We are so fortunate to have the Barossa Visitor Centre and Public Library in the main street of Tanunda.
You can access information, tours, bike and scooter hire, regional pantry items, locals produce and products.
Their friendly staff can help you plan your day and provide maps, guides and bookings.
Enjoy the Town Square precinct adjacent the Visitor Centre with relaxed seating, a bicycle hub and free wifi.
There is an amazing array of activities and experiences to enjoy during a stay in the Barossa.
Be sure to take time out and stroll through Tanunda's town centre to discover great shopping, restaurants,
local history and food and wine experiences. It's all within walking distance of Magpie House!
96 Murray St, Tanunda
Furniture, homewares and current fashion ranges all year round. Some of the best designers Australia has to offer as well as unique designers from overseas.
101/103 Murray St, Tanunda
This is a retail experience not to be missed. Wohlers started in a humble way in 1988 on the present site in the main street of Tanunda but has grown over the years to become a true retail Emporium. Selling high quality furniture and homewares, it has two levels of shopping temptation. The handbags and jewellery on the ground floor are very distracting. There is also an in-store coffee lounge that serves light meals. Decadent High Teas can be arranged but must be pre-booked.
ALABASTER BAROSSA - 69 Murray Street, Tanunda
IRONSTONE COTTAGE - 56 Murray Street, Tanunda
PULP AND THREAD - 67 Murray Street, Tanunda
DAISY AND HEN - Shop 3/63-67 Murray Street, Tanunda
DAISY LOVES GEORGE - 99 Murray Street, Tanunda
109-111 Murray Street, Tanunda
Wine tastings, wine & beautifully presented platters. Knowledgeable staff. A lovely place to sit, eat and slowly sip on a glass of wine as you watch the world go by. Also coffee, hot chocolate and chocolate slice!
45 MacDonnell Street, Tanunda
Historic community-owned, award-winning licensed club just back from the main street on the corner of Basedow Road & MacDonnell Street. Open for lunch & dinner daily. You can taste iconic Barossa red wines from the Barossa's best producers (in the bar or dining room) :
A taste of 4 for $10.
89 Murray Street, Tanunda
A relaxed dining experience with simple, good quality food... and great steaks. You cannot beat this restaurant for top quality chargrilled steaks and burgers.
FOOD & cafes
1918 BAR & GRILL
94 Murray Street, Tanunda
Award winning restaurant with modern Australian cuisine. 1918 Bistro & Grill occupies a 100-year-old home boasting roaring open fires. The charming ambience, hearty fare and friendly service has long been enjoyed by Barossans.
90 Murray Street
This amazing restaurant receives rave reviews for good reason. Southeast Asian food using homegrown produce, plus fine wines, in a classic stone house with a deck. Has been described as “with its mix of Asian and regional influences, is perhaps the most unlikely champion of the valley”. Owner and Chef, Tuoi Do’s menu overflows with brilliant sparks of invention. Tuoi’s parents, Bang and Tinh, remain the life-blood of the operation, tending the garden produce and helping prepare delicacies in the kitchen. Tuoi’s husband, Grant Dickson, has constructed a wine list that is both enormous and far-seeing. Bookings are essential.
109 Murray Street, Tanunda
Musque Food & Wine is a food, wine and gin space with a weekly menu focusing on the produce of the current season. They constantly change things, working with local wineries, brewers and distillers. The concept is simple: quality and unique food and beverages, all set within a modern, funky but inviting space!
64 Murray Street, Tanunda
This Wine Room & Bar is a re-imagining of the former 'Artisans of The Barossa' Winery Tasting Bar. It's a shift from just wine, to wine and food - and from standing up, to sitting down and slowing down. Open every day offering over 50 Barossa wines on tasting from Artisan winemakers – John Duval Wines, Spinifex, Schwarz Wine Company, Hobbs of Barossa Ranges and Sons of Eden. The role of food at Vino Lokal is stated simply - as ‘something to go with a glass of wine’, and the menu offers snacks, charcuterie, cheeses and Chef’s Plates created by Director of Cuisine Ryan Edwards.
1 Elizabeth Street, Tanunda
One of the most famous stops in the Barossa, Apex Bakery in Tanunda is renowned for its wood-fired oven breads, but a couple of locals also suggest more. It is reputed to have has the best pies, pasties and Bienenstich cake in the world!
BLACKBIRD COFFEE HOUSE
117A Murray St, Tanunda
A delightful coffee house tucked away behind Priceline Pharmacy with a sunny paved courtyard and undercover area featuring heaters in winter. Breakfasts, light meals and good coffee.
BEANS & CREAM
72 Murray St, Tanunda
Serving coffee, snacks and amazing homemade ice-cream (including Gelato & Dairy Free).
Multiple award winning artisan gelato and sorbets using only the freshest local produce. The ingredients are proudly Barossan. Hungry for lunch? They also have fresh made rolls, sushi and cold rolls. They have a strong community emphasis, so trading hours are extended for events and holiday periods.
DARLING'S FOOD WITH PASSION CAFÉ
3/56 Murray St, Tanunda
Good things come in small packages at this tiny café. Look for the white building with the servery facing the street (walk past the Visitor Centre, and past the Post Office).
The team here strive to enhance the Barossa Valley experience by supporting our amazing local producers such as Apex Bakery, Eleni Barossa Hand-made, Linke's Butcher and Barossa Valley Cheese Company, just to name a few. They love to include their products in the meals and to create their own food sensations. To accompany their passion for food they have a Black Eagle coffee machine, paired with amazing roasted coffee.
A walk around the township will reveal much of the town's history. Take a self-guided walking tour or follow the markers on a 2.5km trail through Tanunda. Historic photos and tales of the early days of the Barossa offer a rare insight into a unique part of Australia. There are six markers in total.