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The Barn Bistro

252 Main Rd | Po Box 89, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8323 8618
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sirloin” (11 reviews)
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Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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252 Main Rd | Po Box 89, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a real surprise as the front of the restaurant hides the beautiful restaurant within. Give your Waitress with Scottish Ascent a pay rise and bonus. love the wine room concept too. Food fantastic.

Thank nostrebor_family
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful place. The open fire, the smell of nice food, candles and plenty of wood. Also, what a great idea to have a wine room rather than one of those wine lists, you walk along, read the labels and pick whatever takes your...More

Thank sigi d
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After a visit to the fabulous wine room to select a few bottles, we asked the chef to prepare a menu for us. Our party of 10 enjoyed several dishes of fantastic food and we laughed the night away in relaxing and friendly surrounds. Top...More

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 1 week ago

With great food and a taste of the McLaren Vale wine area, the Barn is ideal for that lazy afternoon lunch or for a group sharing time together. We've had many meals here and have always had a good experience. Highly recommended!

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Monday night with a group from work. Food was top class, staff where friendly, venue well set up and a great selection of wines

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staf are always friendly and jovial. Excellent wine cellar. Warm fire and reverse airconditioning was great on a very wet and cold night. The service was prompt and the meals delicious, as always. The oysters kilpatrick and prawn dumpling were very tasty. The mains were...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since my first review of The Barn, we have been back four times and each time ordered the prawn gyoza and loved it. Last night was a table of 10 including 4 children. Everyone loved their meal and the gyoza was the big hit for...More

Thank Adele5045
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This quaint but sophisticated restaurant warmed the soul from the moment we entered on a cold and wet night earlier this week. We were immediately welcomed by a warm, toasty fire, smiley staff and perfect mood lighting. Despite being a wet Winter's Tuesday night, The...More

Thank stevab93
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Barn has been a favourite for many over the years. During this time the overall excellence has been maintained. The service on our return visit was faultless, the food delicious and the ambience relaxing. Just right for a Sunday lunch beside the fire on...More

Thank Jude B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely meal for two on a Saturday night - kangaroo and sirloin with a glass of wine followed by cheese and a mocha-gatto. Yum!

Thank David B
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Questions & Answers
Kerry M
21 September 2015|
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Response from MaritimeHospitality | Property representative |
Hi Kerry, No, though both places cook up a pretty delicious steak! We are no affiliated in anyway. cheers The Barn Bistro
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 252 Main Rd | Po Box 89, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8323 8618
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