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The Barn Bistro

252 Main Rd | Po Box 89, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8323 8618
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sirloin” (11 reviews)
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Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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252 Main Rd | Po Box 89, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Barn Bistro was recommended by our B&B and we were not disappointed. We could have walked over, but decided to drive as rain was threatening. There was plenty of parking in the back of the building. Interesting setup with tables in an inner courtyard...More

Thank spaqueen_9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sunday lunch- tapas/ share plates. The Asian beef salad is the best along with the pate. Always come here for great food.

Thank Browny72
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here with my parents 45 years ago when it was quite iconic. Over the years we came a few times but drifted away to new alternatives. So it was nice to come back and have a pleasant evening. The restaurant was busy so...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Barn has a small plates/tapas selection as well as good variety of mains. We went with the small plates scenario and ordered Cheese Arancini, Lamb Ribs, Beef Salad, and Chips with Aioli. When it came to ordering our wine the waiter directed us to...More

Thank A R H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly atmosphere, great service and great dishes (we loved the gioza and the sirloin steak). Highly recommended

Thank Shamirraanan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a friends 30th there. The food was delicious, the wine room fun to choose from and the staff were friendly and attentive

Thank Hayley R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were once regulars at The Barn many years ago and re-visited for lunch on a recent Sunday after an absence of many years. We wondered if it was indeed open, despite having booked a table, as it looked a bit deserted from the road...More

Thank joanb255093
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Barn Bistro actually looked as if it were closed when we arrived and not all too inviting, but when you go inside you'll find a nicely lit dining room with a center court where you are sitting under grape-vines. Make a point of going...More

Thank BostonEDK
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Lovely setting. Staff were excellent. Food was very artistic and tasty. I had the gnocchi which could have been warmer when served but otherwise beautifully light.

Thank drangel181208
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Staff were attentive and professional good arrived quickly and was beautifully presented and tasted beautiful-a real treat. Portion sizes were good but recommend getting appetizers to start, if only because they tasted so delicious!

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Questions & Answers
Kerry M
21 September 2015|
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Response from MaritimeHospitality | Property representative |
Hi Kerry, No, though both places cook up a pretty delicious steak! We are no affiliated in anyway. cheers The Barn Bistro
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 252 Main Rd | Po Box 89, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8323 8618
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