1918 Bistro and Grill, Barossa valley, South Australia

A short weekend escape to the Barossa Valley in South Australia recently saw us visit a number of pretty decent eateries, one of these being 1918. Located in the heart of the town of Tanunda, this restaurant is set inside a pretty historic looking house.

There's outdoor seating the front courtyard which is looked pretty nice for a warm summer's evening, but we were afraid of mosquitoes so decided to venture inside. Stepping into the restaurant feels like you're walking back in time into the house of an well-to-do family from Australia's early settlement years. Sandstone walls, wooden floor boards and intricate ceilings were just a few of the decor items which caught my eye. There are few rooms with a number of dining tables which reminded me various rooms of a house. The largest room being the living room had the most tables but there were a number of smaller rooms which held a single larger table- perfect for a big group.

Arriving fairly late on a Saturday evening, we were lucky to get ourselves a table without a booking. They have a fairly extensive wine list here, but after tasting wine all day, we thought it best to stick with the table water.

 Fish of the Day -$35  - The fish of the day was list lovely piece of Atlantic salmon fillet with a squid ink sauce and cherry tomatoes sitting on a bed of asparagus spears. The fish was perfectly cooked to a  lovely pinky colour inside whilst remaining quite moist. Although not terribly appetising to look at, the squid ink sauce added a additional dimension of flavour.

300gm scotch fillet -$35 - Cooked to a medium rare state, this steak exemplified the farm fresh produce of the region. The meat was melt in your mouth and the accompanying vegies of mushrooms, carrot, peas and chimmichurri sauce completed the dish.

1918 Bistro & Grill Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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1 comment:

  1. I envy you for a weekend away in the Barossa. I love the food and wine in South Australia but living in Queensland, it's a long walk for a weekend. The 1918 Bistro and Grill needs to go on my bucket list.