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Main Rd (Cnr Chalk Hill Rd), McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
(08) 83238618
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Ranked #2 of 42 Restaurants in McLaren Vale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Had a good three course meal with my wife and all the food was great as well as the service. Everything was good but walked out looking at the bill and just had a feeling of the price just outweighed the experience a little.... if that is the worst it was a pretty good night out.

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Seaford Rise, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Had interstate relatives and going there for a birthday celebration, midweek but still quite a number of people having dinner. I had the crispy pork as an entrée and the wife had the Hervey Bay scallops, both were great. Mains were equally as good, we both had the Kingfish. As always a great selections of wines were available from the... More 

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Cowra, New South Wales, Australia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

booked this restaurant based on reviews on trip advisor and was not disappointed. passed on the delicious sounding starters and settled on the char grilled roo fillet - perfectly cooked and of good size. salad was great. my wife had kingfish with sautéed leek and dill. was a touch over cooked and sadly was only a small fillet. looking at... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This was my first visit to this well established restaurant for a 70th birthday party. On arrival in the front lobby area, which doubles as an art gallery, we were soon attended to by a drinks waiter who was happy to supply us with the drinks menu and recommend some local beverages. We were then shown to our reserved table... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Had one of the nicest kangaroos dishes I have eaten. The veal special was excellent. Staff are friendly and very helpful. Would go back.

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Melbourne
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76 reviews 76 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

We first visited The Barn for lunch in the early 1970's when I booked in advance by mail. How things have changed including ownership and management of The Barn. During a recent stay in McLaren Vale we decided to have a nostalgic dinner at The Barn which lived up to our hopes and expectations. The ambience is lovely, the service... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My husband and I lived in South Australia in the 70s and The Barn was always a must when we had visitors from interstate. You would sit out under the grape vines, comfortable chairs, good wine, excellent food, fabulous cellar and great staff. We have returned several times over the years when in South Australia as the Barn has changed... More 

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Melbourne
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Andrew welcomed us and it was like the meeting of friends. We were delayed by 20mins and had phoned to inform the restaurant. Andrew was very accommodating offering to hold our reservation. We tried the Thai Beef Salad (marinated beef, cashews, sesame seeds & crispy shallots) and the Hervey Bay scallops dressed with wakame and lemon myrtle. Both dishes were... More 

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Lindenhurst, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This place was recommended by the b&b we stated at walking distance away. Such a wonderful experience. They have a walk in wine cellar for your choosing. I had the kangaroo and it was cooked perfectly!!! Yummy! My husbands meal was delicious too. Everything was perfect; the setting, food, drinks, and service. We truly enjoyed this romantic spot.

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We ummed and ahh'd for a while but are so happy that we chose this gem of a place on a Monday night at 5.00 in Maclaren Vale. Nothing else is open after 4.30, and really only one other place after 6. The service was exceptional, polite and attentive. The wine cellar was awesome, and the food was great, tasty,... More 

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Additional Information about The Barn

Address: Main Rd (Cnr Chalk Hill Rd), McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
Phone Number: (08) 83238618
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  McLaren Vale
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: Australian

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