If you are missing the sight of the yellow cow that used to greet you at Udder Delights in Hahndorf, don’t despair! The cow and the amazing cheeses are now just down the road at Grünthal Brew, along with great food, craft beer, wine, gin that can all be enjoyed in this family-friendly venue.
We visited on a wet day and were delighted to find a fireplace doing a great job of keeping the space warm and cosy, surrounded by couches. The main dining area, ‘The Great Hall’, includes tables, booths, bar tables, and also offers the ‘Grünthal Greenhouse’ for private functions.
The menu at Grünthal is definitely a step up from standard brewery fare! There are a great range of small plates, pizzas, and specials on offer. Udder Delights cheeses are well represented, with a delicious cheese fondue, a ‘Too Cheesy’ deep dish pizza, and even the humble toastie is made with Truffle Cheddar. We enjoyed a pizza, fried chicken and mac and cheese for the little ones, and a delectable cheese board. The real star of the menu for the kids was the dessert (of course) – an extra special sundae topped with Persian fairy floss.
The menu offers dietary options including vegetarian, dairy free, gluten free and vegan.
For the grown ups, there is an extensive drinks menu including tea, coffee and iced drinks, wines, three varieties of Grünthal Gin, cocktails and mocktails, and of course the Grünthal beer range.
Grünthal makes it easy to cater for groups with a “Feed my Group”, “Feed my Party” and “Feed my Child” with a great selection of items from the main menu.
The rain stopped after lunch allowing us to explore the fantastic lawns on the bank of the Onkaparinga River. There is seating and shade on the raised terrace, and the lawns are accessible by both a ramp and stairs. We can’t think of a better place to lay down a picnic rug and enjoy a sunny afternoon watching the kids play on the wooden climbing frame, in the sandpit, or of course posing with the big yellow cow.
Before you depart, be sure to choose some gin, beer or wine to take home, and of course some of the many cheeses and trimmings on offer.
The indoor dining area is accessible with plenty of space to manoeuvre around tables and park prams. The female toilets allow enough room to leave a pram outside the cubicle door if required, and the accessible toilet is very roomy and has a full size change table, nappy disposal unit, and grab rails around the toilet.
Ingenuity Baby Base seats are available to seat your little ones at the table – just another extra touch that makes this family day out so much easier.
Location: 827 Mount Barker Rd Verdun
Mon to Thurs 10am – 5pm / Fri to Sat 10am – 10pm / Sun & Public Holidays 10am to 6pm
Phone: 08 8388 1588
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