Leonards Mill is located in Second Valley, on the Fleurieu Peninsula of South Australia. The iconic building began its life as a flour mill in 1858 and is now home to a regional restaurant.

The Fleurieu region is abundant with amazing produce and producers. We are proud to source and support these local Fleurieu growers. We visit the farms where we source our produce from and see first hand how the free range animals are cared for, how produce is grown and how hard local businesses work to produce wonderful produce. We buy in whole animals and use everything from head to tail to reduce wastage. We make our own stocks, sauces, bread, butter, ham, bacon, pickles & ferments, cordials, even our own Bloody Mary mix! Leonards Mill is home to a productive vegetable garden, fig, lemon, lime, bay leaf, plum and mulberry trees.

We are lucky enough to be able to support producers who have the same commitment and passion as we do : Wakefield Grange, Deep Creek Organics, Fleurieu Milk Company, Second Valley Cheese Company, Onkaparinga Creamery, Alexandrina Cheese Co, Villeré Coffee, The Dandy Tea Co., Carrickalinga Cicada Olives, Second Valley Farm, Starlight Springs Farm Produce Myponga and Scoop SA Aldinga.

As well as supporting local food producers, our drinks menu consists of wine and beer from local, family owned wineries and breweries from the Southern Fleurieu, McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills Regions.


The walls of Leonards Mill are home to paintings by artists who have a strong affinity with the area. JJane Smeets’ paintings of our local bird life grace the restaurant walls downstairs and upstairs we have Kath Pentecost’s works are on display for you to enjoy with a glass of wine. Axis Sculptures take pride of place in the garden. These pieces were crafted by Steve Grigoul who sources recycled farm machinery from the local area. Steve was also commissioned by Leonards Mill to create our bar area from recycled jarrah.


  •   I wasn't happy with much at this restaurant, first I will say that the restaurant is in a very nice location and has grounds for kids to play on but the rest was quite poor. There were only two main meal options on the menu...More

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  •   Last year my wife and I had a gorgeous meal at Leonard's Mill. The price was fair for a lovely meal. I feel some venues serve pub food but the food we ate that day was well prepared, interesting and tasty. We enjoyed it some...More

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  •   We had the $65 per head set menu which was great. Who knew Brussels sprouts could taste so good? All local produce and wine by the glass. Worth the drive down to Second Valley.

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  •   We have driven past Leonard's Mill thousands of time on our way to Kangaroo island or Deep Creek. This time, fortunately, we were able to stop and dine.This intimate little restaurant with its historic ambiance serves locally sourced, freshly prepared ingredients, creatively combined in either...More

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  •   Down at Carrickalinga for the weekend decided on a drive to Leonards Mill, Second Valley for lunch and we weren’t disappointed, but so glad we had called before hand as the place was crowded. Started with a Beer & Rose with lovely housemade sour dough...More

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  •   Stopped here for lunch on the off chance and it was amazing. First off. It is not cheap, but, the menus is amazing with local produce sourced where available. Lunch is A la Carte while dinner was a 5 Course, you can have less, degustation...More

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  •   Potatoes like you've never eaten before, and then there's the forgotten carrot! Match that with the cuttlefish and you will wonder why you haven't come here before! Incredible to say the least. Oh! and Nina just loves to make sure you are happy with the...More

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  •   Being in tourism it is often hard to get away but we managed to get to Second Valley for a couple of nights. Last time we stayed when Leonard’s Mill were closed but this time made sure they would be open. What an amazing experience...More

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  •   we called in after walking the blowhole walk for a well earnt celebratory drink around 3.30 in the afternoon. Staff were very attentive.

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  •   My wife and I just had a great luncheon at the recently reopened Leonard’s Mill @ Second Valley. The food, wine, atmosphere and customer service were all first class. Leah, our waitress, was very friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Hayley was also great. We love the...More

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