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Barn Cafe

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Bar, Café, Contemporary, New Zealand
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48 High St, Picton 7372, New Zealand
+64 3-573 7440
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good value

My wife and I recently had a meal at the Barn. Our waitress was very attentive and was quite helpful with our meal selection. We decided to try the roast and we were pleased we did. Our meals were delivered very promptly. The meat serving was very generous along with an assortment of lovely fresh... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Ron L
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kaiapoi
via mobile
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kaiapoi
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I recently had a meal at the Barn. Our waitress was very attentive and was quite helpful with our meal selection. We decided to try the roast and we were pleased we did. Our meals were delivered very promptly. The meat serving was very generous along with an assortment of lovely fresh greens and roast vegetables. The... More 

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Gina W, Owner at Barn Cafe, responded to this review

We are pleased that you enjoyed your meal but do apologise that you felt hurried. We would never seek to hurry one of our customers regardless of how busy we are. We have passed on your comments to the staff to ensure that they do not convey this impression. More 

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

A large group of nearly 50 of us descended on the Barn Cafe for a buffet roast meal. It was brilliant. Lovely food, great atmosphere with an elderly lady 'tickling the ivories' for our entertainment. Awesome night.

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Gina W, Owner at Barn Cafe, responded to this review

When we get a group like yours it adds to the ambiance. Thank you for your patronage and we hope to see you again. More 

Victoria, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is really a local pub, with café at front. A good, honest and filling meal - I had mine with a pot of tea - and prompt service. Good value.

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Gina W, Owner at Barn Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. It helps us to maintain our standards. More 

Mandurah, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We spent two nights in Picton and ate here both times as the food and service were so good. It is good pub food well cooked with nice friendly service. Recommended.

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Gina W, Owner at Barn Cafe, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed Your meals. We have passed on to our staff your positive comments about service and atmosphere. See you again sometime. More 

Bergen, Norway
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454 reviews 454 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We came in here for a quick dinner, but ended up staying for quite a while because of the warm atmosphere and service. The place is decked out in mid-west (US) fashion, with a collection of authentic and replica antiques strewn across the entire restaurant so you have something to look at while you wait for your food. There was... More 

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Gina W, Owner at Barn Cafe, responded to this review

It is nice to know that the ambiance that we have targetted is appreciated by our customers. We hope to see you again sometime. Thank you for your feedback. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This was the only place open to eat in Picton at the time of night we were looking. The service was very good. The staff were very polite and helpful. The food was Pub food, but very good Pub food. I would go there again.

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Gina W, Owner at Barn Cafe, responded to this review

Reviews like yours really make our day. Thank you very much for your positive comments. More 

Lyttelton, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Wonderful roast meals. Well cooked and generous portions. We were there on a busy Saturday night just after a table of 17 gave their orders. They told us up front it would be slow and that proved to be the case. It was an hour to get our mains. But it was worth the wait. Recommended for a traditional roast... More 

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Gina W, Owner at Barn Cafe, responded to this review

We are so sorry that you had to wait so long but sometimes we are overcome by exceptional circumstances. At least you enjoyed the meal. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Great food lovely atmosphere although the piano player needed new tunes to play would definitely go back

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Gina W, Owner at Barn Cafe, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed the experience and the meal. Next time you come you might like to tell us your tastes in music. More 

Balgowlah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We loved this restuaurant. The food was hearty and honest and the decor hilarious. The waitress who served us was memorable - biggest smile you can imagine. Good value. A great surprise.

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Gina W, Owner at Barn Cafe, responded to this review

I think your review is one of the most unique that we have received. Thank you for your positive feedback. More 

Rotorua, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

not sure how to start, sometimes is better start from the very end. ... we were just waiting for somebody to ask us how was the food or if everything was fine with us, but nobody never checked on us, ence this review. 7.30 pm after a long day drive we just wanted a quick bite before going to bed.... More 

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Gina W, Owner at Barn Cafe, responded to this review

We regret that you seem to have had a bad experience with us. However, it is only fair to correct and clarify some of the points you have made. Our outside area is for smokers and we do not serve or send waiting staff outside at night; as you so aptly pointed out you were attended to as soon as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 48 High St, Picton 7372, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Picton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-573 7440

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 23
  • Cuisine: Bar, Café, Contemporary, New Zealand

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