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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Absolutely wonderful experience

The location is absolutely beautiful and the view from the dining room is amazing. The service and food was perfect. I would definitely return here. I highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The location is absolutely beautiful and the view from the dining room is amazing. The service and food was perfect. I would definitely return here. I highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.

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Auckland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Always a great place for lunch and wine tasting. At the moment they are doing 5 different entrees at $5 each, based on the elements (fire, water, etc.) We had 3 between us and they were great. Interesting flavours and concepts, and amazing value for money. Mains and desserts were more mainstream, but equally tasty and well presented.

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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The restaurant has a lovely dining area inside but an even nicer dining area outside between all the vines in the courtyard, it was gorgeous. The food was delicious and the wine selection was great too. The staff were great, friendly and accommodating. The only reason I am not giving this 5 stars was because we had ordered bread and... More 

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prescott,arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We stopped here to taste wines as it had been recommended by a pourer at another excellent winery in the area, and ended up tasting and staying for lunch. Tasting experience was excellent- facilities are very nice, the woman pouring was personable and knowledgeable and we thought their wines were excellent. As it was past noon we decided to have... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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3 restaurant reviews
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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8 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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