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All 25 Havelock North Restaurants

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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Auckland, New Zealand
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74 reviews 74 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Taupo, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Dropped in for lunch during a drive around Hawke's Bay. It's a great location, and our table outside under the vines was lovely. Good food and wine - I recommend the rose. They also have a shop where you can buy some nice kitchenware and other bits & pieces.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

exceptional food and service well worth a visit. We will definitely be back. Very reasonably priced and friendly welcome. The gourmet market shop is great with a lovely range of products.

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Glasgow
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We were lucky to get a table for lunch as we didn't have a reservation so booking ahead recommended. Great restaurant space with views out onto the vines. My wife and I both had seafood which was outstanding. We liked the fact that they paired the wines with the food in their menu and the barrel fermented chardonnay was so... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We had to sit indoors because of the wind which was a pity but the views over the vines are still great. The service was friendly and efficient and the food was good although it took quite a time to arrive. Not at the same level as Elephant Hill.

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San Antonio, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

we went with our four children (ages 12, 10, 7 and 5) for lunch. I do not recommend this for children unless they are well behaved and appreciate a gourmet meal. Ours do, and so we had a superb meal.

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

First visit was with friends and we were indoors. Had a great lunch which included whitebait. Second visit was with family - a very happy occasion. This time we were outdoors - what a great atmosphere. Have found the staff welcoming and helpful. Menu choices were good and we were well satisfied. The restaurant is in a lovely rural setting... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The menu was full of interesting and unique dishes and it wasn’t easy to choose. I decided on the pork belly and it was nice but lacked flavor. I found myself using the aioli from the fries to give it more of a kick. The wines were lovely and the waitress made some great suggestions on which wines would match... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We recently dined at Black Barn Bistro for lunch and found our meal a bit disappointing and much less enjoyable compared to places like Elephant Hill and Te Awa Winery restaurants. There were positives in regard to our meal. We were warmly greeted and serviced upon arrival through to the completion of our meal. Waitress made suitable wine pairing recommendations... More 

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Additional Information about Black Barn Bistro

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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