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Petaluma's Bridgewater Mill

Mount Barker Road
Bridgewater SA 5155
Tel : +61 8 8339 9200
Fax : +61 8 8339 9299
Chef: Zac Ronayne
Price Range: $$$
License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
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Petaluma’s Bridgewater Mill determines many a foodies’ path around Adelaide’s restaurant laden hills. Inside an historic flour mill, Petaluma’s restaurant and close-by winery are firmly pinpointed on gastronomic maps. Delightfully set among nature’s beauty, sunny days welcome dining on the open air deck, with watery mists from the ever turning famous mill. Retreat indoors on wintery occasions for their Pinot Noir, and a cracker crispy duck breast perhaps, with squid chips and calamari sauce.

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A pleasant 20 minute drive from the CBD to the Adelaide Hills.

The first water powered flour mill to operate in South Australia, circa 1860, it was purchased by Petaluma in 1984. This impressive bluestone building with its extensive cellars was promptly resurrected to create a production site for the company’s flagship sparkling wine; Croser, with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes sourced from the Adelaide Hills vineyards nearby. The Petaluma winery is a stones throw away in the Piccadilly Valley with the vineyard as its backdrop.

What better way to spend a lazy winter day than taking a pleasant 20-minute drive from the Adelaide CBD, past vineyards and rolling acres, and stopping at Petaluma’s Bridgewater Mill to sample some wines and fill the belly. Take respite from the cold inside the stone walls of this award-winning restaurant, relax by the open fire and enjoy the delicious combination of their sensational food and Petaluma’s wines. Structured tastings are available by appointment, or drop in half an hour early for a tasting at the cellar door. The informative staff are only too happy to help match wines with dishes.

The regionally inspired menu is naturally on track - but perhaps allow the wine list to navigate you through this sector of your culinary rally though Adelaide’s hills. Pick from the selects on offer, and partner them with stunners from the head chef Zac Ronayne’s dishes. A show-caser of local produce, he flavours it with the Middle East, Asia, and Mediterranean.

Showcased at the Bridgewater Mill is Petaluma’s extensive range of current vintages. Structured tastings are available by appointment where the Petaluma, Croser, Bridgewater Mill and Sharefarmers line up is unquestionably pedigree. Drop in half an hour early for a pre-luncheon chat and wine tasting at cellar door. At the slate topped bar you can discuss matching wines with dishes from the menu in a relaxed and informative atmosphere.

Bridgewater Mill is a unique venue for stylish and personalised events. For intimate wedding celebrations, product launches, award nights or corporate functions it is an atmospheric and alluring backdrop for up to 140 guests.

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 Ranked “Top 100” Australia
Australian Gourmet Traveller - 2012 and 20133

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Fragrant Thai broth, with grilled bug tail, green papaya & shredded pork

Green pea falafel, with quail egg, chickpeas, pickled eggplant, sumac, mint and labneh | $28.00

Hahndorf Venison tartare, with candied olives, preserved lemon, chilli and Bloody Mary | $28.00


Market fish, with octopus carpaccio, tiger prawns, avocado, and lime aioli | $39.00

Crisp duck breast with pickled vegetables, squid chips, and calamari sauce | $39.00

Roasted Pure Suffolk lamb with white bean, anchovy, roast garlic, tarragon, and olive sauce Coorong | $39.00

Angus beef fillet with Asian mushrooms, carrot, miso butter, seaweed, and ginger caramel | $39.00


Black Forest sponge cake with chocolate mousse and cherry ice cream | $19.00

Iced yoghurt with berries, white chocolate, Adelaide Hills honey, and almond crumble | $19.00

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Petaluma's Bridgewater Mill - User Reviews


What can I say... LOVE, LOVE, LOVED it! The Food was amazing!!. My family and I have been going to the Mill for over 10 Years and I am so happy the food is right back where it used to be when Le Tu-Thai was the Head Chef. Who-ever the Chef is now is a genius. The Spring menu was a delight. Loved the scallop dish and the beef was surprisingly delicious. We will be  26/09/2012

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