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Black Barn Bistro

€€€€European, ,
Black Barn Road, Havelock North RD12, New Zealand
+64 21 929 994
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (112 reviews)
“lamb” (21 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 via mobile

Blissful dining experience for young and old. Excellent service from friendly staff compliments a fantastic menu the up is with the very best in New Zealand. Slow roasted beef (for 18 hours no less) is to die for. And to top it off you have...More

Thank Andrew I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Black Barn Bistro for lunch on a beautiful Havelock autumn day. The restaurant setting is wonderful with big windows offering an amazing view across the bay. We chose the fish of the day (hapuka) and lamb loin as our main courses. The dishes...More

Thank SchalkNZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, very good service, wonderful setting and view. One wouldn't be disappointed with the high meal quality. Would be nice if they did a small tasting at the table but appreciate that is what the cellar door is for!

Thank Flygal777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff very pleasant and helpful.The food overpriced for what was supplied.A vegetarian plate had its eater wondering what else was hiding under the tough kale and tofu . Held up by the chips that the rest of us had ordered . Two of us ordered...More

Thank elsthorpe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

12 of us went for lunch to Black Barn Bistro. Everyone loved their meals. Long lunch until 3.30 was great very relaxing. Staff were awesome. Would definetly go back

Thank Shona T
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Called in randomly to this winery and was very pleasantly surprised. They were busy but seated us in a lovely couch and chairs by the fireplace on a cold and wet day. We chose some lovely cheese and crackers platters accompanied by some very nice...More

Thank Vinoeaves
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Fabulous dining experience - but pleeeease bring back the pork belly! Lovely ambience, helpful pleasant staff, divine food.

Thank sandyross2017
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We had a voucher to spend at Black Barn, otherwise we may not have made the effort. Our lunch was excellent. The fish was moist, and tastefully presented, while the beef cheeks and gnocchi met expectations. We ordered a side of glazed carrots to share,...More

Thank patchycrowsnest
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Had a large group for drinks and nibbles. The rose wine was nice. Had a cheese platter and croquettes. All good. Excellent 180 degree panorama looking out over the region.....very pretty.

Thank stoketun
Reviewed 31 August 2017

The food was not your run of the mill type, and was extremely flavourful and delicious and well presented.

Thank Lois B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 21:00
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 21 929 994
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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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