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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 5 days ago

The Barn has been a favourite for many over the years. During this time the overall excellence has been maintained. The service on our return visit was faultless, the food delicious and the ambience relaxing. Just right for a Sunday lunch beside the fire on...More

Thank Jude B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely meal for two on a Saturday night - kangaroo and sirloin with a glass of wine followed by cheese and a mocha-gatto. Yum!

Thank David B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Barn for the first time in years and found it still to be of good quality, with good service and interesting dishes. I had a main of Lamb Duo which was very tasty although the mint pea mash was overdone. We...More

Thank Murray Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with 25 others, nice and cosy with the fireplace handling the cool weather. Food and service was excellently handled and we were well treated. Food was tasty, local and cooked just right. Another great night at this McLaren Vale icon.

Thank Greg A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Barn is one of our favourite Restaurants in McLaren Vale. When ever we visit SA, its our definite dinner stop. The service is 2nd to none, and the food is presented beautifully! The menu changes which keeps our choice interesting. The wine cellar has...More

1  Thank Charmaine E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Open nights including Sunday when the rest of the town is slow. Fresh, quality ingredients served well with friendly staff. Historic location.

Thank McLarenValeTraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Barn Bistro hosted a surprise 40th for us on the weekend and were superb! Food, ambience, everything was spectacular. Matt was so accomodating, making sure it all worked to perfection and the vegans were happy with their own specially prepared meals too. Thank you...More

Thank swillow78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delicious 3 course dinner, sitting upstairs near the fireplace. We were most appreciative that they could take our last-minute booking, and happily catered for our small child. We loved the walk in wine cellar and chose a fanastic wine from local winery,...More

Thank Lambchoplowry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Mum, sister and I visited McLaren Vale over the June long weekend and booked in lunch at The Barn Bistro. An hour before we were due to arrive The Barn staff called to let us know there were road works and how best to...More

Thank LFJ0706
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this came highly recommended (see previous reviews) and i suppose expectations were a bit too high as the establishment failed to meet them. The space is intimate yes, which would be good if you were surrounded by couples... instead we were surrounded by boisterous tables...More

Thank g_and_m3184
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Questions & Answers
Kerry M
21 September 2015|
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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
USD 9 - USD 29
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, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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