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Black Barn Bistro

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Black Barn Road, Havelock North RD12, New Zealand
+64 6-877 7985
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (118 reviews)
“lamb” (23 reviews)
“smoked fish” (6 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Black Barn Road, Havelock North RD12, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic food and real enthusiasm for it by the staff. They were knowledgeable and very friendly. A must try!

Thank alisonhirst18
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the better meals on our 3 week trip to NZ. Very good food and prompt service. A relaxed atmosphere that put you at ease. My wife and I really enjoyed their wines -- especially their funky whites and red blends.

Thank FeloniosMonk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked Black Barn as it was near our accommodation and were in for a extremely pleasant surprise.This meal was up there with the best we have had in NZ and the Black Barn staff have mastered the skill of being both professional and unpretentious...More

Thank Rudi K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The manager was one of the rudest hospitality worker I’ve come across. He let us have a table and allowed us to order off the bar snack menu. We assured him we were happy to wait and we’re happy with the snack menu (1/2 the...More

Thank Chrissie T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the olives soaked in orange juice and served with very finely diced fennel which made them softer and more flavoursome, to the excellent latté at the end of the meal this was a wonderful occasion. I had the lamb which was served with silver...More

Thank JohnSB3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Exquisite lunch time food with full detailed explanation of the food from the waiter just before we ate. All of our group love the food. Entrees and mains.

Thank Alastair B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very expensive! Certainly not bursting with flavor. Lovely staff and they were great. Wouldn’t rush back.

Thank Braxmere
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

We attended Black Barn Bistro midday Saturday 2nd December for Christmas end of year function. The meal didn’t disappoint. The flavours were beautifully put together and the service was exceptionally good. Our group was rather large so we dined in the dining room but there...More

Thank 656glen49
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We went to Black Barn on a field trip, with 30 or so of us in a group. I have to say I was totally underimpressed with the experience. The portions were very limited in size, though I know this is what is usual at...More

Thank Helen R
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

The place sells wines and also has bistro restaurant. The restaurant is quite pricy but nice location. You can also walk around the vineyard and sample the wines produced by the winery.

Thank Mark S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$33 - US$36
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, View, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Black Barn Road, Havelock North RD12, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Havelock North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-877 7985
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Open for lunches 7 days and dinner Wednesday to Saturday, Black Barn Bistro is the perfect place to spend an hour or two absorbing the atmosphere of Wine Country. It is in the heart of the vineyard surrounded by vines and a table on the large generous veranda lets you look right out across the region. In warmer weather a courtyard covered by a canopy of grapes is also a perfect place to enjoy lunch and a glass of wine. The restaurant menu is light, fresh and delicious. There is an emphasis on freshly grown Hawkes Bay produce, the selection changes with the seasons. The bistro is available for private functions, evening and during the day, it is also the perfect venue for a very limited number of weddings, for bookings or enquiries please give us a call.
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