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 have always enjoyed dining in Cellar Kitchen. This time was no exception. The service was great, the selection of Gin was good. We absolutely loved the Winter Menu, we ordered the Gnocchi, and it was to die for. Will definitely come back again.
Wonderfully fresh food prepared and served beautifully. A lovely dining experience
The restaurant was very pretty and cosy with the fire. However, the lamb and gnocchi needed some sort of sauce to go with them as they were a bit dry and bland! Lovely staff though, just a little room for improvement
We ate two meals here Dinner and breakfast. After attending a book signing at the Novatel we figured we'd eat dinner at the restaurant seeing it boasts fresh local food. Sure it might have been fresh when they cooked it but I'm pretty sure that wasn't immediately before they served it to us. We ordered crackling with cumin and yoghurt $9 I was expecting hot fresh crackling so when five pieces of what looked like crackling you'd buy from stores showed up I was a little disappointed. More so when it was stale. The cumin and yoghurt were plentiful and tasty and made the stale store-bought crackling edible, if still disappointing. We chalked this up to some sort of misunderstanding of the menu. I mean it said crackling, it's not their fault that we thought fresh crackling just because the restaurant boasts of the freshest seasonal products and paddock to plate philosophy right? We thought the three 'main' dishes and two 'sides' we'd ordered as part of the tasting menu would all arrive at once. That wasn't the case, they came out over a half hour period. First was the fried chicken 5 pieces $23, it had clearly been fully cooked at some point earlier to being reheated and served to us. The reheating process had made it dry. But it was served with a single lemon wedge and a tarragon aioli which helped mask the dryness. Luckily one of the sides Brocolli with almonds $10 was served swimming in a puddle of water so brought a bit of balance. Both items were cold, I understand it was a chilly night but warming a plate to keep food warm until it gets to the table isn't too much to ask for the prices they're charging. Next came the dry aged beef $26. It was overcooked and cool but still tasty and tender. It did seem as though it might have been cooked to medium rare at some point earlier and reheated prior to serving to us. I mean it'd explain the temp when it was served to us. Our second side fries $10 came out with the beef. They were hot and fresh and I 100% believe that someone out the back actually cooked them just for us. They could have done with a little extra celery salt but I probably wouldn't have tasted the loss if I dunked them all in the aioli which was also delicious. Our third main Pork Belly with lentils and citrus $24 was also served hot. Two small pieces of pork belly that had also been cooked earlier to get this tender then reheated on a grill so the outside was crispy, I guess pork takes to reheating better than beef. It just proved that it was possible for hot food to reach us which was just frustrating. I don't believe there's a chef in the kitchen here, no chef would let that food through the pass. Maybe the chef comes every couple of days and makes the food to be reheated by a cook at mealtime. Honestly, after dinner, we only had breakfast here because we figured any idiot could manage breakfast. And we were pretty much right. Most things on the buffet were pretty good, poached eggs could have been a little softer but that's just me. I did make the mistake of ordering a custom omelet. I was a bit surprised when the waitress walked off without asking what I wanted on it and not surprised when she showed back up to get that critical information. What I got was closer to a frittata than an omelet, no fold, no softness at all. It also had several ingredients I didn't ask for including mushrooms which gave me hives for the rest of the morning until the antihistamines kicked in. I stopped eating as soon as I saw them but that was far to late. Banana bread was excellent though if you can nab a slice. The fruit was a little old looking so I didn't grab any. The juice was tasty and plentiful. I expect better from Accor. Great views are not enough. if you want to charge four-star prices then you'd better up your game significantly.
Friendly staff. Food was Ok but not worthy of the prices in my view Wine list was good
Really fabulous place. A must, if you want a nice relaxing vacation.
As an Accor member we did get discount on our meals, but otherwise quite pricey. Completely worth it though!
Good food and value.
The new menu concept is great. The portion sizes are good and allows diners to select a few things to share from the menu. We were a little disappointed that our drinks were forgotten.
The food was very special and wonderful to celebrate my 50th birthday.
It felt a bit like a cafeteria, but where we sat by the windows was more intimate. The food quality was excellent, unfortunately the veg side dish was late out, we had to ask for it and were halfway through our main course.
We had dinner here 2 years ago and thoroughly enjoyed the homestyle meals we had. On visiting the Barossa again we were excited to come back here, this time for lunch. We were extremely disappointed with the food, I’m not sure if it was because we had the limited lunch menu? My sisters Caesar salad was soggy (she said the lettuce was the best part!). I had the BLT which was ok, but I definitely wouldn’t come back for another one. Don’t think we’d bother dining here again when we come back to the Barossa next time...
The choice in menu was great. It was beautifully presented and tasted great too! The service staff were very attentive. The only negative is that the room was rather cold in the evening. Was much better once the air conditioning was turned off.
Very enjoyable and tasty.
We are Accor members. We choose to dine there for dinner and lunch. Was terrific on both occasions.
Menu list is a bit narrow and focussed on Specialities. We would appriciate a broader choice.
With the exception of the lady called Belinda. Service was poor. I would like to say I’m not upset about having a bottle of wine dropped on me. Accidents happen. However. The replacement bottle of wine was cheaper than the one dropped on me. Poor form. I feel like the menu, although reasonably priced was very unimaginative. I can go to my local pub for a burger or fish and chips or a club sandwich. It also took nearly an hour and a half for the food to come in what was mostly an empty restaurant. I could see the service light from the kitchen on for 10 minutes before someone collected our meals. This resulted in them being warm at best when they arrived. We then ordered flat whites which were basically cappuccinos. Overall it was quite poor. I will say a big thanks to Belinda who took my wine soaked t shirt to housekeeping and got it laundered and pressed for me while getting me a spare t shirt to wear for the day. She was great However I really could not recommend you to anybody that I like.
Food was amazing!!! Will be back for sure.
Food was amazing, staff were very accommodating, location is excellent.
the food was all great the only problem was the coffee machine was terrible at breakfast to small I cup only and very slow and not hot
The service we received was well below expectations, with wrong meals being delivered, main course being served whilst entree plates still on the table and then being asked by staff to move them.....the overall service received from the Restaurant and Novotel was unfortunately less than satisfactory and will not return or recommend.
Food was overpriced and my chicken was dry an way over cooked. Portion sizes are on the small side
Great place for a relaxing evening with a beautiful view.
I am a bit split on how i enjoyed Dinner. While the service and restaurant were all fantastic, my dish itself was a bit lacking. Tasted great, however the Pork Belly was not cooked very well. There was still huge amounts of solid fat in it which needed to be rendered off and the skin/crackling was burnt but sticky so not very enjoyable. I did clean the plate though apart from the fat i cut out =) My wife's comment on her dish was "It's fine", but this did improve by the time we finished and she enjoyed it. I expected better for the level they are aiming for.
The view and atmosphere were great, the staff were very friendly, however there were some negatives. My partner and I ordered steak, mine medium, his medium rare, both were well done. When the waitress came to ask how our meals were we told her and she offered to have some recooked, however we were already 2/3 of the way through out meal so there was no point. The service was very slow regarding drinks, I had finished my wine and waited 20 minutes before I finally had to call someone over to ask for another.