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Red Barn Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand
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State Hwy 6, Murchison, New Zealand
+64 3-523 9400
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Oamaru, New Zealand
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped here for lunch on way home from Blenheim. The place was busy but I still found the service friendly & quick. The selection of food was great! (Liked the fact they supplied insect repellent for those sitting outside or visiting the animals) Good parking too so all around a good place to stop on your travels.

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Thank dawn h
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to stop in to get a drink and see the animals but i didn't want to stay as the lady at the till had the most horrible customer service and i wanted to leave. I'm not sure if it was cause she didn't want to work a public holiday or cause it was slightly busy but i did not... More 

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1 Thank Jaelyn G
Murchison, New Zealand
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great good, friendly staff, clean facilities, lovely outdoors with a small animal park. Great place to stop for everyone.

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Thank Barbara S
Vienna, Austria
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The breakfast was plenty, the garden is marvelous. Have breakfast, spend time with the animals and enjoy the scenery

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Thank Henrik R
Bengaluru, India
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84 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a place to dine on our long drive from Picton to Christchurch and accidentally we found this place. It was raining and the Cafe was crowded since a big party landed by a tourist bus was already there. Burgers and sandwiches as well as fish and chips were available and tasty. Tea and coffee were also... More 

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Thank Ushasivadas
Havelock
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

It was raining so can only comment on the restaurant not other aspects. Nice welcome and warm relaxed atmosphere. Service was a bit slow, but servings were large and well prepared. Overall, a nice place to stop and have a break.

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Thank Peter G
Perth, Australia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Take some food from the Barn and take time to talk to the animals. Nice place to walk around and stretch your legs after a drive.

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Thank neromjp
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Called at this cafe on our way to grey mouth and then we're very keen to come back there on way way home. Excellent service excellent food would recommend to anyone travelling this way.

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1 Thank christinelovatt
Queenstown, New Zealand
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

I wish i could give zero rate for the service of grumpy lady! We stopped by want to feed animal but need to eat something first. Then we entered to the cafe. The lady at the counter was not even say hello, no smile at all. I asked her about salad and waiting long time for a unfriendly+grumpy answer! We... More 

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1 Thank enungkhao
Tasman, New Zealand
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119 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Loose leaf tea! Delicious blend. A great cafe with excellent tea and coffee as well as tasty, nicely prepared light meals and snacks. Staff are friendly and there's plenty of parking. Makes a great place to stop en route along the highway.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Hwy 6, Murchison, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Murchison
  • Phone Number: +64 3-523 9400

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