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Barn Cafe

48 High St, Picton 7372, New Zealand
+64 3-573 7440
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Ranked #3 of 32 Restaurants in Picton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: Contemporary, Bar, Café, New Zealand
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Knebworth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
258 reviews 258 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

On a wet, miserable Saturday night awaiting the next day's ferry, we were looking forward to dinner here on the basis of the reviews and its rating. Furthermore our motel key made us eligible for a 10% discount. We reserved a table and forewarned that there was a large birthday party booked in, chose our time accordingly. Sadly our expectations... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We both had Blue Cod and it was gorgeous. Nice friendly waitress who was very helpful in getting us more lemon for our fish. He had to have dessert and tho it was small it was very tasty (I stole a mouthful) This is a family eatery not an upscale restaurant. I would like them to turn off the terrible... More

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

We are glad you enjoyed your meal. The blue cod will be waiting for your next visit. More

KERIKERI
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had a wonderful roast meal the night we arrived in Picton and then on our last day of our holiday, whilst waiting for the Ferry we had a delicious lunch. Hope they are still there, next time we visit the South Island.

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

Thank you for your very positive feedback. It gives us great satisfaction to know we have doen a good job. Look forward to your next visit. More

Wanganui, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Late night meal for arrival time, 10% discount on showing our room key, but lady serving was a bit not so obliging, felt like was rushing us out the door.

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

Thank you for your comments. We have taken note and have instructed our staff on the proper approach to customers. More

Cromwell, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Very good value for money with a good choice of food. This is not an upmarket restaurant but the staff were friendly and there is plenty of room.

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

We are very pleased you enjoyed your meal - see you again soon. More

picton nz
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Last Monday week the Picton Walking Club partook of lunch at the Barn, but I elected to have a brunch. Now while I have to be honest and say I have had better brekkies the mushroom sauce was really smooth, and Gina (mine host) always puts plenty on one's plate, and a good cup of coffee to wash it down.... More

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

It is always wonderful when a customer shows their appreciation. Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again soon More

Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The meals were very good and the Café was very clean and tidy, the service was very good also. Blue Cod was cooked to perfection.

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us. Please call in next time you are in Picton. More

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Typical restaurant grub (think burgers, fish and chips) in a kitschy 90's barnhouse setting. Didn't like the atmosphere but the staff were nice. They need to putting ore flavour on their food though.

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

We are always pleased to receive positive criticisms. It would have been better still if you had expressed your concerns and ideas when you were there so that we could have addressed them. More

Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

While staying in Picton I found this restaurant to be one of my favourites. The atmosphere and décor are warm and friendly. The steak I ordered was succulent and tender and the mushroom sauce was delicious. The meal was very good value as the portion size was very generous. The staff were very friendly and chatty. I would recommend dining... More

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

I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us. We look forwards to seeing you again. More

Chelsfield, UK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Recommended by Kent at Gateway Motel as a place to get good grub. Went in early after a day out dolphin watching and found ourselves alone with a piano player. Once ordered the other customers started to come in. This is what I call a good honest Kiwi eatery that serves full hearty meals at a good price. Added bonus... More

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

We are thrilled that you had a good time with us. Your satisfaction makes our job worthwhile. We look forward to seeing you again. More

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