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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 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…
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…
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.
Winery in Tanunda

Rockford Wines

One of our favourite boutique Barossa wineries, this 1850s cellar door sells traditionally made, small-range wines, including sparkling reds. The Black Shiraz is a sparkling, spicy killer.
Factory in Tanunda

Keg Factory

Watch honest-to-goodness coopers make and repair wine barrels, 4km south of town. Amazing!
Modern Australian in Tanunda

1918 Bistro & Grill

This enduring restaurant occupies a lovely old villa, set back from the street beneath a massive Norfolk Island pine. It's a sophisticated affair serving adventurous Mod Oz mains: try the stout-braised beef cheeks w…
Museum in Tanunda

Barossa Museum

Inside this 1856 post office building (access via the bike-repair shop out the front) are displays of bone-handled cutlery, butter-making gear, photos of top-hatted locals, a re-created colonial bedroom and an amazi…
Cafe in Tanunda

Cafe POD

A casual slice of hippie life on main-street Tanunda, with plenty of GF and vegetarian options, and open fires and macramé rugs for chilly winter mornings. Falafels, Asian fish cakes, sandwiches, veggie burgers, nac…