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The Barn

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Main Rd (Cnr Chalk Hill Rd), McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
(08) 83238618
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 115
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, good service, nice ambience.

Dinner on a cold, wet autumn evening: The Barn offered everything we wanted. Cosy, welcoming atmosphere, spacious enough not to be cheek by jowl with neighbouring tables. Subtle lighting; nice acoustics: one of the few restaurants where you can have a quiet conversation. The menu is varied... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
carole2710
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Dinner on a cold, wet autumn evening: The Barn offered everything we wanted. Cosy, welcoming atmosphere, spacious enough not to be cheek by jowl with neighbouring tables. Subtle lighting; nice acoustics: one of the few restaurants where you can have a quiet conversation. The menu is varied, including a very tasty looking vegetarian option. Serving sizes, just right! Lovely quality... More 

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Dunkeld, Australia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Disliked the steps but there were not many.....liked the attentive and intelligent staff. Meal sizes were large but tasty. Great wine cellar for your personal selection. Altogether a good experience.

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed a lovely meal, well prepared and presented. We first walked into the wine cellar to choose our wine for the night and then sat underneath the vine covered ceiling. Food, service and atmosphere were all top-notch

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We popped in on the off-chance they had a table after driving past. It's a very quaint little place, but much bigger than it looks. The dining area was very pretty, with a sort of outside/inside area topped with fairy lights. You can choose a bottle of wine from the wine cellar - a great idea, which I would love... More 

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Bar Beach, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Attended for dinner on a Thursday night. Was seated in courtyard with heating. Was provided with great assistance in selecting several tapas style plates and an accompanying wine from the wine room. Service was prompt and food was great.

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Adelaide, Australia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We enjoyed our steaks which were cooked to perfection although I am like Manu of MKR...I looove lots of gravy, the lack of which made the steak a little boring. Love the atmosphere of this restaurant, with its sheltered, vine covered outdoor dining area.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The barn is great for couples and families.Its our favourite in Mclaren vale the menu is diverse and great value.The wine room is very cool with a huge range to choose from. If your after great food and wine the barn is the place.

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Top Contributor
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51 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The Barn is a historic building in McLaren Vale that is now a pretty good restaurant with a magnificent wine selection. The decor is 'designer lite' with large stainless steel fireplaces dominating some rooms. There is a lovely vine covered central courtyard which looks very nice. Food selection is limited but whatever is offered is very well cooked and presented.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Great food, loved the courtyard and amazing wine and beer selection. Loved looking through their cellar too. Thoroughly recommended.

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Sydney
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46 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Lovely courtyard, great wine cellar and helpful knowledgeable staff - what could be better after a day of wine tasting? The menu has plenty of variety for everybody - the prawn gyoza and the scallops are excellent and the chicken and the kangaroo fillet both got rave reviews.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Rd (Cnr Chalk Hill Rd), McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: (08) 83238618

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?