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Top Choice Modern Australian in Tanunda

Fino Seppeltsfield

From humble beginnings in a little stone cottage on the Fleurieu Peninsula, Fino has evolved into one of Australia's best restaurants, now ensconced in the gorgeous 1851 Seppeltsfield estate west of Tanunda. Food fr…
Top Choice Craft Beer in Nuriootpa

Stein's Taphouse

Inside the old Provenance Building in the Penfolds complex is this excellent craft beer bar (sacrilege?), also serving artisan spirits, small-production SA wines and food that pairs up nicely with all three (burgers…
Top Choice Cafe in Tanunda

Red Door Espresso

A decent cafe shouldn't be hard to create, but it's rare in the Barossa for good food, coffee, staff, music and atmosphere to come together this well. The avocado and basil-infused eggs Benedict is a winner, best co…
Modern Australian in Tanunda

Hentley Farm

What? Yet another of SA's best restaurants here in the Barossa? Correct. Hentley Farm is a top-quality outfit, occupying an 1880s stables building on Hentley Farm itself, now more given over to grapevines than anyth…
Italian in Angaston

Casa Carboni

Part Italian cooking school, part enoteca (wine bar/restaurant), Casa Carboni is run by real-life Italian Matteo Carboni, who visited the Barossa for a month in 2012 and has been here ever since. Sign up for a pasta…
Southeast Asian in Tanunda

Ferment Asian

In a lovely old stone villa fronting onto Tanunda's main street at a jaunty angle, Ferment always does things a little differently. What sounds exotic is actually refreshingly simple: cari rau (yellow vegetable curr…
Modern Australian in Angaston

Salters Kitchen

Part of the estimable Saltram Wines estate (150 years old!) on the outskirts of Angaston, glass-fronted Salters serves classy wood-oven pizzas and meaty mains (steaks, lamb rack, pork belly etc). Sit on the lovely v…
Modern Australian in Angaston

Vintners Bar & Grill

One of the Barossa's landmark restaurants, Vintners stresses simple elegance in both food and atmosphere. The dining room has an open fire, vineyard views and bolts of crisp white linen; menus concentrate on local p…
Cheese in Angaston

Barossa Valley Cheese Company

The Barossa Valley Cheese Company is a fabulously stinky room, selling handmade cheeses from the milk of local cows and goats. Tastings are free, but it's unlikely you'll leave without buying a wedge of the Washingt…
Viewpoint in Tanunda

Mengler's Hill Lookout

From Tanunda, take the scenic route to Angaston via Bethany for hazy valley views (just ignore the naff sculptures in the foreground). The road tracks through beautiful rural country, studded with huge eucalyptuses.