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747 Glenelg River Rd | Also Called Punt Rd, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290, Australia
+61 8 8726 9999
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Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For someone who doesn't eat steak- the filet Mignon was amazing. It just doesn't feel right going to a higher end steakhouse and not ordering steak! The smoked scallops were amazing as an entree. The chefs need to be recommended on every level. Our dishes plus seeing all the other diners dishes was superb quality. A nice side of wine... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cosy venue with bar for pre-dinner drink. Intimate restaurant even though very busy. Service was exceptional - super friendly & attentive. Meals delicious & nice to eat beef grown on site. Definitely recommend & hope to visit again!

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Thank lsmi2584
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at the accommodation at The Barn and had (thankfully) prebooked for Saturday dinner on a night that was clearly VERY busy. Despite being full to bursting, the service was incredibly attentive, friendly and professional. The steak (we both chose porterhouse, hubby with pepper sauce and me with mushroom) was as splendid as any of the reviews would... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here recently for a special occasion meal and although a bit pricey for a steak meal the food was good with excellent service, not much to find wrong about the Barn it is nicely set and can recommend for those special occasions.

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Thank thegreekvilla
Mount Gambier, Australia
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the one restaurant where being able to cook steak has been perfected. A simple menu focussing on steak, although there are other choices for those not rapt in steak. the accompaniments are simple, well cooked and delicious. We couldn't fit in deserts although I do have to say they looked delicious. The wines available are extensive featuring wines... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

We celebrated my birthday in the steak house. The food was excellent and a great choice of wines. The staff was very friendly and competent.

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Thank CebuFritz
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Couldn't fault our meals here - they were amazing! I thought the service was fantastic, lots of staff all very attentive and approachable. Bit strange seeing kids here - would t have thought it was kid friendly. My husband and I thought it was quite fine dining. Not cheap but great food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

On a trusted recommendation we booked a table at The Barn Steakhouse. I had high expectations and they were smashed! No word of exaggeration, this was the most amazing steak I've ever eaten. This is especially unreal as I only eat steak well done. Staff were awesome too.

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Thank KimberleeFrancis
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We were in Mt Gambier for the weekend and booked a table for 2 on a Friday night on Wednesday no problem. Had the scallops for entree and the fillet wagyu for main. Then we visited the wine room WOW!! We chose a nice bottle of Cab Sav. The steak was AWESOME and beautifully medium rare. We will come back... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

After hearing how "Superb" the steaks were we were anxious to try. The special rib eye with a bone was only served medium rare...Our temp of choice. Sadly it arrived medium, little red, more brown. Good wine list. They offered to replace, but didn't feel like waiting another 1/2 hr for another steak. Over busy, but service was good. After... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 43
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 747 Glenelg River Rd | Also Called Punt Rd, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Mount Gambier
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8726 9999
Description
We select the best export quality beef available in the country. Our preference is for beef that is finished on grass as this provides meat with maximum flavor, just as nature intended. What we do differently at the Barn is that we age our beef on the premises for 8 weeks or longer. When you consider the work, the cost, the waste, is it really worthwhile to age beef for a long time? Most people and places say beef is aged when it is two weeks old. Like great wines that improve for 50 years, great beef gets sweeter, more tender and acquires a taste that cannot be duplicated except with proper aging.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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