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Barn Cafe

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$$ - $$$
New Zealand, Bar, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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48 High Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 7440
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

There are better options in Picton. Food is ok, ambiance not so much. But nice people. food came late and no internet. But I can't say anything bad about the food. Good if you are a big group.

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Thank TheGreatBumble
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

At night I had 2 options. I chose this restaurant, and I am glad idid. I got seafood platter -I think it was enough for2 people-. Delicious. Mussels, calamari... yummy.

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Thank Reuben S
Canberra, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This restaurant certainly has character! From the rustic furniture to the ancient radios, the AC/DC posters to the pokies out the back, the generous servings to the basic wait staff this was a meal of contradictions. We had battered fish (orange roughy) and lamb backstrap - they were both delicious but were served without any real care that it was... More 

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Thank zorrobandito
Gina W, Owner at Barn Cafe, responded to this review

We always welcome constructive criticism and we do appreciate your comments. However I need to correct one point - we do not have any mains priced at $35. Our most expensive item is $29 More 

Sydney, Australia
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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Not haute cuisine but probably one of the most generous servings of good food anywhere in Picton. Reasonable wine selection and good service from the staff. On a wet and miserable night this quirky restaurant offered everything a weary traveller required; warmth and generosity.

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Thank caruthers2016
Gina W, Owner at Barn Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments which reflect the quality and service that we try to achieve. We hope to see you again someday. More 

Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Certainly not a la carte- but boy can the chef produce some great food. Roast lamb - Superb! We both had the lamb and wanted more.

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Thank Kathryn N
Gina W, Owner at Barn Cafe, responded to this review

We are very glad you enjoyed your meal with us. More 

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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This is the Cobham & Co of Picton and I mean that in a good way. Generous meal sizes with a standard variety on the menu. Partner had the Roast Lamb and vegetables which at $18 was very good value. I had soup of the day, creamy pumpkin which was acceptable. The only suggestion would be to have a few... More 

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Thank Gav H
Gina W, Owner at Barn Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We will take your suggestions into consideration. More 

Taranaki, New Zealand
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We dined here on our last night in the South Island and had a great meal. Good food, friendly staff. The sticky date pudding is amazing :-)

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Thank Taeba
Gina W, Owner at Barn Cafe, responded to this review

Obviously a good way to finish your tour of the "Mainland". We hope to see you again sometime. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Yahhh had the best food lamb backstrap to die seafood delicious at The Barn Picton NZ great service friendly beatiful town

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Thank Dot B
Gina W, Owner at Barn Cafe, responded to this review

I have passed your comments on to our staff. It make our day when our customers appreciate our food and service. Thanks very much. More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

2nd visit as it is a pleasant place to eat in the early evening.The staff are very helpful explaining all the choices.

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Thank 236brendad
Gina W, Owner at Barn Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback. More 

Chiang Mai
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I ate the roast lamb dinner here and it was delicious. The lamb was tasty and tender - perfectly cooked! Nice atmosphere with lots of interesting photos and retro items on display.

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Thank KevinLJ_ChiangMai
Gina W, Owner at Barn Cafe, responded to this review

We pride ourselves on our roast meals and we are sopleased that they lived up to your expectations. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$22
Cuisine
New Zealand, Bar, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 High Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Picton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-573 7440

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?