Monday - Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday - Saturday 10am - 9pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
- 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.
Where to begin. Cider drinks swamped with ice cubes. 11 year olds Pasta undercooked, incredibly chewy Yuk. Pork Main disgusting, unrendered fat and tough meat, returned to kitchen to be exhibited in front of chefs. We witnessed this event. Lamb rump tender, served with red cabbage and a blob of ??? mushroom. What about a mint purée. A refund was given on two of the meals but oh how Black Barb has deteriorated
Lovely lunch out, not hurried, very good service.
Great food, friendly service and welcoming atmosphere.
Was hoping to view the vines from our table seating
It was a very busy night and I think the black barn team did a fantastic job food was superb service friendly and arrived in good time.
We enjoyed our meals and thought the service was excellent. Thanks for a great night.
Lovely food, good value.
We had the special meal with the Walk of Wonders. The meal was good but not fabulous and really quite underwhelmed by the walk
We really enjoyed ourselves thank you. We have not eaten at Black Barn for sometime so it was lovely to do this in conjunction with Walk of Wonders Chris was great with bookings and her communication in accommodating the 4 of us together. Jackie our lovely waitress was so friendly and engaging. Great service and the food was tasty.
The shoe string chips are so Macdonald
Very pleasant way to while away an afternoon in the Hawkes Bay.
We dined at Black Barn on Sunday afternoon for lunch as a group of four. we had spent the previous 3 days visiting and dinning at other establishments in the Hawkes Bay region. while we were all excited to experience Black Barn this was by far the worst experience of our weekend. On arrival we were told we were unable to sit outside as they had staffing issues that day and couldn't serve there. From there the service just got worse, we had to ask if someone could take our order, we had to ask for more drinks and pour our own wine at the table. Not once did anyone ask us how our entrees of mains were, even though two of us did not finish our entrees. Overall the experience was disappointing given the high level of service and quality of food and wine we had experienced elsewhere.
Loved our friendly waiter who made the extra effort to tweak a couple of menu items for my out of town guests, he added to our enjoyment of the occasion 👍🏽
Everything was fine except the smoked fish dish which the whole table disliked both in texture and flavour. We sent 95% of the dish back to the kitchen with our feedback so were then extremely disappointed to find it on the bill when same was examined later in the day.
Upmarket bistro in gorgeous setting Lovely food and wine Good service and good arrived quickly
Always enjoy eating at Black Barn. Some great memories.
Lovely lunch, great outlook, stunning wine
great catch up with friends, lovely setting.
We had a lovely meal and excellent service. It was a bit quiet in the restaurant so not much atmosphere but we'd recommend Black Barn for a special meal.
We had a wonderful lunch, food and service superb along with delicious wine. We were made to feel very welcome.
Great wine and really excellent food. We’ll be back
An excellent lunch. Highly recommended
The atmosphere, food , wine and service was superb.