• 03 573 7440 | 48 High Street, Picton 7220

  • About Us

  • Our Story
  • DA's Barn Restaurant and Bar (aka The Barn) in Picton is co-owned by Gina Williams and Bill Sullivan.

    Gina, your genial host, was born in the Philippines. Her parents owned a large rice farm there and she was the second of nine children. Her education in the Philippines included attending the Philippines Christian University, where she got a degree as an Executive Secretary.

    Gina came to New Zealand in 1984 and started at Fox Glacier helping Glacier Helicopters. A year later she moved to Franz Joseph and started working in the hospitality industry at DA’s Restaurant.

  • In 1999, Gina moved to Picton where she was also involved in the hospitality industry including running a motel and a hotel, then of latter times founding and running DA's Restaurant.

    In 2013, Gina and her partner Bill Sullivan purchased what was then The Barn restaurant and re-branded it DA's Barn Restaurant and Bar. They have since operated the business very successfully since then.

    Bill Sullivan has been involved in the New Zealand hospitality industry since 1982 along the West Coast, as well as in the Nelson and the Marlborough regions.

  • The Team At DAs Barn Restaurant And Bar In Picton

    From left to right: Bill (co-owner), Gina (co-owner), Krish (chef), Matt (chef)

  • Contact Info
  • Get in Touch!

    Whether you're being spontaneous or you're planning ahead, we're here for you!

    Feel free to drop by the restaurant, call us or email us.

    You can even send us a message using the Contact Form on the right.


    • Address: 48 High Street, Picton 7220

    • Tel: 03 573 7440

    • Email: williamsgina@xtra.co.nz


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  • Attractions and Activities in Picton

    Wondering what to do in Picton besides enjoying our wonderful meals?
    Well, we've put together a small list of links to give you an idea of what's available.
    See also Picton i-Site Visitor Information Centre for more info.

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  • Please Share Your Experience

    We welcome your feedback and encourage you to leave an honest review about your experience dining with us.

    To do so, please submit your feedback via the Contact Form above OR you can Write a Review for us on TripAdvisor.

    We only ask that if you have any issue with our food or our service that you allow us the opportunity to resolve it BEFORE leaving negative feedback.

    If something is lacking PLEASE tell us at that time so that we can fix the problem to both our satisfaction.

  • Warm, Welcoming and Great Meals

    My partner and I dined here while staying in Picton after catching the ferry, we loved the food and atmosphere so much that on our return a week later we chose to eat there again.

    Cat06274 - Taranaki Region, NZ

  • So Good, Going Back Tonight

    Great little place with lots of locals eating there.

    We had the daily roast when we here a few weeks ago and it is a bargain and excellent. In the middle of winter, it is good to find a warm and inviting place.

    Writing this review before we eat their again tonight.

    TomSNZ - Auckland, NZ

  • Excellent Food and Service

    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.

    SilverBetty - Wellington, NZ