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The Barn Steakhouse

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
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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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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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is definitely one of the best steak restaurants you can find. I lost track of all the different steaks and the details but have eaten there many times when in town and it's always brilliant. The wines are also fantastic being near the great South Australian wine growing districts. Was there on a Thursday night and there were maybe... More

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München
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192 reviews 192 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Meat as also fish is great here. Extremely friendly staff, good sized dining-room with enough tables even for events and very good food. The portions are more than enough even though it does not look like it in the beginning (I explicitely mean fish and not meat meals) and the choice of wine is well grounded. Staff is helpful finding... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A five min drive from Mount Gambier but worth it for the quality steaks and service. Caters for larger group tables as well as tables for two. Fortunately reasonable distance apart between tables for more intimate conversation. Service was professional and helpful for selection of local district wines by the glass at reasonable prices. Would return here next trip to... More

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Victor Harbor, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Comfy modern accommodation. Yet in the country just out of mount gambier We stayed in the cottage. The steak is to die for. & the beer was cold.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Do yourself a favour & eat here if you are visiting Mt Gambier! They serve the best steak I have ever eaten!! The desserts aren't too bad either!! Kids fish & chips are divine. What more can I say..... A great restaurant for a special occasion, romantic dinner & a family meal with kids. It ticks all the boxes!

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Steaks were succulent and tender. Entrees such as the potato and leek soup and prawn with fragrant rice was tasty and suitable for my 18months toddler. Friendly and polite service staff. Definitely a must to visit at mount gambier!

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Highly recommend the premier King suite .. We had a magical time with everything laid out and designed to ensure a memory .. atmosphere of the piano bar... Ambiance of the dining room...the food omg the food .. It wraps around your tongue and entraps your taste buds .. and the romance of the room. Thank you the barn ..we... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The. Best. That is all. If you don't eat a steak there at least once in your life you have never tasted what a really great steak is like. No visit to Mount Gambier is complete without a visit to the barn. Our favourite and can't wait to go there again. :-)

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Warrnambool, Australia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We had an 8.00pm reservation. When we arrived we were largely ignored as the restaurant was very busy. One of the wait staff had been in to the Piano Bar twice before she acknowledged us and that was only after I initiated the conversation. We were finally seated at 8.40pm ... not very good for an 8.00pm reservation .... no... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Superb service and soft tender steaks of generous size. Unbelievably good wine list that rivals France Soir in Toorak. Best thing in mount gambier after a long drive from Melbourne on the way to Adelaide

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