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Black Barn Bistro

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European, New Zealand, Contemporary
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Black Barn Road, Havelock North RD12, New Zealand
+64 6-877 7985
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a great lunch, taking in three courses, one warm afternoon in the Black Barn Bistro outside courtyard. Service was great and the food quality was excellent.

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Thank Michael W
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived hoping for a table for lunch - way busier than I expected and despite apparently empty tables (kept in case diners outside have to move in) we could not be seated until 2.30. Finally seated and menu looked gorgeous - but mains a bit daunting for lunch. We had sourdough bread and entrees. Bread and oil - amazing.... More 

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Thank barbaramL5628LF
Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were on the standard time tour buying, and remembered this place from 10 years ago and decided to give it another go since we had good memories. We ate lunch outside under the grape vines. Food was excellent, and two glasses of their rosé went quickly. Highly recommended and obviously very popular.

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Thank Gaven M
Wellington, NZ
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Black Barn Bistro is always first on our list for a lunch outing each time we visit the Hawkes Bay. Once again it delivered a first class experience for us this week. The outdoor dining area is shaded naturally by vines on a hot day. The food was excellent in both conception and execution. The seafood and vegetable dishes were... More 

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Thank Matt A
Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at lunch having spent the day in town on a cruise ship. The place was empty so we went to sit down only to be told they were fully booked so we would have to sit out the front and could only order off the snack menu. Whilst we enjoyed the very small selection we went back inside... More 

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Thank Christie4444
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best restaurant in Australasian, potentially the whole world. Ok we have not been to all of them but we have been to many excellent restaurants around the world and this one is second to none. No matter what i order and when we go, in the last six years we visited it was fantastic every single time,... More 

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Thank Wendy Y
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our table under the vines was awesome. Meals were top quality - fresh local ingredients, flavoursome and balanced, great presentation, friendly attentive service. Expensive, but that's what you would expect in a top quality restaurant.

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Thank Ben B
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't listen to the last guy. The menu is excellent, the food divine, the service superb. Our young kids were looked after and we adults enjoyed the setting, the meal and the views.

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Thank Andrew I
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A film in the grounds delayed out entrance by 15 minutes. Menu uninspired. Doesn't take Amex and failed to either bring the bill to the table or manage to order a taxi without having to chase twice. Much better places to eat in the area at this price - try Craggy Range or Elephant Hill instead.

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Thank Ian H
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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143 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't beat this place for its setting under the vines on a sunny day. Though pricey, the food is a treat and service efficient and friendly. Great for a special occasion.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Black Barn Road, Havelock North RD12, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Havelock North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-877 7985
Description
Open for lunches and Friday evenings for dinner, Black Barn Bistro is the perfect place to spend an hour or two absorbing the atmosphere of Wine Country. It is in the heart of the vineyard surrounded by vines and a table on the large generous veranda lets you look right out across the region. In warmer weather a courtyard covered by a canopy of grapes is also a perfect place to enjoy lunch and a glass of wine. The restaurant menu is light, fresh and delicious. There is an emphasis on freshly grown Hawkes Bay produce, the selection changes with the seasons. The bistro is available for private functions, evening and during the day, it is also the perfect venue for a very limited number of weddings, for bookings or enquiries please give us a call.

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