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Black Barn Bistro

) #1 of 33 Restaurants in Havelock North $$$$ European, ,
Black Barn Road, Havelock North RD12, New Zealand
+64 6-877 7985
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (107 reviews)
“smoked fish” (6 reviews)
“venison” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Black Barn Road, Havelock North RD12, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 375 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was Mothers Day and late afternoon.We felt like a glass of nice wine after a large breakfast earlier in the day. We are Jaffas (Aucklanders) enjoying a break (from the traffic) in the glorious Hawkes Bay, ablase with Autumn colours.We had been to the...More

Thank loveroflife40
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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...More

Thank pfle001
Reviewed 15 May 2017 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...More

Thank mishfish5
Reviewed 3 May 2017

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...More

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 2 May 2017

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...More

Thank SnowNewZealand
Reviewed 1 May 2017 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
Reviewed 30 April 2017

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

Thank suewhit2014
Reviewed 30 April 2017 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
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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
Reviewed 26 April 2017

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...More

Thank lynne780
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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