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4 based on 996 reviews
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.
This restaurant in a historic, First World War era house - hence the name - aims very high. It almost gets there, but just not quite. However, it is still a very worthy addition to your Barossa dining itinerary.
The food is upscale modern European/Australian, with something of an emphasis on Spanish and Mediterranean flavours. I had a bouillabaisse, actually more of a Spanish seafood stew, special. This was delicious, but it did not come with a bowl of water to clean your hands, nor utensils to properly break up the crab shells.
The steak tartare was the best dish we had - top notch. My partner's starter of a potato soup was a bit bland, but he enjoyed his main course of pheasant - the "bird of the day". My paella, meanwhile, was good but lacked the real 'oomph' of flavour that you expect from a really good paella.
Overall, 1918 delivers good food and nice atmosphere, but also seems a little unsure about whether it wants to be a formal fine diner or more of a relaxed bistro. The service, which was professional and friendly, but not super attentive - I sat with an empty glass for more than 10 minutes before I was able to flag down a waiter for a refill - suggests the latter. However, in most other places, the prices would reflect a more up-market service offering. However, meals seem to cost a bit more in the Barossa, so this may be unfair.
One strong suggestion from this diner to 1918 is to stop charging $3 for bread with (wonderful, cultured) butter, Again, charging for bread seems to be a Barossa thing, but it is highly unusual in other parts of the country. Given the overall price level at this restaurant, the practice just looks stingy and I cannot believe the small-change charge provides a significant source of revenue for the business.
Anyway, while this might seem a somewhat critical review, I enjoyed 1918, and would recommend you check it out for some good food and a nice setting.
4 based on 1 reviews
This was our second annual visit to Maggie's farm. Although the wonderful picnic boxes and delicious sausages rolls are no more, we settled in for freshly baked bread served with salty sweet country butter and delicious fried tomatoes. They were served with a wondrous mix of cheese, olive Oil and fresh relish. All washed down with an excellent wine. We overlooked the farm lake as we ate, watching the turtles play as the breeze meandered through the olive groves. Check the farm out if you are in the Barossa and treat yourself to delicious, country cooking. Thanks Maggie!
4 based on 105 reviews
Just average. Stopped for lunch. Food is average, nothing special. Service needs help. When you have an virtually empty restaurant 13:30 and are placed in "non-reserved" tables (when we left at 14:30 we were the only ones there), and service is beyond slow, says a change in needed. The wines are good and well priced by the glass with an honest pour. Price for the food is above average for value received. Likely a better bus tour stop or wedding venue than a couples stop for a good meal on holiday.
4.5 based on 459 reviews
Ate here with a very large group - food was excellent and everything arrived together. I have never seen or eaten such a perfectly cooked steak before and to produce it so consistently for about 80 people was amazing. Service was excellent.
Would definitely come back again with friends.
4.5 based on 415 reviews
Food, wine, luxury accommodation and a genuine welcome await. Just one hour from Adelaide and set atop a gentle hill, Appellation at The Louise is highly regarded as one of Australia's finest restaurants led by chef Ryan Edwards. With a passion for real, fresh local ingredients, Ryan and his team are guided by the rhythms of the seasons - harvesting from their kitchen garden, baking their own breads, butchering and curing their own meats - and see wine and food as the most natural of partners. A four course seasonal menu is available nightly, except on a Tuesday when it's Local's Night where our chefs choose your three course set menu. An award-winning wine list of over 400 listings celebrating local artisans, emerging stars and established masters offers much choice to guests. Surrounded by vineyards in a truly memorable setting, Appellation is a dining destination worthy of a detour. Appellation is co-located with The Louise luxury vineyard retreat.
Second visit to Apellation and once again a fantastic evening with outstanding food and matched wines accompanied by excellent service. All three of us considered we received great value.
The service staff were well informed and knowledgeable about the various dishes whilst the sommellier provided very interesting input to the range of accompanying wines chosen from throughout the region.
We are already planning our next visit.
4 based on 270 reviews
We were staying in the Barossa valley and visited this restaurant for dinner.
We were greeted by Jarek and nothing was too much trouble for him.
I had a serve of grilled king prawns which were absolutely delicious and very filling. My husband had the chicken maryland which was quite large. This was washed down with a glass of local moscato and barossa pear cider.
Thanks Jarek for your attention and good service.
We will return.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
Small seasonal menu of Northern Vietnamese-influenced cuisine. The focus is on local produce, most of which is grown in the family vegetable and herb garden. The business also boasts the most comprehensive wine list in South Australia, with international focus on wines that harmonise with the subtly spiced Asian cuisine. Don't expect to find a large listing of the sweet-fruited highly-charged and alcoholic Barossa Shiraz's, but you will find pages and pages of Champagne, German Riesling, White and Red Burgundy, Beaujolais, as well as the most comprehensive listing of wines from new and exciting local Barossa, Clare and Adelaide Hills producers. A wine pilgrim's paradise established for the local wine making community, many of whom are seen each night enjoying dinner at fermentAsian. Note that the wine list was awarded the top wine list award in Australia in the gourmet Traveller Wine List of the Year awards in July 2016.
FermentAsian has developed an exceptional reputation in South Australia over recent years. While we had a lovely lunch, it didn't quite meet expectations.
Service was very polished throughout, and the wine list is excellent. We found the space we were seated (a far room to the left of the entry) lacked atmosphere. The food, while consistently good had both highlights and misses. We felt the Wagyu Masuman was perhaps tough, and although perfectly cooked, the squid not so interesting. The prawns and spring rolls were amazing.
I'd be keen to come back in the future and try dining with a larger group.
4 based on 199 reviews
This establishment offers accommodation and dining in the Barossa region of South Australia. It is well presented and I have stayed and dined at this place. Surprising that no one has reviewed it as it is well and truly smack bang in the middle of this well known tourist area
The Vine Inn bistro is a place we periodically go for meals for special occasions; the meals are sizeable, tasty and come with salad bar extras, so I've found it to be good value for us, particularly when combined with the Entertainment book. Some peaceful views out on the Gardens, comfortable surroundings, and helpful, friendly staff. Definitely recommend
5 based on 507 reviews
We have not visited for a couple of years but Hentley Farm Restaurant continues to serve fresh flavours and innovative creations in a beautiful setting. The tuna with chicken liver and sunflower .... yes really...was outstanding. I am not a dessert person but have to admit that the Rosemary, fig, plum and chocolate could not be resisted.
4 based on 213 reviews
No history of the Barossa Valley or Australian wine industry is complete without the mention of Saltram. Saltram has celebrated the tradition and heritage behind the Barossa Valley, making flagship red wines of great style and taste.
Expectations are always high when you visit a well known winery restaurant and I was not disappointed. All seven of us had different meals and there was silent enjoyment when each dish arrived. Interesting food, caring presentation and ofcourse excellent wines. The freshness of the...MoreHi Geoff, Thank you for your kind words about our restaurant and wines, we're so glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again.
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