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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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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 42
    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
Delightful Setting

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 .

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
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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 NEW

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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182 reviews 182 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

delicious lunch with delicious wine in a vineyard under the vines beautiful,excellent shop also sells meals which are very good

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Saratoga, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We had a beautiful lunch at the Black Barn Bistro. While waiting for our table, a complimentary wine tasting was provided guiding us for selections to pair with our cuisine. We ordered a variety of appetizers and entrees and shared bites, all agreeing that each was outstanding and beautifully presented. Try the lamb!

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

Great food and sevice.Only second visit both times been a great experince. On a parr with the Mission but little more expensive

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Pongaroa, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We had heard wonderful things about this restaurant so thought we would try it out. We were away on a womans weekend and wanted to eat at the best restaurants. It started out well but then they forgot our main meal and we had to ask if they had forgotten us which they had. None of us was very impressed... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I brought my wife here for our anniversary. As it was lunch, I hadn't made a booking but they squeezed us in no problem under the vines. Lovely setting for a restaurant verandah, no views but you're in the shade which is very important in Hawkes Bay in January! We both had the grouper which was delicious as were the... More 

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

Tried to book a table for Sunday lunch,specifically to sit "in the vines" with friends from the UK. Unfortunately it appears that one cannot book these tables, even in advance. What a shame! We will be going to Craggy instead.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Extremely tasty food, crunchy calamari entrée was lovely. Wait staff very good we had Sophie and she did a fantastic job. Setting is lovely outside under the grape canopy and even with a few drops of rain it was still beautiful. Awesome place to go.

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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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