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Barney Duffeys

Certificate of Excellence
Australian, Steakhouse
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Main St, Burnt Pine, Norfolk Island, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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230 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

The ribs fall off the bone, so easy to eat. lovely hickory flavour. Their BBQ sauce is finger licking. I am allergic to it so had garlic sauce one night, mushroom another. Seafood chowder was excellent. garlic bread very good. T-bone was good, but I don't like Tbone much, but wanted to try the local beef and it was the... More 

Thank illana15
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Went to Barney Duffy's in a big group (26 of us) to catch up with all the people who had travelled from NSW & were visiting the Island for Ballroom Dancing Festival. They handled the big group well & put us all upstairs so we could all be together. Had a lovely night, never rushed even though we wee the... More 

Thank Jan L
Adelaide, Australia
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430 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Always meant to go here and finally did! We had Oysters to start with (I finally have my husband eating Oysters) and then the Chicken Camembert and Mixed Seafood. It was very nice although the Calamari a little chewy. We were going to stay for dessert BUT the next table had a woman who was so loud from the minute... More 

Thank TwoHons
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at Barney Duffeys about 10 times over the last 3 years and we have never had a meal that wasn't excellent. Paul the chef is very friendly and does an amazing seafood chowder. The steak and fish are awesome too. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff at Barney Duffys. Highly recommend a visit to this... More 

Thank Kymberley59
Camden, New South Wales, Australia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Having been here on previous visits we were extremely disappointed. Ribs were dry with little sauce. I am sure the "butter" was margarine - steak was quite nicely cooked but overall not a restaurant I will return to.

Thank Rosemary A
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

We have been to Barney Duffy's many times over our visits to the Island and I would have to say that the food is better now than it has ever been. This used to be one of those places that you had to visit just because it had been there for so long. Now you have to visit for the... More 

1 Thank Lynne K
Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

The menu is somewhat limited. I ordered a scotch fillet steak, medium rare with a pepper sauce, jacket potato and salad. The three others accompanying me ordered various other meals, also with salad. The meals were served and we were given a single dessert sized bowl of salad for all of us. When we said that would suffice for only... More 

Thank David W
Sydney, Australia
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132 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

The people here are friendly but the decor is a little outdated and the establishment could do with refurbishment. The ribs are good but perhaps not quite enough if you have a decent appetite. I previously ate here and had an NZ steak but it was quite tasteless - perhaps as it had been frozen. The local steak is always... More 

Thank Linda D
Sydney, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

We went to Barney Duffeys when many other restaurants were closed. It was a good find. We both had surf and turf which was tasty as cooked as requested. We also had the Cloud 9 desert which was fabulous.

Thank Julie G
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Barney Duffys markets itself with its Smoked ribs, unfortunately the night I went the "smoker wasn't working" leaving me disappointed and I had to settle for a plate of very average chicken wings covered in a sweet sauce that I think MAY have been BBQ sauce. My dining companions thought the meal was fine but I think they were allowing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Australian, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main St, Burnt Pine, Norfolk Island, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Norfolk Island  >  Burnt Pine
  • Phone Number: 672322365

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