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Black Barn Bistro

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Black Barn Road, Havelock North RD12, New Zealand
+64 6-877 7985
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Napier, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

All six of us ordered lamb, which was cooked to perfection we also shared French fries dusted with sweet paprika. The wines from the vineyard here were also a great match; syrah, merlot/cabernet franc, even the barrel fermented chardonnay went well with or red meat dishes. The wait wasn't long and the service was friendly and professional

Thank pfle001
New Zealand
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137 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a long lunch with friends on a Sunday. All of our food was excellent - started with the almonds then we shared the duck and salmon entrees (salmon was the favourite). For mains we had the fish, venison, lamb rack and sirloin with fries and duck fat roasted carrots. All of it was beautifully presented and delicious. Lamb rack... More 

Thank mishfish5
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a group lunch at Blackbarn. The food was perfect and the service very professional and friendly. The view from the outdoor area is incredible and we sat for a long time just admiring the countryside. The little shop is worth viewing as they have a good range of kitchen/homeware.

Thank Sharon H
Waipukurau, New Zealand
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have enjoyed the Black Barn for many years now, but this is the first time we have been there since the management changed, so it is hard to not compare it with previous visits. As always, it is a magical environment, sitting outside under the vines on a Hawkes Bay Indian Summer day. My wife does not have a... More 

Thank SnowNewZealand
London, England, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really beautiful spot looking over the vines. Food and wine were delicious and the service was prompt and professional. I had the beetroot salad - beautifully presented and lovely flavors. Menu is very unique and very high quality. Highly recommend.

Thank Kimberley H
Auckland, New Zealand
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a lovely family lunch here on Good Friday. Lovely surroundings, beautiful food and friendly staff.

Thank suewhit2014
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant food, but small portions, 3 courses will not fill the average person. Despite the quality being top notch. Left with a big hole in pocket and stomach

Thank gunner101259
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant was changing hands when I visited and not open at the time of publishing but we did try the chardonnay and it is exceptional. The view is also amazing. This place has a lot of potential to be good.

Thank Rachel L
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were greeted with enthusiasm and given a choice of seating - lovely. Unfortunately the lighting was so low that we had to asked for more candles on our table to be able to read the menu. When we asked if the lighting could be improved we were told that the Maitre de wanted to create an ambience - all... More 

Thank lynne780
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome setting and staff were great. Disappointed in the Autumn menu in that meat options for mains were very similar (steak, 2 x little lamb chops stated as being a rack or venison). This biggest issue was that there were only 2 x options in how you wanted these cooked which were medium rare or well done. The birthday boy... More 

Thank 50CHVN

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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 6-877 7985
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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