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“Memorable dining experience”
Review of Appellation

Appellation
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Marananga
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
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 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.
Reviewed 1 June 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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Reviewed 21 May 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 was very generous, especially for a degustation. The wines matched really well with all the food, and we were exposed to many different wineries that we wouldn't have ever heard of. For example, a stand out was the Small Fry Reisling from a small biodynamic vineyard in the Barossa. It was lovely and I have been trying to get my hands on a bottle since returning back to Melbourne. One thing that took away from the experience was no white table cloth. We thought for a restaurant of that callibre, the tables would have white table clothes but it didnt and it brought down the clientele a litte.

Thank Juztina
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

Had been looking forward to coming here and had tried for months to get a table but it just didn't work. On one level it does everything right but it lacks excitement and is very much a "corporate" menu and atmosphere. The produce is first class and the staff professional but again in a "corporate" sense.
The killer was probably my wife's lamb which came out barely luke warm - the kitchen merely took the lamb back and reheated it in a pan and lost any of the quality of the lamb.
An excellent wine list and reasonable value at $105 for a degustation compared to some of the prices charged in Sydney and Melbourne.

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Thank RonWamberal
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Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

Amazing food, fantastic service worth a visit. Expensive but worth every cent.
Stay at the Louise too, beautiful resort.
Will be back asap : ))

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Thank Jason M
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

We headed to the Barossa for a mid week getaway and came across this restaurant on the Barossa events website. Going on a Tuesday was great, as it is chef's choice of dishes. All 6 dishes we received were different and delicious. It was exciting wondering what would come out on the plate. The waiters were extremely knowledgeable about the wine available and very friendly. You can let then know what you don't eat so as not to receive a meal you wouldn't like. Highly recommend.

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Thank tashNjosh
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