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Hotel d'Urville Restaurant

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52 Queen Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
+64 3-577 9945
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 20:30
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Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2014

The food was great but the Maitre D was rude and made us rush our food as he wanted to close the restaurant. Couldn't really understand a lot of what he was saying, as very poor English. Why employ foreign staff if they cannot understand basic English. Would go back but on his day off next time.

Thank CatherineBen
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Food was delicious. Extensive menu and wine list. Very reasonably priced for the quality of the food.

1 Thank Nzdi
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2014

I was very disappointed by the whole experience of this restaurant. It was overpriced, the portions were very small indeed, there were very few vegetarian options and to cap it all, the service was less than I would expect for a so-called top restaurant. I would definitely not recommend it.

Thank Sue C
DurvilleManager, Owner at Hotel d'Urville Restaurant, responded to this review

Please note this reviewer visited 10 months ago and has only just now joined Trip Advisor and filed only this review. This year there have been changes in ownership structure, management, chef and restaurant style. It is therefore not a fair assessment of the current seafood specialist restaurant. Tony Lawrence More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Finz restaurant was beautiful and the staff friendly and attentive. The food was a major let down. Panko crumbed fish bites were dry and under seasoned as was the remoulade. My husband ordered the steak for main which although looked nicely cooked was tough and chewy with no sauce-who does that! My salmon was tasteless, no seasoning. No pepper &... More 

1 Thank Julie D
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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136 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2014

I ate at the Finz restaurant here and it was phenomenal!! The food is mouth watering. The waiter Mike was very friendly and made sure I had everything I needed. He let me try 3 wines to help make my decision and provided some background on the wines. I had the Trinity Hill 2012 Syrah which was stunning. The main... More 

Thank MarinaMj
Blenheim, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014

I booked a table for two on a Saturday evening at 6.30 pm as a treat for my wife. We expected the D'urville to be 5 star but were sadly disappointed. We arrived on time and was shown to our table. We decided not to have a starter, just a main and dessert. I ordered the Ribeye steak, medium rare... More 

2 Thank yamondakawazuki
Marlborough Region, New Zealand
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87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014

If you haven't eaten a D'Urville for a while you should give it a go. But be prepared for a lot of change. A completltly new concept and menu awaits you. They have gone for a predominantly seafood and fish menu, supported with meat for those who need their iron. Firstly the staff were great, friendly and helpful, and well... More 

2 Thank Philip M
Blenheim, New Zealand
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Hotel Durville has rebranded it's restaurant "Finz". They specialise if fine dining seafood. Also offer meat and vegetarian options for non seafood lovers. We have visited twice now, the meals are devine, service superb. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys really fresh seafood.

Thank mary2936
New Zealand
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2014

D'Urville has changed hands and it is well worthwhile to go and enjoy an excellent meal!They are specialising in fish and what a treat it is to have a fish restaurant in Blenheim!If you do not like fish,there are other choices for you too. The service was good and the Jamaican young man very charming.The food was truly good,in short... More 

2 Thank kamilariNewZealand
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

The food at Hotel D'Urville is quite delicious. The service was OK, but expected for a small town where everyone can't be a graduate of the Escoffier School :) The wine list was, of course, wonderful...we had a Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc with our meal. Plating and taste are really very good...but don't order a martini. No one in all of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 56
European, New Zealand, French, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Queen Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-577 9945
D'Urvilles world-class restaurant serving the best local produce complemented by excellent local, national and international wines.

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