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Wairau River Wines Restaurant

$$ - $$$European, ,
11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
+64 3-572 9800
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (178 reviews)
“mussel chowder” (35 reviews)
“souffle” (22 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 418 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great wine tasting - if you order food they give you the full wine tasting, plus extra wines that will go particularly well with your meal. The beef rib was so good - somehow the asian/fusion style works perfectly!

Thank djfriartuck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunch here was just exceptional. As a couple we shared a pate starter. My partner had the beef and I had the blue cheese souffle. All food was lovely and served with very appropriate sides. The salad with the soufflé was amazing. The only negatives...More

Thank Inverness1966
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I always time our trip from Nelson to coincide with lunchtime at this restaurant, even ordering ahead so we can catch the ferry. We, for the last 10 years or so have both ordered the double baked blue cheese soufflé with pear,...More

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

First went there ten years ago on our first visit to NZ. It is still just as good: excellent food and, obviously, wine. Well Worth a detour.

Thank malcolm e
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We had lunch here late last week. I had the salmon dish, it was absolutely amazing. The combination of pickled beet, carrot, salad, hash brown and salmon with the most delicious dressing and hazelnuts was just incredible. I enjoyed every mouthful and thoroughly recommend this...More

1  Thank twebb21
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We arrived hot thirsty and hungry after a good cycle ride to get here, but out was worth the effort. We chilled down nicely in the garden restaurant next to the vines, ordered some food and then did the tasting to decide which wines to...More

Thank nick w
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Arrived with friends ex Air NZ into Blenheim and with rental car decided to try Wairau River Wines Restaurant for lunch as we had met them earlier in the year at a 'do' at Furneaux Lodge and enjoyed not only their wines but the company...More

Thank AnnaF59
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I had lunch here with my family and it was delicious! The venue is very clean and has a friendly atmosphere. I had the seafood chowder and it was fantastic! My sister still talks about the seafood chowder we had here when she's reminiscing about...More

Thank Kalaya M
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Was invited to Wairau River Wines Restaurant for lunch with a friend. Food was excellent and service fantastic. Brilliant all round venue, fantastic setting and the attention to detail both in terms of the quality of food and wine matches was unbelievable. The wine tasting...More

Thank Pressy72
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We went to Wairau whilst on a bike wine tour. Can't recommend it highly enough. Must have the seafood chowder!

Thank Slawsonblundell
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Anita V
10 December 2016|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
Meals
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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