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The Swagman Chargrill @ Softfoot Farm, Hindmarsh Valley, AU-WA

The Swagman Chargrill @ Softfoot Farm

4.6
4.6
300 Reviews
$41 to $100
Australian

The menu at the Swagman is a true Taste of Australia. With sumptuous regionally sourced meats and vegetables topped with the unique flavours of Australian native bush foods (some even grown on the property).

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Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of Operation

    Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    0400 983 922

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Laurent Baclet

  • Area

    Hindmarsh Valley

  • Parking Details

    Private Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetisers

  • Greek Style Sauteed Mushrooms* **$9.00

    with native oregano, braised olives and house-made, chargrilled bread

    • Slow Roasted Beetroots* **$9.00

      with native anise myrtle, marinated Persian fetta and house-made chargrilled bread

      • Hummus* **$9.00

        with locally sourced olive oil, native bush herbs Dukkah and house-made chargrilled bread

        • Swagman Tasting Plate$25.00

          with all three appetizers

          Entrees

          • Smoked Chicken Liver "Parfait" Enhanced* **$15.00

            with brandy and served with native wattle seed and native pepper berry leaf, lavosh

            • Goolwa Pippies* ***$15.00

              n a light lemon "beurre de nage' and local native Coorong greens

              • Chargrilled Coorong Mullet Bruschetta* **$15.00

                topped with heirloom tomatoes and native bush tomato relish, drizzled with native basil oil

                • Signature Swagman Chargrilled SA Prawns* ***$20.00

                  with garlic butter and locally grown native seablight

                  Mains

                  • Eye Fillet'*$49.00

                    Served with lashings of smoked onions and local Samoyed beer reduced "Gravy" on a rich native bush herbs pomme puree

                    • Porterhouse Steak*$42.00

                      Served with lashings of smoked onions and local Samoyed beer reduced "Gravy" on a rich native bush herbs pomme puree

                      • Lamb Fillet' Farci*$42.00

                        with grilled vegetables, served with creamy native Warringal spinach and native bush tomato jus

                        • Swagman Signature Outback Grill* ***$45.00

                          Lamb cutlet, beef tenderloin, porterhouse steak, pork sausages on the skewer, served with potato salad, coleslaw, tomato basil salsa and native lemon myrtle bearnaise sauce

                          • Duck A' L'orange" Enhanced*$45.00

                            with a native blood lime reduction and served with a carrot and ginger skodalia

                            • Pork Loin Crumbed^$40.00

                              with bush Dukkah served with native quandong fruit and sauteed red cabbage choucroute, drizzled with a caramelised apple and native Kakadu plum jus

                              • Ribeye Chargrilled on the Bone* ***$65.00

                                served with potatoes, sauteed greens, two sauces and garden greens

                                • Salty River Duo of Simply Grilled Barramundi and Miso Cured Crocodile*$41.00

                                  served with house-made seaweed noodles and native Coorong greens drizzled with ponzu

                                  • Taro and Potato Gnocchi Forestiere' House Made Gnocchi$32.00

                                    served with mushrooms, native saltbush and parmesan crisps.

                                    Sides

                                    • Chargrilled Potatoes and Native Bush Herbs$14.00

                                      • Sauteed Market Greens$15.00

                                        • Garden Salad$12.00

                                          • Herbed Pomme Puree$10.00

                                            • House-Made Flat Bread$1.50

                                              • Creamy Garlic Seafood Sauce$18.00

                                                Desserts

                                                • Swagman Signature Native Lemon Myrtle Cheesecake Brulee*$16.00

                                                  with roasted seed and honey Nougatine clusters

                                                  • Native Lilly Pilly Fruit and Burnt Pear Macadamia Bakewell Tart$18.00

                                                    with a rich Belgium chocolate gel and vanilla ice-cream

                                                    • Sorbet*$15.00

                                                      house-made with native quandong fruit and local seasonal berries

                                                      • Affogato Vanilla Bean Ice-Cream Drowned$18.00

                                                        with a shot of espresso and your choice of liquor; Frangelico, Baileys, Kahlua or Irish whiskey

                                                        • 1 Scoop Vanilla Bean Ice-Cream$5.00

                                                          with chocolate topping

                                                          • 2 Scoop Vanilla Bean Ice-Cream$8.00

                                                            with chocolate topping

                                                            Kids Meals

                                                            • Simply Grilled Sausages$20.00

                                                              with tomato sauce

                                                              • Minute Steak$25.00

                                                                with mash and sauteed greens

                                                                • Simply Grilled Barramundi$25.00

                                                                  with mash and sauteed greens

                                                                  Last updated: 3 March 2022

                                                                  What 300 people are saying

                                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                  Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                  4.6
                                                                  4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                  • 4.6Food
                                                                  • 4.6Service
                                                                  • 4.6Ambience
                                                                  • 4.3Value

                                                                  NoiseModerate

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                                                                  1. KM

                                                                    KeithM

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    3.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined 5 days ago

                                                                    overall3food4service2ambience2

                                                                    For a restaurant of this standard we do not expect to have to tolerate crying babies for most of the time. With prawns, please provide a finger bowl.

