It’s tempting to start at the finish when talking about 1918. The local Barossa favourite serves fresh, seasonally inspired food that’s modern Australian with flavours from Asia and the Middle East, and has a focus on delectable desserts. When you tuck into steak, lamb rack or double-roasted duck, it’s likely you’ll be distracted by the passing parade of raspberry and pomegranate brulee, lemon curd-filled cinnamon doughnuts and ginger and treacle slices. Grab a warm nook in winter or a garden table in summer in the 1918 stone villa that gives the restaurant its name and work your way through a list of carefully selected vintages from the Barossa’s most famous wineries.


Tanunda is a town of 4700 people marked by church spires and the dark ironstone cottages and barns of the region’s early European settlers. The Barossa Visitor Information Centre (66 Murray St, Tanunda) is open seven days a week.

1918 Bistro & Grill 
94 Murray Street, Tanunda | +61 8 8563 0405

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