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DA's Barn Restaurant & Bar

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$$ - $$$
Bar, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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48 High Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 7440
06:30 - 21:30
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We tried the whole menu at different visits, found the food is excellent always compliment the chef, licensed bar

Thank Victor H
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Had the lamb back strap one night and the ribs another both were very good but the lamb strap was fantastic sooooo delicious. Service was friendly and the orders arrive amazingly fast. A++++ can't say enough about how good this place is. Would come to Picton just for this place.

Thank Chris S
Gina W, Owner at DA's Barn Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We also enjoyed your company and would love to see you again sometime. More 

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Good food. Not exotic, but tasty with large portions. Friendly staff. More of a place the local population eats at, and that gives it a charm that the more touristy restaurants lack.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Gina W, Owner at DA's Barn Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Please come and see us again next time you are in Picton. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We ate here twice in the evening. The food was good at a reasonable price. The staff were attentive. Liked the décor etc. interesting things on display.

Thank Bernard U
Gina W, Owner at DA's Barn Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

It is nice to be appreciated. I have passed your comments to all our staff since comments and feedback like yours make their day. Hope to see you again sometime. More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

This is just the place you want to stop when you want real food. Tasty and easy eating. Menu has roast of the day as well as a variety including veggie dishes. The decor has some really unique antiquities to feast your eyes and curiosity as well. The wait staff is friendly and helpful.

Thank Jacalyn R
Gina W, Owner at DA's Barn Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

We really appreciate when we find that our customers have enjoyed the total experience here. Thanks a lot for your very positive feedback. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We visited after reading on Trip Advisor, and wasn't disappointed. The menu was very good and offered vegetables included in meal, not as extra like a lot of places. We had lamb backstrap, not eaten before but will in future in red wine sauce , it was delicious, starter was shrimp cocktail, straight out of the 60"s but better as... More 

Thank marie j
Gina W, Owner at DA's Barn Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your great feedback. The lamb backstrap is one of our dishes that people rave about especially if they have not had it before. More 

Falkirk District, United Kingdom
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355 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Checked on Trip Advisor for somewhere to eat in Picton. The place inside reminded us of rustic eating places in Alaska. We had the roast of the day - it was lamb, the portion was huge. The service was average but the food was good. If you want good basic food and not worried about fancy service this is the... More 

Thank susan m
Gina W, Manager at DA's Barn Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed the food and found it to be good value for money. I am sorry that you found the service to be lacking. We are always ready to hear constructive criticism on how we can improve our service. More 

Sydney, Australia
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181 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We had dinner here on our first night back in civilzation after 3 days kayaking, and it was good! It's right in town, a really nice atmosphere, and the food is good. The service was a bit slow at first, but seems like they bring on another server for the dinner rush, and we were a bit early.

Thank Canada-Oz
Gina W, Owner at DA's Barn Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your appreciative comments. Yes we do bring staff based on expected demand. However, remember that you can always tell your host if you require faster service. More 

Sharon, Massachusetts, United States
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184 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

The Barn Cafe is a local favourite of the people here in Picton. 4 of us enjoyed great food and drink. The house wines are very good having had a Pinot gris and a Merlot for 2 of us. The portions are large. Try the Shrimp cocktail , and the Sweet and Sour chicken dinner, our friends favourites. They will... More 

Thank Mike71553
Gina W, Owner at DA's Barn Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

We really appreciate comments like yours where you explain all about us. Thanks for all your positive feedback. More 

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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Good food and nice waitress. It is an old place. The new management has not changed the furniture nor the pictures on the wall which is good. A very good value. Great atmosphere.

Thank An V
Gina W, Owner at DA's Barn Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

We love the work that we do when our customers can appreciate the results. Look forward to seeing you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$21
Bar, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Delivery
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 High Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Picton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-573 7440

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