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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
Adelaide
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Not much more needs to be said about this restaurant - lovely waiting staff, great choice of local wines, tasty food well presented.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Have visited this restaurant many times over the past 30years and it still remains consistently good in all aspects, food, service and atmosphere. Dined here for lunch today, we both had the Kingfish, delightful, such a relaxing vibe and being able to select your own wine adds to the distinction of this restaurant.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I have been to this restaurant a few times over the years nad have never had a bag experience or a bag meal. This restaurant consistently service good food and have always had friendly staff. They have a wine room that you can visit to pick out the bottle of wine that you want to drink with your meal. This... More

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Langkawi, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

On the main drag in McLaren Vale. Nice staff. Great selection of local wines in their cellar (that you go and pick yourself). Food was pretty good too! I would recommend it.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Ate early as we'd wined across several estates having flown in from Brisbane that morning and had a full day of wineries coming up. From being the only people there - 4 of us - soon filled up on a winter's Sunday night and quality of food and ambience the reasons why. Liked the way the wine shop is laid... More

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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

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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