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All 1 Marananga Restaurants


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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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

The food and wine was first class, as expected, however the view of the Barossa valley from the restaurant is amazing. Be sure to get there at sunset to enjoy a drink and the view.

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Adelaide, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My husband and I had the most amazing meal at Appellation. We arrived early and had drinks on the outdoor under cover area, seated in comfortable lounges and had the most magnificent view over the surrounding vineyards and hills as the sun set. We went inside and ordered our meal and the ambience and decor is so very comfortable and... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Had the degustation, or the tasting menu with matching wines. Fantastic all round. Kind of wish we had tried to pick our own dishes as I was so tired after a day of wine tasting that I was kind of falling asleep by the time the mains came around!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

After reading and hearing so many positive things our night was a a huge disappointment. The poor chef was let down horribly by his wait staff. Matched wines, chosen well by the sommelier, were served 10-15 minutes prior to the meal coming out. Staff were well trained but clearly lacked experience. So much potential to be the Royal Mail Hotel... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We stayed at the Louise for three nights and were able to eat Appellation our first night. It is a small, quaint sitting room that lends itself to the romantic. The meal is never rushed and served in meticulous order. The service was 5 star with great attention to our needs and changes. We are a little eccentric and like... More 

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The type of accommodation at The Louise deserves a 5 star restaurant. Unfortunately, this is not the case. The Appellation is pleasant enough. The food is quality but not outstanding - perhaps too influenced by a perceived need to be a hotel eating experience rather than a quality one. All dishes used top quality ingredients, they were well prepared and... More 

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Radnor, PA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

Why this restaurant has the reputation it does escapes me! The prices are bizarre, the petite portions hard to believe, the wine list extensive but most well up in the hundreds of dollars per bottle. Would not return! It is rated #1 of 1 in this town. If there were ten restaurants here, I would rate it closer to ten... More 

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Launceston, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Superb service, one of the few places that uphold their level of service throughout the meal, often service starts to slip after mains but not here. Delicious food, lovely setting. Hope to return one day.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We were here for an interstate weekend away and were very impressed with the quality of the wine and wagu marble score 9+ beef. Seriously was the best steak we have ever had in our lives, it was perfectly seared and just melted in your mouth. Loved the country scenic drive to the restaurant too and it is just the... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed the tasting menu and paired wines. They were all delicious and the only fault is that I thought the first 2 courses could have been a little bigger. We were full by the end though. The dishes showed off some lovely produce and were very wholesome. The service is very friendly, and the pacing was very comfortable.... More 

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

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