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1918 Bistro and Grill

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94 Murray St, Tanunda, South Australia 5352, Australia
+61 8 8563 0405
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Some of our courses were excellent and the desserts were exceptional. Others were over flavoured - the scallops could have been anything under the dukkah and was very disappointing.

Thank MillySydney
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had the pleasure of eating here last weekend. Sat outside on the veranda and enjoyed the evening weather. Food was top notch. Bread with oil, while basic, was wonderful. Great wine list. Sampled ALL of the sides. Really impressed with the quality.

Thank Heather S
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I dined with a group, having dined many times before, and had aways been happy with the service and produce.....until now. Firstly, the staff pointed out our group had lessened our original booked numbers, out of our control, yet inconvenient for them. Granted, but as I said, I'm not prepared to ask my fellow diners to attend at gun point!!... More 

Thank Jo R
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great service and a lovely venue, the front of the restaurant is stunning. Unfortunately this is where the high ended. Food was over seasoned...as a salt lover, I was surprised. I ordered the scallops but under all the dukkah the flavour of the juicy scallop was overpowered. Similarly, my steak was unevenly cooked. Dessert was lovely. I recommend the chocolate... More 

Thank BellaSUF
Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice location good service but small mains and limited options. Food was too oily as well but steak was cooked correctly

Thank Dovie1983
Barossa Valley, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband treated me to a special night out! He booked an outside table which created a beautiful atmosphere. We ordered and we're very surprised by the size of the meal, taste factor- amazing. The cost is up there, but for what we got for our money we were more than happy!

Thank ashcally64
Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant was recommended, but it was disappointing. Almost empty, but service was very slow - we had to ask repeatedly. The food was very average.

Thank Viv_and_George
Whakatane, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found menu somewhat limited and pretty much unchanged from our visit a decade previously. Service competent and friendly and a lovely setting in the old house but not a stand out.

Thank Scott J
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bread and house olive oil were the highlight of our night. So delicious. My pork was so salty it was borderline inedible. If it wasn't the end of the night and I wasn't starving and exhausted after a full day, I would have sent it back. My husband's steak was ok. I think we just got unlucky as the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in a heritage property on the Main Street in Tanunda, 1918 is a great option while staying in the region. The menu was small but with the daily specials, there were ample options to choose from. Diners can choose to select from the menu or a set menu with matching wines. I chose a squid ink spanner crab spaghetti... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$31
European, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
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
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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