By the late nineties, the Paringa wines were winning numerous awards, and getting excellent reviews from the media, so it was time for Lindsay to pursue another vision, to open a restaurant. He wanted food that would match the quality of his wines. The Paringa Restaurant opened in 1999, overlooking the undulating slopes of the home vineyard.
In 2013, Paringa Estate confirmed its position as one of the premier food and wine destinations in the region, when the restaurant was awarded a Chef’s Hat in The Age Good Food Guide. It has achieved this every year since. It was also awarded “Best Restaurant in a Winery in Australia at the Savour awards in 2014.
Recent renovations have added a striking Courbusian façade, and a grand entrance. Large windows at the back look into the winery, and sleek new furnishings create an intimate mood.
In 2017, Adam Beckett became Head Chef. His menu is a celebration of locally sourced, seasonal produce. The beef is generally sourced from Gippsland, the pork from the Western Plains of Victoria and the seafood is local. Adam loves foraging for ingredients in the region. In autumn, wild mushrooms are on the menu; Saffron Milk Caps and Slippery Jacks, and throughout the year he adds wild sea herbs, which he gathers on the local shores such as Pig Face, Samphire, Sea Parsley and Sea Mustard.
Normal Business Hours
(January 27th - December 24th)
LUNCH: Wednesday - Sunday from 12 midday
DINNER: Friday & Saturday from 6:30pm
Summer Business Hours
(December 26th - January 28th)
LUNCH: 7 Days a week from 12 midday
DINNER: Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 6:30pm
* We are CLOSED Christmas Day and Good Friday
* Public holidays incur a 10% surcharge on restaurant bills
Lunch maximum 14 guests & Dinner 12 guests
We suggest having pre-arranged transport as taxi service in the area is virtually non-existent. Even if pre-booked they have a history of being late or no showing. If you are not driving yourself, below is a list of local companies we believe are very reliable.
Your Shuttle 03 5989 2929
Ridge Riders 0447 037 646
Amour of the Grape 0414 704 801