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Paddock to Plate

$$ - $$$
Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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Kitchener St | The Square, Martinborough 5711, New Zealand (Formerly Peppers Martinborough Hotel)
+64 6-306 8350
14:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 14:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked in with no reservation. The staff (regrettably) found space for us. If only we knew. I could go into the failings of the food but suffice to say, it was wholly average and dated and carelessly prepared food (the steak came out blue - i asked for medium rare, the duck came cooked without a hint of pink... More 

Thank mrporky
Las Vegas, Nevada
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77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I both had the special, which was a pork loin. It was very good with an interesting array of sides, including beet tops and fennel. (We think!). The service was very good.

1 Thank ChristchurchKevin
Dunedin, New Zealand
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417 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure who's more stupid. Me or the people who run this place. 1. Having read the ugly reviews I still went there! Never again. 2. They know they have a bunch of ugly reviews out there, but they don't appear to do anything about it. And now the narrative ... Well Martinborough is a beautiful place with no shortage... More 

Thank samandhenry
Guildford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very odd menu (e.g., Caesar salad appeared no fewer than 3 separate times on the short menu for that evening) and surprisingly detached/cool service made for a seriously less than impressive evening meal. For example, we ordered wine to go with our meal; the order was taken and the waitress emerged some minutes later to tell us that one of... More 

Thank TonyF31
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Very disappointing- the food was well below average but the night was saved by one fantastic dessert (the amazing laminating). But that's really all you could say that was positive. I would not recommend it.

Thank e l
Sydney, Australia
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176 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We dined here with our 2 sons (aged 18 & 20) there was not a lot of choose for them but they both settled on the Pork. All our meals were great and the pate was fantastic (you don't see that often on a menu) On our 2nd night we went to another place for dinner but came back for... More 

2 Thank hourdy
Wellington, New Zealand
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We were looking forward to our dinner at the bistro but were disappointed by the food - which does match what's offered on the menu or the decor. Our mains - the pork and lamb overcooked and dry, the jus overreduced, vegetables overcooked. The Te Kairanga wine choice was good.

Thank Nicola V
Lyttelton, New Zealand
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105 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The restuarant looked inviting so popped into reserve a table for later that evening. My partner and I both had the duck pate - simply devine and served with pickled carrots and white radish and fresh orange segments. Stunning. My main was the fish of the day - served with fresh vegetables, cooked to perfection. My partner a pork dish,... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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52 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

A thoughtful young chef presented interesting and well cooked meals for us, two nights in a row. Service very good also.

1 Thank Deb P
Wellington, New Zealand
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

It's a Monday night and there are many local restaurants closed. But that can't explain over an hour wait on our main courses. I could sense the hectic state in the kitchen and there were some perfunctory apologies but we had a child with us and it was close to 9pm when the mains finally arrived. It might have been... More 

2 Thank Andrew S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 72
Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kitchener St | The Square, Martinborough 5711, New Zealand (Formerly Peppers Martinborough Hotel)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wairarapa  >  Martinborough
  • Phone Number: +64 6-306 8350
Serving fresh local produce with glutton and vegetarian options available. New ownership with new staff and environment. Going above and beyond for the best service in Martinborough. Reservations Suggested.

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