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The 8 Best Restaurants in the Barossa Valley: Must-Visit Venues for Your Next Long Lunch

From fine dining in award-winning restaurants to cosy cellar doors, these are the best Barossa Valley restaurants to wine, dine and unwind in.

Appellation at The Louise
Appellation at The Louise

Welcome to the Barossa Valley. South Australia's award-winning wine region famed for its rich, dark red wines, long known as one of Adelaide's premier attractions. This picturesque valley has become a go-to for wine enthusiasts from near and far, but the Barossa is so much more than just vineyards; it's a haven for foodies seeking a delightful long lunch or a special celebratory dinner.

We have rounded up the best restaurants Barossa Valley has to offer, where premium service, mouthwatering dishes, and - of course - a glass of wine await. Grab your girls, secure a designated driver, and enjoy a memorable meal in this globally renowned destination, just an hour from Adelaide CBD.

FINO at Seppeltsfield
FINO at Seppeltsfield

FINO at Seppeltsfield

At FINO, the art of regional dining takes centre stage. With a strong focus on using fresh and seasonal produce, Head Chef David Swain has curated an exceptional culinary experience blending passion with perfection. With standout dishes like Kingfish with Geraldton wax, lamb croquettes and Wagyu brisket, this is no ordinary meal. With a wine list showcasing Barossa's finest and creative cocktails catering to all, it's hard to beat a long lunch out into the suntrap courtyard at Seppeltsfield on a sunny day. 

730 Seppeltsfield Road, Seppeltsfield

St Hugo Wines
St Hugo Wines

St Hugo Wines

St Hugo Wines is where a rich winemaking legacy (dating back to 1895) meets the mastery and passion of Executive Chef Simon Hicks. Inspired by local produce and the estate's exceptional wines, Simon has crafted dishes that celebrate balance and let the natural flavours shine.

Indulge in the elegant and award-winning wines, paired perfectly with mouthwatering mains like crab tortellini, Tasmanian lamb, and Humpty Doo barramundi. Not sure which wine pairs best? The team have taken the hassle out of choosing a drop, with each menu item coming with a suggestion for the winning combination. With a kitchen garden and devoted local suppliers, St Hugo's commitment to quality is evident in every bite.

2141 Barossa Valley Way, Rowland Flat

Saltram Wines
Saltram Wines

Saltram Wines

Heritage meets innovation at Saltram Wines, with a recent change in management and renovations breathing new life into the iconic venue. For over 160 years, Saltram Wines has embraced winemaking tradition in the Barossa Valley, crafting flagship red wines that embody the essence of the region. Pop in for a tasting, or stay a little longer at Salter's Kitchen for a casual yet delectable lunch, where you can perch on the sunny balcony overlooking the rose garden.

Head Chef Scott Liddell brings experience from award-winning Penfolds Magill Estate, and has been providing excellence to Salter's Kitchen since 2012. The menu showcases seasonal Barossa produce and features a range of easy-share options like flatbread, olives, and charcuterie, plus hearty mains like white wine and basil gnocchi, grilled chicken leg, and a Pepperjack-braised beef brisket pie.

Murray Street, Angaston

Hentley Farm
Hentley Farm

The Atrium at Hentley Farm

No list of the best restaurants in Barossa Valley would be complete without a mention of The Atrium at Hentley Farm, with the exceptional 'Discovery Menu' dining experience available at the boutique winery. Set in the heart of the Seppeltsfield vineyard, The Atrium is your ticket to sweeping views over the Greenock Creek and the prized Shiraz block.

The team work closely with local producers and the land, creating dishes that will impress the most serious of foodies. The Atrium offers a a display of seasonal goodness, with dishes that change as required to ensure the best use of local produce. And the wine? Fabulous! Feeling extra fancy? Grab a seat by the chef's table and witness the magic unfold before your eyes.

Allow up to 3 hours for Discovery Menu

Corner of Gerald Roberts Road and Jenke Roads, Seppeltsfield

Appellation at The Louise
Appellation at The Louise

Appellation at The Louise

For one of South Australia's most renowned fine dining experiences, Appellation at The Louise is impossible to miss. Easily one of the best restaurants in the Barossa Valley and boasting an award-winning reputation, this light-filled restaurant comes complete with panoramic views of vineyards and hills.

It's a blend of tradition and contemporary Australian cuisine, served in intimate dining nooks or window tables for two. The culinary team at Appellation crafts dishes reflecting the season, sourced from local growers. Guests are treated to wine or non-alcoholic pairings included in the cost, with the option to choose from the golden 'wine lantern' cellar for an extra charge—this is an unforgettable experience in the Barossa.

After something a little more casual? The Contour provides a relaxed spot open for drinks and dinner, and a good catch up with friends over great wine, and even better views.

Bookings essential for non-guests at The Louise

Corner Seppeltsfield and Stonewell Road, Marananga

El Estanco
El Estanco

El Estanco

Moving away from fine dining and into something a little more relaxed, El Estanco stands as a beautifully restored space in Greenock, offering a unique Barossa experience with a distinctive South American flair. Open daily for lunch, this fun-filled space brings the taste of South America to your table, inspired by the Head Chef's proud Colombian heritage.

Cooked over fire with a twist, the menu celebrates wholesome, seasonal, local produce, best shared with friends for the full experience. With dishes rich in tradition - think chipotle potato croquettes and sirloin steak with chimichurri and smoked pumpkin - the team believe food is what brings people together. Join the fun for cocktails, wines, and Friday night pizza night!

18-22 Murray Street, Greenock

Casa Carboni
Casa Carboni

Casa Carboni

Home to an Italian culinary school in the heart of Angastan, Casa Carboni offers more than a space for those seeking to elevate their cooking skills. From Thursday through Sunday, the Casa Carboni Enoteca welcomes guests to a haven of Italian delights.

If fresh pasta is your thing, swing by on Thursday and Friday at lunch for a hearty serving of the Italian favourite, sourced from seasonal local produce, with a list of European wines on hand. Sunday lunch and Friday evenings offer a relaxed Chef's choice tasting menu -  a long Italian feast celebrating the best of Barossa's farm-fresh offerings.

67 Murray Street, Angaston

FermentAsian
FermentAsian

FermentAsian

The story of fermentAsian's Tuoi Do defying the critics and ominous predictions is one of our favourite stories to tell. Armed with neither culinary experience nor financial backing, Tuoi dared to introduce Vietnamese cuisine to the locals of the Barossa Valley. Opening with a mismatched ensemble of second-hand furniture and an enthusiastic team, fermentAsian evolved into a culinary miracle. Tuoi's dishes, shaped by simplicity and purity, echo her native Phú Thọ roots, balancing sweetness and acidity. Her determination has been turning fresh, local ingredients into masterpieces, and her determination has been rewarded, claiming the 'Chef of the Year' award in the 2012 Advertiser Food Awards. We love to see it!

90 Murray Street, Tanunda

Made your way through the best restaurants in the Barossa Valley and eager for more winery days? Explore our guide to South Australia's best wineries, or make a whole trip of it with our guide to a weekend in McLaren Vale. Cheers!

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