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Red Barn Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand
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State Hwy 6, Murchison, New Zealand
+64 3-523 9400
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for a lunch break on the way to Marlborough from Chch. The food was simple but quite good. Nice atmosphere. Nice area outside but the sandflies are relentless so we opted to sit in. They do supply plenty of insect repellant though which was thoughtful.

Thank Shandsj
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch.. it was expensive. .and there were many Sandflies and wasps.. food was average.. vegetables quiche was like frozen packet vegetables and ehg.. salad was tiny

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Christchurch, New Zealand
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Fun relaxing place, a great place to stop. Enjoyed the animals who seemed happy (although we are sheep farmers and thought the recent shear was a bit rough!). Our only reason for not rating this higher was our 4yo got locked in the toilet and had to crawl out underneath. On letting staff know she seemed quite frustrated and exhausted... More 

Thank holidaymaker282
Oamaru, New Zealand
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Stopped here for lunch on way home from Blenheim. The place was busy but I still found the service friendly & quick. The selection of food was great! (Liked the fact they supplied insect repellent for those sitting outside or visiting the animals) Good parking too so all around a good place to stop on your travels.

Thank dawn h
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Decided to stop in to get a drink and see the animals but i didn't want to stay as the lady at the till had the most horrible customer service and i wanted to leave. I'm not sure if it was cause she didn't want to work a public holiday or cause it was slightly busy but i did not... More 

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Murchison, New Zealand
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Great good, friendly staff, clean facilities, lovely outdoors with a small animal park. Great place to stop for everyone.

Thank Barbara S
Vienna, Austria
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The breakfast was plenty, the garden is marvelous. Have breakfast, spend time with the animals and enjoy the scenery

Thank Henrik R
Bengaluru, India
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90 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

We were looking for a place to dine on our long drive from Picton to Christchurch and accidentally we found this place. It was raining and the Cafe was crowded since a big party landed by a tourist bus was already there. Burgers and sandwiches as well as fish and chips were available and tasty. Tea and coffee were also... More 

Thank Ushasivadas
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

It was raining so can only comment on the restaurant not other aspects. Nice welcome and warm relaxed atmosphere. Service was a bit slow, but servings were large and well prepared. Overall, a nice place to stop and have a break.

Thank Peter G
Perth, Australia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Take some food from the Barn and take time to talk to the animals. Nice place to walk around and stretch your legs after a drive.

Thank neromjp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Hwy 6, Murchison, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Murchison
  • Phone Number: +64 3-523 9400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?