Black Barn Bistro

Black Barn Road, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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Monday - Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday - Saturday 10am - 9pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Alfresco Dining

About Black Barn Bistro

Black Barn Bistro is the perfect place to spend an hour or two at absorbing the atmosphere of Wine Country. It is in the heart of the vineyard surrounded by vines - 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 lunch menu is light, fresh and delicious. There is an emphasis on freshly grown Hawke's Bay produce, the selection changes with the seasons.
During our opening hours we welcome walk-ins for coffee, drinks or our bar menu. This is available infront of our open fire or within our cocktail and wine bar. We recommend booking for our main a la carte dining menu
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.

Cuisine: Modern New Zealand
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

Excellent all round. Good was superb! Can’t wait to go back again. Thank you

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Outstanding. Service was fantastic and the food was next level. Would recommend to anyone

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 April 2021

After enjoying drinks and nibbles in the courtyard during a bike ride a few days earlier, we came back to Black Barn for lunch. Service and food were both exceptional and were definitely the best we'd experienced in our week long visit to the area. Food choice, flavours, textures - every dish was delightful. Thank you for such a memorable meal.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

Loved every moment!

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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

What a lovely setting, absolutely delicious meal and great wine. Wonderful lunch in the vines

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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

Was a wonderful evening. Food great and service excellent. Knowkedge of servers re our questions about BB wines excellent. See you again soon

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Beautiful setting for a beautiful meal.

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Visited On Friday, 09 April 2021

We loved our evening at Black Barn Bistro! Amazing food, and the wine list is fantastic... a great read, with an interesting and varied mix of wines (from a non-wine connoisseur) :)

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Visited On Sunday, 11 April 2021

Food and Service were Top Notch. A fab place to have a romantic Dinner. Thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 11 April 2021

Beautiful lamb shoulder...tender and delicious. Outstanding service.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 April 2021

Black Barn lacks quality service. The staff were grumpy, untrained and lacked the skill for the quality venue

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Visited On Saturday, 10 April 2021

Great seating next to the window with a table for two.Very helpful wait staff in discussing menu options and choices. A fitting finale to our holiday in Hawkes Bay.

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Visited On Friday, 09 April 2021

Food was delicious. Wine available by the glass was very limited.

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Visited On Friday, 09 April 2021

Great location, always good food

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Visited On Thursday, 08 April 2021

Lovely service and dinner! Our favourite meal was the pork cheek and Paua! Lovely Black Barn wine to accompany the meal. Dessert was delicious! Special moment for us as we start to look for possible wedding venues.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 April 2021

Excellent evening.....thank you

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Visited On Friday, 02 April 2021

We had a wonderful lunch on Good Friday. Beautiful sitting under the vines outside. Food & wine was superb! Thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 04 April 2021

We had a fabulous dinner and will be back again.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 April 2021

It was the fourth time in four months that we ate at Black Barn. On all 4 visits, the food was really great, especially the .lamb for 2,( but fed 4 of us). All 10 of us enjoyed the last visit, and the service staff were also very friendly. The EV charging was a bonus.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 April 2021

Great foot, atomosphere and service. Looking forward to going back

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Visited On Friday, 02 April 2021

Tranquil setting under the vines. Superb meal, attended the sole mio concert, and returned next day for wine tasting and to purchase a few bottles. Service for meal on Good Friday disappointing. Ordered shared lamb and fish but got 2 x lamb instead. Maître D very helpful but then asked whether we would accept the two lamb instead as fish would be a while as kitchen busy. Accepted lamb as rest of sides getting cold but disappointed that. they wanted to charge us for two lamb. Manager then went on to say he would ensure maître d explained better in future. Brilliant meal spoilt by poor customer service. You get it wrong, you fix it!!! I would have preferred the original order. Wine tasting next day great under the fig trees. friendly service by all, especially a lovely french lady.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 April 2021

Lovely in every way, great food and atmosphere, perfect for a special celebration.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 April 2021

been to Blackbarn for at least 10 lunches, possibly more. It’s a place we always include in our plans when we visit the Hawkes Bay. The food is consistently good. Today we had the duck and venison, both pretty good. Brussel sprouts and carrots sides were good too. The one thing that spoilt the experience today was the waiter (Duncan). He was abrupt, slow, and unfriendly. We had a conversation with a lady at the table beside us who was also unhappy with the service and another table on the other side looked decidedly unhappy. A guy from that table had to approach the waiting staff to get some service. While they may have been busy due to Easter weekend it’s no excuse for the poor service we experienced. When we went to pay we had a 10 minute wait while Duncan had to sort out the bill because we had incorrect charges on our table. Disappointing service. Good food and wine.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 April 2021

Amazing night, every meal we had in our group of five was perfection. Fabulous!

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Visited On Saturday, 03 April 2021

Lovely spot Great food Will come again

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