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“Wonderful experience”
Review of Appellation

Appellation
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Marananga
Price range: AU$50 - AU$150
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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 6 December 2021

We came to Appellation for a birthday treat and were not disappointed. The service, setting, and views were 10/10. The food was such a delight and we enjoyed every moment. If you’re looking for a place to sit and enjoy a wonderful culinary experience with family or friends, look no further. Well done and thank you to the team for such a lovely evening, we will definitely be returning.

Tess and all the team were also very helpful in catering for a quite unusual dietary requirement, which was very much appreciated.

Date of visit: December 2021
Thank Maggielbland96
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Reviewed 27 November 2021 via mobile

Could not fault our evening. The meal was exquisite.
8 courses of the most beautifully cooked food. Thank you

Date of visit: November 2021
Thank FamilydaysJgpc
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Reviewed 27 November 2021 via mobile

Delicious food but also with exceptional serving staff- friendly, efficient and professional.
From when you enter the front door and get greeted excitedly by the first gentleman to the serving staff welcoming you with big smiles at the restaurant.
This is well appreciated when you are about to spend $200 a head. Yes its not cheap but top quality comes at a price.
The waitresses were phenomenal and the sommelier very knowledgeable. At first glance the menu did not look like much but the snacks we started with indicated that we were in for a lovely evening. Each dish was very tasty and the wine pairing well worth it. I would have preferred the extra 3 x servings caviar at $30 each to be served on individual plates.
It was very tasty and the madelines served with it a great idea. As can be expected it is all small portions but guaranteed you will leave very full ! It was a wonderful evening out.
Five stars !!

Date of visit: November 2021
Thank Judgedread x
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Reviewed 25 September 2021

Having not been to Appellation since we stayed at The Louise 10 years ago, we had no idea what to expect ‘these days’. Any expectations we might have had would have been well exceeded in any case!
$125 for the menu was extremely reasonable we thought.
What a GREAT combination of skilled and serious but also some 'fun' food, delivered with very special service, especially by a lady we came to learn was from Kenya. She was great! It all seemed effortless!
The beef was sublime but actually what grabbed us was the purple yam that was served with it. That was one of the ‘fun’ aspects of the menu, but the fire bread was definitely another – it was incredible!!!! I never touch the bread at restaurants but this was impossible not to devour. The Jerusalem artichoke dessert was clever and surprising actually because so often in fine dining/degustation menus, we find the attempts at combining savoury ingredients into the sweets dishes rarely pay off. This was a different story.
Unfortunately, the only dish and flavour combination of the night that didn’t work at all was the whiting in a lemongrass sauce. It was hugely overpowering for the fish – the poor little drenched and washed out whiting!!!! This dish actually made us wonder more broadly why in fact there were not at least a few Barossan ‘hints’ on the menu?
Anyway, not to end on a ‘sour’ note, we absolutely wouldn’t hesitate to return – and hopefully sooner than 10 more years!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Thank LisaMDL
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Reviewed 21 August 2021 via mobile

It may appear difficult to get a booking, but by entering details on line we did manage to secure one so don’t give up. At night there is no view so don’t expect one. The food was very interesting & I loved it. Wine pairing was excellent. Only down side is we didn’t get a happy, hospitable vibe from the place, although we left a good tip for our brand new, inexperienced but pleasant table host. We also left the place feeling somewhat insulted by the restaurant manager over a simple misunderstanding & will think twice before returning.

Date of visit: April 2021
1  Thank Rh0de
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