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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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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sirloin” (10 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:00All hours
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
252 Main Rd | PO BOX 89, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Love The Barn, this time we called in for a drink after work only but have eaten here on a couple of occasions, each time it was fabulous. Atmosphere is good especially if you a just wanting a drink in the front lounge, curl up...More

Thank mollyAdelaide
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent service. Food was delicious with exceptional desserts. Great selection of wine. Romantic atmosphere, soft lighting, enough space between tables to feel cozy and comfy.

Thank Mycroft M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended this restaurant by friends who were happy with their dining experience. Unfortunately our experience was not good, especially when SA has produce that is fresh and vibrant. Our starters from the specials menu were the highlight, however, our mains - King Fish...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Barn is the iconic restaurant in Mclaren Vale high street. First impressions were great with low atmospheric lighting (we didnt mind reading our menu by our phone light), Staff were attentive showing us to our seats The waiting staff were overall either to attentive...More

1  Thank davidtamlyn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Barn was recommended by our B + B host. In an area with amazing food and wine at every turn it is hard to stand out but dinner at the Barn was a standout. The restaurant has its own cellar with a very wide...More

Thank Adam S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place to have a romantic dinner or a get together with friends. Food was really nice. Nice wine room. Got private room to have a big group bookings

Thank jackiebrett
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined at The Barn Bistro recently and had a top quality meal. A bonus on arrival was the ample parking provided. We were seated inside but looked through to the fairy lights and vine covered courtyard. The wine list is a room where you...More

Thank Cmm30
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely folk, kind and attentive. The food was nice enough but in no way captured the imagination. Solid choice if you are in town.

Thank Japanangka
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

My partner and I visited last night...we had the lamb..beautiful!!! We would definitely recommend a visit to anyone visiting McLaren Vale!!

Thank ippy61
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Two years ago my husband and I dined at the Barn whilst spending time in the McLaren Vale and two years later the food once again didn't disappoint. From the beautiful paté share plate to the chef's special duck Asian style for myself and beef...More

Thank 964Jules30
thebarn-mclarenvale, Owner at The Barn Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Wonderful to hear you came back and had another great experience with us. Thank you for sharing and we hope to see you again soon! Matt & Meg

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Kerry M
Is it associated with The Barn in Mt Gambier?
21 September 2015|
Answer Show all 4 answers
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$8 - US$28
Brunch, 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
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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