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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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  • 16
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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
Tuesday night locals night

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

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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Adelaide, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Had the chef's tasting menu for two and loved it. Paired with local wines and the venison main was exquisite. Not cheap but we were there for a special occasion, so why not indulge.

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

It's a treat to know that our Chef's Tasting Menu venison dish more than met your expectations on the special occasion you celebrated with us recently. And your enjoyment of the excellent, local Barossa wines chosen to compliment each course on that evening's tasting menu pleases us as well. Thank you for choosing Appellation and giving our dedicated restaurant team... More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We started with a drink on the terrace to watch the sun go down. Don't know why we ordered a mixed drink in a Barossa restaurant. We booked a Tuesday night which is locals night and we really enjoyed it. It was a set menu - chefs choice. To our surprise we both had a different meal and so we... More 

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

We appreciate your recommendation of our Tuesday Chef's Choice menu, and are so pleased that the two of you enjoyed tasting the six different dishes prepared for you on the evening you dined with us. Thank you for your very positive comments; and do let us welcome you back again soon! More 

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a restaurant offering serious dining. Top notch, carefully prepared cuisine matched by a very nice wine list. The unobtrusive and faultless service makes for a delightful dining experience

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

That you have described our cuisine as top notch, serious dining is a wonderful compliment to our dedicated kitchen staff. We are pleased that our wine list and the service you have described as faultless have more than met your expectations as well. We are truly pleased that you found dining at Appellation a treat, and have shared your experience... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were celebrating a special valentines in the Barossa, and the appellation was the perfect setting for an amazing night. The lovely team there were very considerate about our special dietary requirements, and even presented us with a beautiful chocolate platter to mark our anniversary. With exceptional food and wine to match the top notch service and quality, we will... More 

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

We appreciate your compliments on your very special Anniversary celebration in our Appellation restaurant. Thank you for commenting on our meeting your special dietary requirements, as this is an important element in our culinary preparation for dinner each evening. That your Valentine's dinner proved an amazing night pleases us no end. We look forward to your return! More 

Glasgow, Scotland
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145 reviews 145 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

great food and lovely setting. Definitely nicest restaurant in the Barossa Valley. Service was as also excellent. It was nice to have such a wonderful meal in such a relaxed setting.

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

Thank you for your lovely comments. We are delighted with your description of a wonderful meal in the relaxed setting at Appellation. As well, our front of house team will appreciate your compliment on their excellent service. More 

Perth, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Chefs own night on a Tuesday is something else, sit back and let it happen folks there are very pleasant surprises at every course. Psychology of food and colours. Thanks to Emma and her team.

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

Love your suggestion that diners "sit back and let it happen," as you have done on a Tuesday, Chef's choice night at Appellation. We hope you'll return soon for more Tuesday evening surprises! More 

kl
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

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

Thanks for bringing to our attention a service issue that has resulted in a re-training of our staff. We have now implemented a different process for handling credit card payments without staff discussion of tipping, which we concur is at a guest's discretion. We hope that you will give us another visit. More 

Perth, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 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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Helen-Louise-C, Owner at Appellation, responded to this review

Thank you for your recommendation of our restaurant as the best experience in the Barossa Valley. We are delighted you enjoyed a wonderful celebration with friends and send belated Happy Birthday wishes from all of us at Appellation. We'd love to invite you back same time next year! More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

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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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