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The Barker Hotel is a hotel for everyone, young and old! Whether you are after traditional pub-grub or something a little bit more fancy, The Barker Hotel has the perfect dish for you! Bistro Kitchen Hours Lunch Monday-Sunday 11:30pm-2pm Dinner Sunday-Thursday 5:30-8:30pm Friday + Saturday (2 sittings) 5:30pm + 7:00pm
PRICE RANGE
USD 11 - USD 35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Australian
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 8 May 2021 via mobile

Great food, the vegan options were surprisingly good (not the usual burger). The food was well above normal pub standard

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 25 April 2021

During my first week in beautiful Mount Barker, I decided to try Sunday lunch at The Barker Hotel. What a fantastic decision that was. I chose roast pork with all the trimmings, and every bite was delicious. The pork was cooked to perfection, with lots...of crackling to enjoy. The vegetables were perfect too. I had to take my Lemon Delicious dessert home with me as I simply could not fit it in. This was a favourite family dessert of mine when growing up, and it was just as good as Mum’s. I can highly recommend this meal to everyone.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 28 November 2020

Food and service was excellent. I had the chicken burger was amazing and my partner had some Kilpatrick oysters to start and steak that was cooked perfect. Highly recommend and will be back soon

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 8 November 2020 via mobile

Had dinner at the Barker hotel. The meals were below average. Despite the general lack of flavour and ambience! I was un happy because I asked for my burger rare and stressed that I would order something else if it could not be done. They...checked with the Cheff and reassured me that rare would be ok. When the meals arrived My husbands surf and turf had over cooked, soggy prawns and my burger was served well done. Only reason for giving two stars is the friendly staff. Would only return for drinks and pool.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 7 November 2020

Birthday dinner for my Son. Everyone had Snitzels. Possibly the best I have every had. Service was good.Will be back. Recommend

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 5 October 2020 via mobile

Stopped for lunch on busy day with full restaurant but did not expect to wait 55. Minutes after ordering to receive meals. The food was great but the ordeal of the wait, made worse by seeing others that sat down after us receive their meals...whilst waiting for ours, dampened the overall experience.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 9 June 2020 via mobile

It’s Open! So great to be able to dine at The Barker once again. We reserved a table and on arrival, we were shown to it and given instructions on how to go about ordering our meals. The Barker now has a 2 course menu...available and this was the option my wife and I chose. My wife ordered pumpkin entree to be followed by the roast pork. I had potato & leak soup, followed by 200gm home made beef burger.. The food was excellent and totally worth the price. The staff were as friendly and courteous as ever... Welcome back to The Barker Hotel 👍More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 5 March 2020 via mobile

Nice venue, average food. The venue itself is quite nice, nice atmosphere. However after several attempts at this restaurant, the food continues to disappoint. Several of us had bruschetta to start. Burnt sourdough bread, some sliced tomatoes and less than 5 basil leaves. No balsamic,...no feta, no onion. Lacking any real flavour. Mains, we had the pork roast special. The menu said it came with Swede and turnip. It didn’t, it came with cauliflower. Not a big issue, but the nail in the coffin...pork roast with no crackling. Should be a sin. We won’t be trying here again anytime soon, especially at the prices they charge, I expect better food.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 18 February 2020

Valentines Day was celebrated with 28 of our friends from our Walking Group. We caught the train from Noarlunga Centre to Goodwood station then transferred to Mount Barker station for Glenalta where the train stopped directly at the back of the hotel. How convenient for...the elderly. It was the first time for many of us to be at the hotel so we were rather impressed by the entrance to the Bistro and all other areas of the building. The view of the hillside from the Bistro room was peaceful too. We all had the Seniors meal package at the price of $22:00 to which we received a Main, a dessert and a coffee. The meal portions were very generous and if you had to catch the train again before 3:00pm (pensioners only), then your coffee was made to go. Out of the 30 people in our group, only 2 did not enjoy their meal so much but did enjoy the day out. The majority of our group have expressed the interest to go back again and I agree with them. It was good value for money, the food was very nice, the portions were generous and the staff were friendly and helpful.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 16 February 2020

The dining area is so very pleasant to be in now since the renovations and the menu is very good too. Sitting in a booth gave us some more privacy and was very much appreciated as the seating was so comfortable.

Date of visit: February 2020
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The Barker Hotel is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5