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“Exceptional”
Review of Appellation

Appellation
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Marananga
Price range: AU$50 - AU$150
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, 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 23 October 2023

We were staying at the Louise so dinner was included each night and you can do the matching wine.
The staff were so attentive and friendly, looking out over the vines as the sun went down was amazing.
The food changes every night and it was exceptional. Can't wait to go back.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Thank Rachaell S
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Baillie Lodges, Owner at Appellation, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2023

HI Rachel,
Thank you for your wonderful review! We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back soon.
Kind regards,
Team Louise

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Reviewed 19 September 2023 via mobile

What an amazing experience. The wine was amazing but the food was sensational! But above all of that was the amazing service from all of the staff. You must not miss out on this dining encounter.

Date of visit: September 2023
Thank Clair S
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Baillie Lodges, Owner at Appellation, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2023

HI Clair,
Thanks so much for your Appellation appreciation (we love it)! We are warmed to hear your kind words and our team will be humbled by your comments.
Best wishes and until next time,
Team Louise

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Reviewed 22 May 2022

An excellent multi course degustation with plenty of variety, properly spaced and ‘just right’ serve portions. Matching local wines well chosen. Tables nicely spaced and located to provide something for every diner. Comes at a price but worth the investment.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Thank Emanpee
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Reviewed 7 May 2022

Appellation tour was amazing. Especially appreciated Gary, our tour guide. He was very informative and helpful. He made the day that much more fun.

Date of visit: May 2022
Thank bowlingharry
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Reviewed 11 April 2022

This restaurant promises a lot and almost delivers but, on our visit at least, the experience was let down by some disappointments.
THE PROS: Really interesting and inventive menu that mostly succeeds in being delicious as well. My partner has some dietary restrictions and the kitchen subtly modified some of the courses to accommodate these without compromising the dish in any way - probably the best response we've ever experienced. Elegant dining room with high quality tableware and Riedel glassware.
THE CONS: The serving sizes were pretty small - I'm not one of these people who usually complains about not enough to eat in a degustation menu, but here I could imagine many people leaving unsatisfied - I sort of did. Also for me, two of the five courses were not that delicious, which was disappointing since the rest were sensational.
THE BIGGEST CON: I know that restaurants are going through staffing issues post pandemic, but the absence of a Sommelier on the night we went really let down the experience. The wait staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the food courses but could offer no help whatsoever with the comprehensive wine list. We were left floundering and trying to make uninformed choices which we mostly succeeded in doing, but one of the glasses we chose was really unsuitable for the meal, meaning we ordered an alternative immediately. The wait staff couldn't have been less interested in our error, but I guess that isn't their job. Too bad there was no one on the floor doing the job of Sommelier. At a restaurant of this calliber, this is a disappointing omission and seriously diminished what would otherwise have been a 5 star experience.

Date of visit: April 2022
4  Thank RalphS150
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