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The Barn Bistro

252 Main Rd | Po Box 89, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8323 8618
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sirloin” (11 reviews)
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Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
252 Main Rd | Po Box 89, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had two nights in McLaren Vale and ate here both nights. There were plenty of choices on the menu that we wanted to try so going back a second time was easy. A lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. Lots of choices to drink local...More

Thank Leith M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made a booking for the Barn Bistro for Saturday evening. Very friendly service, lovely Canadian waitress who loved what she was doing. Food was good, large portion size. Unfortunately the plates were cold for the main course which was a shame, as it meant...More

Thank 904marj22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved the food, the ambience, the space, the staff, and the wine list. Can't wait to come back!

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Surprisingly different inside from what we were expecting from seeing the outside, in a good way. Restaurant was set out nicely so that you were not crammed in and listening to others conversations, music was at a decent level so you did not have to...More

Thank stellanewbrook
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We popped into The Barn for their winter special as a surprise anniversary dinner. The food was mouth-watering, backed up by a varied wine selection. Service was amazing and will definitely be returning

Thank Draenath
Reviewed 10 September 2017

The downstairs dining was great for our small group touring the McLaren Vale region together. The service was good. I was a little disappointed with my kangaroo fillet main - the meat was very good and a VERY GENEROUS serve BUT it needed some greens...More

Thank Backroaders
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Had an evening meal at the Barn. Excellent service and a very nice meal. Big hearty meals for winter. Very good selection of wines in the cellar. The price of a bottle of wine was also very reasonable. Excellent service which complimented a great meal...More

Thank leanneandtony
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Turning up on a rainy Wednesday after a drive down from the Barossa. Manager looked at my pathetic hungry face and said- " you don't have a reservation do you?" And proceeded to give us a lovely table for 2 near the fire and wine...More

Thank MELLEN62
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This was a real surprise as the front of the restaurant hides the beautiful restaurant within. Give your Waitress with Scottish Ascent a pay rise and bonus. love the wine room concept too. Food fantastic.

Thank nostrebor_family
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful place. The open fire, the smell of nice food, candles and plenty of wood. Also, what a great idea to have a wine room rather than one of those wine lists, you walk along, read the labels and pick whatever takes your...More

Thank sigi d
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Questions & Answers
Kerry M
21 September 2015|
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Response from MaritimeHospitality | Property representative |
Hi Kerry, No, though both places cook up a pretty delicious steak! We are no affiliated in anyway. cheers The Barn Bistro
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 252 Main Rd | Po Box 89, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8323 8618
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