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The Barn Bistro

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Australian, Gluten Free Options
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252 Main 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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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great night out for a romantic tea with my husband. Our waiter and waitress who served us were very proffessional and friendly. The menu has a great choice of mains that can be shared. The food was beautiful and for desert the chocolate panacotta was to die for!

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Thank Helena M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner there on Sunday night with a group of friends. Great evening out..started with pre dinner drink on the comfy couches by the fire and then down stairs for dinner. The food was delicious, a girlfriend commented "The best Gyoza she had ever had". Matt the owner was delightful and very hospitable. Certain recommend if you are visiting McLaren... More 

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Alice Springs, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My daughters and I booked here for a special birthday dinner but The Barn failed to provide us with a special night. We had booked weeks prior but our table wasn't in the main dining area which looked so cosy and welcoming but rather, we were downstairs in what would have been the cellar. It wasn't very warm and the... More 

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Thank flametrees
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful restaurant with a great feel. The food was fantastic, the wine selection is amazing & the service second to none. I loved the decor & ambience. Would highly recommend it.

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Thank Dominique S
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Barn Bistro could be a McLaren Vale gem. On this occasion (lunch on a Sunday afternoon) it was lacking. We were seated in the outdoor courtyard surrounded by three large groups of diners - naturally, it wasn't as relaxing an experience as we'd hoped for. We could have been seated inside away from the groups and near a gas... More 

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Keller, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent dinner on a Saturday evening. The atmosphere is perfect and the serv i 's is good. We look forward to the opportunity to eat there again.

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Thank Shelley80
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner came for lunch, not knowing what to expect because we had never been. On arrival it has a homie and classy feel, the service was fantastic and the food was even better. The only thing I would fault is the variety of food on the menu, there needs to be more choices. We will definitely be... More 

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Thank Jamie B
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Romantic, Charming, Historic Cottage that has been extended without losing its charm. Modern open fires in winter, outdoor fairylight settings for the warmers seasons. Ambience to boot! Good food but the desserts are the star performers. What sets this restaurant apart? Browse the celler to choose your own wine at your leisure, let the staff take care of the rest.

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Thank Classic2
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our last night in McLaren Vale we decided to dine at The Barn Bistro and was very surprised at the atmosphere, customer service, quality of food and extensive wine in their "wine room". We were treated as VIP's and had a great night.

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited The Barn Bistro on the last Saturday in July, when they were celebrating "Christmas in July." It turned out to be a fun evening, with music, good food, and dancing. And Santa even showed up!

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$8 - $28
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 252 Main Rd | PO BOX 89, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: 61883238618

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