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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Delicious food, attentive service. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Contrary to the message on Trip Advisor, this restaurant is not closed- it is well and truly open for business!

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 25 January 2021 via mobile

My husband and I had a lovely Sunday evening meal at Savvy in Blenheim. Savvy is part of the Scenic Hotel . We enjoyed a glass is local Sauvignon Blanc in the bar. Lovely ambience and the wine list very extensive and interesting. The young...lady on the bar( Marianne?) was extremely knowledgeable and helpful in helping us to choose something off the wine list that was a bit different ( and local) The restaurant was surprisingly good. I am usually a bit circumspect about hotel kitchens but Savvy did not disappoint! I had the vegetable , halloumi and quinoa salad which was delicately seasoned with a vinaigrette and a smattering of toasted pine nuts. Hubby had lentil fritters- generous sized serving with a roasted capsicum aaoli . Simple fare but very light, tasty and delicious. We washed this down with a bottle of local Pinot Noir. ( can’t recall which one but it was superb!) Service from our waitstaff member whose name started with M with outstanding. Professional, pleasant and obviously well - trained. It was lovely to see a couple who came in late after a delayed ferry crossing were warmly welcomed and were able to order a meal despite the kitchen almost closing. Overall a lovely evening with wonderful food. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Carmel_Horsley, General Manager at Savvy Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2021

Hello again - it is really nice to hear your comments while recently dining at Savvy. We are blessed with a genuinely friendly team, and I am glad they made your experience enjoyable. I shall also pass your glowing comments about the food along to...More

Reviewed 25 December 2020

A very disappointing Christmas dinner. The menu was uninspiring, bland and not a traditional meal, in fact it was just basic a la carte fare, l would have preferred to pay more and had an authentic meal. . , ,More

Date of visit: December 2020
Carmel_Horsley, General Manager at Savvy Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2021

Hello - and apologies that we did not meet your expectations. Our chef did try to put a "kiwi" spin on the meal while still incorporating some Christmas favourites. It was generally really well received with other guests, but we clearly missed the mark with...More

Reviewed 11 November 2020

We decided to try the restaurant after reading plenty of good reviews. We were glad that we did have dinner there. The restaurant was full, but the service was still superb. The only downside was we had to wait a bit for our meals after...the orders were taken. However, our drinks came quickly and we were offered bread rolls while we waited. We enjoyed our meals as the food was fresh, nicely prepared especially the Beef Wellington.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Carmel_Horsley, General Manager at Savvy Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2021

Thanks for your feedback Feipo - great to hear from you. Lovely to know the meal satisficed your taste buds. Warm wishes, Carmel Horsley General Manager (Scenic Hotel Marlborough)

Reviewed 30 October 2020

We popped in for dinner the other night. My husband was disappointed with his beef Wellington just thought it was tasteless. My chicken dish was very tasty

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 13 April 2020

Mondrians Restaurant and Bar are located in the Scenic Hotel Marlborough. We were staying in the hotel and had dinner and breakfast the following morning - both were very good. We had a pre-dinner drink in the bar, which was comfortable and the staff friendly,...chatty, efficient and helpful. The restaurant (which we had pre-booked) was light and airy, the staff efficient, helpful and again chatty. There were a steady stream of locals eating in the restaurant, which normally says a lot about an establishment. The menu was pretty extensive and well balanced, the wine list the same. The buffet continental breakfast was good; hot food was also available. There was plenty of choice of cereals, fresh and tinned fruit, yoghurt, cold meats and cheese and croissant, Danish pastries etc.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Carmel_Horsley, General Manager at Savvy Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2020

Greetings Cliff. Lovely to hear from you about your experience at Mondrians Restaurant, as well as your recent stay at Scenic Hotel Marlborough. Our team are a friendly and welcoming bunch, and it is so lovely to hear that they made your experience so enjoyable....More

Reviewed 26 February 2020

Lovely open dining room with nice ambience in the centre of town, A good variety of fresh local produce on the menu. Service is excellent and nice wines to complement the meal. Restaurant open every day which is helpful as others are not.

Date of visit: February 2020
Carmel_Horsley, General Manager at Savvy Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2020

Thanks for your review Scott - we are pleased to know that the meal was an enjoyable one and appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. Best wishes, Carmel Horsley, General Manager of Scenic Hotel Marlborough.

Reviewed 6 February 2020

Once again, a Scenic hotel has proven to be reliably very good, including a surprisingly good restaurant. We wanted a quiet evening meal with tasty food, and Mondrians delivered what we wanted.

Date of visit: February 2020
Carmel_Horsley, General Manager at Savvy Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2020

Thanks Bill - great to hear from you, and we are really pleased that Mondrians ticked the boxes for you. Hopefully we have the chance to welcome you back another time. Warm wishes, Carmel Horsley (General Manger of Scenic Hotel Marlborough).

Reviewed 14 January 2020

Came here Sunday eve, only a few other diners there. Had the cheese fondue cours eand the lamb. Was not disappointed. Highly recommend!!

Date of visit: January 2020
Carmel_Horsley, General Manager at Savvy Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2020

Thanks for your feedback- that cheese fondue is a big favourite and we are so glad you enjoyed it. Hopefully we will see you another time. Warm wishes, Carmel Horsley (General Manager of Scenic Hotel Marlborough)

Reviewed 12 January 2020

in this restaurant, we had the best dinner during our three weeks visit in NZ. I got here my best life time experience of a lamb dish. They were not just dishes excellent but serving as well. During our dinner we had three waiters, all...of them very sensitive and polite. Mains - the lamb rack and chicken breasts - were exceptional good. Starters - the soup of the day and arancini balls - very good and excellent (arancini). Desserts were also excellent. The atmosphere and facilities are very good but not excellent. The serving and dishes made our exceptional evening.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Carmel_Horsley, General Manager at Savvy Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2020

Greetings and thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your meal so much and that the team looked after you so well. Kind regards, Carmel Horsley, General Manager of Scenic Hotel Marlborough.

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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5
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