Now that restaurants, cafes and pubs are back up and running in our region, I am very happy to share with you, another Barossa dining recommendation… and I think this is one you’ll love. In fact, if you’ve visited our region, chances are some of you will have already been there.

1918 Bistro & Grillhas been a favourite of mine for many years. Established within an old centenarian home, it oozes charm and ambiance. We visited for lunch recently to support one of our locals, and their roaring open fireplace was certainly a warm welcome on this cold Barossa day.

There is something for everyone here, including a range of vegetarian options. Starting with the entrées our table opted for theroasted eggplant with cherry tomatoes, feta and parmesan, as well as the freshsoup of the day; potato and leek, which was delicious. Thechicken pate withorange & star anise jam served with grilled ciabatta, was really tempting, but it was thecured meat platethat won out on this occasion. All paired with our award winning2017 Hare Hunter Pinot Noir, and we were very pleased indeed.

Couple this incredible food with the charming atmosphere and the top notch service, and you have yourself a memorable dining experience. Sid and his staff go above and beyond to ensure you enjoy your dining experience.

Mains were again tempting, and we settled withfresh salmon and greens,slow-cooked beef ragu,theroasted cauliflower with garlic chive sour cream and crushed pistachioand added a side ofsmashed baby potatoes with rosemary salt, because who doesn’t love potatoes! The meals certainly did not disappoint. We paired our mains with a lovely bottle of our new release2018 Megan Jane Grenache, and despite feeling very satisfied after all that food, the dessert menu taunted us…

Thebombe alaskahad us at Bailey’s ice cream, and was topped off with toasted meringue. Any chocolatiers heaven, we also couldn’t pass up thechocolate decadence served with double choc chip ice cream,chocolate florentine,chocolate tart andchocolate mud cake!So good, especially with a glass of ourNV Great Scott Sparkling Shiraz. And if those options don't pique your interest, perhaps theirdessert cocktail menuwill.

Head on over to 1918 Bistro & Grill to see theirfull menu. They offer in house dining, takeaway, a kids menu, and of course cocktails. You can also enjoy our very ownBrockenchack NV Great Scott Sparkling Shirazor2017 Hare Hunter Pinot Noirfrom the wine list.

Stay tuned for my next Barossa recommendation, but until then, when you next visit our region, be sure to drop in to see Sid and Tanya at 1918 Bistro & Grill for a lovely lunch or dinner, any day of the week.