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Black Barn Bistro

$$$$European, ,
Black Barn Road, Havelock North RD12, New Zealand
+64 6-877 7985
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (109 reviews)
“smoked fish” (6 reviews)
“venison” (13 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 17:00All hours
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Black Barn Road, Havelock North RD12, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

12 of us went for lunch to Black Barn Bistro. Everyone loved their meals. Long lunch until 3.30 was great very relaxing. Staff were awesome. Would definetly go back

Thank Shona T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in randomly to this winery and was very pleasantly surprised. They were busy but seated us in a lovely couch and chairs by the fireplace on a cold and wet day. We chose some lovely cheese and crackers platters accompanied by some very nice...More

Thank Vinoeaves
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous dining experience - but pleeeease bring back the pork belly! Lovely ambience, helpful pleasant staff, divine food.

Thank sandyross2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a voucher to spend at Black Barn, otherwise we may not have made the effort. Our lunch was excellent. The fish was moist, and tastefully presented, while the beef cheeks and gnocchi met expectations. We ordered a side of glazed carrots to share,...More

Thank patchycrowsnest
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a large group for drinks and nibbles. The rose wine was nice. Had a cheese platter and croquettes. All good. Excellent 180 degree panorama looking out over the region.....very pretty.

Thank stoketun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was not your run of the mill type, and was extremely flavourful and delicious and well presented.

Thank Lois B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful day in Havelock North and three of us decided to have a nice lunch at the Black Barn, but we were very disappointed. One had the gnocchi which was nicely presented, but was meant to be kumara but tasted like potato - nice,...More

Thank Gail D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely location for a birthday lunch and we had excellent service. Some of the dishes were delicious but not everyone was completely happy... perhaps a few too many flavours going on in some of the dishes which let them down. Highlights were the salmon starter,...More

Thank Debra L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Brilliant!!! Just loved every moment and every mouthful. Black Barn is set in a wonderful location, just high enough to see out over Hawkes Bay all the way to the sea, but low enough to feel part of the countryside. Understated, elegant grounds and buildings,...More

1  Thank mbreb
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We must have caught the chef at Blackburn Bistro on a bad day as 4 members of our group ordered the lamb rack and were so disappointed. The meal was tepid and comprised of 2 meagre and fatty lamb chops that were so under cooked...More

Thank hmccallum
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
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
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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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