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1918 Bistro and Grill

94 Murray St, Tanunda, South Australia 5352, Australia
+61 8 8563 0405
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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94 Murray St, Tanunda, South Australia 5352, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

Had dinner last Friday here; food was very good and reasonably priced. Trying to be healthy, I went the fish special as did two others in my party, but I couldn't help wishing I had ordered the steak that my mate had, which looked lovely,...More

Thank Danny N
Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant in a historic, First World War era house - hence the name - aims very high. It almost gets there, but just not quite. However, it is still a very worthy addition to your Barossa dining itinerary. The food is upscale modern European/Australian,...More

Thank Adam C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a nice evening in this charming cottage restaurant but the food was a bit hit and miss. I admit to being disappointed by my main, the Carrot & Beetroot Garden. Was expecting more than literally a huge pile of vegetables I could have...More

Thank Liz1778
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner with friends on Saturday evening & must say that from being there previously, it was a disappointment. The only person that enjoyed their main was the one that had the lamb. They would have to "lift" their game before we even considered returning.

Thank JulpetAdelaide
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelled to the Barossa and chose to celebrate our Anniversary at 1918 Bistro and Grill we were not disappointed. We sipped our pre-dinner drinks outside facing the most tranquil and beautiful garden secluded from the street, later we were ushered to a room segregated from...More

Thank Marie Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A recommendation from our B&B this was a nice find. Quality food. Capable service. Great menu. Lovely setting. A bit overpriced for its location but its defintely worth a try.

Thank Dannyg555
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice food. Competent service. It took a while for the waitress to warm up. The food was tasty and plentiful. The desserts were delicious. The lighting is a bit bright and it made the atmosphere impersonal. Good night generally.

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Setting lovely and food lovely too, we sat outside which was peaceful, and the service was excellent.

Thank garyamanda2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well rated restaurant in Tanunda and did not disappoint . Service good, wine great and food top class. Wish there was more choice in this town but we were happy to have experienced this popular spot. Not overpriced either

Thank Graeme S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a busy Saturday night this restaurant catered for couples and large family groups and the service just about kept up. The choices on offer were broad but sufficient. The starter steak tartare was flavoursome and most enjoyable. My wife’s main course was a miscellany...More

Thank CrispinN_11
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Steff G
15 August 2017|
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Response from Ellemay | Reviewed this property |
Give them a call.
10 December 2016|
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Response from ACH7 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there was a large family there. So I'd say all good!
Antonietta D
27 January 2015|
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Response from Hoveheff | Reviewed this property |
We visited 1918 restaurant in Tanunda South Australia. I think Trip advisor have posted your question incorrectly. John.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 31
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Murray St, Tanunda, South Australia 5352, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Barossa Valley  >  Tanunda
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8563 0405
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THE STORY BEHIND 1918 The Great War was drawing to a close when Friedrich Carl Gottleib Wallent put the finishing touches to his fine home in Murray Street, by chiseling the date in the foundation stone by the front door. His son Morris later became the mayor of Tanunda and took over the family home. More than 70 years later in 1992, an enterprising group of locals turned the proud Wallent home into the Barossa's first bistro grill - a friendly and generous place where Barossa winemakers could entertain their guests and visitors could relax after a hard day's wine tasting. In 1998 Tanya and Sid King visited 1918 as guests 17 years later, in 2015 the opportunity arose for The King Family to be the new custodians of this fine home of Barossa Hospitality. They are passionate about serving fresh, seasonally-inspired cuisine, accompanied by carefully selected wines from the Barossa's best and iconic Australian and International wineries - but guests are also welcome to bring their own special bottle. What you'll also find is a youthful passion and buzz, modern Australian tastes and flavours that are borrowed from Asia and the Middle East, and a genuine willingness to please.
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