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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
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, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 118
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Wonderful food in an ambient setting

We visited here having taken a drive out to 'D'Arenberg' and acquired some wine to take back with us. 'The Barn' was on our way back to town so we decided to stop in here for dinner. This place has ambience on steroids - what a wonderfully romantic setting. Perfectly lit and warmed and with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Cannat
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Perth, Australia
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205 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We visited here having taken a drive out to 'D'Arenberg' and acquired some wine to take back with us. 'The Barn' was on our way back to town so we decided to stop in here for dinner. This place has ambience on steroids - what a wonderfully romantic setting. Perfectly lit and warmed and with friendly, attentive staff, we enjoyed... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Visited The Barn with two friends whilst on a couple of days stay in McLaren Vale. Had a lovely dinner and I would strongly suggest visiting this place for the Wine Room, if nothing else - it is amazing! A lovely night out the back under the grape vine trellis - indoors, but feels like outdoors - lovely ambience

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Ararat, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has a great menu with a good range of gluten free meals on it also they have a huge wine room with a varied range of wines to choose from.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We have had many great dinners here but last Friday night was a disappointment. The duck confit special was massively overcooked and the duck fat potatoes were almost raw. That added to a server who could not provide any useful help on the wine list spoiled what we anticipated would be a pleasant night. Can do better.

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Denia, Spain
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108 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Looks small from outside but what a charming interior with the covered garden area. The food was excellent and the service efficient. All in all a good experience from every angle. We are spoilt for choice in this town as this is a very good restaurant

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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

My partner and I decided to visit The Barn on a cold and stormy Autumn evening and although the carpark was not very well lit on arrival it was soon forgotten about when I had what was the best kangaroo I have ever had. it was interesting to have a look around in their extensive wine room which showcase great... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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
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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
13 helpful votes 13 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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?