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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” (122 reviews)
“lamb” (24 reviews)
“snapper” (6 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM 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 yesterday

We went for lunch and it was quite busy but the service was quite good. Two of us really enjoyed the food and two of us found it was just ok, we had venison and skirt steak which were both a little tough. The bread,...More

Thank Regina d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a nice and cozy experience. The food is great. Service was great. It is located a little out of Havelock North, but once you get there, it provides a real treat for you. We were sitting outside in a garden covered by wine ranks....More

Thank castricks
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Black Barn twice during our 5 day stay in Hawkes Bay - first for dinner. The food was outstanding, fresh and delicious combinations beautifully presented. We enjoyed 3 courses each and the entree and dessert were the best of our trip, with the...More

Thank kiwi_travels_10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful setting in the vineyard matched by excellent food and service was marred by the insidious loud booming bass music that the manager insists on playing over and over despite the protestations of his staff and the suffering of his patrons. I assume he...More

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to have a leisurely of wine at the new bar set up. The view was great from the high stools and we enjoyed some yummy bread and fries as a pre lunch treat. Nice service and always nice to visit the little shop....More

Thank avb13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic setting and upmarket surrounding and an interesting menu. Some of the staff were very aloof which was most disappointing.

Thank cokomo1003
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a very delicious and interesting meal. Two of us had fish, alfonsino, which was served as "stew". The other two enjoyed the pork, equally delicious. We were served by a young woman from the Chez Republic who looked after us very well. Was...More

Thank Judy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great night out. The food was excellent and matched by friendly efficient servixc. Shame that the Oysters ran out.

Thank Mark152014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great plac to visit for lunch or dinner. A bar has recently been added which serves bar food to allow for more casual visits - an enjoyable experience. A new fireplace also adds to the ambience in winter.

Thank 21rach2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful place to have lunch under the trees, the dappled light playing with the nuances of delicious food and vegetables on the plate. Light, elegant and lots of flavour as well as being of course very wine friendly. A lovely find.

Thank Mac1997
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Romantic
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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