                                                                  2. K

                                                                    Kael

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined 5 days ago

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Beautiful setting, great service, fabulous food, generous serving sizes.

                                                                  3. MA

                                                                    MeganA

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    We throughly enjoyed our visit, staff very friendly and helpful, loved the food, fantastic flavours and shop was great with alpaca products. Pottery museum was really interesting. Will definitely be back

                                                                  4. J

                                                                    James

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 14 May 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Outback mixed grill is superb fare. Astute deployment of native condiments. Delicious humus. The quality of the food remains as high as ever - across half-a-dozen visits.

                                                                  5. CB

                                                                    ChrisB

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 13 May 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Great food, great service - well worth it - we will be back for sure

                                                                  6. G

                                                                    Geoff

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Have been to The Swagman a few times now and never disappoints. Great atmosphere and views and love the history of the property and its origins. Best part of Swagmans without a doubt is the menu and the Chefs absolute dedication to providing a fine dining experience. Staff are friendly and informative with great knowledge across the board. Highly recommend to all Cheers Geoff

                                                                  7. AM

                                                                    AlanM

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 4 May 2022

                                                                    overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                    Asked for medium rare eye fillet and was more like well done. Expected better for the price and reputation

                                                                  8. O

                                                                    alanO

                                                                    South Australia

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    Dined on 30 April 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    We have been on numerous occasions and we weren't disappointed. Our guest was blown away on her first visit.

                                                                  9. m

                                                                    mattf

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 29 April 2022

                                                                    overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                    Fantastic setting, lovely food and friendly and knowledgeable staff made for a very enjoyable experience at the Swagman

                                                                  10. OS

                                                                    OlgaS

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 23 April 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                    Very nice steaks and great wine list, we will be back

                                                                  11. LO

                                                                    LORRAINEH

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 23 April 2022

                                                                    overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                    Beautiful restaurant with great, thoughtful cooking. The viewing windows for food prep and cooking was a great addition. Highly recommend

                                                                  12. ML

                                                                    MeganL

                                                                    Adelaide

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    Dined on 23 April 2022

                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                    Authentic & delicious chargrill, generous portions, good local wine list, excellent service. Disappointed that we hadn't booked in for the alpaca farm tour - next time!

                                                                  13. B

                                                                    Barnesfoodies

                                                                    London

                                                                    25 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    25 reviews

                                                                    Dined on 20 April 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                    Great food in an amazing setting We will certainly return

                                                                  14. l

                                                                    lakers

                                                                    Exclusive

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    Dined on 17 April 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Made to feel really welcome when we arrived, beautiful restaurant with amazing views and great art gallery. Food and service were 5 star. We did the Buggy tour after lunch which was fantastic as well. Can thoroughly recommend all of this

                                                                  15. NB

                                                                    NatBastien

                                                                    South Australia

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 9 April 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Great place and great tasty food ! Fresh from farm to plate - great for a romantic day or night and even a good place for a small soirée!

                                                                  16. TL

                                                                    TarynL

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 9 April 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Beautiful food, the fillet steak we had from the open grill was sensational. Met all expectations. Will definitely be back and highly recommend!

                                                                  17. L

                                                                    Luke

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 9 April 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Exceptional, young lad serving us was of the highest standard with amazing charisma. Amazing food for a good price in comparison to other regional restaurants of high quality. Will continue to return

                                                                  18. LC

                                                                    LeanneC

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 2 April 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Great service, great food, great view. Loved it!!!

                                                                  19. MC

                                                                    MandyC

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 26 March 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    My husband and I enjoyed not only our delicious meal, but the amazing hospitality of Taylor and his father (head Chef) Can not fault The Swagman Chargrill at all. 10/10. Highly recommended. Thank you both.

                                                                  20. TR

                                                                    TarynR

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 26 March 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Thoroughly enjoyed everything about the swagmans experience. Very professional was perfect for our date night. Will definitely be coming back again.

                                                                  21. CD

                                                                    CraigD

                                                                    New South Wales

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    Dined on 20 March 2022

                                                                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                    The food was outstanding, I enjoyed the best dessert I have had in a long time. The welcome felt a bit rehearsed and awkward, made me feel that the host was still learning, but when the food came all was forgotten because it was delicious! I will definitely go back to try the other options in the menu, when I am next travelling through Victor Harbor.

                                                                  22. LD

                                                                    LindaD

                                                                    South Australia

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    3.0

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    Dined on 19 March 2022

                                                                    overall3food2service2ambience5

                                                                    We have been to Swagman on many occasions and have always been extremely happy with the food and service, however not so on this occasion. The service was mediocre with largely (we felt) untrained young waiters. The sauce with the duck which was suppose to be orange was bitter lemon and unpleasant and the stuffing with the lamb was quite unpleasant. I was actually quite unwell over the next 24 hours; We didn't wait for desserts. We are coming with friends again on Friday - hopefully the service etc. will have greatly improved. I have always highly recommended Swagman to all our friends but I am putting that on hold at the moment.

