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The Barn Bistro

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252 Main Rd | PO BOX 89, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8323 8618
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Started with olives and bread even though we did not really intend to order this. The surroundings were pleasant. Sirloin was good but pork belly was average. It's a nice concept to choose your own wine from a cellar.

Thank gleigh2016
Sentosa Island, Singapore
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Sadly, because it was Valentine's Day and we hadn't reserved ahead, we booked the last available place to be had which was at the Barn. I had been bitterly disappointed with our last visit but decided to give them another chance - bad idea. It simply has tasteless food - and on the rather expensive side at that. We will... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our first time there and everyone's meal was beautiful. Brownie for dessert was a little dry though that can be forgiven because main and service was wonderful. Tried to rebook and booked out. No wonder!

Thank Adele5045
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Have always had a 5 star experience here. Food = perection Variety = excellent Staff = extremely polite and informative

Thank Carol W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Last week a small group of us visited The Barn unsure what was in store for us. We were very pleasantly surprised by the way we were served so promptly. Water was put on the table immediately and we were offered drinks soon after. The food waitress told us the specials and we were given a reasonable time to make... More 

Thank Kenneth T
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely setting coupled with excellent personal service and unique dishes . Attentive to individual's needs. Special thank you to our waiter James for going out of his way to accomodatte our special requests . Stunning meals and outastanding service. Highly highly recommend this place.

Thank Nicky T
Adelaide, Australia
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102 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Frankly there was nothing memorable about this place. Service was begrudging, the food just average. Saturday lunch time we did not expect to be told we were talking too loud. There are lots of better places in and around McLaren Vale. Try Woodstock, D'Arenberg, the Salopian Inn or Coriole to name a few, but we won't be back to the... More 

Thank Graham T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Trip Advisor you never let us down. Another great recommendation- excellent food, sensational drinks and the best service ever. Waiter James even drove us to our next venue. Highly recommended. We'll be back!

Thank Dianne S
Adelaide, Australia
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146 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with a girlfriend for dinner, booked ahead of time so we could guarantee a spot outside in the gardens. Service was quick and at the right times in conversation. Ordered 3 drinks, 2 entrees/sides and 2 mains. Haloumi salad entree was amazing, mains were chicken and kingfish which were both fresh and tasty. Bill came to $118, would... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff are very friendly, helpful and accommodating. The food was very good we had the Thai Salad, Pork Belly and the Chicken Wings. This is a lovely place to treat yourself to a nice meal but you pay for it. The facilities are very good and even though the restaurant was full we were able to sit upstairs and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $28
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 252 Main Rd | PO BOX 89, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8323 8618

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