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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If you’re a wine enthusiast, foodie, family or just looking for a great time with live entertainment you can’t miss your chance to immerse yourself in the flavours of the Barossa. There truly is something for everyone at the 2015 Barossa Gourmet Weekendfrom 14 - 16 August, 2015.

1918 is hosting Das Fest on Friday 14th, it's our take on signature German dishes made with local Barossa produce and served with our best Rieslings.

to book: or phone 08 85 630405
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Come and have a meal with us at 1918 Bistro & Grill, we'd love to see you!
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This Weeks Specials

Week Starting 24th July

Soup $15 // Beetroot & Bonito Soup with Trout, Prawnfloss & Coriander

Entree $18 // Parmesan crusted Lambs Brains with Mustard seeded Aioli, crispy Proscuitto, preserved Lemon dressing and oven dried tomatoes.

Main $33 // Chargrilled Atlantic Salmon (m/r) served with a creamy coleslaw, vin cotta and fresh Herbs

Dessert $16 // Orange, Almond and Poppy seed cake served with a Lime, Cardamon syrup, caramelized Almonds and fresh Cream.