Monday, 23 March 2020

Iconic Australian winery restaurant shuts up shop

The d’Arenberg Cube Restaurant has closed permanently with immediate effect.


The McLaren Vale icon has shut due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

“Facing the challenges of the current economic environment since the global pandemic and with much regret, we have made the very hard decision to close The d'Arenberg Cube Restaurant,” the operators said. 

“Since its inception [chefs] Brendan, Lindsay and their incredible team have delivered a dining experience that is truly extraordinary. 

"We are eternally proud and grateful for what has been achieved by the restaurant team and thankful to the many thousands of diners who have trusted us with their patronage. We truly hope that trust has been rewarded with long lasting memories of surprise, adventure, and most importantly delicious food.”

The five-storey d’Arenberg Cube and its fine dining restaurant opened in late 2017 headed by husband-and-wife duo Brendan Wessels and Lindsay Dürr. 

A new restaurant will eventually fill the level three space, but no commitments have been made. 

The Cube, brainchild of d'Arenberg co-owner Chester Osborn, is a five-storey multi-function building set among mataro vines.

The building has the optical illusion of floating in a vineyard, each level with spectacular views overlooking the rolling hills of Willunga. 


April 2 was originally scheduled as the closing date, but Government legislation brought the closure forward.  

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