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Wairau River Wines Restaurant

$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
+64 3-572 9800
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (212 reviews)
“mussel chowder” (39 reviews)
“souffle” (20 reviews)
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Wine Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went there and had a fabulous experience. We started with wine tasting and chose our wine to have with lunch. The lunch was superb. The food was well presented and very tasty. Two of us had the blue cheese souffle, one had the beef...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 540jacintag
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went there when it was quite busy and sat outside. One staff member was a bit uptight about us seating ourselves but after that we had a lovely time. The gewurztraminer we had was stunning. The cheese board was reasonable. The bread, oil, dukkah...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank RyanC5736
Reviewed 5 days ago

Staying at a neighboring estate, it was an easy walk over to this restaurant for a lunch. We were quickly escorted to a table, then it took forever to catch the attention of the waiter to place our orders. But it was worth the wait....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mohnomishe
Reviewed 5 days ago

Another very enjoyable meal. I can highly recommend the smoked salmon dish, lovely flavors. My husband had his favourite, the beef salad. You can sit either inside or outside

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CathrinO12
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time here. The lunch was delicious (smoked salmon salad/blue cheese souffle) - this was lovely but lacked the blue cheese punch. We enjoyed the atmosphere & staff were very attentive. Wine was delicious but were a bit disappointed with the young...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank cheffoodie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot for wines and lunch. Had the WR burger which was definitely big enough aswell as delicious. Wines were really good and staff very friendly with great service. Kept the water topped up and tables clear.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank B3864FYlukes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch mid way on our biking wine tour. Great food both really enjoyed the food and atmosphere between the vines....service was attentive and efficient..

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank londonwanderer999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here a couple of days ago as a party of six. Lovely location and very pleasant surroundings looking on to their vineyards. The menu only has a few selections for mains but they are all very good. Among us we had the chicken...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Doublenaff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for lunch. We had booked, which is a good idea, as the restaurant is very busy at this time of the year. The service was very good, especially given the number of patrons. The food was excellent. The Smoked Salmon was delicious, as were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Patrick F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful location, pleasant service, can get busy at peak times. Good food. Good location to other nearby wineries.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SueBeaverton
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10 December 2016|
Response from wairauriverwines | Property representative |
Sorry Anita. We are closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. We need some family time 😁
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-572 9800
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The menu at Wairau River Wines is built around the fresh produce that is readily available in the Marlborough district.Enjoy matching our superb wines at cellar door prices with lunch in a relaxed informal environment either outside on the sun drenched lawns and verandahs or inside beside the large open fire in winter.The Rose family are pioneer grape growers in Marlborough, today their five children all take an active role in the business.
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