Mon - Sat: 6.30am-10.30am
Sunday & Public Holidays: 7.00am-11am
- Disabled Access
- Awesome View
- Free parking
About The Cellar Kitchen
The Cellar Kitchen in the resort's brand new restaurant that opened in 2016.
Our restaurant and partnership with Saskia Beer brings the Barossa directly to your table. Working with small local farmers and growers we create seasonal menus that reflect the unique terrois of the Barossa and showcase its extraordinary produce.
The menu is designed to showcase the freshest seasonal produce with an approach that is more natural and an extension of Saskia’s philosophy of paddock to plate.
We know exactly where, and how, our produce was farmed and raised. We work with, and support, local producers to bring distinctly different tastes and flavours to your table. Saskia’s connection to local farmers and her long immersion in the tableau of food brings something very special to our restaurant.
The creation and enjoyment of good food is a love that is shared by great chefs, providores, suppliers, farmers, growers and those that dine at their tables.
We booked for Mother's Day lunch and did not know that there was a set menu for the day. This was not displayed on the Cellar Kitchen website nor the Novatel website. Whilst the food was very well presented and delicious one of our group does not eat liver or smoked fish so was unable to enjoy the entree with the rest of us. We will be back but will be checking to make sure that the full menu is available.
Beautiful food! Meals were of a good size. Left feeling satisfied and the staff were friendly and accomodating. Look forward to returning again.
Beautiful place to dine.
We dined at The Cellar Kitchen for both nights during our stay at the Novatel. We chose the specials both nights and the food and service was outstanding! The portion sizes were generous. As it was our anniversary, we were given complimentary champagne and 'Happy Anniversary' was written on our dessert plate. We felt very looked after. The assistant manager Daniel had excellent knowledge about the food on offer and his service, along with the other staff, was brilliant!
Unfortunately this was not a good experience despite good service. The food was overpriced ( a rather average steak was $50), almost all the dishes were served warm to cold and the vegetable risotto was inedible. It tasted like rice cooked and served in water , with a strong raw garlic flavour . No cheese, wine, butter or oil flavor and only two ribbons of carrot representing the vegetable element. Fortunately the waitress was quick to remove the offending dishes, the maitre d’ acknowledged the error and did not charge for them.
Our server forgot our table several times -- he went to bring us bread after we had finished dinner and had ordered dessert (through the assistant manager). We ordered a drink while waiting for the desserts to be brought out which took around 15 minutes to come out despite the place winding down and staff wandering around looking for things to do. The dessert took probably half an hour to come out. Had to wait another 10-15 minutes for the bill. Food was good quality, view was pretty, but service was definitely lacking.
Great food great service
Outstanding views, friendly service and the food....just divine!
Lovely, personal service with delicious food. The staff were incredibly kind with adding a candle to my mums dessert for her birthday.
Great service. Friendly, helpful staff. Food good but not outstanding.
The entree serve of kingfish, had as a main, was surprising small. The steak was just that, a steak with mushroom sauce, and was not value for money. The steak knives are beyond their use by date.
Great pasta dish.
It seemed like you were understaffed! The guy who saw us in (he had his picture on the wall) was excellent but then the service went downhill from there! After being seated we waited 20-25 minutes before being offered a drink and then our plates weren’t cleared and we had to walk up and ask for the bill! Also there were glasses left on the outside table when we got there which were out there for over an hour before the wind blew one off smashing it all over the balcony! Then left there long enough that it was all blown over the balcony onto the ground!
The food was exceptional except for the burnt chips.
Great location, fantastic food and the restaurant décor is really inviting. Only negative on the day, was that we found that the staff were a little inattentive and clumsy at times.
The Cellar Kitchen is nicely set out & the staff very friendly. The adverse comments are, 1 my wife said that looking out of the window was marred because the windows were dirty. 2 It was not that pleasant dining with several blow flies at the window. 3 My side order of fries arrived after I had finished my main meal even though I reminded the waitress.
Although our stay was short we would highly recommend and also return. From the time of booking in dining and breakfast to booking out we could not have had a better experience.
The food was disappointing and the service was slow, both in terms of food coming out and clearing away finished dishes etc. I had the soup for the day (French onion) which was extremely bland. The lamb with risotto was quite nice and cooked to perfection. The 'lemon delicious' pudding was tasty, but the base was rock hard and impossible to cut/ break apart. The atmosphere was quite nice and the staff were friendly. The extensive wine list was excellent, however the server was unable to recommend any wines as they 'didn't know much about wine'. Overall, a disappointing visit given my last experience.
Overcharged for bland food.
We had booked, months before, for lunch on Christmas Day and had received an email from Stuart, Restaurant Manager, confirming our booking for 12.30. When we arrived at the restaurant they did not have our booking, but did find a table for us. Also I had checked on the internet to see the menu for the booking, which showed a table d'hote menu, only to be served a buffet lunch. Cannot understand how the booking could be lost, especially after is was confirmed by email, and how the menu changed so much.
Fantastic food and service
The meals were expensive for what they were. Tge entre was nice. Mains were terrible. My partners dish once he removed the fat and yucky bit of meat only had two mouthfuls of meat left. I had pasta which didnt have much heat in it even though it had chilli.
Our starter was lovely however our main courses weren’t very nice. The duck salad that my husband had wasn’t very nice, I wasn’t certain that parts of my chicken were cooked therefore I didn’t eat the majority of it. It was also served cold. The potatoes we ordered weren’t delivered with the main course and we had to chase for them, once delivered they were cold, although we weren’t charged for these. Our server was lovely and very attentive.