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Raupo Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary
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2 Symons St, Blenheim, New Zealand
+64 3-577 8822
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07:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 23:00
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Blenheim, New Zealand
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had lunch at Raupo recently, having enjoyed it occasionally since it opened. This visit was the poorest performance ever. Service was very slow, younger staff poorly trained but learning. Food was average at best. Limited style options and hardly any regional foods, just reheated items with eggs, chip or fries. Dissappointing preparation of said foods. However, the beverage selection is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This bistro style restaurant is located by the river but in a slightly commercial area away from the main shopping streets. Staff were friendly but the service was slow. We had the garlic vienna (bread), the chicken for main course and a special dessert they had for Christmas, which was a chocolate log. The food was ok but nothing special... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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225 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely surroundings and building. The service was very good and the coffees were delivered within a short time frame.

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Thank 911deb
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As always I was very impressed with the tasty French pastry and delicious coffee. Impressive service too on a busy Sat. morning.

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Thank James C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

More of a bistro feel to this place than Hotel D'urville which is nearby. Camille looked after us very well. Quite busy so food took a little time to arrive but not a problem for us.

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Thank Hugo P
Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Together with friends we went there for dinner. The very friendly Italian waiter welcomed us and showed us a nice table on the terrace with a nice view down the river. I had the fish of the day which was a good portion, nicely prepared not overcooked and tasted just fine. Also the salad and vegetables were beautiful. We ordered... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Got a recommendation from a local so tried it out! Wow! Go hungry as the plates are quite large. Very good food - simply cooked, well executed. Really good meals. I had the pork belly and my husband had the steak. We had to split dessert and no room for any appetizers! Of course, fine NZ wines were enjoyed with... More 

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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107 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hadn't visited this place since it's changed hands, but without doubt the service and food has definitely improved. European influence in the service standards and food quality. We sat outside, had excellent service and a variety of very nice meals. Definitely worth a visit in Marlborough and one of the nicer places to eat. Delightful location overlooking the river,... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sometimes you stumble upon a place to eat that exceeds expectations and such was the case here. Well worth your time. We were here around 1215 and it was busy but we were lucky enough to get an outside table despite no reservation. It was a little cool but a nice day to be sitting outside. There is a compact... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had breakfast, good coffee, wide range of gluten free options, food was good. Service was excellent and quick

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 23:00
Monday
07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 23:00
Thursday
07:30 - 23:00
Friday
07:30 - 23:00
Saturday
07:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Symons St, Blenheim, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-577 8822

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?