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Punt Road | Also called Nelson Road or Glenelg River Road, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290, Australia
08 8726 8250
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $43
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: We select the best export quality beef available in the country. Our preference is for beef that is finished on grass as this provides meat with maximum flavor, just as nature intended. What we do differently at the Barn is that we age our beef on the premises for 8 weeks or longer. When you consider the work, the cost, the waste, is it really worthwhile to age beef for a long time? Most people and places say beef is aged when it is two weeks old. Like great wines that improve for 50 years, great beef gets sweeter, more tender and acquires a taste that cannot be duplicated except with proper aging.
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The Barn is definitely a must if dining in Mt Gambier. We had the best Eye Fillet and Porterhouse, cooked to perfection. Side dishes were perfect. service very good. The only negative about The Barn is that it is too crowded with tables.

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Adelaide
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Went to a wedding reception. Big crowd but the service was prompt and professional. The Barn specialises in steaks and I wasn't disappointed when my Porterhouse arrived. Chargrilled medium and just right, very good quality. In fact all the food was very good. Comprehensive range of drinks served at the table and also a bar where you could buy whatever... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Fabulous steak house set on a beautiful garden setting. 600g Porterhouse with pepper sauce was fantastic, superbly cooked to my liking and I wasn't hungry after! The carafe of bottled wine was great, situated out of town driving is the best way in and out. Staff were friendly and adequately staffed, decor was well suited for a steak house. Love... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Great ambiance, quality food and exceptional service! We ordered the proscuitto wrapped chicken breast and the garlic prawns. Our son had the fish and chips from the kid's menu based on the recommendation of one of the waitresses. The food came out within minutes of placing the order. Portion size was decent and the food was delicious but the thing... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I really enjoyed my night out at this restaurant. Whilst the menu was not extensive, what we ate was brilliant- the scallops were a hit- all the entrees were thoroughly enjoyed. The steak was especially good, especially the fillet cut. The rump whilst flavoursome was a little chewy to a fellow diner. The restaurant was fully booked with resets occurring... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This restaurant was in a beautiful setting. The room was comfortable and quiet. Staff were attentive without being over bearing. Food was of high quality and as such worth the higher prices. A good place for a special occasion. Food was hot and delivered in a timely manner. Cooked beautifully. And full of flavour. Make sure to book. We were... More 

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Aberdeen
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We'd chosen to stay at The Barn partly because of the steakhouse restaurant. While the accommodation had exceeded our expectations, sadly the restaurant was a disappointment. In contrast to the cheerful, friendly staff on the reception desk, the staff in the restaurant didn't attempt to engage with us at all and were positively inattentive. The restaurant was pretty busy but... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Always have a meal here when staying down here. This time we have a baby but were well accommodated and served quickly. We walked in at 6.15 and eating a great steak at 6.40 and it was 70% capacity. Great sincere friendly service, great food.

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san francisco
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The Barn steakhouse was excellent. Steaks cooked as ordered and flavourful. Wine selection outstanding (and reasonably priced). Friendly staff and great service. The three people looking after our table/area did a darn good job even though it was very busy. If our are passing through Mtn Gambier or staying near the town centre, this place is worth the short 10... More 

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Melbourne
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56 reviews 56 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It seems to be the trend in this part of the world for nothing to ever change, the Barn is an outstanding example of this and the Locals' inability to look outside of the square (or Mount Gambier), how sad! Business meal with locals brought me back to the Barn as it is the place to eat. The Barn has... More 

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Kent C, Manager at The Barn, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. I am sorry that the lack of change is seen as a negative, but we steadfastly pursue quality and quality produce, without compromising to fads and fashion, as evidenced by us receiving the award for Best Steakhouse in SA for 3 successive years from 2011 to 2013. Regarding beer prices, we regularly benchmark our prices... More 

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Address: Punt Road | Also called Nelson Road or Glenelg River Road, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290, Australia
Phone Number: 08 8726 8250
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Mount Gambier
Average Prices: USD 21 - 43
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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