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Appellation

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
Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We opted for our own choice rather than the chef's selection / degustation. We were given a small appetiser complimentary, I opted for quail entrée, my wife the beetroot & fruit. Both were very tasty and well presented. My kangaroo was tender and although the sauce was rich it mixed well with the pate. My wife's poached lobster on risotto... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Had an amazing evening with our daughter and her fiancée to celebrate her graduation. The food was amazing, brilliant produce, flavours and combinations, excellent service and ambient surroundings - it was a a memorable dining experience, would love to repeat again soon.

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Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had the Tuesday night Chef's selection where we each received an entree, main and dessert for $65 approx. which represented good value for fine dining. I prefer a table with table cloths and was surprised to find bare tables. Wait staff very attentive and lots of service

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The 5 course meal was divine and the wines to match were magical. The staff knew their stuff and were friendly and enthusiastic.

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melbourne
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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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87 reviews 87 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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
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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
42 helpful votes 42 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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