Char Barossa

Newcomer to Barossa’s well-established culinary dining circuit, Char Barossa, is fast becoming a favourite new dining venue. Char Barossa’s reputation for serving the best steaks in the Barossa alongside some of the region’s best wines is growing fast.

This little venue in Tanunda’s main street opened late last year and reopened after COVID-19 shutdowns with a determined new attitude to survive and thrive in the Barossa wine scene. Owners, Kyran and Cassie Gardner, lead their small team with loads of hospitality enthusiasm and a chargrill producing MSA rated steaks with mouth-watering appeal to enjoy with hearty reds. Watch this venue, keeping it simple with fresh quality produce and a passion for regional hospitality. The temporary take-away menu grew a firm following for their signature Char Burgers including the impressive Wagyu Beef Burger, which has now become a menu favourite.

Char Barossa drew inspiration from the chargrill, but their range extends to other delectable dishes, entrees, sides, and desserts that make this a memorable experience. The carefully selected wine list represents all that is good about the Barossa, with the addition of impressive ‘cellar selections’ bottles that have been hand plucked from private collections.

An additional dining experience also launched at the start of October, otherwise known as ‘Churrasco at Char’. Create your own chargrill experience by selecting your favourites from the Churrasco menu including meat, seafood  & vegetarian options. Favouring South Australian produce such as the Barossa Valley Cheese Co Haloumi & Spencer Gulf King Prawns, the Chef also has a weekly addition to the menu keeping it fun and offering lots of variety for our regular diners. Churrasco essentially means grilled meat and is a featured way of eating different meats cooked over open flame in South America, with a Churrascaria being referred to as a steakhouse. Here, Char are putting their own Barossan spin on the concept and presenting dishes in a more individualised way to keep in line with modern day restrictions…essentially like chargrill tapas! “We wanted to give our customers a unique dining experience that is engaging, relaxed and of course…..delicious!”

Passionate Barossans, Kyran and Cassie Gardner, opened Char Barossa with a vision to add another notch of diversity in Barossa’s dining options with a relaxed dining experience with simple, good quality food… and really good steak. What better to pair with a Barossa Shiraz!? Offering a seasonal menu featuring the chargrill, Char supports local producers wherever possible. That also includes supporting local wineries by welcoming BYO wine anytime. Located in a prominent position opposite the Barossa Visitor Centre, this venue is one more reason to linger in the Barossa!

Char Barossa is relaxed dining, friendly service and honest food, done well.

WHERE: 89 Murray St, Tanunda


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