                                                                  23. MS

                                                                    MerylS

                                                                    South Australia

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 13 March 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    The whole experience at The Swagman Chargrill was superb we will be back again

                                                                  24. MB

                                                                    MartynB

                                                                    South Australia

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 12 March 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Awesome place to go, especially if you like your meat.

                                                                  25. JF

                                                                    JoanneF

                                                                    South Australia

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 11 March 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                    I went to your restaurant and was amazed at the beautiful venue which is right on my doorstep. The views are gorgeous the staff perfect and as for the food, well, spectacular. Couldn't fault a thing.

                                                                  26. RM

                                                                    RupertM

                                                                    South Australia

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 5 March 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Strong flavours, strong red meat focus. If this is your thing then 10/10 would recommend.

                                                                  27. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Adelaide

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 5 March 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                    Brilliant food and service . Magical location with great views.

                                                                  28. PC

                                                                    PCott

                                                                    South Australia

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 5 March 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                    Great service from the moment you step in with very attentive front of house staff. The meals were beautifully presented and tasted very nice with a good serving size. The selection of beverages was also very good. Could not fault the good or service. My only thoughts would be is for more toilets as they only had one that I could see. But all in all a Very pleasant dining experience and I would highly recommend going there, and it's only a short drive south of Adelaide

                                                                  29. MA

                                                                    MATHEWM

                                                                    South Australia

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 3 March 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Food and service could not be faulted. Although a little out of the way, the view over the valley makes a very ambient atmosphere for dining.

                                                                  30. LA

                                                                    LauraA

                                                                    South Australia

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 26 February 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Excellent food and service. Will definitely come back.

                                                                  31. JR

                                                                    JocelyneR

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 25 February 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Great experience and food and good value for money

                                                                  32. P

                                                                    Paul

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 19 February 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                                    The venue is designed perfectly to suit the magnificent view of the bush land. Food was delicious. Generous serves and tender. Friendly staff. We’ll be back to dine here and highly recommend this restaurant. The best restaurant on the Fleurieu.

                                                                  33. AB

                                                                    AdityaB

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    2.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 17 February 2022

                                                                    overall2food1service2ambience2

                                                                    Menu is very outdated , flavors and presentation very poor, no table service etiquette we had to open and pour our own wine , the crocodile dish lacked flavor and was cold and chewy as if it was cooked in advance. I have had much better meals at my local Would no be going back there or recommend it to friends

                                                                  34. HC

                                                                    HeatherC

                                                                    Adelaide

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 13 February 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    As always, Swagman Grill never disappoint. If going there, you cannot go without trying their lemon myrtle cheesecake, no matter how full we are, we always have it. Great service and beautiful views over the property.

                                                                  35. S

                                                                    Sharyn

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 12 February 2022

                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                    Gr8 food. Good service want to go back now do walk and see the Alpacas It's good spot and definitely something different to do.

                                                                  36. CK

                                                                    CindyK

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 11 February 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                    Our dining experience exceeded expectations; our hosts, the flavoursome dishes, the char grill aroma on arrival, all call us back again sometime.

                                                                  37. JD

                                                                    JoanneD

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 10 February 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    here is delicious and a surprise. service great

                                                                  38. DL

                                                                    DebL

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 9 February 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    What a wonderful dining experience, could not fault the service and all the food was amazing, the barramundi was exceptional, and that view. Great place to take visitors.

                                                                  39. LD

                                                                    LindaD

                                                                    South Australia

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    Dined on 28 January 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Another excellent lunch at Swagman's Restaurant. Made my birthday.

                                                                  40. LD

                                                                    LeeD

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 22 January 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Best place in Victor/Inman Valley for a special occasion with fine dining. Staff and food are wonderful. We love going there and so glad they have reopened, but it would be nice to see them at full capacity again - fingers crossed this will be sooner rather than later.

                                                                  Safety precautions

                                                                  • Cleaning & sanitising

                                                                    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                                                    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                                                                    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                                                                    • Contactless payment available
                                                                  • Physical distancing

                                                                    • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                    • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                    • Extra space between tables
                                                                  • Screening

                                                                    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                  FAQs

                                                                  The Swagman Chargrill @ Softfoot Farm is rated 4.6 stars by 300 OpenTable diners.

                                                                  Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                  Booked 3 times today
                                                                  Google Map for The Swagman Chargrill @ Softfoot Farm

                                                                  594 Sawpit Rd594 Sawpit Rd Hindmarsh Valley, AU-WA 5211

                                                                  Additional information

                                                                  • Area

                                                                    Hindmarsh Valley

                                                                  • Hours of Operation

                                                                    Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

                                                                  • Cuisines

                                                                    Australian, Farm-to-table

                                                                  • Dining style

                                                                    Casual Elegant

                                                                  • Dress Code

                                                                    Casual Dress

                                                                  • Parking Details

                                                                    Private Parking

                                                                  • Payment Options

                                                                    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                  • Executive Chef

                                                                    Laurent Baclet

                                                                  • Additional

                                                                    Beer, Beer Garden, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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