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The Cornerstone Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, New Zealand, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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70 Queen Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
+64 3-577 7555
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09:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 03:00
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very small menu - all day snacks not really a menu at all. Not a steak in sight - a couple of what could be called mains but otherwise uninspired. Restaurant with big tv on sports channel and carpet under booths worn through to floor boards. Looked like a good place for drinks in beer garden wouldnt go back to... More 

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Thank 40batty
Picton, New Zealand
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408 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not much wrong with the meal but, despite the place being nearly empty, it took a LONG time after being seated before we got asked if we wanted a drink and then the food was slow coming out. With a 5 year old in tow we like things to move a bit quicker if they haven't got any facilities for... More 

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Thank Ed R
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Tried 'em all - this is worth the price and a return trip. Good breakfast, great service, good beer, fun crowd. No attitude, folks ready to give suggestions, happy to have tourists, esp. Americans. Came back for lunch and dinner.

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Thank Dianne T
Auckland, New Zealand
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72 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We enjoyed our visit to this restaurant so much that we returned to it when we passed through the town a second time! It was good value for money, had great staff and a very pleasant atmosphere.

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Thank HMR2014
Blenheim, New Zealand
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Good place. Wonderful meals. Staff well trained. I am regular customer. I love sit out side and enjoy a drink viewing the town running.

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Thank Juanisio B
Las Vegas, Nevada
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91 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stopped by just being hungry and liked the location with some outside seating on a nice day. Pleasantly surprised with the quality of food and taste for one of our better lunches. I had a great ham and cheese sandwich that was delicious and filling. Wife had a salad that was fresh and great. Staff was friendly at the order... More 

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Thank TXScooby
Amberley, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Great place to eat - friendly staff and meals were served in good time. Good variety of beers for the men

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Thank Lindamg64
Brisbane
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

One of the worst meals out that we've ever had. Absolutely tasteless and neither of us could finish our meals- paid $51 for the terrible experience and left hungry. Avoid like the plague unless you just want a drink.

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Thank sunnystraddie
TheCornerstoneCrew, Manager at The Cornerstone Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello sunnystraddle, We are sorry to hear about your experience. If you are willing to get in touch with us at thecornerstone@xtra.co.nz we would appreciate a little more information in the hope that we can better ourselves and try and rectify things? Sincerely, The Cornerstone Management. More 

Stockport, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We popped in this bar for a snack and were not expecting the high quality of the food, which was lovely.

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Thank Moira C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

I had the version loin, and my partner had the salmon. Both meals were amazing followed by the creme brûlée that was Chai tea flavour

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Thank hamishm700

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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
Bar, New Zealand, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 03:00
Monday
09:00 - 03:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 03:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 03:00
Thursday
09:00 - 03:00
Friday
09:00 - 03:00
Saturday
09:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Queen Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-577 7555

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