Discover the best restaurant in Angaston, Australia including 1918 Bistro and Grill, Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, Salter's Kitchen, Vintner's Bar and Grill, Blond Coffee, Appellation, 40's Cafe, Wanera Wine Bar and Restaurant, The Company Kitchen, The Clubhouse
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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 based on 152 reviews
We dropped into Blond Coffee cafe for breakfast & coffee. The cafe was crowded which is always a great sign . We ordered typical big breakfast which was delicious. We did however have to wait awhile for being served. A good find located in the heart of Angaston.
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 231 reviews
With award winning food and service, this family orientated restaurant is, without a doubt, one of the Barossa Valley's top hospitality hot spots!
We were passing when the "Specials" board caught my eye, "2 fillets of King George Whiting served with salad, chips and tartare sauce" for $25. My husband chose a Pizza and we were both impressed with the meal, which we accompanied with a bottle of wine from the area. Very efficient and pleasant staff. Good location, and atmosphere and well patronised by locals which is always a good sign!
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 based on 99 reviews
Barossa Valley Region
Have had lunch here on several trips to the Barossa and yet to be disappointed. It is a bit out of the way at the back of Angaston but worth seeking out: return to the Barossa the back way down Mengler's Hill for lovely views of the valley.
There are lovely vineyard and rural views from the Company Kitchen and on a fine day the outside courtyard a superb spot to dine at. The menu is excellent, with an expected slight German bias, and offers a good selection of gluten free options for a coeliac (such as myself). Staff are very engaging.
I went for the pork belly. Cooked exceptionally well, not too long a wait, well plated and a generous portion well worth the price asked. All the food seemed to be of a similar standard. They would appear to have an excellent chef in house.
Company Kitchen also sells other Barossa produce such as jams, pastes, olive oil etc. we found prices to be competitive if you are looking at his also.
Great spot and great food. Most enjoyable lunch with a glass of Barossa wine.
4 based on 355 reviews
This award winning community club is located in the heart of the Barossa Valley in Tanunda. Established on the existing site in 1891,it welcomes visitors every day with genuine country hospitality. Open for lunch and dinner daily, it offers all your pub-style favourites together with daily Chef specials offering restaurant-quality meals using fresh local ingredients. Dine in the regionally themed Dining Room that features a panoramic wall-sized Barossa landscape photograph. The extensive menu features South Australian seafood and the best premium steaks north of Adelaide. Also popular for schnitzels, burgers and kid-friendly meals with a childrens play room. Fantastic local wine list (as you would expect in the Barossa) including many iconic reds available by the glass. Wonderful ambience with friendly staff. As a community venue the atmosphere is casual and meals are ordered at the bar, so sit back, relax and enjoy. Bookings recommended, so suggest you phone ahead where possible to avoid disappointment.
Our first dinner at The Club, Tanunda was great.
Staff greeted us on entry and when we ordered, all of us found our meals excellent. Good size, well cooked and a menu with plenty of options.
You order and pay for meals at the bar and also buy your liquid refreshments there.
The ambience is nice and at one wall of the restaurant there is a huge Panorama of part of the Barossa landscape.! Apparently, it changes each season to reflect the changes.
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