Watervale Hotel

We are so excited to announce our newest accredited restaurant. It’s the ‘Best Hotel Restaurant in the World’…. the Watervale Hotel!

About the Watervale Hotel

What inspired you to open this restaurant, and what makes it unique compared to others in the area? 

Who are your local suppliers? 

How many awards have you won? Is there one that had an extra special meaning?

Are there any furniture / decorations that have a story or special meaning for you?

  • I love ‘Ngadjuri Women’s Dreaming’ painting. 
  • Frankie loves the Chesterfields. 
  • Nicola loves the pressed tin.
Watervale Hotel

Describe the restaurant in 3 words?

  • Ethical Epicurean Experiences

Best compliment you’ve ever received about The Watervale?

  • We have had people say it is the best meal they have ever had … not just my Mum. They love the genuine, authentic flavours. 

Your staff always seem to happy and helpful when I come in, what’s the secret ?

  • We assist them to achieve what they are looking for, we treat them with respect. We consider our staff our ‘accidental family’

Could you describe the cuisine and food philosophy of your restaurant?

  • Enhance and enrich the gifts provided by Mother Nature

I know your menu changes regularly, are there any staples which are your signature dishes or customer favourites on your menu?

  • Kingfish ceviche and River Mint Sorbet
  • Greenslades Roast Chicken

What do you think people coming back?

  • Surprising, authentic, casual

How do you engage with the local community and wineries?

  • We collaborate with most of them, they are our neighbours, customers and suppliers

What is your favourite thing about living in the Clare Valley?

  • Diurnal temperature difference, true seasons, diversity

How does Frankie Blue help out? 

  • He puts smiles on faces. He spreads the love. 
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The Watervale Hotel is proud to be Ambient Menu Accredited, meaning that diners can request the quietest spot to dine and enjoy their meals in peace. The Watervale Hotel has lots of special spaces. Remember to let them know that you were recommended by the Ambient Menu when booking and they will seat you at a table that recognizes your needs. 

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