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The Barn

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Main Rd (Cnr Chalk Hill Rd), McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
(08) 83238618
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 112
    Excellent
  • 62
    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
Most recent review
Still the Star of the Vale

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Pat M
,
Sydney
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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191 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sydney
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

To me this is one of the best restaurants in the vale it's not that cheap but worth a visit everything was good about this place the place itself, the staff, the food and the wine choice, it has a good selection on the menu there was at least four items I wanted to try remember it not a cafe... More 

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Singapore River, Singapore
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This quotation sums up our thoughts on The Barn Bistro. We had expected it to be a somewhat more exciting culinary pit stop during our trip, given the rave reviews about the service and food. While it was not an unpleasant dining experience, it was ordinary. The food is billed as Modern Australia (think more 2009 than 2015) and it... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

we stayed overnight at the Barn and ate in the restaurant. My wife and I both had the fillet mignon and both were cooked to the different specification of done that we had requested. Our main consisted of a baked potato that was golden brown and perfectly done. The fillet and potato were accompanied by a cold slaw that was... More 

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Rojales, Spain
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

nice surroundings and friendly staff. the menu has plenty of gluten free options. i had the haloumi and choritzo with pear entree, followed by slow cooked shiraz beef cheek, both lovely and the beef cheek just fell apart. they have a large wine selection as well to compliment your meal. definitely worth a visit.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great location, with a good combination of inside and outside seating. Beautiful garden backdrops outside undercover. Service was absolutely fantastic, specials were explained to us and the waiter was very helpful with guests selecting meals and appropriate amounts of food. The food was to die for and a great selection of drinks. All 7 of us loved our meals!! Couldn't... More 

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Adelaide
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

First time back to this place in many years and it did not let us down. Lovely atmosphere, great service and good food. The serves were a good size and all in all it was good value for money.

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Kangarilla
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Bron & I shared a romantic lunch at The Barn. The moment we arrived we were made very welcome and the service was prompt and friendly. Our meals were a treat with Bron having a delicious Pork Belly entree followed by Chicken Breast and then lemon Curd Tart. My Scallops were a taste sensation followed by tender Beef Cheek &... More 

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Seacliff, South Australia, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Had a christmas inJuly function in the cellar room. Everything was wonderful and love the wine room. The food was very good and plenty of it

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Adelaide, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?