This super stylish and sophisticated destination restaurant ticks every box when it comes to generosity and pretty plating of modern European staples that do justice to the vineyard setting.
Stylish and sophisticated, with some guests arriving by helicopter on manicured lawns, Sandalford has many draws, ranging from the elegant cellar door to its long history. Then, of course, there’s the restaurant, where a menu based on seasonal produce shines.
Service is sharp, timing is expert, and the views from the airy dining room take in deer sculptures and gnarled vines.
Set or à la carte, expect touches that lift dishes well beyond your everyday. Delicate crespelle, say, with sweet blue swimmer crab and a lemon emulsion, or wood-fired tiger prawns given heat with Aleppo pepper and a salty hit from samphire. Service is sharp, timing is expert, and the views from the airy dining room take in deer sculptures and gnarled vines.
For main course, chargrilled Dardanup lamb rump comes medium-rare, served with caramelised baby zucchini and artichoke hearts in a nod to spring; another win. Estate wines are poured to match, while those seeking a more casual affair might share puffy wood-fired pizza hot from the oven. An experience to be savoured, whether you come by chopper or not.