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The Barn Bistro

8.2/10
213 reviews

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Scores & Reviews

Very good
8.2/10
based on 213 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :8/10
Service :8.6/10
Setting :8.1/10
  1. Malcolm F.
    Malcolm F.
    • 2 reviews
    9.75/10

    The atmosphere, service and food were excellent and the wine cellar was really great

  2. A A.
    A A.
    • 273 reviews
    9.5/10

    Great service and beautiful restaurant

  3. Amanda C.
    Amanda C.
    • 11 reviews
    6.25/10

    Nice lunch and menu. Limited selection of wines by the glass but you do have the option of purchasing a bottle from the cellar. Great Un-rushed service.

  4. A A.
    A A.
    • 287 reviews
    8.75/10

    Portion sizes were very generous - couldn't eat the extra sides. Food was very tasty and interesting. And selecting the wine bottle from the cellar was a novel way to do it and fun.

  5. A A.
    A A.
    • 264 reviews
    9.5/10

    Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome

  6. Terry J.
    Terry J.
    • 2 reviews
    7.75/10

    Nice and interesting menu

  7. Richard D.
    Richard D.
    • one review
    9/10

    Great service and great food, a dedicated team throughout.

  8. A A.
    A A.
    • 269 reviews
    7.75/10

    Foods menu changed and was not as good as before.

  9. A A.
    A A.
    • 269 reviews
    6.75/10

    Description of dishes on menu is not very accurate of the dishes that are served. Sashimi - dish was too sweet; black sesame on it was sweet along with some candied pieces of ginger (I think). The fish was not elegantly cut (random sizes) as you would expect in a sashimi. Pork - was to be served with granny smith apple but instead had red gala apples making the dish overly sweet as it already had an apple puree underneath it. I saw squid on the menu and would have ordered it except I saw calamari on the kitchen bench instead so gave it a miss. The garden setting was nice for a relaxing lunch.

  10. A A.
    A A.
    • 251 reviews
    6.25/10

    not up to scratch for price

  11. A A.
    A A.
    • 291 reviews
    9/10

    We are repeat customers and will continue to be so.

  12. Julia B.
    Julia B.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    Great steak and quite generous plates.

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 276 reviews
    7/10

    The menu has significantly changed since the restaurant has changed hands, and admittedly, I really miss the old menu — hearty, delicious meals. The food I had was still nice, though not amazing. Service was solid.

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 261 reviews
    10/10

    Food was delicious. Service great. Will definitely come back again.

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 259 reviews
    10/10

    The restaurant was amazing in its location, setting, ambience and service. The food were delicious! Will definitely come back again!

  16. Alana S.
    Alana S.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    Food was amazing, it can get a bit noisy out in the courtyard but that's unavoidable with the set up just something to be aware of.

  17. Sally H.
    Sally H.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    Beautiful food and fantastic service. A firm favourite

  18. Bruce B.
    Bruce B.
    • 27 reviews
    7.75/10

    The service was a bit chaotic however they were trying very hard. They kindly moved us out of a room with a large noisy group when we asked but then overcharged us for the wine we selected which we didn't notice at the time.

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 261 reviews
    8/10

    Lovely cheese platter and sticky wine to match.

  20. Ben L.
    Ben L.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Great food and service.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

252 Main Road, 5171, McLaren Vale, Australia

Directions to get there

, McLaren Vale

About the restaurant

The Barn combines country charm and cosmopolitan innovation. The small, mod-Oz menu features an assortment of pasta, pork, duck, lamb, and seafood dishes as well as a popular tapas selection. With five separate dining areas, The Barn can cater for formal dinners; in the private cellar or dining room; laid-back catch ups in the court yard; or social events in the tapas lounge which doubles as an exhibition room with local artists displaying their works.

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