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Wairau River Wines Restaurant

$$ - $$$European, ,
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” (206 reviews)
“mussel chowder” (39 reviews)
“souffle” (20 reviews)
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European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful spot and lovely food. I had a fantastic creamy seafood chowder, my friends had a cheese platter and a warm salad. Delicious wines to go with. Definitely worth a stop!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank pf1sh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the cheese board and some pate both of which were first class, really nice home-made chicken liver pate and a stunning blue cheese were the highlights. The wine tasting was lovely with my own highlight being the Syrah an unusual grape for Marlborough...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank erich883
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We haven been amazed by the quality of the lunch today. Delicious in all ways, and the best fries we ever ate. Crème brulee has never been better than the one we had. Loved it.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank remcod910
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our third winery of the day and we stayed for lunch. Staff very knowledgeable about their wine and very relaxed environment. The views and flowers made for lovely pictures. I went in a group so they expected us but as previous comment stated...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lizz R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited in October. Gave it a 6.0/10. Wine tasting not a great experience - a small counter with a lot of people about it. Restaurant food was Ok but the service was not so good.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Paul M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Still a great place to go for lunch and lovely young staff who are so, so helpful and nice we are lucky to still have this food and service combined

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank O1424OVrichardc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Superb food, service and wine. Great setting overlooking vineyard and hills. Wait staff were professional and friendly. We'll be back!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BarbaraE1899
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This was our first visit to Wairau River Wines & it was just what we wanted, a great setting overlooking the vines & fabulous lunch.The menu was varied & the service happy & prompt. We sat outside but there were also plenty of inside tables.Both...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank WanaKiwis
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We arrived late but were still welcomed. I ordered prawns they were fabulous pairedv with a delicious fresh salad that balanced the spice perfectly. Yum yum

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ambassador826855
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

We were running a little late for lunch when we spotted this restaurant/winery from the road. Lucky us! Not only we enjoyed the Sauvignon Blanc but great food as well. 5/5 experience for us!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MarcBaiges
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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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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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