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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” (200 reviews)
“mussel chowder” (38 reviews)
“lamb burger” (22 reviews)
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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We tasted some great wines before having a lovely meal during our bicycle wine tour. The chowder and chili salt prawns were lovely, and we were able to order a glass of wine recommended for each dish. A lovely setting overlooking the mountains and the...More

Thank NicoleReilly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is really good, out in the country surrounded by vines and feels so homely and relaxing. Great service, the team are very knowledgeable & friendly. The food is great, very well thought out menu and plating is great, a real nice spot for...More

Thank ewf191
Reviewed 16 August 2018

This restaurant is consistently good. They have a good menu, but I can never get past their beautiful hot smoked salmon salad.

Thank AmandaGr8
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Very popular and busy in the summer this winery still attracts visitors and locals during the winter months because of it's varied menu (the salmon salad still my favorite). The service is good, there is a nice fire for cooler days and if the sun...More

Thank Jennifer2611
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch on stunning sunny winters day. Superb setting with backdrop of vines and magnificent mountains. Very efficient friendly service despite being busy... no wonder. Wines by glass- huge selection..all Wairau River and so reaonable. Prawns with Asian dressing would go there just for...More

Thank ElsaMiro
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Visiting in winter being welcomed by a fire was lovely. Being seated next to it was great, but as it was at times quite smoky it did catch us in our throats. We shared the 6-grain bread platter, a great little starter. Our mains were...More

Thank Kayody
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Even though one of our group arrived late the staff were accommodating and warm. Our meals were all delicious. I had prawns and it was lovely

Thank PamR1530
Reviewed 21 June 2018

The place was very warm and homey, felt like you were picnicking in your own yard. Very friendly and comfortable, especially on a sunny day. The food was fresh and delightful, especially the souffle. I wish the portion would be bigger!

Thank itcheetam
Reviewed 7 June 2018

We recently had a happy family reunion lunch at this Winery...the staff were welcoming and the food was superb. Can recommend the pate plate as a starter, in fact, there is enough for two people with a tasty pate, yummy bread and all the little...More

Thank autumn19
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Visited Wairau River as the lunch stop on a winery tour. Order the salmon and it was amazing! Wanted to go back the next day and eat it again! Beautiful family run establishment, great wine, highly recommend

Thank Jessica L
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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, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, 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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