Au Pear

WillungaAustralian$$$$
Wonderful
5.5/6
67 Reviews
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About Au Pear

If you’re heading out from Adelaide to the famous McLaren Vale wine growing region, you’d do well to pay a visit to AuPear, a restaurant specialising in modern Australian cuisine with a distinct Mediterranean and French influence found on the Main Road south towards Willunga from McLaren Vale township itself. The stunning seasonal food on offer (most of the dishes are made from ingredients sourced locally from the Fleurieu Peninsula) is matched only by the stunning location of the restaurant, set in the Gilbert Vineyards and complete with four distinct areas in which guests are invited to dine or host their next big celebration.

Opening Times

Closed now
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
Closed

Address

Au Pear
192 Main Road, Willunga
Adelaide 5172

Menu Highlights

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Starters

Seafood salad

Sautéed prawns, grilled scallops seafood quenelles & fish of the day
A$17.00

Venison chacuterie

Venison bresaola and smoked venison terrine, juniper pickled pumpkin & mushroom salad
A$17.00

Quail porcini ravioli

Soft centred quail ravioli & poached quail eggs, herb coulis,pistachio crumble, spring pea sprouts
A$18.00

More about Au Pear, Willunga

AuPear marries the sunkissed spirit of Mediterranean cuisine with French gastronomic technique and a cornucopia of ingredients sourced from suppliers found on and around South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula, the promontory jutting out into the ocean south of Adelaide. The base of the peninsula, where AuPear finds itself, is home to many famous vineyards, making for an enviable wine list. Indeed, AuPear’s address is that of the Gilbert Vineyards along the Main Road linking the townships of Willunga and McLaren Vale, this latter toponym being synonymous with South Australian wine. The kitchen stocks its larder with yabbies, trout, venison, cheeses, veal, lamb, berries, veggies, salad greens, and goat curd all from the stretch of road leading south towards Victor Harbour, including native Australian herbs and spices like river mint and mountain pepper.

With such an emphasis on local produce, AuPear’s menus are highly seasonal. The spring menu, for instance, features highlights like spring green scallops crevice with snow peas and lime smetana, a beautiful venison charcuterie platter, quail porcini ravioli and a goat curd timbal. If you’re dining with a group, book one of the separate dining spaces – the Almond Room, the Garden Room, or the al fresco garden terrace itself with lovely views out over the vineyard – and order the vineyard platter to share, with prawn and scallops, goat curd, venison bresaola and terrine alongside Nuage blanc, dukkah, extra virgin olive oil, pickles, olives, and pear cider bread. The food philosophy at AuPear extends to heartier dishes like the cafe de Paris-style goat and grilled lamb fillet with minted spring peas and pommes Parisienne, shaved pickles and cheese brioche wafer. Perfect for casual dining before you head out into the countryside surrounding McLaren Vale and Willunga south of Adelaide city, and ideal for small wedding receptions, celebrations and private dining events, AuPear deserves attention as one of South Australia’s hidden dining gems.

67 Au Pear Reviews

Wonderful
5.5/6
67 Reviews
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Value for money:Good value
Atmosphere:Excellent
Food:Outstanding
Service:Excellent
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
"Excellent"
6/6
Randy A.4 months ago · 1 review

It was busy but the staff were attentive . A great selection of local produce was centered around the menu dishes and and the food great.

"Excellent"
6/6
Tess C.5 months ago · 9 reviews

Fantastic food- great service- loving the new chefs Italian food with impeccable balance in seasoning and flavour. Best arancini ever and we loved the different flavours being put together. Makes it very interesting.

"Excellent"
6/6
Anna P.8 months ago · 3 reviews

This is one of my favourite SA restaurants. Food and service is outstanding. I enjoy the attention to detail and range of flavours. Especially fresh local produce.