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“Excellent food and service”

DA's Barn Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #4 of 47 Restaurants in Picton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$21
Cuisines: Contemporary, Bar, Cafe, New Zealand
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Very cute Irish bar. We had the green lipped mussels and the hot pot. Mussels were perfect..the broth they were in was delicious. Hot pot was very tasty. The garlic bread here is amazing! Best I've ever had. Friendly and efficient service.

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank SilverBetty
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Gina W, Owner at DA's Barn Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

Thank you for your great review.

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Reviewed 5 February 2017

A group of us had a meal here in January. We felt the place charged restaurant prices for essentially very basic, small, pub meals, most of which were not made on the premises. The service was lacking with an uninterested waitress for whom English was a second language. The TV beside us showing what our food should be was disturbing.
There's better places in Picton so I wouldn't go again.

Date of visit: January 2017
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Gina W, Owner at DA's Barn Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

I am sorry that you found the quality of our food lacking contrary to what most of our customers tell us. However I would point out that ALL our food is prepared in our own kitchens and no-one has EVER found our portions to be small.

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Reviewed 4 February 2017

A hidden treasure! Might not look the best from outside, but the welcoming staff and the delicious meals with generous servings are not to be missed. We had the orange roughy (fresh as); the lamb and pork roasts (crackling was perfect). All served with generous helpings of vegetables. But the ultimate pleasure was the sticky date pudding! It was absolutely delicious - would gladly pay for the recipe! Try The Barn - you will be pleasantly surprised!

Date of visit: February 2017
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Gina W, Owner at DA's Barn Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

Reviews such as your are what make our efforts so worthwhile. Thank you for your glowing comments. We hope to see you again sometime.

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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Need to bring it up to date. First of all ditch the tv with pictures of the food! Looks like a cheap restaurant in Thailand. Lighting too harsh. Food is obviously not home cooked but well presented. Chef should cook a special each day that is home cooked, might be surprised how people respond.
Had the ribs which were very sweet and soggy and I'm afraid they are just like the ones you get in supermarket and heat in microwave. Husbands chicken sweet and sour also not good.
Has potential as good location.

Date of visit: January 2017
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Gina W, Owner at DA's Barn Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

We have taken your comments on board. However I would point out that ALL our food is prepared from scratch on premises.

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Reviewed 29 January 2017

We come only for drings and desserts but it was very nice place, fantastic service and good location. Much over avarage low Picton quality

Date of visit: January 2017
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Gina W, Owner at DA's Barn Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

I am very glad you enjoyed the visit and the desserts. Everyone tells us that our cheesecake and sticky date puddings are to die for.

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