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“Huge let down”
Review of Appellation

Appellation
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Marananga
Price range: AU$50 - AU$150
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Open to visitors for dinner, Appellation restaurant is recognised as South Australia’s world-class regional dining destination. Window seats and private dining nooks nestle guests as they indulge in a culinary journey of Barossa a la mode. A considered degustation menu reflects the region’s community of winemakers, farmers and growers with fresh produce. The Appellation team presents each dish with its paired wine, creating an overarching, very Barossan culinary story.
Reviewed 18 May 2021

Left us thinking that a budget was underpinning the menu, quality and quantity or that the Chef may have left the kitchen!! Two servings were inedible. No, they weren’t exotic, unusual ... like a baked fish eye or something.. they were drowning it what we imagined incense would taste like!

In general, great presentations, creative flair, but lost as flavors overpowered / were unbalanced or were simply lacking (eg. crab meat ). Can say the bread and meat (the no brainer dishes for top end restaurants) were really good!

The couple at our table had eaten here several times before and were equally shocked at how far it all fell from their previous experiences.

Hope it was a case of trying too hard that you get it so wrong and there is an overhaul in sight. Meantime, not worth it. There are exquisite alternatives nearby.

Date of visit: May 2021
Thank Experience633518
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Reviewed 7 May 2021

We dined at Appellation during our stay at The Louise for our honeymoon. Very romantic, wonderful food, extremely friendly staff and we were even greeted by the owner! Highly recommend.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 24 February 2021 via mobile

We went to Appellation for Valentines Day dinner and had the degustation menu with wine pairing. Amazing. We started with a cocktail in the lounge and then were shown to our table overlooking the fabulous view of the valley. The service was exceptional and the experience felt intimate, the knowledge the staff had of the food and wines was very generous. Each course was a treat and the wines were paired beautifully. The blue swimmer crab was a stand out dish as was the pork. In fact everything on the menu made us lose track of the time and concentrate on the dishes we were presented with, so there’s no photos because we didn’t touch our phones all night! Just amazing!

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 27 December 2020

The degustation with wine pairing was excellent from start to finish. The service was good and each wine pairing was explained very well. Lovely location with spectacular sunset views. Pricey, but worth it!

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank katherineb767
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Reviewed 1 November 2020 via mobile

Special occasion celebration on a Sunday night and the restaurant was full. As expected the service, food and ambience were impeccable. And for a degustation menu paired with wine the price was quite good.

Date of visit: September 2020
Thank craigf370
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