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The Barn Bistro

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252 Main Rd | PO BOX 89, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8323 8618
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Today
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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Bordeaux, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What an amazing restaurant with a classy decoration and a wonderful menu. You can visit a room with all the wine bottles ... The flavours are perfect !

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Thank LucasA4033
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Started with olives and bread even though we did not really intend to order this. The surroundings were pleasant. Sirloin was good but pork belly was average. It's a nice concept to choose your own wine from a cellar.

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Sentosa Island, Singapore
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sadly, because it was Valentine's Day and we hadn't reserved ahead, we booked the last available place to be had which was at the Barn. I had been bitterly disappointed with our last visit but decided to give them another chance - bad idea. It simply has tasteless food - and on the rather expensive side at that. We will... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first time there and everyone's meal was beautiful. Brownie for dessert was a little dry though that can be forgiven because main and service was wonderful. Tried to rebook and booked out. No wonder!

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Thank Adele5045
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have always had a 5 star experience here. Food = perection Variety = excellent Staff = extremely polite and informative

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Thank Carol W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Last week a small group of us visited The Barn unsure what was in store for us. We were very pleasantly surprised by the way we were served so promptly. Water was put on the table immediately and we were offered drinks soon after. The food waitress told us the specials and we were given a reasonable time to make... More 

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Thank Kenneth T
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely setting coupled with excellent personal service and unique dishes . Attentive to individual's needs. Special thank you to our waiter James for going out of his way to accomodatte our special requests . Stunning meals and outastanding service. Highly highly recommend this place.

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Thank Nicky T
Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Frankly there was nothing memorable about this place. Service was begrudging, the food just average. Saturday lunch time we did not expect to be told we were talking too loud. There are lots of better places in and around McLaren Vale. Try Woodstock, D'Arenberg, the Salopian Inn or Coriole to name a few, but we won't be back to the... More 

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Thank Graham T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Trip Advisor you never let us down. Another great recommendation- excellent food, sensational drinks and the best service ever. Waiter James even drove us to our next venue. Highly recommended. We'll be back!

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Thank Dianne S
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with a girlfriend for dinner, booked ahead of time so we could guarantee a spot outside in the gardens. Service was quick and at the right times in conversation. Ordered 3 drinks, 2 entrees/sides and 2 mains. Haloumi salad entree was amazing, mains were chicken and kingfish which were both fresh and tasty. Bill came to $118, would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Cuisine
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 252 Main Rd | PO BOX 89, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8323 8618

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?