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Red Barn Cafe and Animal Park

State Hwy 6, Murchison 7077, New Zealand
+64 3-523 9400
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible17%
Travellers talk about
“hot chips” (2 reviews)
“quiche” (3 reviews)
“scones” (2 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 16:00All hours
Cafe, Healthy, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
State Hwy 6, Murchison 7077, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Immaculately clean. Outstanding customer service. Brilliant home made food. Delicious coffee. Awesome place for kids to let off steam outside with the farm animals! This cafe has recently changed ownership. We had been here before, and were disappointed with service and food options/quality. We had...More

Thank JudithC007
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

There isn't much South of Nelson (on the road to Greymouth) early in the morning. Stopped by the Red Barn Cafe on State Hwy 6 and ordered what turned out to be a very satisfying plate of bacon and eggs. It was pretty chilly outside...More

1  Thank johobu
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Was tired of the unfriendly gobble and go so decided to give this one a go. It was the best plan. The girls were friendly and chatty and the food homemade and yummy. It was a cold day and the fire was on warming the...More

1  Thank Gramimis
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch when travelling. The cabinet food we had exceeded our expectations and the coffee was great. They were very busy but we were served within 10 minutes.

1  Thank kjb1967
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We basically stopped here for coffee but had pasties and cakes as well. What a surprise. The coffee was excellent and the pastie the best I have had. The cakes all looked home made and everyone enjoyed them. This wasa pleasant surprise as there did...More

1  Thank Richard W
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We always stop here, there is ample parking and space for the kids to run around, sometimes we pay to see the animals as well. Really reasonably priced servings are pretty generous usually we end up taking hot chips with us as we can't finish...More

1  Thank AlynaNZER
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Stopped here for a lunch break on the way to Marlborough from Chch. The food was simple but quite good. Nice atmosphere. Nice area outside but the sandflies are relentless so we opted to sit in. They do supply plenty of insect repellant though which...More

1  Thank Shandsj
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch.. it was expensive. .and there were many Sandflies and wasps.. food was average.. vegetables quiche was like frozen packet vegetables and ehg.. salad was tiny

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Fun relaxing place, a great place to stop. Enjoyed the animals who seemed happy (although we are sheep farmers and thought the recent shear was a bit rough!). Our only reason for not rating this higher was our 4yo got locked in the toilet and...More

Thank holidaymaker282
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Stopped here for lunch on way home from Blenheim. The place was busy but I still found the service friendly & quick. The selection of food was great! (Liked the fact they supplied insect repellent for those sitting outside or visiting the animals) Good parking...More

Thank dawn h
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Hwy 6, Murchison 7077, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Murchison
  • Phone Number: +64 3-523 9400
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Red Barn Cafe and Animal Park is a fun and relaxing corner of the South Island situated on the banks of the mighty Buller River and the gateway to the Kahurangi National Park. You can enjoy delicious housemade food, amazing 'Sublime' Coffee, beautiful silk bag Temple teas, hang out with our animals or just sit and relax while the kids burn off some steam in our cool playground. Awe inspiring views, art garden, peace or full on active fun there's something for everyone. We cater to vegan, vegetarian, GF, DF, Paleo and Raw eaters. Grab a housemade smoothie full of goodness and flavor, a full meal made with love or just a snack. We enjoy providing great food and beverage and good times. Call in, we'd love to be part of your day.
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