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The Barn

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747 Glenelg River Rd | Also Called Punt Rd, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290, Australia
+61 8 8726 9999
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Victoria
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited as a family (2 adults and 2 children) on a busy Saturday night. We all had steak and it was delicious. We ordered some sides of mushrooms and chips as the steak only comes with a small seasonal salad and a potato. I requested my sauce to be served on the side, and this was no problem. Nothing... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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103 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After our first dinner in the town, we promised ourselves a treat the next night to make up for it. Fortunately we booked! One should eat steak. It is magnificent! The accompaniments are simple, but excellent without exception. The wine list is extensive and caters for every palate and budget. Lash out a bit. The steak is worth it. Service... More 

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1 Thank duncanmacster
Adelaide, Australia
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service, fantastic meals and mouth watering deserts, must get the home made chocolate brownie.

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1 Thank Kim C
Adelaide, Australia
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The steak was cooked as requested. Not always the case, even in specialist Steak Restaurants. The staff were attentive in that laid back country style that we have learnt to love. Not the pretentious attitude that some restaurants with good reputations lean towards. We were also impressed by the range on the menu, particularly the deserts. We often cut this... More 

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1 Thank Phil L
Neuss, Germany
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95 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the pleasure to dine there. Service was excellently trained, helpful and friendly. The restaurant specialises on meat (beef), but seafood is also at it's best. The wine list is superb. We would come again, alas consider the distance.

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1 Thank Jürgen H
Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

For someone who doesn't eat steak- the filet Mignon was amazing. It just doesn't feel right going to a higher end steakhouse and not ordering steak! The smoked scallops were amazing as an entree. The chefs need to be recommended on every level. Our dishes plus seeing all the other diners dishes was superb quality. A nice side of wine... More 

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1 Thank kristie m
Adelaide, Australia
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Cosy venue with bar for pre-dinner drink. Intimate restaurant even though very busy. Service was exceptional - super friendly & attentive. Meals delicious & nice to eat beef grown on site. Definitely recommend & hope to visit again!

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We were staying at the accommodation at The Barn and had (thankfully) prebooked for Saturday dinner on a night that was clearly VERY busy. Despite being full to bursting, the service was incredibly attentive, friendly and professional. The steak (we both chose porterhouse, hubby with pepper sauce and me with mushroom) was as splendid as any of the reviews would... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Went here recently for a special occasion meal and although a bit pricey for a steak meal the food was good with excellent service, not much to find wrong about the Barn it is nicely set and can recommend for those special occasions.

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1 Thank thegreekvilla
Mount Gambier, Australia
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78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is the one restaurant where being able to cook steak has been perfected. A simple menu focussing on steak, although there are other choices for those not rapt in steak. the accompaniments are simple, well cooked and delicious. We couldn't fit in deserts although I do have to say they looked delicious. The wines available are extensive featuring wines... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$43
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 747 Glenelg River Rd | Also Called Punt Rd, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Mount Gambier
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8726 9999
Description
We select the best export quality beef available in the country. Our preference is for beef that is finished on grass as this provides meat with maximum flavor, just as nature intended. What we do differently at the Barn is that we age our beef on the premises for 8 weeks or longer. When you consider the work, the cost, the waste, is it really worthwhile to age beef for a long time? Most people and places say beef is aged when it is two weeks old. Like great wines that improve for 50 years, great beef gets sweeter, more tender and acquires a taste that cannot be duplicated except with proper aging.

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