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The Barn Bistro

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252 Main Rd | PO BOX 89, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8323 8618
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17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Shepparton, Australia
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant was recommended by all who were asked. It is an institution that has stood the test of time. You enter through a small old house on the street then you are shown into a courtyard under the vines. This area is nicely climate controlled with comfortable seating and beautiful ambience. Staff were attentive and were very attuned to... More 

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Thank Stephen P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to this place based on rank and reviews on trip advisor. It was excellent. The food was great, we had a steak and lamb mains which were pretty much faultless. Choosing a bottle of wine from a wine cellar room instead of a list was fun and made dinner feel more like an experience than a meal. We also... More 

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Thank James W
Adelaide, Australia
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213 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the Barn many times and our visit last week was, as always, fantastic. The unobtrusive clear roof above the vines made sitting 'outdoors', even on a rainy day, extremely pleasant. The food was delicious and beautifully presented and the staff were extremely welcoming, attentive and helpful. We had an English visitor, eating kangaroo for the first time,... More 

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Thank Susan A
Adelaide, Australia
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108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

OMG what a beautiful Barn this is so tastefully done it's got to be seen to appreciate The decor is magnificent And the staff service and food is second to none.We had lunch here on Sunday couldn't fault a thing.

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Thank Hugom1954
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I are "regulars" at The Barn. Our recent visit with family was, as usual, a delight. The choice of wines is outstanding and we appreciate the way the wines are presented. We can peruse the wines out our leisure with time to make an informed decision because there is ample time to read labels. The staff are... More 

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Thank Stephen_B_1948
Maslin Beach, Australia
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been meaning to go for years and finally went for an anniversary. We were both very impressed, from the moment we arrived we were greeted with friendly staff. They sat us under the vine at a lovely rustic table. We were able to go into a large wine room and select our own bottle, huge selection. The food... More 

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Thank billbortas
Adelaide, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were met by a very efficient lady at front of house. Service throughout evening was excellent. Wine list extensive and reasonaby priced. Food was generrally dissapointing. Starters of charcuterie to share was six very thin slices of meat with pickle, very overpriced at $18.. Two ordered Thai beef salad that was very fresh but lacked any semblance of a... More 

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1 Thank John B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Thai Beef salad had no hint of Thai about it. Beef strips soaked in soy sauce and a salad of lettuce and parsley - where was the coriander lemongrass Asian greens and chillies? My husband was underwhelmed by his serve of beef cheeks and my dining companion's plate of pork belly was so dry that even the manager conceded... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in for a glass of wine here with family who were having a meal. The layout of the place is beautiful. Great selection of wines just go into the cellar select your wine and enjoy, but you are to take your wine to the counter and put it on your bill, a bit of a complication why have this... More 

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Thank Rustyone w
thebarn-mclarenvale, Owner at The Barn Bistro, responded to this review

Hi there, we do try and explain the Wine Selection Process to all the guests when they arrive and would never assume our guests were trying to avoid the bill, so we are sorry it was perceived that way. Basically we ask each table who would like a Bottle of Wine to select it from the Wine Cellar and bring... More 

Bordeaux, France
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What an amazing restaurant with a classy decoration and a wonderful menu. You can visit a room with all the wine bottles ... The flavours are perfect !

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Thank LucasA4033
thebarn-mclarenvale, Owner at The Barn Bistro, responded to this review

Hello, glad to hear you loved your birthday dinner with us! Meg More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Cuisine
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?