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375 Seppeltsfield Rd | Barossa Valley, Marananga, South Australia 5355, Australia
+61 8 8562 4144
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Australian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
375 Seppeltsfield Rd | Barossa Valley, Marananga, South Australia 5355, Australia
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Reviewed May 26, 2015

The chefs at Appellation are so creative. Every course was a creation. The matched wines were matched very well, and the wine waitress was very passionate and knowledgeable about her wines, which added to our experience.More

Thank Jason & Ashleig... B
Helen-Louise-C, Owner at Appellation, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2015

We appreciate your succinct and very thoughtful review of your dining experience at Appellation. I will share your compliments with our very passionate Sommelier, who enjoys matching wines to our chef's creative dishes each evening. Thank you for sharing your enjoyment of dining with us,...More

Reviewed May 25, 2015

Four of us dined here on a recent visit to the Barossa, having dined here once before about two years ago. Appellation is very elegant, fine dining and in keeping with the quality of the Louise. We received a warm welcome and adjourned to the...More

Thank cdmknows
Helen-Louise-C, Owner at Appellation, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2015

Your comment on our fabulous Sommelier and her presentation of Barossa wines is one that we truly cherish. Thank you as well for your note on the delicious starters and excellent service you enjoyed while dining with us at Appellation. We hope you'll return to...More

Reviewed May 11, 2015

Just after we arrived and before we had ordered, there was a total power outage. We considered leaving but,, with assurances from the very classy staff, hoped for the best and, of course, expected power to be restored. These excellent wait staff quickly turned the...More

Thank donnaso
Helen-Louise-C, Owner at Appellation, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2015

How well we remember the evening you've described...and carry on we did! The power outage that prompted a candlelit diningroom provided our Appellation staff with the opportunity to deliver a relaxed experience with style, grace and the "flawless" service you've so graciously described. I am...More

Reviewed May 10, 2015

We ate here after doing some research via Gourmet Travellers restaurant guide and they got it spot on. I had the degustation menu with selected wines while my wife choose from the menu Everything was superb, even to suggest that the portion sizes are too...More

Thank Poolini
Helen-Louise-C, Owner at Appellation, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2015

Your appreciation of both our degustation with selected wine pairings and a la carte menus is much appreciated. Appellation does select from local purveyors of meats, seafood and produce, and our Hutton Valley lamb is no exception. That you described the generous portion of lamb...More

Reviewed May 10, 2015

Myself, wife and another couple had dinner here on the 5th of May. We had heard many good things and read a number of reviews, so we were expecting something abit special, and we weren't disappointed. We were in for the whole experience of the...More

Thank Graeme W
Helen-Louise-C, Owner at Appellation, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2015

It is a fantastic treat to read that you found our Tuesday Night Locals experience "amazing"; and the food and wine "unbelievable." Your description of the variety of dishes served with accompanying wines on the evening as a "pure delight" is exactly that to us;...More

Reviewed May 9, 2015

The amazing dining experience started when the service staff opened the door and welcomed us when she saw us walking towards the restaurant. We were a bit early for our table so we had a drink at the bar lounge. It is quite a simple...More

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Helen-Louise-C, Owner at Appellation, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2015

You've truly delighted us with your very positive words "impeccable customer service." I'm so pleased to know that you were greeted so warmly by our restaurant manager and invited to enjoy a drink in our bar setting prior to your birthday celebration meal. It is...More

Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

What a gem this place is. Food is not overly complex but exquisitely cooked and presented to showcase the best local ingredients, service very attentive and friendly without being 'in your face' and the atmosphere is stunning - soft lights, soft furnishing and tables not...More

Thank Matt_Adl
Helen-Louise-C, Owner at Appellation, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2015

I am honoured to read your very positive remarks after dining at Appellation, and especially appreciate your noting the soft lighting and furnishings and that we've placed tables with good spacing to assure a special dining experience for our guests. Thank you for noting that...More

Reviewed May 9, 2015

We were much anticipating a fabulous dinner but sadly were a little underwhelmed. Don't get me wrong, it was great but didn't quite make the

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Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is our fourth visit and their are few places we have returned to where we felt things just seem to be better and better but Appelation certainly did it for us. The variety of food is simply superb, delicious and beautifully plated. We has...More

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Helen-Louise-C, Owner at Appellation, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2015

Thank you so very much for expressing your complete satisfaction with the service and variety of delicious dishes you've enjoyed on repeated visits to our Appellation restaurant. We are so pleased to continue to delight you with both our frequently changing culinary options and with...More

Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

I would like to qualify this feedback with the fact we have been here before and were suitably impressed. This is an special occasion restaurant. This experience left us very flat. Firstly the restaurant is beautifully decorated, very comfortable, the service and beverage staff are...More

Thank Beechee68
Helen-Louise-C, Owner at Appellation, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2015

Your description of the service of our Appellation staff as "faultless" credits the care and professionalism with which our dedicated team hope to meet the expectations of each and every dinner guest. We appreciate your comments and are pleased as well that you've enjoyed the...More

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Well, I would firstly like to know how far this restaurant is from the Barossa Weintal Hotel/Motel. We do not know the area at all. Then I would like to ask if you are open for evening dining. I have read the reviews of yours and other restaurants in the area, and what strikes me about many of them is that 'degustation' and 'sharing plates' seem to be quite popular. We are not great fans of either and we will be visiting the Barossa with some friends from New York, so we want it to be special, and I think that they are quite conventional diners. Also some of the reviews mention bad service from many quite upmarket restaurants. Interesting! One often discounts many of the rabid comments offered up - but bad service is one that is frequently noted. Your reviews do not get mentioned in this regard. We have discovered that the weekend in March that we are meeting on is particularly busy as it is a long weekend!! so we have found it difficult to find accommodation. So I imagine we should book well in advance for dinner at a specific time and date. Do you have two sittings for dinner service or only one? These are a lot of questions I know - but we know nothing about the Barossa at all, as we live in Perth, the home also of good wine and food!! We prefer to book over the phone rather than on-line. Is this also OK? I not that some restaurants now do on-line bookings as a matter of course. . Many thanks. Kind regards.
January 30, 2017|
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Response from Ruby S | Property representative |
Hi, Ruby from The Louise luxury accommodation and Appellation restaurant here. Thank you for your questions - I understand the need for clarity when visiting a new region. Appellation restaurant is located on Seppeltsfield... More
November 15, 2016|
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Response from Kerry K | Reviewed this property |
sorry just saw your question today. i can't remember but we went on a chefs choice night so prices might differ from other nights.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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: +61 8 8562 4144
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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 four course seasonal menu is available nightly, except on a Tuesday when it's Local's Night where our chefs choose your three course set menu. 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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