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Black Barn Bistro

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Black Barn Road, Havelock North RD12, New Zealand
64 6 877 7985
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Open for lunches and Friday evenings for dinner, Black Barn Bistro is the...
Open for lunches and Friday evenings for dinner, Black Barn Bistro is the perfect place to spend an hour or two absorbing the atmosphere of Wine Country. It is in the heart of the vineyard surrounded by vines and a table on the large generous veranda lets you look right out across the region. In warmer weather a courtyard covered by a canopy of grapes is also a perfect place to enjoy lunch and a glass of wine. The restaurant menu is light, fresh and delicious. There is an emphasis on freshly grown Hawkes Bay produce, the selection changes with the seasons. The bistro is available for private functions, evening and during the day, it is also the perfect venue for a very limited number of weddings, for bookings or enquiries please give us a call.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch

Do yourself a favor and drop by this superb venue. Staff are warm and accomodating with efficiency to boot. The meals taste fantastic. I hear people moan of a wait time. This to me is absurd, when their is a fully booked restaurant and you only wait 30 mins for a table of 5 people's meals then... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Hastings, New Zealand
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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Do yourself a favor and drop by this superb venue. Staff are warm and accomodating with efficiency to boot. The meals taste fantastic. I hear people moan of a wait time. This to me is absurd, when their is a fully booked restaurant and you only wait 30 mins for a table of 5 people's meals then there really is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Excellent service, food and wine matching. A lovely venue by day or night. If you are in the area and feel like a treat I highly recommend

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Napier
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7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

We booked after another winery close by had their answer phone on. Our welcome was warm and we were seated at the window looking out to the view. Impressive for a oversea visitors. Starters were prawns, terrine and bocconcini. All great but the bocconcini could pass for a main meal. The venison with the coffee flavor was delicious as was... More 

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tauranga
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11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

On a beautiful day, lunch under the vines at Black Barn was the perfect setting. Everything about the lunch was great. Our food was well and delicious. We shared the terrine for a starter and then the eye fillet and pork meals as mains - all were top class. What topped the experience was the service, the maitre de and... More 

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Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

This is a restaurant with greafood fresh Hawkes Bay produce at its best. The vuew over the vines + beyond on a great Hawkes Bay day us outstanding and black barn wines never disappoint. Would recommend dining there for whatever reason. .mmine is always my birthday

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Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We had lunch at Black Barn based on its reputation and it over-delivered on my expectations. The weather gods favoured our autumn visit and we sat in the courtyard under the grape vine canopy, a beautiful setting. The food, service & wine matched the setting. Loved it. One of the best in NZ without doubt.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Listed as one of the top 1001 places to dine before you die (http://www.amazon.com/1001-Restaurants-Must-Experience-Before/dp/076416693X) we were steered to this establishment by friends we were travelling. Serendipity smiled upon us with great food and a tasting flight of good wines. The grounds are breathtaking and the service was excellent. Unfortunately we missed the weekend market hosted on the grounds and we... More 

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Fantastic experience overall 5 stars! Warm inviting atmosphere and friendly staff! Impeccable food experience, beautiful view out over the courtyard. Could not fault our evening! thanks to the amazing team at Black Barn!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

what a stunning spot! Enjoyed a devine afternoon and evening here at my friend's wedding. Great service, spectacular views and delicious food.

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Black Barn restaurant and winery is superb and we are looking forward to returning this month with our voucher. I have never had bad service there or bad food so would definitely recommend. Be prepared to spend about $80 a head.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Black Barn Road, Havelock North RD12, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Havelock North
  • Phone Number: 64 6 877 7985

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Description

Open for lunches and Friday evenings for dinner, Black Barn Bistro is the perfect place to spend an hour or two absorbing the atmosphere of Wine Country. It is in the heart of the vineyard surrounded by vines and a table on the large generous veranda lets you look right out across the region. In warmer weather a courtyard covered by a canopy of grapes is also a perfect place to enjoy lunch and a glass of wine. The restaurant menu is light, fresh and delicious. There is an emphasis on freshly grown Hawkes Bay produce, the selection changes with the seasons. The bistro is available for private functions, evening and during the day, it is also the perfect venue for a very limited number of weddings, for bookings or enquiries please give us a call.

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