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“Great food and wine!”
Review of The Barn Bistro

The Barn Bistro
Ranked #2 of 57 Restaurants in McLaren Vale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $29
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Seattle, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
177 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Great food and wine!”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

We went here on our second night in McLaren Vale, wish we had gone both nights!

The staff was warm and friendly from beginning to end.

Enjoyed talking to the owner and learning about him and his family. He was getting ready to head to the states so had a nice chat about that.

The food was wonderful and well presented. A great selection of wines to choose from.

I call the atmosphere funky and off beat romantic.

  • Visited March 2012
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Henley in Arden, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
176 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Voted the worst restaurant we visited on our South Australia trip.”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

The food was average, despite having read several positive reviews. The decor was dated and the service slow and indifferent.

Visited November 2012
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Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Food,Wine and Ambience!”
Reviewed November 22, 2012 via mobile

We had the best night! A group of us were over for the World Surf Life Saving Championships and had a fabulous evening. The food was great! The choice of wine was sensational and the service was brilliant. The best of luck to the gorgeous young couple who have not long taken it over! Would highly recommend it to all.

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thebarnbistro, Owner at The Barn Bistro, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Hi Bernadette, we're thrilled you enjoyed your experience and thanks for the well wishes! I just posted a photo from that Friday night on our Facebook, recognize anyone? Make sure you stop in to say hello next time your in the area. Cheers!
Matt
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Warrington
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258 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“interesting”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

Relatively small choice but very good food. Nice touch to go and browse the 'wine cellar' and chose your wine!

Visited November 2012
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Australia
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A great find”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

On a wet night, after a long days wine taxing and lunching, we were looking for somewhere to relax, have a light snack and some drinks. We walked the entire strip before coming back to the Barn - which was the fist place we looked in to.

Downstairs was very busy with people eating but we sat upstairs, in front of the fire on comfy sofas. We could not have been better looked after. Matt talked to us about his wines, found us some interesting ones to try and when we thought about eating, rustled us up some pakoras (not on the menu) as I am a vegi and there wasn't anything shouting at us from the menu.

We spent longer then anticipated there as its very comfortable and welcoming. A good place to spend an evening in McClaren Vale.

  • Visited October 2012
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thebarnbistro, Owner at The Barn Bistro, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Thanks for dropping by, it was lovely chatting with you both. Safe travels and we'll see you next time your in Adelaide. Cheers! - Matt
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