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1918 Bistro and Grill

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European, Australian, Gluten Free
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94 Murray Street, Tanunda, Barossa Valley, South Australia 5352, Australia
+61 8 8563 0405
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I dined at 1918 a couple of months ago and back again last week. Can never find a fault with service, friendly staff and fantastic food each time we visit here. Sitting by the fire on a cold winter's night, sipping fine wine and eating great food, what more could you ask for.

Thank Jobandben
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

1918 is just divine. Typical delicious fare of the Barossa. Such simple yet hearty food, all in an old world building. A fabulous night with great wine, and perfect for a romantic dinner for my partners birthday by the fireplace

Thank Renee T
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came here for a birthday dinner and were looked after by attentive staff. All the food was lovely and they did a desert platter for the birthday boy which was a nice touch. Will certainly come back when we are next in the Barossa

Thank Yolly13
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved the food, the atmosphere, the service was 5 star and it was the best end to a great day. Recommend the early session, more availability. And eat everything. You will remember it as one of the great meals of your life. And it is how service should be in a restaurant.

Thank Mark D
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

1918 offers such great tasting food and wine! the menu was perfect we ordered a few things to share and everything we ordered was perfect, the dessert tasting plate finished off our meal in a delightful, well balanced way! highly recommended

Thank julieelhajje
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Set in an old home, this is one of the Barossa's most noted restaurants. We dined here for a special occasion and it did not disappoint. We ate far too much, but the food was so nice we could not resist. Attentive friendly service, a roaring fire and great food!!! It is pricey but we thought it was well worth... More 

Thank SUE D
Rockhampton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

1918 was an enjoyable dining experience. The servings were generous and the staff attentive. The squid ink tortellini as an entree was the meal of the night. The capsicum and ham soup was a tasty entree and perfect for mid winter. The lamb for main was perfectly cooked - an upmarket take on meat and three veg. The smoked chicken... More 

Thank Ginandtonic08
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met interstate friends for lunch. Waiting staff were very attentive and helpful with the menu. The rack of lamb and steak were cooked to perfection - accompanied with the bakery bread and we could not do justice to any dessert on the menu. The bistro was warmed with a traditional log fire which was an absolute delight against the very... More 

Thank Robyn E
Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We returned as we enjoyed our previous visit, great service again, enjoyed the food better on our first visit, squid ink tortellini was quite bland, mains and dessert were nice

Thank Brigette A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had our small wedding lunch reception here last year and it was fantastic - everyone raved about the food it was truly first class! We returned recently for lunch on our first anniversary and did their meal and wine pairing three courses; it was fantastic! We had a lovely open fire and the hot mulled wine to finish was... More 

Thank Kate C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $30
European, Australian, Gluten Free
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
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Murray Street, Tanunda, Barossa Valley, 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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