustainable and humanely treated stocks. With both current and old school cookery techniques used, in a relaxed yet professional setting, Terroir Auburn is a true representation of the modern Clare Valley.

You might as well be in the province of Umbria when you enjoy the house made pasta at this amazing little authentic family restaurant.

umbria clare

Clare locals have thought it for some time, but now everyone knows – Indii Restaurant in Clare was rated the best Indian and Sub Continent Restaurant in South Australia at the Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence 2018. Amazing flavours and excellent service.

Cellar Door Restaurants

Arguably the best Cellar Door Restaurant in the Clare Valley is Skillogalee, only 10 minutes away. Open for Breakfast from 7.30am and lunch until 5pm

With an emphasis on interesting dishes from around the world using the best ingredients, local if possible, well-presented but in a relatively informal atmosphere. 

Skillogalee Wines, Clare Valley, Flavours of South Australia, 2015, Photographer: Amanda Davenport

Pauletts’ famed cellar door with its magnificent views, has  officially opened its ‘Bush Devine Café. The Café is inspired & partly sourced from the adjacent Bush Food Garden with over 80 different species and 1000 plants.

Share a number of small dishes of food and wine with friends. Indulge, explore and savour superb food and wine combinations in a casual and contemporary atmosphere


Enjoy the surrounds whether sitting inside the glass walled Cellar Door room, or relaxing on the veranda or lawns. Offering a full range of wines for tasting, selection of regional platters and coffee and cake.

Known for its pizzas and knowledgeable owners, guests are able to dine on the veranda while sampling the classically styled riesling and typically Australian shiraz cabernet blend Mocandunda is proud to produce.


Indulge in a long lunch, selected from our a la carte and daily specials menu featuring fresh local produce from in and around the Mid North region. Available daily from 12-2pm, knowledgeable staff can also assist with selecting a wine to complement your meal based on palate and preferences.

Local Hotels

The Sevenhill Hotel is a versatile venue with many different areas for everyone to enjoy. The outdoor area is great for family dining with room for the kids to play on the lawns while watching the giant screen

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magpie and stump hotel
The newly renovated hotel brings together good food, excellent wine and a great atmosphere. An innovative blend of country hotel, event destination, local landmark and regional showcase venue for up-and-coming winemakers, chefs and culinary creatives.

Dining is available at The Rising Sun Hotel in the Saloon, Dining Room, Front Bar, Elegant Hallway, Stables Function Room and outdoors under the verandah. Boasting regular live music, a historic function centre, accommodation and rotating wine list, The Rising Sun Hotel invite you to join them.


Watervale Hotel is open:

11am – late 7 days.

Our kitchen offers all day dining:

11am – 9pm 7 days

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