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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 good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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European, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
94 Murray St, Tanunda, South Australia 5352, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We shared the tasting experience with the matching wines. Excellent dishes and wines. The staff were friendly, efficient and prompt. It is in a lovely old family home built in 1918 with open fireplaces warming us. A good dining experience.

Thank MJD1958
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great meal and great service. We had a private room for a group of ~20 and it was great. Very nice wine list too.

1  Thank quiloua
Reviewed 1 week ago

Private room for team dinner. Food was high quality & service very good. Sound winelist with the only downside was the 2013 Rockford Basket Press we questioned was almost certainly corked but not replaced.

Thank Lance F
Reviewed 1 week ago

we went to this restaurant on Sat night and found it extremely noisy, even the waiter had to yell so talking or hearing people further down or across the table was very difficult, you could only really talk to the person beside you. The food...More

Thank sue31812017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great staff nice wine but not great food, we ordered the stak it was over cooked and fatty, we also had the duck and that was not great either it was definitely overpriced for what was offered.

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Tanunda for 1 night so decided to dine here on Sunday night. It is very warm and cosy inside with a fireplace and tables around it. It is very expensive for what you get. Be prepared to spend at least $65 per...More

Thank FoodieDeb1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was a cold winters day. We felt like we were at a ski lodge, comfy by the large fire. Meals we spot on. Cut above the rest. Recommended by our taxi driver from Barossa Taxis. Went back again a week later and tried some other...More

1  Thank Barossa T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I took a visitor from Germany to try this restaurant. It's always risk taking some one to somewhere new but wow, are we so glad we did. The food is memorable in a great way. It was delicious, interesting and appealing. The...More

1  Thank JohnDavid_1956
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointing meal chose the free range chicken in a saffron broth with small winter veg. Charged $38 for this dish & what we received was so tiny it would not satisfy a 5 year old child. We received a tiny chicken drumstick the size...More

Thank missdebs2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I never leave Tanunda without dining at 1918. We always visit the Valley in winter and always request the table by the fire. So warm and cosy. Staff are great and the food is lovely. Unfortunately this time my husband had the...More

Thank Jobandben
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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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 32
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
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
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18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
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12:00 - 14:30
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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
  • E-mail
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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