The Adelaide Hills are transforming, with the autumn colours creating a beautiful array of hues before our eyes. There’s nothing better than taking a drive up through the picturesque Hills and exploring what our state has to offer. But besides one of a kind scenery, tourist attractions and a rich history, the Adelaide Hills are home to some unique culinary experiences. So either pack a picnic rug, delve into a traditional German pub or explore some of our fine dining options, and for dessert, we know quiet the place…

It’s Picnic Time!

If there’s something we’re short of in the Adelaide Hills, it’s definitely not idyllic places to have a picnic. With world-class cheeses, gourmet produce and vineyards and cellar doors scattered around the Hills, there’s no place more perfect to stock up your basket. A mere 30 minute drive from the CBD, Hahndorf offers a wide variety of locally and seasonally produced foods, fresh for the picking. The Main Street is packed with glorious foodie picks, Harris Smokehouse, The German Pantry, Farmgate Providore and Udder Delights offering glorious bites. And if you don’t have enough cheese, or looking for more (aren’t we all!) why not head towards Woodside and you’ll find our next door neighbour Woodside Cheese Wrights? With all these and a collection from our local bakeries and farmer’s markets, you’ll be eating a feast fit for a king!

The perfect picnic with some of the best food our state has to offer. And the best way to end any picnic, with your Melba’s favourites. And in celebration of our special Mum’s, our Mum’s Bag is packed to the brim with all her favourites, collected and packed in a bag ready for the next stop on the picnic adventure! What more could you ask for?

A Pub Feast Anyone?

Gourmet pub food, who would’ve thought? But here in the Adelaide Hills there’s a destination for all pub folk. If you’re heading through Stirling, the Stirling Hotel offers modern Australian dining, with a pub twist in the Grill. With pizzas paired with schnitzel’s and your fisherman’s basket, it’s the type of pub that caters for all styles. Or maybe you’re after a German experience? Hahndorf is home to more pubs and food destinations than one could ever try, with the Hahndorf Inn and German Arms offering iconic European food for those wanting an authentic Hills experience. You’ll never go hungry in the Hills.

Fine Dining Fit for a King!

The Mount Lofty Gardens are one of the most iconic collection of gardens in South Australia. And set on the grounds is the beautiful and well-known Mt Lofty House. Set amongst the greenery and offering views that take your breath away, the ambiance is truly set with the traditional fittings and fixtures of the restaurant. Besides exceptional food, the views of Adelaide and the spanning Hills make this restaurant one of the most sought after wedding destinations.

Besides the glorious views set by Mt Lofty House, Maximilians, with it’s French, Swiss and Austrian influences and on site vineyard is another iconic fine dining experience. Mother’s Day is an occasion to spoil Mum, so why not indulge in some of the state’s best offerings; whether that be Maximilians or Mt Lofty House or any of the other fine dining experiences.

Melbas Milk Hot ChocolateDessert anyone?

And when it’s time for dessert, or you’re maybe having an entire dessert-filled day, why not visit our Woodside factory and coffee shop! We’re home to hundreds of chocolate and confectionery treats, from old favourites to new modern day options – we’ve got the whole family, and in particular Mum sorted this Mother’s Day! Our coffee shop boasts delicious cakes, with our divine Rasp berry Chocolate Brownie and Melba’s Hot Chocolate two of our best sellers. There’s a sweet treat for everyone!

If you have any questions regarding our Mother’s Day gift range, or looking for advice on what to do in the Hills over the weekend, our friendly staff are eager to help! Give us a buzz and plan your fun-filled day.