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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%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (201 reviews)
“mussel chowder” (39 reviews)
“lamb burger” (23 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Hours
European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 489 reviews

Reviewed 4 days 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

Thank O1424OVrichardc
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank BarbaraE1899
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank WanaKiwis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Ambassador826855
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

Thank MarcBaiges
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Top notch food and a beautiful location to enjoy the stunning scenery. Pair with a wine if you wish, or simply have soft drinks. Good menu choice, great value portions that are reasonably priced.

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As with all the wineries in the region, the wine is excellent. And the food. OMG. I had the warm salmon salad which came with a crispy rosti, loads of leaves and nuts and other yummy things. My wife had the mussel chowder and that...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A quick stop for the seafood chowder is very sensible. The main problem you will have is when the others order you will have food envy. Everything looks fantastic. Next time maybe the lamb burger.

Thank Love_good_times_NZ
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We took an older family member for a birthday lunch. Great service and yummy food. The Rose is stunning!

Thank Storyteller617346
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Fresh local produce cooked with care, engaging friendly service perfect outdoor terrace for a sunny day.

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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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