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Barrel and Cruse Bistro

€€ - €€€, , International
50 Giles St | Near Katherine River., Katherine, Northern Territory 0850, Australia
+61 8 8905 8451
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“barramundi” (2 reviews)
“steak” (2 reviews)
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Australian, Bar, International, Asian, Pub
€€ - €€€
50 Giles St | Near Katherine River., Katherine, Northern Territory 0850, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last night in Katherine and went to the restaurant for dinner. Had the best range of simple food and great value. Very fresh and the beer was cold. Had the choice to eat outside in in the aircon restaurant. Will go again next time in...More

Thank Troy W
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Went for quick dinner. Staff were friendly and the food was pretty good. I had the special of the beef brisket which I can recommend

Thank TareeTim
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Enjoyed a delish lamb rack which was on special and a medium rare steak cooked to perfection. Instead of fries and salad which the meal we asked if mashed potato and hot veggies could substitute. Staff were very happy to oblige. There is a bar...More

Thank Sam H
Reviewed 26 July 2018

We both had the Humpty Doo barramundi which was cooked beautifully. Meals came out promptly and staff were very helpful.

Thank Terry-ann C
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Our family of 17 ate here on Saturday night. The staff were lovely. All our meals came out reasonably close together and everyone was satisfied with their meal. I’m a celiac so I was very happy to see several gluten free options on the menu....More

Thank Leighann84
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Word of advice. Don't train someone when you have a lineup of people waiting to order. 3 meals arrived together. 4th meal incorrect. Took three times to get it right!! Shame as food good.More

Thank Wendy G
MIchael Jean J, Owner at Barrel and Cruse Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

We are truly sorry for the experience you had as we were down 2 people that night. Thank you for your advice and we will remember that for the next customers. I also would like to thank you for dining in our restaurant. Cheers, Barrel...More

Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Came here after being recommended by Beagle Motor Inn. It has to be one of the best meals we’ve had on our travels. My husbands steak melted like butter & my Barramundi was the best I’ve eaten anywhere. Great service, great guy singing & playing...More

Thank Linford F
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Really nice food, big serves and enjoyable live music. Clean toilets. Very helpful staff. Recommended!

Thank Wendy F
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Excellent oysters and chilli chips and dip. Main course served and very nice waiter and waitress. Bar service very good. Unfortunately when the very loud musical entertainment began we could no longer continue our conversation. Advise going when no live music or just go for...More

Thank Philpin752
Jean Mike J, Owner at Barrel and Cruse Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2018

Hi Philpin, Thanks for excellent review for our food. Unfortunately there was a big group that night and it was a friend of a performer. Anyway we will sort it out next time. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 18 May 2018

The staff were lovely here and we didn't have the heart to tell them the food was average but it was. My steak was thin and fatty and not very enjoyable. If you are looking for basic, then this would be fine.More

Thank Danni F
Jean Mike J, Owner at Barrel and Cruse Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

Hi Danni, Thank you for dining with us, Sorry for your experienced, You should approach our friendly staff to sort the issue, We were happy to replace it or refund your money with free meals if you just approach us, We are easy to approach....More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$8 - US$38
Australian, Bar, International, Asian, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Giles St | Near Katherine River., Katherine, Northern Territory 0850, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Katherine
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8905 8451
  • E-mail
Relaxed bistro style restaurant with Glycol Beer Tap system, Kids Playground, Daily Specials and Live music.
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