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Black Barn Bistro

Black Barn Road, Havelock North RD12, New Zealand
64 6 877 7985
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
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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 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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Tibshelf, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We dropped in here today for a light lunch. We dined in a gorgeous outside area covered with vines.The meals were excellent. I had the crispy calamari and the girls both had prawn cocktails. The service was excellent. Price was at the higher end but we felt that it was good value all things considered. Definitely a great place for... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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61 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

A Beautiful Setting - we sat under the grapevines and enjoyed very generous glasses of wine delightful Chardonnay (barrel fermented) we had gnocchi and calamari, small portions of food but done exceptionally well! A fabulous spot and well worth a visit you won't be dissapointed.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We enjoyed a very very good lunch here and everything was as advertised. Simply can't go wrong - it's classy and cool and the whole experience is as perfect as they can make it. Quit reading and get there before they book out...

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

First day of the New Year we treated ourselves... Black barn is a truly picturesque vineyard. Heaps of great photo vantage points. My wife and I ordered the lamb and beef between us and a dessert each. Whilst we left satisfied for flavor, portion sizes were small. A pricey lunch option but you should leave with a smile. We certainly... More 

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Tauranga
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26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We were seated out under the vines on a fabulous, hot Hawkes Bay day. We had the shared breads, prawn salad & gnocchi. Portions are very small, the gnocchi was nothing like we have had in Italy, no sauce as such & a bit burnt. Service was good, the best part of the experience, was meeting some Canadian tourists &... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Be sure to book in summer if you'd like to sit out under the vines. We didn't, but we had a nice table by the window. The Bistro was far from busy, but bookings had no tables available outside. I chose prawn salad and wasn't not disappointed, hubby had the venison and was also suitably impressed. ($18 & $22). The... More 

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Wellington
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Only had dessert here, which was a shame as the service is great the staff is cheerful and the dessert delicious.What a beautiful venue.

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London
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220 reviews 220 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Warm welcome when we arrived, and we were pleasantly surprised to find a proper restaurant with tables and chairs and stiff linen napkins, unlike a rustic bistro in a barn as the name suggests. We hadn’t booked but were seated by a window over looking vineyards, and possible more, however heavy rain and low clouds obscured distant views. Several dishes... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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79 reviews 79 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Yesterday we joined a group of friends for a fabulous lunch at Black Barn Bistro. We were told that we had to have an early booking and to arrive on time as we had to be out by 3pm for a wedding later that evening. We arrived promptly at 12pm with our group and were offered a table outside under... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

Lovely location, good wines and a fabulous waitress (Ventura, thank you for an excellent time). It's a shame the food was only average. It may have been our choice, but we had hoped for better.

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

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