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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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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
went home hungry

We have enjoyed this fab food venue before so we wanted my brother and his wife to experience it. Unfortunately we went home hungry (this is unusual as we are not big eaters). We had the option of ordering entre or main portion (we chose main) and we enjoyed a bottle of wine together. This was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
Chrissy W
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Napier, New Zealand
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Napier, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

We have enjoyed this fab food venue before so we wanted my brother and his wife to experience it. Unfortunately we went home hungry (this is unusual as we are not big eaters). We had the option of ordering entre or main portion (we chose main) and we enjoyed a bottle of wine together. This was not a cheap experience... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We were looking forward to our lunch at Black Barn Bistro and we weren't disappointed, the setting is lovely as is the view from the dinning room. I had the duck confit which was delicious and my friend tried the salmon which she enjoyed, the trio of cheeses to finish was perfect as was the coffee and of course the... More 

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Wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The place was packed solid, and we came in with a baby, and the staff made room for us and made us feel welcome. Wine was amazing, and the food perfect. Beautiful atmosphere, great vineyard.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The views from the Bistro are stunning and really help to set the mood. I had a very relaxing and enjoyable lunch on Saturday, the food was very good and the staff were very friendly and given how busy it was (there some very large groups there) the service was good.

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We just came here for a glass of wine. It was a beautiful day and the staff were so persuasive that we tried the cheese platter which turned out to be so amazing. 3 cheeses each matched with a perfect accompaniment and an ample number of crackers. Great value and service. Only down side was that they did start stacking... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We love the taste of the food and the wine tasting is just right outside the restaurant. And bistro is something for the taste but the amount is too little. Maybe a little more and we are people with small appetite. Other than that, the wine is great, the scenery is good and the service is alright. Lives up to... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Fabulous place to eat, felt a little under-dressed after scaling Te Mata Peak.......no need to be concerned though, great service, delicious food and of course lovely wine.

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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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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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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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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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