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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
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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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
Sensational

Was taken here for a surprise birthday dinner. It was amazing. We were greeted promptly, and seated. The feel is modern but comfortable and not pretentious. The staff were wonderful, attentive, polite and helpful. The menu had many delicious options. We got 3 small plates each and a dessert to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Cathryn C
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Hobart, Australia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Hobart, Australia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Was taken here for a surprise birthday dinner. It was amazing. We were greeted promptly, and seated. The feel is modern but comfortable and not pretentious. The staff were wonderful, attentive, polite and helpful. The menu had many delicious options. We got 3 small plates each and a dessert to share - and we were both very satisfied. Given it... More 

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Sydney
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had a private room for a group of 8. The menu was fixed, and we had matching wines provided by a very laid back, but very knowledgable sommelier. The owner also drifted in twice for a chat, glass of wine in hand. The food was excellent, as were the wines. One of our party doesn't drink red wine so... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I dined here with 3 other people one evening whilst we were staying at The Louise. We had been informed that Appellation was one of the best in the Barossa so we were keen to try it. On arrival, it looked as though a lot of guests there were well known to the restaurant so seemed to be enjoying themselves... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

After reading the rave reviews about this restaurant, my partner and I were very much looking forward to eating here. We went with the set degustation menu, and while our meals were very nice, our experience was that they were nothing more than that. Pleasant staff and setting, and good wine.

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Adelaide
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We have previously dined at Appellation and have always enjoyed dinner here. We often worry about returning to restaurants time again hoping that it lives up to the last time. Appellation never disappoints.... This was the first time we stayed in The Louise as well as dined in the restaurant, which just added to the whole experience. The food was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Fine dining with creative and delicious food and superb regional wines to match. We were a table of 4 and thoroughly enjoyed the food, service and ambience. We will definitely visit the Appellation again when we're travelling through the region.

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

Know that your very positive review of the food, wine, service and ambience the four of you experienced recently at Appellation is truly appreciated. Our creative and dedicated kitchen and front of house teams strive to deliver a beautiful experience of fine dining and are complimented when guests such as yourself promise to return when next in the Barossa. We... More 

Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Simply delicious. We went on Wed local produce night, where the chef experimented and all the dishes were surprises. We enjoyed everything and the wine matching was fantastic too.

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

We are so pleased that you've recently enjoyed our Wednesday Locals menu surprises from the Chef. Our kitchen team enjoys creating a variety of dishes for guests on what has become one of our favourite evenings of the week; and the wine matching selections you've enjoyed are a very popular component of the evening. Thank you for advising you found... More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We went on one of the 'local' nights and were reasonably impressed. The food was good, although the deserts weren't great. The service was warm, and the location itself was beatiful.

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

It's a pleasure to know you found our restaurant location beautiful and that you enjoyed the warm service of our front of house staff. As the dishes created on our Wednesday Locals nights are different from table to table and week to week, I do hope you'll return soon to sample new main dishes and desserts on another chilly winter... More 

Bergen, Norway
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

From other travelers reviews I had high hopes for this place. The service started out OK, but after a while the staff started disappointing as they became very difficult to get a hold of. At a high end restaurant I expect someone to ask me how my food is after a few minutes of receiving it, but that didn't happen.... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback, and it appears that in the instance of your visit we did not live up to your expectations. When you advised that you were unhappy with one of your courses (after you had eaten most of it), we offered to prepare the venison in a different manner (your serving was at the same temperature as... More 

Northwood, Australia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

A number of friends and colleagues had told me about Appellation and so my wife and I went with high expectations which were definitely met. We had the degustation menu and my only advice is don't have lunch that day! You certainly finish the meal not wanting more. The staff were very knowledgeable and friendly and we were not rushed.... More 

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

Your very positive remarks have truly made my day! I am so happy to relate to our kitchen and front of house staff your compliments on their knowledgeable and friendly service and the fact that our degustation selections met your high expectations. Thank you as well for commenting that you were both satisfied and would not have wanted more food... More 

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Additional Information about Appellation

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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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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic

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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