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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
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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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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English first
Auckland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We recently had a long weekend in the Hawkes Bay with a group of friends and had lunch at the Black Barn Bistro. We were very happy to see that it lived up to its fantastic reputation. We started off with a wine tasting ( as you do) at the cellar door which was a great experience and we left... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We arrived half an hour before the advertised end of lunch service, and half expected to be turned away, however the staff were very welcoming and there was no rushing of the food service at all. The food was undoubtedly the best meal that we had during our weekend away, and i wish we had booked in for dinner instead... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Beautiful location, great prices and very good staff who were attentive (maybe a little too much). Personally i prefer to have a jug of water on the table to top up glasses than have the staff coming around topping up, but this is a minor issue. Plenty of parking but pays to book in advance as quite a few people... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

What a stunning outlook, a beautiful bistro amongst an immaculate vineyard. The Black Barn Bistro is set up for success, a warm and comforting ambiance with a great outlook and the setting for a delightful lunch. Their menu is set for classic french cuisine with a kiwi hint totally maximising the wonderful produce. We started with a pumpkin risotto with... More

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Melbourne
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Having seen the winter menu a day earlier on a wine tour, we returned on Friday to try it out. We arrived fifteen minutes before the end of lunch service but the wonderful staff at Black Barn made us feel welcome and assured us it wasn't an imposition at all. Service throughout our entire visit was outstanding and we were... More

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Wellington
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Wonderful service, attentive and friendly. Gourmet food but not sky high prices. A lovely meal - we had the signature dish of pork belly and the portobello mushrooms as mains.

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This is usually a highlight of our trips to Hawkes Bay and is a must do however we were extremely disappointed this time. The food was bland, the slow cooked rabbit ravioli was tasteless and the lamb was dry and I think I could have done a better job. The waitress was awesome and was concerned at our disappointment. We... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We went to the Black Barn for lunch on Easter Sunday......food,service,setting and wines all exellent ....could not fault it...helped by beautiful weather but I'm confident that a wet day sitting inside would not be disappointing.If you want a treat in Hawkes Bay have it here!!

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Havelock North, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

We have been to Black Barn many times for different occasions and have always been completely satisfied

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Norwich
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Delicious meal, lovely venue in beautiful surroundings. Service was efficient and not too intrusive.

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