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The Barn

Main Rd (Cnr Chalk Hill Rd), McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
(08) 83238618
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Ranked #4 of 40 restaurants in McLaren Vale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We were on a weekend break and were told about this restaurant by the owner of our accommodation. Friendly, good atmosphere, excellent service and varied menu. Only compkaint was that plates werent heated, did tell them. Bonus was that it was a five minute walk of where we were staying.

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Adelaide
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I love the barn, the place is not too crowded, it feels open and is perfect for a romantic dinner inside or a function under the tree and fairy lights. I love the gimmick of being able to pick your wine straight off the shelf for something different. The food I always fresh, healthy and amazing. The staff are quiet... More

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Victor Harbor, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was our second visit to The Barn and we would definitely go again and again. We were there for lunch this time and everything was brilliant. The fires were going and it lent a lovely ambience to the lunch. Service was great without being intrusive but the food was the star of the show. The Barn is special for... More

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Staff were knowledgeable and professional. Food was great, and whilst the steak was very good it wasn't top notch as we'd expected. Both of our steaks were very pricey and had some gristle present... not quite 4 star, but still very good. The deserts were lovely and we both enjoyed ours (mine a rhubarb/apple crumble and my husbands' sticky date).... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

First impression is that this is a large and somewhat unwelcoming establishment. How wrong first impressions can be. The staff could not have been more helpful or attentive. The food was great. And it turned out that the open fires kept the place at a very comfortable temperature even on the rather chilly night we were there. Well worth a... More

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riverton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

From the minute we walked into the Barn it started as a wonderful night, the waiter was very helpful and as it was a cold night we were pleasantly surprised by the very modern methylated spirits heaters in the old original fireplaces. We loved the "tapas" style meal with lots of lovely tastes without feeling too uncomfortable and the selection... More

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Canberra, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Very chilled, lovely staff, yummy drinks! Sorry I called this place The Shed on my other review. It is The Barn indeed hehehe :)

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Aberdeen, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

We LOVED this place. Service was first rate & the food was amazing. We had a perfectly cooked steak & the chicken dish. Both were outstanding. Great atmosphere as well. In our week here so far & we've eaten out every night, this place is in our top two. Top class well done guys :)

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Hobart, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We ate in this restaurant recently while visiting McLaren Vale, since it was just across the road from our accommodation. From the time we called in to book, there were nice vibes about the restaurant, the staff were very friendly and pleasant. The atmosphere created in "the barn"is very cleverly done and although it was a cool night, the heaters... More

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Victor Harbor, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We have gone past The Barn many times and thought it looked nice but never stopped. Then we were after an early dinner and driving past The Barn again and saw the sign out the front that dinner is available from 5pm. So in we go and what a surprise. The dining room is magical. The staff were friendly and... More

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