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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Black Barn

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Wellington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

What a wonderful setting - under the vines on a beautiful afternoon. The staff are friendly, attentive and very knowledgable. The choice of wines is great and with generous glasses. The food portions are perfect and the pork belly is exceptional. The flavours are amazing and the prices were very reasonable.

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Blue Hill, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Very attractive, delicious food and wine. service was excellent. Reservations a must. The dining room looks over the vineyards.

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New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

24 of us had lunch here nicely sheltered under a canopy of grape vines as it was a hot day. Food and service were both very good. The Black Barn wines were also of a very good quality and not over the top price wise. Recommeded.

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England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I popped in to have lunch today,we hadn't been prepared for such lovely surroundings,fantastic food and wonderful service. We had the Pork Belly which was so tasty and over the last three months we have eaten at various restaurants in NZ and this meal was the best ever. We will certainly recommend Black Barn to friends back... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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138 reviews 138 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Beautiful table setting in spacious dining area under vine's canopy provided a perfect atmosphere for a memorable lunch. Service staff were friendly and engaging whilst displaying good knowledge of food and wine offerings.Our light lunch comprised crispy calamari and prawn salad choices, supplemented by excellent Black Barn brand wines, followed by poached stonefruit deserts. Superb food. Happy occasion and modest... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Black Barn is a winery in Havelock North. Set in the undulating fields just 10 k from Napier and 3 k from Hastings. Did the Cellar Door tasting, and then stayed for lunch. Staff were really nice, the surroundings in a vine canopy outdoor area were beautiful, But the star was the food. An imaginative chef, using local produce, and... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Called in on the way back from Ocean Beach, too late for lunch. Unfortunately wasn't around for dinner which is Friday only, next time. Delightful waitress gave us a written list of must do's for our further trip to Gisbourne, would definitely return for food .

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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184 reviews 184 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

Just book and go here. The setting is wonderful, especially dining outside. The food is stunning. The wines are brilliant. In terms of top quality winery dining, this is right up there with Pegasus Bay, Amisfield,& Cable Bay. The Pork Belly is hard to go past. The market fish is also a beautiful dish. I finished with the poached stone... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

Lunch was venison short loin which was beautifully cook and the gnocchi was lightly pan fried with a beautiful pesto multi layered sauce. The cheeses platter was generous and delightful.

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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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