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November 2019

The charming establishment has an open fireplace around which to enjoy the skillful creations of exec chef Henry Gordon and Chef Jason Brown. Baked Ōra King salmon sits on a bed of onion and labne. An excellent selection of Black Barn and other wines.

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Hawke's Bay today

October 14 2019

Keeping it simply fabolous..

THERE'S A new head chef in the kitchen at Black Barn Bistro and he, along with owner and executive chef Henry Gordon, has been cooking up some exciting plans for the summer.


NZ Herald

February 16 2018

Top five places to refuel in Hawke's Bay. Not only do they offer a cellar door for tastings, and a bistro, but they also have a pantry selling local goods, accommodation retreats all over the Hawke's Bay.


Cuisine Magazine

October 13 2018

An avenue of fig trees leads to the charming Black Barn Bistro, a picturesque venue gazing out over the vineyards and slopes of Hawke’s Bay.

Oct 29, 2017

There's something awe-inspiring about sitting at a table in a hilltop restaurant, looking out over a trellis of leafy grape vines to vineyards and farmland and beyond to the rolling hills of western Hawke's Bay....

NZ Hearld

June 23 2017

Exciting things have been happening at Black Barn Bistro as the top-class restaurant moves with the times.

The Havelock North bistro's owner, Henry Gordon, wanted to make the international level restaurant a little less formal....

The Urban List

April 28 2017

The River Room, Riverside, The Market Round, The Underground Cellar and Black Barn Bistro, each unique in their own right. In short, this is one heck of a wedding venue... 

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September 6 2018

A quarter century-worth of teamwork and dedication to ensuring visitors get the best experience possible has seen Black Barn Vineyards recognised three times over by the region's tourism industry.

The Real Review

December 21 2017

Around 25% of all international tourists to New Zealand visit a winery, according to NZ Winegrowers. If you are hoping to tread the wine trail over the Christmas break....

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