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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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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good44%
  • Average25%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (19 reviews)
“side salad” (2 reviews)
“pie” (3 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Really? What a poor lunch ! ordered the Beef Parmy. Tough as boots and a squashed tomato as a salad. Topping had too much onion and was somewhat rubbery. The waitress was more worried about her make up and nails than serving. Continually kept leaving...More

Thank Wilberswar
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

This was an evening to celebrate a friends birthday. Saturday evening but not very busy. I ordered spicy chicken burger from the specials menu. The meal arrived in good time and was presented well. It was nicely cooked and each element was very tasty. However,...More

Thank philchippy
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Love lunch here. There is so much on offer. Daily specials. A good menu. Great staff. Different wine specials. The Bistro is a great place to eat. Comfortable chairs, so clean and tidy. During our seven week sojourn in Mt Barker, we ate here many...More

Thank Maggie F
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Although this is a very nice place and great service, I found the food to be a little less than average. Popped in for a quick counter meal and had a chicken schnitzel parmy. Schnitzel was well overcooked and quite hard and was slightly burnt...More

Thank Greg T
Elise F, Marketing Manager at The Barker Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Thank you Greg, we really appreciate your feedback and great to hear you enjoyed our venue and customer service. However, we are sorry to hear you didn't completely enjoy your chicken parmy and will follow this up with staff and chefs. If you told us...More

Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

The Mount Barker Hotel is looking pretty schmick these days and the delicious food and great service certainly enhance the dining experience. The food comes to the table very quickly and is well presented, hot and delicious. Prices for both food and drinks are reasonable...More

Thank Hippychic65
Ashleigh C, Marketing Manager at The Barker Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our venue, Hippychic65! We appreciate the feedback and are thrilled that you are enjoying the service and products we have on offer at The Barker. We have passed your feedback about our squid to the Chefs and...More

Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Dropped in on spec for a quick lunch. I chose the chicken schnitzel from their specials menu. The chicken was tender and the accompanying salad fresh and tasty. My friend chose pie also from the specials menu and gave it the thumbs up. Friendly staff...More

Thank defa45
Reviewed 4 December 2017

I wasn't impressed by my lunch, Schnitzel was really hard, chips were pretty gross. The veges appeared to be reheated and went cold within a minute or two

Thank andiec704
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a quick meal and was welcomed with menus and service was quick, girls were lovely, food was great 😊

Thank Donna B
Ashleigh C, Marketing Manager at The Barker Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us, Donna! We greatly appreciate the feedback and are so pleased that you had a positive experience. Kind regards, The Barker Team.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 35
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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