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Barkers Wine Bar and Bistro

Australian, Italian, Wine Bar
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84 Barkers Rd, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3122, Australia
+61 3 9853 6638
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 17 October 2016

After visiting for a quick drink last year, we decided to take the kids for an early meal in the dining room on the weekend. The service was great, and we ordered a couple of entrees which were tasty, however the main meals were very disappointing. The steak was overcooked and the peppercorn sauce tasted like an over-reduced jus....syrupy almost... More 

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Thank Paula R
Melbourne, Australia
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51 reviews
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

Such a pleasure to go to a fine restaurant where the food is gluten free (with one or two exceptions which are noted on the menu). As my wife is wheat intolerant this is a major boon. The ambience is excellent, service is attentive, the wine list is exhaustive and the food delicious.

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Thank Brianturkey
Melbourne, Australia
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258 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2015

This was my first time at the Beehive, located just diagonally opposite the Kew Tram Depot. From memory it was closed for a while and seems to have undergone a redevelopment in the last couple of years. I was looking for a Wednesday night Steak or Parma special and found this place to have a cheap steak night on Wednesdays,... More 

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Thank robol
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2015

I have been coming here for some years and have always been very happy with the food and service. The menu offers a range of interesting dishes at very fair prices. God wine list, also well priced.

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Thank Tee S
Melbourne
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

For us Barkers is very convenient. They have a good selection of wines, beers and ciders. Pizza and snacks are very tasty

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Thank bfprice
Aussie in London
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Who puts a tonne of chilli in the bolognese on the kids' menu? I quite liked it but it was inedible for our 6yo. The fish and chips were really salty and it was a very average piece of fish. Definitely not flake or flathead. The adults meals were ok. Service was ok. But pretty slow for a supposedly kid... More 

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Thank necgrt
Melbourne, Australia
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95 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2014

This place is under new management and keeps getting better and better. The new management have made fine crusted gourmet pizzas a specialty and have a finely honed repertoire. Walnut and Pesto, Potato and Chorizo, Leek and Gorgonzola, or Wild Mushrooms - you name it, they seem to do it with only the best ingredients. They have changed my ideas... More 

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1 Thank Elizabeth H
Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

Went there for a dinner with friends and returned a few weeks later with family. The staff went to great lengths to ensure an elderly relative's choice was cooked to her liking - 'medium' rather than 'rare' as was advertised on the menu. Each course was well presented and delicious. The staff looked after us on both occasions and we... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

Blackout was unfortunate; but, although we had a birthday booking, pushed out the door without taking our number , expressing a sincere apology and following up. Very offhand when I visited to explain my distress and thought a free glass of poor champagne would ameliorate their unforgivable bad manners , lack of respect for their customers and complete inability to... More 

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1 Thank irene604
Melbourne, Victoria
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 December 2013

A nice venue to catch up and have a drink with friends with good friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Australian, Italian, Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84 Barkers Rd, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3122, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Boroondara  >  Hawthorn
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9853 6638

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