Skillogalee Restaurant

Overlooking vineyards, natural bushland and picturesque rolling hills of the Clare Valley, is Skillogalee's charming historic restaurant. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon sampling some of the best food and wine in the region.

The Skillogalee Restaurant is located in the old stone settlers’ cottage built in 1851 by Cornish miner, John Trestrail. The historic cottage restaurant offers guests a chance to sample our Skillogalee wines in the way they were intended to be enjoyed – with food in the heart of the beautiful Clare Valley.

The emphasis of the menu is on interesting dishes reflecting seasonality of produce. Guests can enjoy their culinary delights inside the cottage, on the verandah or under the shade of our old olive tree, overlooking the cottage gardens and vineyards – a wonderful slice of Australian countryside. What started out as just a few dishes to enjoy with wine at the cellar door, has become a destination restaurant in its own right.

All the dishes can be paired with Skillogalee’s world class wines. Morning and afternoon teas are also offered – with the best scones in the Valley – and gourmet picnic baskets are available by arrangement.


We look forward to welcoming you to the Skillogalee Restaurant.

Open 7-days a week for lunch.

Bookings are recommended especially at weekends and on public and school holidays

Gourmet Picnic Baskets

Let us prepare you a gourmet hamper for a picnic on the estate amongst the vines or to take with you as you roam the surrounding valley. Please arrange at least 24-hours in advance to pick up your basket from the Skillogalee Cellar Door.

For Our Accommodation Guests

If you are staying at our Bed & Breakfast accommodation, you can arrange in advance to collect an “almost ready” gourmet meal from the nearby Skillogalee Restaurant. A basket of dishes is supplied, complete with DIY instructions, ready to be given the finishing touches when you are ready to have dinner.

GT WINE - Cellar Door with Best Food 2015, 2016 & 2017.
Award-Winning Dining

The renowned Skillogalee Restaurant has earned its award-winning reputation after receiving many accolades including:

Cellar Door with best food in the Clare Valley in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 (Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine)

Best Wine Tourism Restaurant in SA in 2017 (Great Wine Capitals Tourism awards)

SA Yorke and Mid-North Primary Industries and Regions 2015 Winner — Premium Food and Wine from our Clean Environment

SA Yorke and Mid-North Primary Industries and Regions 2014 Regional Wine Award winner

Star Cellar Door in Clare with best Accommodation (Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine) 2020

Messenger Press and Adelaide Now reader survey 2020 Favourite Cellar Door in Clare Valley and #3 in South Australia