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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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Black Barn Road, Havelock North RD12, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fantastic venue and wonderful food The staff were very knowledgeable and helpful and the menu was excellent as was the wine list The view out over the vines is gorgeous and we had a lovely evening

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely waitress. Great setting! Food very, very slow arriving and restaurant not that busy. Food fine but not mouth watering winery delicious. Disappointed overall as have high expectations when coming to Blackbarn. We all had different mains and the table enjoyed but nobody was going...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank motherof3-2010
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a lovely time at Black Barn . We were a large group with small children Lunch among the vines was perfect. Service was great. All the food and wine was delicious. service casual but attentive. Children able to play safely among the vines....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank grace877
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The road in which Black Barn is situated is quite beautiful. Attractive venue. Coffee is good and staff are pleasant.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 468perryt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place looks like a bistro and is called a bistro. So why does it insist on trying to explain every tiny element on my plate? Anyway, I jump ahead. Arrived at just before 7 for a 7pm booking. Made a light hearted comment as...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 991PDK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A few of us from work booked lunch at BlackBarn as our end of year wrap up. As always a great atmosphere, and setting. A real bonus. The food just didn’t do it for us - 3 of us ordered the fish, the portions were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 252antoinetteb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can’t come to Hawke’s Bay without a visit to Black Barn Vineyard. The accommodation is also first class, including where we stayed at the Riverside Lodge’s ten minutes away

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank weloveluxurytravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I decided we’d like to have lunch at a Winery & settled on Black Barn The entrance is NOT well signposted and we wondered where we should go We were greeted by a very pleasant young man - Have you booked? NO...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank LindaFoodfan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A family gathering of 15 enjoyed a "melt in the mouth" beef lunch with alternate fish equally superb. Great wine, wonderful views, attentive waitresses, nice ambiance, spacious surroundings and easy parking set the meal and gathering off just right.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Arbor253
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here one night - it is a lovely restaurant in the vineyards and staff are pleasant. The food was a bit disappointing - salads over-dressed and fit cooked a little bit too long.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Go55
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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, View
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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