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Black Barn Bistro

$$$$European, ,
Black Barn Road, Havelock North RD12, New Zealand
+64 6-877 7985
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (129 reviews)
“lamb” (25 reviews)
“snapper” (6 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Black Barn Road, Havelock North RD12, New Zealand
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Reviewed today

We came here for lunch, and enjoyed some delicious food - the octopus in particular was fab, and well paired with their wines. However, when we came it was quite empty and felt a bit soul-less - the service was quite slack and took a...More

Thank RDLO1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went to Black Barn for much looked toward to dinner as part of a group. Other groups there. Had to wait an hour and 15 to be seated. First course arrived... Bread. Then set menu of fish or beef. Neither memorable. Dessert disappointing, choice of...More

Thank gaespencer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A late lunch at Black Barn is a special treat!! The open fire and spectacular view set the scene and the stunning food completes the experience. The pork sirloin was amazing and BB’s Syrah was perfect with it. Hard to fault...

Thank Roger C
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Fabulous place for lunch. We sat under the vines a great spot available out on the grass with bean bags and large mats. The place had been refurbed since our last visit very stylish 😎

Thank 869adriennep
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Napier - our second stop on the tour going South and we decided to get awake early morning and have a hike on Te Mata peak in the nearby city of Hastings. The drive along the coast was wonderful, the hike from the main gates...More

Thank jilo_13
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Had a great lunch, late summer under the vines outside on a great day where the service was great and the food was excellent. We will be back and bring friends here. Take the time to have a wine tasting before lunch, well worth it!

1  Thank Deb H
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Dined here for my mum's birthday with family. Food was delicious, wait staff fantastic. A truly memorable experience. Well done to you all.

Thank tortstaylor
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped by Black Barn Bistro for lunch recently and not disappointed. It is in a beautiful location amongst the vines at Black Barn winery. The staff were lovely and we sat at tables under the vines to eat lunch. Food and wine were perfect and...More

Thank NewZealandChevgurl
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

10 of us all enjoyed our meals in the garden. Most had the lamb done 2 ways and declared it very good. I had the venison a little tough but delicious. Bluff oysters didn’t disappoint but thought they were a little on the small side...More

Thank NzShopper
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Loved the vibe of the place, so relaxed with the sun shining through the vines. The oysters were lovely. Also the steak was excellent.

1  Thank cosycottager
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$33 - US$36
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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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
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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