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Hahndorf Old Mill

98 Main Street,
Hahndorf SA 5245
Tel : +61 8 8388 7888
Fax : +61 8 8388 7242
License: Licensed & BYO (Wine Only)
Price Range: $$
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Brace your lederhosen and feast on a buffet of surprises at Hahndorf's Old Mill restaurant. German dishes play a mere role among curries, roasts and desserts. Traditionalists will be happy with hot roasts, lashings of colourful veggies and hearty soups, with salads and sliced meats on-side. Finish off your meal with a glass of beer or wine at the Hahndorf's main bar.

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On the main street of Hahndorf – opposite the Udder Delights cheese cellar.

With a head chef named Jean Pierre Rival, you can expect the unexpected from Hahndorf’s super-sized smorgasbord. While you will not see any French fare, there is surprisingly little German influence in the bain-maries. Fried rice, lemon pepper fish, pasta and curries with pappadums are typical dishes. A pity if you are seeking an authentic culinary experience of this historic township, but you will certainly leave well-fed. Traditionalists will be happy with hot roasts and lashings of colourful vegies. Hearty soups, salads and sliced meats are also on-side. Thankfully a mound of sausages and sauerkraut remind you of where you are. Suddenly, oompah music seems to fill the air. For the real deal, visit on the last Sunday of the month for the “Hofbrauhaus”. Festivities include a pig on a spit, bell ringing and the show-stopping theatrics of bombe Alaska. The buffet’s regular dessert array is always spectacular. Kids (of all ages) will pounce on its spoils. Elegant silver cake stands are festooned with Pavlova, Black Forest and cheesecakes.

Intimate dining, this is not. The room is as generous in size as the smorgasbord. Should you ever wish to gather 300 of your nearest and dearest to feast, this is the place to do it. You may not be too jazzed about the wine list. It is quite pedestrian, which is a shame considering the wineries in the Adelaide Hills region. Interestingly, the menu of the main bar delivers a better taste of German cuisine. Kransky, bratwurst and weisswurst are offered with mash, grilled onion and bacon; fish is coated in Hofbrauhaus beer batter and a Vienner (sic) schnitzel burger sided with tomato chutney. Of high appeal, however, is the fantastically cheap set-price buffet. For under $20 you can roll yourself out the door.

Roz Taylor
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Last Sunday, our social club of 35 people had lunch in the buffet room. Wow,so many people, so much food, great music, fun and dancing. I've booked for the next last Sunday in the  28/03/2012

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Last year, 15 of my friends and I came to Old Mill. It was fantastic and I will never forget it, never! Next week we are coming again with other friends of  19/09/2011

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Bar / Wine Bar
Cheap & Cheerful
Function for over 300
Historic Building
Live Music / Entertainment
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