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The Barn

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252 Main Rd (Cnr Chalk Hill Rd) | PO BOX 89, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
61883238618
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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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
Worth a visit

A cottage with an attractive exterior, The Barn opens up to surprisingly spacious, comfortable areas inside. We each enjoyed a tasty and nicely presented meal there (duck and eggplant ragout) on our recent visit to McLaren Vale. Service was unobtrusive but efficient.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Bluepepper
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Launceston, Australia
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Launceston, Australia
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A cottage with an attractive exterior, The Barn opens up to surprisingly spacious, comfortable areas inside. We each enjoyed a tasty and nicely presented meal there (duck and eggplant ragout) on our recent visit to McLaren Vale. Service was unobtrusive but efficient.

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Adelaide, Australia
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We've been trying a few places in the Mclaren Vale area over a few Sunday's and so far this is the best for value and flavours. We had the cob bread, Thai beef salad, lamb sliders and arancini balls( shredded chicken and halloumi cheese) for lunch. All flavours were sensational. The Thai beef salad would have been a meal for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Awesome wine room where you can wonder and pick your own from an extensive range... though red predominate. Tapas was our choice, good variety and very tasty indeed. There is also a a full mains menu as well. Attentive staff in a really relaxing atmosphere.... will definitely visit again when in Adelaide next time.

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Adelaide
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We had a good meal here on the weekend. However the room was a little on the cold side. You can pick a bottle of wine from their wine room, which was pretty cool. However that and the meal were expensive.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Very enjoyable evening, I really enjoyed selecting our wine from the cellar. The food was very tasty and a good selection of gluten free. The waiter was a little forgetful (i had asked for a meal to be adjusted for GF option) but as the waitress delivered orders to the opposit person it all worked out fine (and we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Spent the day at McLaren Vale tasting wines and wanted an early dinner. The Barn was open at 5pm and we were greeted with a friendly smile and a great menu. We sat in the front room being perfect for what we were after. A quiet relaxing nibble / tapas. Dumplings were sensational, pate was excellent and the Sticky Date... More 

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thebarn-mclarenvale, Owner at The Barn, responded to this review

Hi Tim, thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We're glad to hear enjoyed our little bistro during your stay in McLaren Vale. We really pride ourselves on good table service and being readily available for bar service also, my apologies for not being more available to you that night YET happy to hear you enjoyed... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great atmosphere, amazing food and great selection of wine (not surprising given it locale). It is a cross between a bistro and fine dining. We chose a range of entrees instead of mains and that filled us up!! Definitely worth the stop if going to McLaren Vale!

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Visited the Barn during our recent stay in McLaren Vale. My wife and I didn't really know what to expect on arrival as the restaurant name perhaps does not do justice to the very good food and service be found here. Whilst we dined in a large open area on a chilly evening, the warmth and ambience inside ensured we... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

My wife and I had a very enjoyable dinner at The Barn. The menu has a big choice, the food is very delicious and service is top class. Also, one sits very nicely and the tables are well spaced to allow an intimate dinner.

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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Met friends here for dinner while we stayed at a local B&B in Willunga - they recommended The Barn, and after our dinner, I can only endorse their suggestion. The food was top-notch and the special that night was a three-course meal for only $49 which makes it excellent value.

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Additional Information about The Barn

Address: 252 Main Rd (Cnr Chalk Hill Rd) | PO BOX 89, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
Phone Number: 61883238618
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 28
Cuisine: Australian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 252 Main Rd (Cnr Chalk Hill Rd) | PO BOX 89, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: 61883238618

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 28
  • 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?