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About 1918 Bistro & Grill

For memorable dining in the heart of the Barossa Valley, discover 1918 Bistro and Grill hidden almost out of sight by lush greenery on Tanunda's main street. Taking its name from the stone of the old villa, 1918 boasts a charming interior filled with country décor providing plenty of warmth and character. Contemporary Australian dishes feature seasonal produce with influences from Asia and the Middle East and are paired with some of the best wines the Barossa Valley has to offer. Start with rock lobster and avocado tian, apple cider aioli, native finger lime caviar and sesame crisp; before delving into mains of slow-braised kangaroo osso bucco, with buttery polenta and gremolata. Should there be room to spare, savour sticky date pudding, butterscotch sauce and vanilla bean ice cream.

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A few words from 1918 Bistro & Grill

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 have long been enjoyed by Barossans. Our iconic restaurant is a must-visit for anyone seeking for an authentic Barossa experience.

1918 Bistro & Grill is situated in the wine region of the Barossa Valley, 60km drive North-East of Adelaide. It's located in the main street of Tanunda. The restaurant was originally opened in 1992 and derives its name from the foundation stone laid the year the original home was built.

The extensive wine list specializes in local wines with many back vintages. The menu changes seasonally with weekly specials featuring fresh produce. Everything is made fresh on the premises and encompasses local cheeses and wine.

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Location & Map

94 Murray Street, Tanunda 5352 SA - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Mon  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tue  12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Tue  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wed  12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Wed  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thu  12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Thu  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fri  12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Fri  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sat  12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Sat  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sun  12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Sun  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Groups & Functions

The Barossa Valley offer’s a unique range of activities to compliment your next function. The restaurant can cater for groups up to 100 people. We have two private dining rooms which are ideal for business meetings, family celebrations or special occasions in the beautiful Barossa Valley. The restaurant’s main dining areas are ideal for larger groups or smaller wedding receptions. The restaurant’s beautiful gardens are perfect in the warmer months for either a sit down lunch, dinner.

  • Up to 100 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Conference
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Hens & Bucks Night
  • Wedding
  • Buffets
  • Canapes
  • Cocktails
  • Degustation
  • Finger Food
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (13)


Great food and brilliant service


Beautiful Gardens
Food was fantastic. Sat outside in the garden with family, kids had a great time playing with the games. Excellent service



Wonderful atmosphere, fabulous service, delicious food and top quality. Highly recommend for a special treat out.


Had a great meal friendly staff. It's byo. Tasty food great value for money will come back



A lovely Barossa stone, historical cottage with pressed metal ceilings, lead light glass, timber and plaster archways, with timber floors, and all the rooms opened up to each other, but with enough walls left to make more intimate dining areas. These walls are adorned throughout with local photos and art work. One room is kept separate for private parties, meetings etc. In winter there are three fireplaces lit with roaring fires, while in summer, on a balmy Barossa evening, you may choose the vine-covered verandah area, overlooking lawn and gardens. From a selective menu of predominately fresh local produce, for entrees we enjoyed salt and pepper soft shell crab, green papaya, coriander and mint salad, sweet and sour chilli dressing (quite hot and spicy). Also tempura battered king prawns with daikon, carrots and wakami salad, bonito mayonnaise, delicious!. Our mains were, Szechwan peppered kangaroo fillet, kim chi, shallot cake, Korean BBQ sauce. (The Korean components makes this dish quite hot and spicy) elegantly presented and very tender. Plus, from the weekly special menu, the char grilled Coorong Angus scotch fillet, with roasted parsnips, garlic aioli and grilled Scultz's bacon, mouth watering. Our accompanying wines were, a 2012 Tom Foolery "Trouble


Always have enjoyed our dining night! The warm, friendly staff, varied menu is a delight! Feel part of the 1918 family! As you truly feel like you are treated like royalty!


Recommend anyone staying in the Barossa to have a look at 1918. Food was delicious, up there with most one hat restaurants. Service was attentive but not over bearing in a relaxed setting.. Lovely open fire place. Will go back!


Wife and I were there on cold night, and the warm cosy fire warmed us up. Good casual atmosphere with attentive service. Food was really good and the price for the experience was more than worth. Will definitely recommend to my friends...


banana and kahlua brulee is exquisite!



Had the good fortune to Dine at 1918 in the Barossa, cold winters night, how ever the cosy open fire was delightful, certainly enhanced the Ambience, the food was wonderful, great range of Wines to select from. Look forward to going back soon, perhaps a Warmer Day to experience the Al Fresco Dining either in the Garden or perhaps under the Verandah! So many choices. Terrific!