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The Barker Hotel

$$ - $$$, ,
32 Gawler Street | 5153, Mount Barker, South Australia 5251, Australia
+61 8 8391 1003
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good46%
  • Average23%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“pie” (7 reviews)
“croquettes” (2 reviews)
“lamb roast” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
32 Gawler Street | 5153, Mount Barker, South Australia 5251, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easygoing, spacious, good choices. My pie was tasty and different. The seasonal veges were nutritious but lumpy. Not well displayed. There was a funny moment after we'd finished eating when someone hurried by and lobbed two rolls onto the table without comment. There were 4...More

Thank Glenys B
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Went there with friends from Gawler and New Zealand for lunch. Service was fast and friendly and decor was very pleasant. All meals were well presented of good proportion and piping hot. Three of us had the pie of the day, beer, mushroom and bacon...More

Thank 1952Steve311
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

First time we had tried this restaurant, and we were pleasantly surprised. The starters were good, would recommend the spicy chicken wings and the cauliflower croquettes, but give the garlic bread a miss, it was a bit soggy and lacked any real flavour. Main meals...More

Thank 977stepht
Reviewed 21 August 2018

After being on the road for over three weeks and eating out every night at mainly foodie destinations, I was keen to find where the locals eat. Someone recommended the Barker. Later in the day I read some of the reviews from fellow 'trippies' and...More

Thank Orsome_Worlds
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Coming from someone who grew up in the area but left to work at international restaurants. Very impressed!! With a high praise to your chefs, they clearly have a passion for great food and presentation, thankyou. I wish your waitresses wore name tags so praise...More

1  Thank jessssss95
Elise F, Marketing Manager at The Barker Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review The Barker Hotel. I am so glad that overall your experience at The Barker Hotel was fabulous. However, I am sad to read that one of the staff did not deliver a great customer service...More

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

A friend and i went to the barker last night. We thought we would check out the front bar.. But by far the bartender's were the worse. The attitude, looks and a few of there comments were really unnecessary. My advice is, if you can't...More

Thank Porfessionalwomen
Elise F, Marketing Manager at The Barker Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review The Barker Hotel. I am sad to read that the service you received was not up to your expectations for which I would like to sincerely apologise. At The Barker Hotel we constantly strive to ensure the...More

Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Sunday night and we were stumped for restaurants in Mt Barker - decided to visit the Barker which we had seen during the week - modern, attractive decor and central. The dining area was reasonably busy and the young staff friendly and helpful. I had...More

Thank TerrywithaY
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Impeccable meal on Saturday night. Really just brilliant. Platted well. Tasted great, all 4 commented. Staff were attentive. I did a review in 2016. This tops all. Thank you chef and staff

Thank Kaye F
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Came for a meal to celebrate a family birthday. Great decor and very comfortable surrounds. Took a minute to realise there was no table service in the "bistro" so organized drinks at the bar. Upon asking to make sure the Perrier Juet was not popped...More

Thank Hadyn N
Elise F, Marketing Manager at The Barker Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Hi Hadyn, We are sorry to hear about your poor experience at The Barker Hotel recently. We understand your frustration with the champagne and have reviewed the situation with our staff. Our staff are all fully trained in Responsible Service of Alcohol and unfortunately our...More

Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Had my first visit at The Barker Hotel tonight and it's safe to say I'll be back. There was a large selection of meals to choose from, definitely went above and beyond a normal bar menu. Lovely service, and delicious burgers. Overall a great experience.

Thank Bsmith872
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 35
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Gawler Street | 5153, Mount Barker, South Australia 5251, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide Hills  >  Mount Barker
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8391 1003
  • E-mail
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! Take advantage of our weekly food specials, monthly drink specials and live entertainment. Mondays: Gourmet Pie Day $16.90 Tuesdays: Schnitzel Day from $13.90 Wednesdays: Bump-day Burgers from $15.90 & family Magician 6-8pm Thursdays: Steak Day from $18.90 & Quizmeisters Quiz Night from 7.30pm Fridays: DJ from 9.30pm Saturdays: Live entertainment from 8.30pm All day dining Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
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