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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, Late Night, 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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  • 18
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  • 4
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  • 3
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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
Best steak in SA

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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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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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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93 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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23 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

So we are travelling through South Australia and on trip adviser see that the Barn is highly rated. In truth, one of the best steaks I have had anywhere in the world. I was so amazed I had to ask where it came from. "The paddock next door" was the answer. No. Really? We stayed the night and up early... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Upmarket locally grown beef, slow cooked, the charcoal grill runs 24/7 (shutdown only XMAS day). Neat dress recommended. Bit Pricey but you are definitely getting a quality meal!

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Impressed with the number of diners venturing out of town on a Tuesday night. If it's is a steak dinner you desire The Steak House is for you. We enjoyed a Fillet Mignon each which provided a wonderful meat and cooked to our requests. Wine a little on expensive side but an excellent range, especially of the Coonawarra region.

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We spent 2 nights at the Barn and after reading all the fantastic reviews about the restaurant we knew we would have to try it. Weather was cold and we were so thrilled to be given a table next to the beautiful open fire. The food was excellent and best steak (cooked to perfection) ever. Dessert menu was very good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyable meal here. I understand it's a steak house, but seriously - one vegetarian choice these days? Granted the garden pea felafel (entree and main veg choice!) was good but one other to choose from would be good. Accompanying wines good - a bit on the expensive per glass price. Waitress very pleasant and knowledgable.

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Williamstown, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Prior to heading down to Mt Gambier on a business trip, I was advised by many people to head out to The Barn and have a steak. It is a short drive out of town, but was well worth the effort. The staff were attentive and professional, the selection of wines was fantastic, including a decent handful of 'by the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Clarendon chalets just down the street, but wanted to have a special dinner out. Thankfully, I called to book in the morning. Staff were very helpful, even as the restaurant filled up on a Tuesday night. The Barn is not cheap, but the food is quality. My steak was just melt in mouth amazing. Sides of beans... 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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