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Black Barn Bistro

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European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Black Barn Road, Havelock North RD12, New Zealand
+64 6-877 7985
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

8 of us went for a long lunch before the Hollies concert. Amazing food, we all loved our meals (all 3 courses ) and the service from our lovely waitress Abbey couldn't have been better. We will be back.

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Thank debbiechristian88
Newton, MA
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402 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped here for lunch on a wine tasting tour of Hawkes Bay. Restaurant is large and open. The menu consists of a few entrees and a few mains. A few of the dishes try to be avant garde. "Duck Salad" is a slice of duck breast accompanied by edamame and strawberries, my idea of a salad. Food was good.... More 

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Thank Mark S
Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolute amazing food experience in such a great setting. Great wine as well I suggest the Rose or the Chardonnay.

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Thank TeamSmith12
Melbourne, Australia
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206 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lunch today was absolutely perfect! My Tomato Carpaccio was the most exquisite and best entree menu meal I have ever had. The granita was a wonderful surprise and I had to be reminded that it was basil granita because the little icicles had so much flavour above and beyond the basil. We had a two cheese plate to follow and... More 

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Thank MaurTee
Napier, New Zealand
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Black Barn was truly amazing, the service was outstanding and the food was delicious, my partner and I both enjoyed our entree's and our mains. Didn't end up having dessert but the food and service was top quality.

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Thank Jacynda R
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the outside the building looks quite ordinary but the inside is modern, contemporary and well appointed. The meals we chose were cooked and presented perfectly. The table staff were very knowledgeable about the menu and wine selection which helped with our choice of dishes. Nice location in hills above the town. Nice kitchen shop adjacent to the restaurant with... More 

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Thank Clive C
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is absolutely delicious, so much so we had to book again to come back for lunch two days later! Would've said it was perfect if not for the service, unfortunately, although it was good I feel more training needs to go into the waiting skill of staff, there were many times we had to remind employees of... More 

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Thank Bamba28
Houston, Texas
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While this wasn't the MOST memorable meal of the trip, that's hardly a negative in this area where so many places are excellent. Our dinner at Black Barn was in the sleek, calm, modern restaurant -sadly it was too cool and windy for outdoor seating, and the live music was absent (it was also Dec 23). Nevertheless, the food, service,... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good brunch, family friendly, great setting, friendly staff. Travelled with 2 families w kids pre-teen and teenagers. Something for everyone

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Thank Hermanicus
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff members were preoccupied with dealing a single customer and appeared to gauged the arrival of 4 further customers as insignificant. The resulted in no staff interaction and us feeling uncomfortable. Thankfully we left and ended up at Esk Valley winery - this is the place to go!

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?