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“Lovely venue with good food”

1918 Bistro and Grill
Ranked #3 of 35 Restaurants in Tanunda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: AU$20 - AU$40
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The heart of Barossa hospitality, 1918 Bistro & Grill occupies a 100 year old home boasting roaring open fires. The charming ambience, hearty fare and friendly service has long been enjoyed by Barossans. Our iconic restaurant is a must visit for anyone seeking for an authentic Barossa experience.
Reviewed 29 November 2023

Lovely venue with plenty of outdoor space and dog friendly.

The service was a bit mixed: we were asked to pick a table outside with our dog, but then did not see that waiter again. About 30 minutes later another staff member wandered over with garlic bread, and we mentioned we had not yet had menus, etc. However, she left the garlic bread and went to get some menus for us. We got our menus and placed our order...a while later the lady came back saying it was not our garlic bread, but by then we'd started eating it as we thought it was complementary (some places do provide 'free' things). Anyway, we got told it was free (although I don't think she was pleased). Another lady returned with our orders and seemed a lot friendlier. Overall, front-of-house seemed a little chaotic ;-)

The food itself was very good: all the courses we had were great, and worth waiting for.

Overall recommended...

Date of visit: November 2023
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Thank ScoobyDownUnder
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Reviewed 27 November 2023 via mobile

The setting inside an old homestead is worth the visit, however the minimal staff were overworked and struggled to manage the customers needs. The food was of good quality, however seemed on the pricy side for what you get.

Date of visit: November 2023
Thank AussieTravellers555
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Reviewed 26 November 2023

Service was excellent, a pity about the some aspects of the food. My husband and I were having an anniversary dinner at 1918. There was a pretty loveheart of rose petals on our table. It was a good sign. The waitress informed us that there were no Tomahawk steaks left; my husband’s wishlist dish. But the entrees of chicken liver parfait and cauliflower curry soup were delicious. Later we wanted to choose some wine but the wine list was taken away for a time and then brought back because ”we only have 7 wine lists in the restaurant”.???
We also chose sides of shoestring chips with homemade mayonnaise, and French green beans, which were perfect. However, I chose the mushroom risotto as my main , my husband chose the crispy pork belly. Both were very heavy on the salt. The risotto also seemed to have the fatal error of overcooking and was slushy. The pork belly skin was chewy rather than crispy. It hadn’t been rendered. Perhaps other dishes were better as the restaurant itself was very busy. Overall a mixed bag when it came to food, service and general ambiance.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Thank Christabel M
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Reviewed 23 November 2023 via mobile

We ha read a lot about this restaurant based on the reviews and decided to visit. It took us 50 minutes to even receive the water, probably around the hour for the drinks. The waitress was working as a waitress and bartender. We felt bad for her but she did a great job.

The food was amazing, good and fresh. Great environment but slow mowing.

We would not visit again based on the wait time we had to experience. But great food!

Date of visit: November 2023
Thank Cassandra A
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Reviewed 28 October 2023 via mobile

Food was exceptionally outstanding! We loved everything we had. The atmosphere of the restaurant is beautiful and staff are very friendly

Date of visit: October 2023
Thank Eileen049
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