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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1918 turns 100 years old in 2018.

Gather with friends old and new and join us for a celebration 100 years in the making. Enjoy a premium 4 Course Set Menu then party till midnight with our live band.
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New Years Eve

December 31, 2017, 6:00pm - January 1, 2018, 12:00am

1918 turns 100 years old in 2018. Gather with friends old and new and join us for a celebration 100 years in the making. Enjoy a premium 4 Course Set Menu then party till midnight with our live band.

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Our favorite chefs, Nobu Matsuhisa and Giorgio Locatelli, team up to take on the truffle in an epic 6-course dinner this Thursday night at the Four Hands Dinner: Chef Nobu Matsuhisa x Chef Giorgio Locatelli! Ronda Locatelli Dubai

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Shop Barossa a taste of Christmas

December 9, 2017, 9:00am - December 9, 2017, 5:00pm

Christmas shopping has never been so easy, and fun ... thanks to an exciting initiative between Tourism Barossa and local retailers. This festive season, over 30 retailers have combined to create an exclusive one day only Christmas shopping extravaganza 'Shop Barossa a taste of Christmas'. Grab a copy of the walking map at participating retailers, roam the main streets, immerse yourself in the beautiful retail stores and take advantage of the amazing in-store promotion offers. And don't gorget to sample the free Barossa taste items while you shop! So come prepared .... write those gift lists early and take advantage of the great in-store offers across the Barossa on one day only (9 December)! Participating retailers include Barossa Cheese, Kids Unite, Viva the Flower Store, Bubs n Up, LOLA & LILLY, Co-op Fresh Foodland, The Co-op: Heart of the Community, Barossa SportsPower & Surf, Fleur Social, Pulp & Thread, Living by Design, Aster & Ivy, Ironstone Cottage, Daisy & Hen, LamiSaru Boutique, Elemental Barossa, A Time for Seasons, Alabaster Barossa, Primp Style Co., Barossa Chateau, Lyndoch Lavender Farm & Cafe, The Jam Factory, Goodseed Bookshop, Barossa Visitor Centre and Barossa Old Fashioned Sweet Shoppe, Barossa Home Living - Womenswear Menswear Home, @Barossa Betta Home Living, Barossa Mitre 10, Toyworld Barossa, The Co-op Shopping Centre

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This Weeks Specials

Specials for the Week 16th November

Soup of the Day// Tomato & Cucumber Gazpacho with Mint Yogurt $16

Market Fish// Panfried Blue Eyed Trevalla Fillet with Kale & Quinoa Salad, Fig Saba $39

Bird Of the Day// Chermoula Spiced Spatchcock with Potato, Asparagus & Romesco Sauce $38

1918 Taste Experience

At 1918 we are passionate about anything that is Barossan produce and we carefully select ingredients incorporating three essential elements; fresh, seasonal and local.

From this foundation our Head Chef, James Lawrie create’s a taste experience to highlight the best the Barossa Valley and the season has to offer.

Our poultry is free range from the Barossa Valley, our eggs are free range from Clare, our pork, butter & cream are from The Dairyman in Lyndoch, we get some more pork from the Blenkiron’s farm in Keynton, our beef is grass fed.

Most of our seafood is from the Spencer Gulf and the fresh fruit & veg is coming from a range of local growers including the kids at Tanunda Lutheran School and our own garden.

4 Course Set Menu $75
with matching Barossa Valley wines $110