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375 Seppeltsfield Rd | Barossa Valley, Marananga, South Australia 5355, Australia
08 8562 4144
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Ranked #1 of 1 restaurants in Marananga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Food, wine, luxury accommodation and a genuine welcome await. Just one hour from Adelaide and set atop a gentle hill, Appellation at The Louise is highly regarded as one of Australia's finest restaurants led by chef Ryan Edwards. With a passion for real, fresh local ingredients, Ryan and his team are guided by the rhythms of the seasons - harvesting from their kitchen garden, baking their own breads, butchering and curing their own meats - and see wine and food as the most natural of partners. A daily changing Chef's Tasting Menu with paired wines as well as a seasonal a la carte menu are available each night. An award-winning wine list of over 400 listings celebrating local artisans, emerging stars and established masters offers much choice to guests. Surrounded by vineyards in a truly memorable setting, Appellation is a dining destination worthy of a detour. Appellation is co-located with The Louise luxury vineyard retreat.
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83% Recommend
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Fantastic food, fantastic wine, brilliant experience. This is a truly excellent restaurant. Was very wary after an awful experience at Hentley Farm but this restored our faith in good restaurants. Sommelier was brilliant and took time and care to give great advice and recommendations for local wineries to visit. Liked the food so much we went back twice in the... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Beautifully presented, space between the tables, attentive staff. We were lucky enough to have booked dinner for 2 nights. The first night we chose from the a la carte selection but the second night it was 'locals' night, which was 'pot luck'! What this actually means is the chef is trying out new dishes to add to the new menu... More

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Perth, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We had the chefs menu with matching wines. The food was amazing - The amuse bouche and dessert were highlights and the amount of food over the 5 courses was perfect. Wines were also perfectly chosen and complimented the food very well. Only negative would be that it took around 45 mins for the first round food to come out...... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My wife and I wanted a nice weekend away to spoil ourselves. We certainly got spoilt. Appellation treated us royally with a delicious five course menu, supplemented perfectly with stunning wines. Absolutely loved it.

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Melbourne, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We did the 5 course degustation with matching wines. The food and wine were amazing. Only complaint was that there seemed to be a little miscommunication between the kitchen and the sommelier, as we'd have our next glass of wine way before our next dish arrived, so it was hard not to drink it all before the food came.

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Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We dined at Appellation whilst staying at The Louise over Easter 2014. To be honest we didn't go with high expectations as we had read some poor reviews on Urbanspoon. However we were pleasantly surprised. We ordered the degustation meal and my partner did the matching wines. The produce was fresh and tasty. And the serving sizes of each course... More

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Sydney, Australia
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2,101 reviews 2,101 reviews
1,213 restaurant reviews
791 helpful votes 791 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Had been looking forward to coming here and had tried for months to get a table but it just didn't work. On one level it does everything right but it lacks excitement and is very much a "corporate" menu and atmosphere. The produce is first class and the staff professional but again in a "corporate" sense. The killer was probably... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Amazing food, fantastic service worth a visit. Expensive but worth every cent. Stay at the Louise too, beautiful resort. Will be back asap : ))

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We headed to the Barossa for a mid week getaway and came across this restaurant on the Barossa events website. Going on a Tuesday was great, as it is chef's choice of dishes. All 6 dishes we received were different and delicious. It was exciting wondering what would come out on the plate. The waiters were extremely knowledgeable about the... More

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Toulouse, France
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73 reviews 73 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Our anniversary fell on a Tuesday and as we wanted to try this restaurant decided to go on Locals Night. Prices on this night are $55 per head and basically it's chef's choice. You can let the restaurant know of dietary requirement however. We were very pleased with the selection and quality of the food. My husband and I were... More

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