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375 Seppeltsfield Rd | Barossa Valley, Marananga, South Australia 5355, Australia
08 8562 4144
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Food, wine, luxury accommodation and a genuine welcome await. Just one...
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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 124
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  • 49
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
And what about our gratuity sir?

Yup, it all look as good as most of the reviews say, however we'd already booked for another restaurant, and just went to The Louise/Appellation for a sundown drink, and this didn't disappoint, lovely views over the Barossa as the sun dips below the horizon. Yes..it made me wish that we'd booked... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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kl
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Yup, it all look as good as most of the reviews say, however we'd already booked for another restaurant, and just went to The Louise/Appellation for a sundown drink, and this didn't disappoint, lovely views over the Barossa as the sun dips below the horizon. Yes..it made me wish that we'd booked for dinner as it all seems really nice... More 

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Perth, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Best experience in the barossa valley by far. Amazing service and stunning food. I went for my birthday with a group of friends and it was hands down the best part of our trip. The wine pairing was sublime. Would recommend to everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The stellar reputation of this restaurant is well founded. It truly is one of the best anywhere and well worth it for a special occasion. We enjoyed the tasting menu which was superb. We also opted for the matching wines and were so pleased we did. The sommelier was passionate, humble and so very knowledgeable about the wines of the... More 

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Helen-Louise-C, Owner at Appellation, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your special experience of our Appellation restaurant tasting menu with wine pairing. I am pleased to know that you both savoured your dining experience and the suggestions of our Sommelier, and have visited some of our Barossa cellar doors to purchase wines newly discovered while dining with us. Do think of us as you open and... More 

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The Appellation is a star for all the right reasons. We did chefs tasting menu and being a Veg were blown away by the top quality of food. It was well presented and taste was top notch too. Kudos to the chef and for Jim the owner to come by and say hello. Do not miss this experience when in... More 

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Helen-Louise-C, Owner at Appellation, responded to this review

Our vegetarian options are very frequently appreciated by guests who praise the expertise of our culinary team. You may not have been advised that much of the veg is grown on site in our kitchen garden and harvested with gentle care by this same kitchen staff. We are so pleased that you were both surprised and delighted with the courses... More 

Angaston, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

We kicked off the night with a refreshing drink in the bar and enjoyed the amazing view back over the valley. It was still 37° so too hot to sit outside. We chose to do the tasting menu for $110 and so glad we Did! Red pepper stuffed with goats cheese & black olive little amuse busche. Superb! The house... More 

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Helen-Louise-C, Owner at Appellation, responded to this review

We are delighted that you totally enjoyed your evening with us at Appellation, beginning with a drink in the bar on a warm summer evening, and proceeding through our tasting menu, including dessert. Your compliment on the friendly service of our staff and description of a supurb experience prompts me to thank you for such a lovely review. It's what... More 

Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

They have the fantastic Henschke Julius Riesling 1996 and 1998 for about $110 each. These wines are from fantastic years, 17 and 19 years old and from the Henschke private cellar presumably. Extraordinarily rare and great value.

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Helen-Louise-C, Owner at Appellation, responded to this review

Bravo! What a fabulous message for all of us here at Appellation! We could not be more pleased that you have discovered and enjoyed the Henschke 1996 and 1998 Julius Riesling and found these rare vintages to be an excellent value. Yes, these are from the Henschke private cellar here in the Barossa and a treat to offer to guests... More 

Tanunda, Australia
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

If you are looking for somewhere to go for a special occasion and ate happy to spend the money, this is the place to go. It is a wonderful experience from relaxing in the lounge while enjoying a drink through each course. Make sure you leave room for dessert as they are wonderful. The wine list is extensive so you... More 

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Helen-Louise-C, Owner at Appellation, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your choice of Appellation restaurant for your special occasions. We are delighted that you have enjoyed our quiet bar/lounge for drinks and also that you've recommended our truly excellent dessert selections. All celebrations deserve a beautiful wine, and it is a pleasure to know that you enjoyed making a selection from our extensive wine list of... More 

adelaide
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The resturant was very good, setting was so amazing and beautiful, staff ok, sommelier was excellent. It wasn't out of this world like I was expecting. All the dishes were very nice however there was a pork belly dish that came out on a cold plate and was room temp to cool ..... Crackling wasn't crackled. ... That was very... More 

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Helen-Louise-C, Owner at Appellation, responded to this review

We appreciate your compliment to our sommelier, who aims each evening to share her extensive wine knowledge and love of fine wines with our dinner guests. It is always a pleasure to hear that guests enjoy our vineyard setting and the experience of tasting a wine that is new to them and easily available in the Barossa. We note our... More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We went on the Tuesday locals night. The food was amazing. Every course was perfect size and presented beautifully. The service was excellent! Such a fantastic outlook, looking over the vines. Fine food and great local wine, what more could you ask for. If you love restaurant/fine dining meals this is a must when you come to the Barossa.

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Helen-Louise-C, Owner at Appellation, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments on our Local Tuesday experience at Appellation. We are so pleased that you found the variety of dishes both perfectly sized and beautifully presented. Our staff is always pleased when guests find their service excellent as well. We hope that you will return often to savour our vineyard views, perhaps with a pre-dinner cocktail... More 

Tanunda
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Went with friends over xmas / new year period, and normally I would never go to a place like this as I believe no food is worth this much money. The positives - nice setting, and good to see they had local wines, staff were nice. What I saw as negatives - If you don't have the degustation you still... More 

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Helen-Louise-C, Owner at Appellation, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that our vineyard setting and service staff met your expectations, and also that you have noted the extensive offering of local Barossa wines that our guests enjoy each evening at Appellation. Our kitchen team appreciates constructive feedback in their attention to preparing a variety of dishes each evening that also feature a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 375 Seppeltsfield Rd | Barossa Valley, Marananga, South Australia 5355, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Barossa Valley  >  Marananga
  • Phone Number: 08 8562 4144

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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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