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747 Glenelg River Rd | Also Called Punt Rd, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290, Australia
+61 8 8726 9999
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: We select the best export quality beef available in the country. Our...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We stayed and ate at the Barn for 3 nights, the food was first class. I am not a huge steak eater but went for 3 different cuts on consecutive nights as it was so good. My wife also tried the fish and this to was great. Many thanks to all.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We stayed and ate at the Barn for 3 nights, the food was first class. I am not a huge steak eater but went for 3 different cuts on consecutive nights as it was so good. My wife also tried the fish and this to was great. Many thanks to all.

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We stayed at The Barn Accomodation and ate in the restaurant all three nights. The food is fabulous obviously the menu is limited as this is a steak house :) but they do offer alternatives. It is very busy and worth booking. The wines are excellent and the service is great. This place was full of couples, singles and families... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I stayed at The Barn and had dinner at their restaurant on a Saturday evening. They made a special vegetarian plate for my husband of a baked potato, broccolini, and salad, I had the entree size of a grilled local whitefish with salad. The entree size is small (one fillet) so order sides or the mains size... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I was invited to dinner as a guest of an appreciative client. Not being a local I expected a place named The Barn to be a saloon or rib joint. How wrong I was. It was a silver service, top dining experience which was, and remains, my most memorable meal for all the right reasons. Put this place on your... More 

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Cranbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

First of let me say that if you are going to go here, book in advance. Packs out real quick, and there's a reason for that. Their steak is the best I have had anywhere. The waitresses are very accommodating in helping you select how you want your steak cooked. My wife likes her meat well done which usually brings... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Took the option of the spa apartment for a special night and that it was… after a dinner in the city we returned for a relaxing spa and settle in to the luxuries of the room. It was better than imagined, the spa was superb and the huge bed was fantastically comfortable. The rooms were beautifully appointed, lounge room with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We arrived 30 minutes before the restaurant opened, so we could have a drink in the bar. The wood was burning nicely in the fire place, and with the darkness outside, our expectations further rose. But there was a but... The evening turned out to be all about what we were not able to get or do; what the restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

Great food! Fantastic steak. And the desserts! Mmmmmm. The service is also good and the atmosphere as well. It is a little pricey, given its an upmarket restaurant but well worth it. I don't mind even driving 4 hours from Adelaide just for this place.

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I had read all the high rating reviews and thought I best go and try the food on offer. The pate was the best I have ever eaten!! However the $69 steak was ok I have certainly had better although it was very good indeed!!! But having said that the staff were good and the wine very good. Very nice... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The Barn Steakhose is quiet simply one if the very best restaurants around, and in my opinion one of the two best steak restaurants in Australia. Family owned and operated, The Barn has concistently provided excellent service, a fantastic wine list and expertly aged, cooked and served steaks for many years. The family raise their own cattle and also run... More 

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Address: 747 Glenelg River Rd | Also Called Punt Rd, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8726 9999
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Mount Gambier
Average Prices: USD 21 - 43
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 747 Glenelg River Rd | Also Called Punt Rd, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Mount Gambier
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8726 9999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 43
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

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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