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The Locavore

9.5/10
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49 Mount Barker Road, 5152 Stirling (SA)See map

Average price A$65

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Conon Doherty has 30+ years of experience being a Chef, which he draws on to create a highly seasonal, rustic menu that incorporates both traditional European and modern Australian style cooking.

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Chef Conon Doherty
  • Average price A$65
  • American express Welcome
Coffee
A$4.5

Dietary options

Gluten free, , , , Vegan, Vegetarian dishes

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The Locavore, Stirling (SA)
The Locavore, Stirling (SA)
The Locavore, Stirling (SA)
The Locavore, Stirling (SA)

Reviews

9.5/10
Excellent515 reviews
9.6/10

Food

9.6/10

Service

9.3/10

Ambience

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  • Bree H.
    Bree H.

    September 21, 20221 review

    10/10

    Lovely meal and service. Highly recommend Thank you

  • Ian M.
    Ian M.

    September 9, 20222 reviews

    10/10

    Warmly welcomed by Maître D and a nice fire. Arancini balls with truffled mayo was a tasty starter. Local wines by the glass. Mains were Squid Salad and baked Gnocchi and Chicken. Needed the recipe. Very personable chef shared the ingredients. Topped off with a great local dessert wine. Will certainly call back if I get an opportunity.

  • Gabby O.
    Gabby O.

    September 4, 20221 review

    9.5/10

    The food & service is & has always been superb. Staff are friendly & genuine helping to make everything perfect! Food goes without saying, none better

  • Katrina S.
    Katrina S.

    August 26, 20221 review

    9.5/10

    We have visited this restaurant many times over the years & has been our “go to place” for our wedding anniversary celebration! This year 42 years! A double celebration for my retirement this week!! As always beautiful food, great service & a lovely space THANKYOU

  • Kylie P.
    Kylie P.

    August 25, 20223 reviews

    9/10

    Lovely place for dinner. Great wine list and the gnocchi was great. Will be back again.

  • Deborah W.
    Deborah W.

    August 20, 20221 review

    9.5/10

    Great food and service. la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la

  • Brian B.
    Brian B.

    August 18, 20221 review

    10/10

    Fresh local produce and wine tastefully combined. The menu changes based on availability and season but is always excellent

  • Amanda T.
    Amanda T.

    August 13, 20221 review

    10/10

    We were trying to find a nice restaurant in the hills, and struggled with it - so many places had poor websites or no website! We found the Locavore site - clear site, good sample menu. So we decided to give it a crack and booked online. I have serious allergies and am vegetarian, not really easy to cater for, so gave my details ahead of time. When we arrived it was warm and inviting, with a lovely log fire in the entrance. We were greeted at the door and shown to our table straightaway. The Head Server had read my note about the allergies and had researched what I could eat, and advised me. I was very impressed by this extra effort. The servings were generous, and delicious. The wine list had some good alcohol free options, which is not often the case. Service was excellent. We had a trainee server, who was obviously trying very hard to do a good job and was attentive, but was checked in on regularly by the other staff. Excellent coffee too. Prices very reasonable. Good gluten free options, vegan and vegetarian options. We will be back.

  • E J.
    E J.

    August 13, 20221 review

    10/10

    Delicious food, attentive staff and beautiful atmosphere. We now live around the corner so it’s very easy to pop in for a bite. We’ll definitely be back!

  • Terry J.
    Terry J.

    July 30, 20226 reviews

    8.5/10

    Nice meal and excellent service.

  • Peggy G.
    Peggy G.

    July 24, 20221 review

    9.5/10

    Lovely ambience, beautiful location, attentive service, good food.

  • Danielle M.
    Danielle M.

    July 24, 20221 review

    10/10

    Good was very nice and very well presented. Staff was knowledgeable and helpful. Will return for sure. Entree sizes were perfect for sharing as a main between two ladies.

  • Jemima k.
    Jemima k.

    July 22, 20221 review

    9.5/10

    Absolutely beautiful food, excellent choice of local beers, spirits and wines. The woodstove was beautiful and warming and service great. Absolute gem of a restuarant and I love their 100 miles philosophy. The only thing was- like many restaurants now- the tiled floor and no soft furnishings means that sound bounces around and its very loud and sometimes hard to hear and have a conversation.

  • David J.
    David J.

    July 14, 20221 review

    10/10

    The perfect venue for a winters day lunch, took my daughter for her birthday and enjoyed a fantastic meal, great wine choices and really good service. Highly recommend this hidden gem.

  • Helen P.
    Helen P.

    July 14, 20221 review

    10/10

    Lovely food and selections of wines. Good local produce and the service was exemplary. Happy to recommend the business. Will be sure to visit again

  • Doug R.
    Doug R.

    July 9, 20222 reviews

    10/10

    Interesting philosophy of eating local food, all ethically sourced. Small restaurant with a cosy feel, sunny and airy.

  • Cherrie M.
    Cherrie M.

    July 7, 20223 reviews

    9/10

    A perfect venue for a chilly Adelaide Hills lunch. The owner is always quietly welcoming, the food fresh and the fire so toasty and warming

  • Duncan B.
    Duncan B.

    June 26, 20223 reviews

    10/10

    There's gold in them there hills! Really helpful, pleasant, and generous staff, wonderful food, a great location, and a great restaurant. Highly recommended.

  • David D.
    David D.

    June 18, 20223 reviews

    8.5/10

    Very nice food sourced locally and a good local wine list in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Best restaurant in Stirling by some distance. Very convenient drive from Adelaide.

  • Bronwyn C.
    Bronwyn C.

    June 12, 20221 review

    10/10

    Beautiful fresh locally sourced food, cooked to perfection… great local wine list, perfect service in a lovely setting.. couldn’t ask for more, thank you

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Opening time

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 03:00 PM
05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 03:00 PM
05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 03:00 PM
05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 09:00 PM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 03:00 PM

How to get to the restaurant

49 Mount Barker Road, 5152, Stirling (SA), Australia

Directions to get there

Parking is available directly out the front of the restaurant and also located behind.

About the restaurant

Who needs a cellar door? Travelling to Stirling is such a delight in itself that the town's eating houses get a head start on their city counterparts. Lovacore is the tourist's delight – the number of awards won in their short stint in the lush town is too many to count, and they proudly wear the badge for having more Adelaide Hills' wines exclusively on their list than anywhere in the world. A favourite for slick cocktail parties or sit down functions, the menu is broad and offers a beautiful breakfast option, tapas and nibbles. They're all about the 100-mile rule, ensuring that all produce is local, and as such it is always amazing to go and see what their 10 Daily Specials have morphed into from week to week. Some of their food is simply too good to make an easy choice – think pulled confit duck gnocchi, Harris smoked trout salad and their delicious homemade fishcakes. Allow a little longer at this place to have a couple of extra dishes, you won't regret it. Best Dish: regional tasting plate

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