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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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    Very good
  • 18
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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
Great Food! Very Ambient!

My partner and I arrived early to start with a few quiet drinks and to watch the sunset over the Barossa valley. Perfect place to experience this! We chose the degustation with wine matching and was not disappointed. Since then, we have recommend this restaurant to anyone travelling to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Jodeskee
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Brisbane
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Brisbane
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

My partner and I arrived early to start with a few quiet drinks and to watch the sunset over the Barossa valley. Perfect place to experience this! We chose the degustation with wine matching and was not disappointed. Since then, we have recommend this restaurant to anyone travelling to the Barossa. Add this to your Barossa bucket list. A must... More 

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I was very excited to be having dinner here and expected fine dining, disappointingly there were no white table cloths? it lacked atmosphere and piped upbeat pop music through the speakers? We did plan to have the degustation menu but no one in the group was really inspired by it, so we just ordered what we fancied, the serves were... More 

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

We are pleased that you have noted our extensive wine list, a definite draw for so many guests to Appellation and the Barossa. To your comment, we chose some months ago to eliminate white tablecloths in keeping with the more relaxed style of fine dining popular with the majority of our guests. I appreciate your comments and will share with... More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Our meal at Applellation was without doubt one of the meals of my life. Every detail from the magnificent, superbly exucted meals and amazing wines, to the spot-on service hit the mark. My husband and I created our own degustation menu to which the knowledgable staff matched wines and from there our senses soared! Each dish was expertly composed, local... More 

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

You've described your experience of creating your own degustation meal at Appellation with the same magnificent detail with which you applaud our restaurant team for their "spot-on-service" and delivery of "flavours that danced." The rock lobster with samphire, ginger and carrot reduction is a favourite dish of so many guests; and I am pleased that it remains a wonderful memory... More 

sanctuary cove
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Excellent food and wine list, great variety and interesting combinations on the menu. Good cocktails too.

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

It's a pleasure to know that you've found our food and wine list both excellent and appreciate your mention of interesting combinations on the Appellation menu. As you liked our cocktails, I hope the evening was a warm one, so that you could enjoy pre-dinner drinks on the terrace, with its gorgeous autumn sunset views. Please do plan to join... More 

Perth, Australia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The food at Appellation is of Michelin star quality - and its just an hours drive from Adelaide! We booked our table three months prior to our travel, and we were so glad we did. The restaurant was full on the Thursday night we dined. Choosing not to go with the Chef's Tasting Menu, we instead opted for two dishes... More 

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

Your comment on the "Michelin star quality" of your Appellation dinner is so very appreciated. Our kitchen strives nightly for the perfection you've described on both our Chef's Tasting and Seasonal Selections menus; and I am delighted to share your appreciation with this dedicated culinary team. As well, we will review with our front of house staff the appropriate timing... More 

Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We were in the barossa over the long weekend and everything was booked out. We went on the waiting list for appellation and luckily got a call. I'm so glad we did. The service, ambience and food were all fantastic. The owner even came around to say hello which was a really nice touch. The food is so fresh and... More 

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

I am pleased to read that we were able to accommodate your dinner booking request on the recent long holiday weekend. That you found the food fantastic and components of the dishes a complement to one another will please our culinary team immensely. The disappointment of the holiday surcharge is one we share with you; and is the reason we... More 

Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Top notch service from this property with Jim, the owner, stopping by to thank us for our visit. That was a nice touch. The decor is comfortable and the food was well crafted - certainly gourmet with interesting flavours and textures. Price point a little on the rich side, much like our dessert.

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

A "gourmet hot spot"... I like your choice of words! Thank you for your description of the well-crafted dishes you enjoyed and your mention of interesting flavours and textures that are an emphasis of our culinary team. Jim truly enjoys visiting with our Appellation guests many evenings each week, and will be pleased that you have noted his personal appreciation... More 

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We had booked dinner 6 months in advance for our anniversary. We were seated in table 6 in the middle of the walk way. This set the tone for an average night. The food was good with variety the wine list young and not what it once was. Service was efficient but not friendly. Over all it was ok but... More 

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

I note that your dining with us on a Local Tuesday that was also your anniversary meant that the usual Chef's Tasting and Seasonal Selections Menus were not available on the evening. We are disappointed that we did not know of your dietary constraints prior to arrival, so that our kitchen team could have created individual dishes rather than identical... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We went on a Tuesday night for the 'Surprise menu', for my husbands birthday. This is our first trip to SA (from the UK) and we had been encouraged by lots of people not to miss Appellation. I suppose we had very high expectations, although I had my anxieties about the nature of a Surprise menu. The hour on the... More 

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

We are so pleased to welcome guests from overseas, such as yourselves, to enjoy a glass of our local sparkling wine on the Sunset Terrace outside restaurant Apppellation. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed this experience on your recent stay with us. On Tuesday evenings we offer a Chef's Choice set menu that is a very different experience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We went on a Tuesday night - chefs choice and $65 for a 3 course meal (and dietary requirements catered for). It was delicious. The wine was fantastic and well matched. I'd recommend not spending a Tuesday in the Barossa without a visit.

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

Thank you for your very generous comment on our Tuesday Locals $65 three course menu. We are so pleased that you enjoyed this menu that changes weekly, and even over the course of the evening. Your recommendation that visitors to the Barossa on a Tuesday evening book dinner at Appellation is much appreciated. We'd be delighted to welcome you back... 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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