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

The Swagman Chargrill @ Softfoot Farm

4.6
4.6
313 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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2 people

9:30 pm


Booked 2 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

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What 313 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
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. SM

    SimonM

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, fantastic location for lunch.
  2. V

    Virginia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    We were advised to order greens to go with our main meal of duck but when the duck arrived the same greens were included with the meal, so we didn't eat or need the side of greens but we paid for the untouched food. After the main course no one ever approached us for a dessert or coffee/tea/dessert wine order so we paid and left.
  3. PF

    PaulF

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food and Service, the only issue we were very far away from the fire and there was no heating in our section so it was quite cold and we all had to keep our jackets on while eating.
  4. K

    Kirsty

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked lunch after our beautiful Alpaca farm tour with Alex, and it was the perfect ending to our visit to the region. The host was lovely, the food delicious, and the location and ambiance just beautiful. Highly recommended a visit to The Swagman Chargrill and Softfoot Farm.
  5. MS

    MandyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful location , amazing views ! Service staff attentive and friendly , view into kitchen operation was really interesting . The food is divine and very generous serves . Good quality meats
  6. SS

    SusanS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good, beautiful setting, something a little different to take your friends
  7. MA

    MARGARETH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue, excellent food & staff - will be back again soon, I hope.
  8. Y

    Yoshi

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, service was very good as well. Would definitely come back here again.
  9. R

    Richard

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and the food was amazing. Best steak I have had!
  10. WB

    WendyB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely food as usual, though seems that the menu is not yet back to pre-covid standard, particularly for diners not having meat. Even meat lovers would perhaps appreciate an option for a less than 'full' serve, given main courses (especially Swagman's Grill) are large. Maybe an option for an "Entree Size" Main could be offered ??
  11. VV

    VickiV

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful part of our state and enjoy the locally sourced food so beautifully prepared.
  12. SL

    SandyL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We've been here for quite a few lunches but was a bit disappointed this time. Table service was very slow, there was 1 wait staff for 6 tables (25 people) The meals were good, well cooked but found the onion gravy a bit lacking in flavour. Our finished plates were sitting on the table for over an hour. Don't mind paying top dollar if the experience was exceptional but this time it just lacked.
  13. SC

    SharonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden gem wonderful food and service highly recommended seeking this restaurant out while near victor harbor
  14. KM

    KeithM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    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.
  15. K

    Kael

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, great service, fabulous food, generous serving sizes.
  16. MA

    MeganA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    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
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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!
  26. B

    Barnesfoodies

    London

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food in an amazing setting We will certainly return
  27. 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
  28. 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!
  29. 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!
  30. 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
  31. LC

    LeanneC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food, great view. Loved it!!!
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

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 313 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 pm


Booked 2 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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