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Black Barn Bistro

$$$$European, ,
Black Barn Road, Havelock North RD12, New Zealand
+64 6-877 7985
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Black Barn Road, Havelock North RD12, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

With the lines of fantastic Chef Chris Farmer you won't go wrong here. Service, view and food are all fantastic. Do yourself a favour.

Thank nzRick74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife an I piped in for a lunch in Saturday (last minute booking) and we were made to feel like we were the only ones in the bistro. Great service and beautiful food - and lovely as always wine match :)). The Black Barn...More

Thank Craig A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is fine dining at affordable prices. We didn't eat off the set menu but decided to pick our own. Warm and inviting atmosphere and totally looked after by the wait staff from start to finish. Could no fault hem for the attentiveness and knowledge...More

Thank Graham D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here for lunch friday just been and had the best dinning experiance I have had in a long tme! The setting is stunning looking over the vinyards and ranges, the wait staff are pleasant and very professional in their attitude. They had a...More

Thank BecaMoss
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for lunch, and enjoyed some delicious food - the octopus in particular was fab, and well paired with their wines. However, when we came it was quite empty and felt a bit soul-less - the service was quite slack and took a...More

Thank RDLO1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Black Barn for much looked toward to dinner as part of a group. Other groups there. Had to wait an hour and 15 to be seated. First course arrived... Bread. Then set menu of fish or beef. Neither memorable. Dessert disappointing, choice of...More

1  Thank gaespencer
Henry G, Owner at Black Barn Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Gaespencer, Firstly I'm very sorry you had such a bad experience. The team here work extremely hard to create amazing experiences for our guests so this truely breaks our hearts. Regarding your group of 30. The group of 30 was a golfing group consisting...More

Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

A late lunch at Black Barn is a special treat!! The open fire and spectacular view set the scene and the stunning food completes the experience. The pork sirloin was amazing and BB’s Syrah was perfect with it. Hard to fault...

Thank Roger C
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Fabulous place for lunch. We sat under the vines a great spot available out on the grass with bean bags and large mats. The place had been refurbed since our last visit very stylish 😎

Thank 869adriennep
Reviewed April 9, 2018

Napier - our second stop on the tour going South and we decided to get awake early morning and have a hike on Te Mata peak in the nearby city of Hastings. The drive along the coast was wonderful, the hike from the main gates...More

Thank jilo_13
Reviewed April 8, 2018

Had a great lunch, late summer under the vines outside on a great day where the service was great and the food was excellent. We will be back and bring friends here. Take the time to have a wine tasting before lunch, well worth it!

1  Thank Deb H
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Response from Henry G | Property representative |
Try longislandtoursnz or grapeescape. Cheers!
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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