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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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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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 22 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.

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.

1 Thank christinelovatt
Queenstown, New Zealand
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 

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 11 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.

1 Thank karenjG2649DT
Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

A "must" if you are an animal lover! I loved seeing and feeding all of the adorable animals! Super easy to pull up to and drop in. Also had a delicious scone.

1 Thank Heather E
westport nz
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

Always stop off en route to Nelson or St Arnaud...gret homestyle cooking, well presented food & cheerful staff. Great for a rest & also for families there is the animal park to wander around & you can buy food for the animals

1 Thank sherida23
Nelson, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Went here a few days ago, food and service were amazing! It was so good that we decided to go back today. Today was beyond disappointing! Milkshake and iced chocolate had almost no flavour. Went for a walk round the animal park before we ordered lunch. When we got back from feeding the animals there were a few more people... More 

1 Thank Rumourleigh
Blenheim, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Not having travelled the road from Nelson to Christchurch previously we were pleasantly surprised to come across The Red Barn Cafe apparently in the middle of nowhere. The rather abrupt manner of the lady behind the counter was more than offset by the freshly prepared food. Two of us had corn fritters, another of our party had fish - both... More 

Thank Johnaitchy
Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
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150 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

Had a sizeable & scrumptious serving of Bacon & Eggs here this morning, was delightfully surprised at the portion size and the quality for a roadside diner in the middle of no where. Pot of tea for two was enough for about 6 cups, bacon was expertly cooked as were the eggs (tasted like free range, but not certain about... More 

1 Thank Auzie99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Reservations
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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?