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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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European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Black Barn Road, Havelock North RD12, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

From the moment we arrived we were looked after. Our server was exceptional and very attentive without being over bearing. We shared the sourdough bread, 5 large delicious slices which came out with a generous serving of whipped butter and oil. We both had the...More

Thank June B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Dropped in the day before and it was packed so booked for the following day and walked into an empty restaurant - why? because everyone was outside in the cool under the pergola - the perfect location on a scorching day. Not only was the...More

Thank Lesley W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Black Barn with my daughter. We had lunch under a canopy of grape vines. It was a very hot day and the shade was so welcoming as were the staff. We had a wonderfully delicious meal. Very friendly and relaxing. Fabulous wine of course!

Thank BarbDave2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a celebration dinner recently at Black Barn. We experienced very professional, not too friendly but warm and welcoming service. The food was delicious and the wine speaks for itself. The only thing that was a bit surprising and not enjoyed was the large...More

Thank Alison H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here on Waitangi day 2018. its a truly magic environment to be hanging out and the food is first rate!

Thank 10Lambert01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely family lunch under the vines. Brilliant attentive service, really knowledgeable. Food was tasty and delivered in good time despite being super busy. Lovely setting. Can’t wait for the next visit.

Thank Poppet1056
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here as an attempt to tackle at least one vineyard while we were staying in Napier. Me and my partner arrived at 3pm after a 4 hour drive and were greeted by a delightful bartender who gave us a taste of their yummy 2017...More

Thank Simona R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently we were in Hawkes Bay for a wedding and ten of us went to Black Barn Bistro for dinner. We arrived at 7.00 and by nine had not received any food. When it did come, some dishes came late or not at all .For...More

Thank maggie100036
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, son and I greatly enjoyed our dining experience at Black Barn Bistro. Its setting within Black Barn Vineyards, along with the architecture and contemporary decor, is nothing short of stunning. Jana, our lovely and attentive food server, spoiled us with tasty delectables (wholemeal...More

Thank lorrisworld
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a small Hawke’s Bay village and delighted to have world class food and service. Relaxed happy competent waitstaff and fantastic food. Great menu with beautifully presented and tasted fab. The bistro offers lunches and a bar has been added for drinks and bar food....More

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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, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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