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The Barn Bistro

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252 Main Rd | PO BOX 89, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great service, lovely food, wine room and space between tables! We will be going back here for a meal when we return to McLaren Vale.

Thank travelledheaps2015
Queensland, Australia
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent service, party of 6 whom were all quite impressed. The self select wine cellar was novel. For the standard of food, ambience and service very good value!

Thank KentRHarland
Perth, Australia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a whole day at wineries and didn't plan ahead for dinner that Tuesday night. So, since we were staying at accommodation that was on Main Road itself, we just randomly stumbled upon The Barn Bistro. I was very pleasantly surprised. Such friendly staff and the venue was relaxed with simple elegant style. Good choices of wine in their... More 

Thank SheenaE
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was amazing the restaurant was outstanding we both had the steak which is what they are known for. The accommodation was beautiful but the beds were really hard the staff were very friendly we enjoyed our stay and would come back if the beds were a bit sifter

Thank sspeasnell
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was good honest fare. Decoration/ambiance was a little tired and could do with a lift.

Thank Robert B
Happy Valley
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first visit over a year ago was not that impressive with over-priced steaks with frugal accompaniments. This time was better with a flat rate and a choice of various meals from a fixed menu. The appetisers were excellent and everyone seemed to be happy with their main courses of ribs, trout, steak and chicken. This time the side dishes... More 

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Perth, Australia
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Monday night. The food choice though limited had some excellent options. Service, while lay backed was attentive and interested. The highlight is the wine room. This room is attached to the restaurant and wines are available for selection and purchase. The wines are all local. This room celebrates the area in which it is based.

Thank Steve D
Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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!

Thank Helena M
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 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 

Thank Brydie C
Alice Springs, Australia
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $28
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, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
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  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: 61883238618

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