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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 2013
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.
Restaurant details
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
Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

On our first night on holidays in Australia for a few years we stayed in Mt Gambier, - - it had been a long while since I have been in this city and we spent some time looking around during he day. On advice from TripAdvisor, we stayed at the Barn but in the motel accommodation. For Dinner we decided... More

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Melbourne
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The food was outstanding. My steak was done to perfection. However, my partner ordered Fillet Mignon but got a fillet steak minus the bacon. This was a bit of a let down. Our waitress quickly offered to replace it but my partner preferred to stick with what he had and simply have the bill adjusted. This was done without question.... More

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Consistent fantastic food. Steaks to die for, let alone the rest of the menu. Wonderful atmosphere and amazing wine cellar. The only thing lacking from this being 5 stars is the service. Starts off well and then slows down where you find yourself pouring your own wine and/or asking for another bottle/drink. Overall, definitely a must when visiting the Mount... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We dined on a busy Sunday night on an SA long weekend. The restaurant was full, I couldn't see any empty tables. Staff were very friendly from the moment we walked in. They were attentive & knowledgable. Food was exceptional, we both had a fillet mignon which was tender & cooked to our liking. Dessert was also delicious. We will... More

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Sydney, Australia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The restaurant is very luxurious. Great for a business dinner. There were many couples taking in the romance of the restaurant as well. The menu is heavily weighted towards beef however there are enough other dishes to suit all tastes. I am sure you will not be disappointed

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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We decided on The Barn Steakhouse to take advantage of quality steak from the region and we were not disappointed. The steak was cooked to our request and the accompaniments were well portioned and tasty. On commenting about the sauce consistency as the only disappointing aspect of the meal, we were promptly and politely offered dessert which although we were... More

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Adelaide
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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The meal at the Steakhouse was superb and we would recommend it highly. The restaurant staff were fantastic and very attentive. Thanks for the best steak!

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Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We both thought our steaks were amazing. I ate the eye fillet with bearnaise sauce. The steak was cooked to a perfect medium tender and tasty. The sauce a little on the sharp side but didn't detract from the steak. He had porterhouse cooked to a perfect medium rare. Both were accompanied by coldslaw and a baked potato. I'd prefer... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

i had the porterhouse, and it was delicious! Meat is very tender and juicy. Even the sides are delicious as well! Wine list was excellent, and their cellar is worth a look as well! Definitely a place worth visiting when you're in SA!

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Perth, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

We dined here on our first night in Mt Gambier and again the next night with 10 of our friends as the steak was so good. We also had some people who ordered the chicken and that was beautiful also. They have large serves and compared to prices in Perth they are very good value. The restaurant itself is lovely.... More

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