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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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“steak” (79 reviews)
“beef cheeks” (28 reviews)
“kingfish” (10 reviews)
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
European, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
94 Murray St, Tanunda, South Australia 5352, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely evening here. Service was excellent. Fantastic selection of local wines on offer and the meals were delicious. I can highly recommend.

Thank Wendy F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked in for the special Valentines evening menu. Restaurant was naturally busy, but service was polite and efficient. Entree of prawn and scallop was beautiful, the mains of beef and lamb were perfectly cooked. Only downside was that the beef came on a bed of...More

Thank Janga
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quality of the food was amazing Entrees were small but flavoursome Mains were substantial, we chose to share a bowl of green vegetables as the dishes came with potato etc on the side It is a medium sized restaurant set inside an old house, dim...More

Thank Geoff P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my friends and the three of us ordered steak. Mine was ok, but for my friends they both ordered well-done and medium-we’ll, and both got medium-rare . When one of them complained , the girl took the steak and brought another one...More

Thank Mohamed D
Sid K, Manager at 1918 Bistro and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mohamed, Thank you for your review, however, I need to point out 1 critical error. The steak that was returned to the kitchen was cooked for a further 10 minutes and returned to the table. It is impossible it was less cooked as its...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Resterant is within an 'old' house with a lovely garden. The interior is quite spacious allowing for a lovely dining experience. The staff are attentive and helpful. The Menu although not large covers a wide range of food very well prepared by the Chef....More

Thank Allan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Truly delicious tasting menu ,imaginative cuisine with such good presentation. The Creme brûlée was the best we have ever eaten. We thought a bistro grill was a wrong description as it is so classy. Lovely service too.

Thank jacksprat19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very pleasant setting in an old restored house 100 years old. Lamb, pork belly done perfectly as were the vegetable dishes. Rather expensive when you add it all up. Can't give full marks though as we were dinged 10% surcharge, without notice or pre-warning when...More

Thank KRead3
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We recently visited here during January 2018. The verandah is really quite lovely but I think the food could be improved a little. We went there expecting a lot and were a bit disappointed. I ordered the octopus tendrils which were a bit tough but...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Nice modern Australian cuisine, everyone will find something they like on the menu. The venue is special being an old cottage and the service is very friendly and professional

Thank sjricho6
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Called in early as had just arrived from Melbourne. Had the lamb rump with pressed lamb shoulder. Delicious meal. Entree was a special of cold tomato soup. Delicious. Recommended.

Thank Seth764
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Steff G
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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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  • Value
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
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 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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