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“Dinner with friends”
Review of Harvest Restaurant

Harvest Restaurant
Ranked #22 of 109 Restaurants in Blenheim
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 18 - USD 64
Description: Harvest Restaurant at The Marlborough in Blenheim is in the safe hands of our Executive Chef who is creating delicious food that is simple, local, seasonal and with the Charcoal oven adds a hint of char to enhance and deepen the flavours. Harvest offers an a la carte menu with ever-changing dishes. Open for Wed-Sat lunch and dinner and Sunday - long lunch 12-5
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Description: Harvest Restaurant at The Marlborough in Blenheim is in the safe hands of our Executive Chef who is creating delicious food that is simple, local, seasonal and with the Charcoal oven adds a hint of char to enhance and deepen the flavours. Harvest offers an a la carte menu with ever-changing dishes. Open for Wed-Sat lunch and dinner and Sunday - long lunch 12-5
Reviewed 19 September 2020

We love this restaurant- as locals there are few ‘gold star’ restaurants for dinner open in winter. The food is always delicious, service by Samantha impeccable. We will be back once the renovations are completed. We hope there is not to much change- Harvest hold a unique position in the local region.

Date of visit: August 2020
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SamanthaTML, Owner at Harvest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2020

Dear Adventure 784177

Sorry we took so long to respond and appreciate your feedback. We are now back and open with lots of new additions which I am sure you will enjoy. Look forward to seeing you soon

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Reviewed 31 May 2020 via mobile

Beautiful setting, delicious fresh and local food - we were all very happy with our choices. The service was impeccable. Can't wait to come back in summer time.

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 14 February 2020 via mobile

Wonderful restaurant.
The restaurant is within The Marlborough Lodge hotel and therefore has a mix of hotel guests and restaurant guests.
Menu is very good, and changes daily, without being over facing. Choice of 4 starters and 4 mains with separate dessert menu.
Service very efficient and friendly.
Good, reasonably priced, wine list with a range of grape types.

Date of visit: February 2020
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MarlboroughLodge, Owner at Harvest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2020

Dear Ian,

Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Reviewed 9 February 2020

The entrance to The Marlborough Lodge is superb, once through the electronic gates. The gardens have mature trees, sweeping lawns, and lavender bordered driveway, after the bridge over the creek. Parking is right in front of the main building which houses the restaurant, Harvest. We were greeted by our French waiter, who escorted us inside. There are two dining room inside, and tables on the covered entrance deck.

We were given the wine list first and asked what we would like. Half the list is local, the other half from France and around the world. We selected a Te Mata Awatea, which the waiter had to uncork.

The small menu was interesting, and we ordered Tua Tua clams with Niçoise salad. What arrived were four clams in a shell, a stick of broccoli, a slice of carrot and very small garnish. No sign of a Nicoise salad, and no soft boiled egg, which was included and which the waiter immediately got when I pointed this out. The crayfish fettuccine lived up to its name. The homemade sourdough bread was very hard, the olive oil (no butter) did little to soften it.

Mains were lamb loin (delicious), grouper (good), and sirloin (standard). Vegetable side dish (extra charge) was good.

Desserts were fairly typical, the panna cotta was well made but the garnish (pomegranate and grapefruit) clashed with the flavour. The cheeseboard was well presented with honeycomb, caramelised onion, strawberry and sesame crisp bread (?). However the Nelson Gorgonzola lacked any identity, it certainly wasn't Gorgonzola!

Service was pleasant and unobtrusive, typically European. The bill for three people was $374.00

As a Bentley driver, this is not a bad price, but we probably won't return.

Date of visit: February 2020
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MarlboroughLodge, Owner at Harvest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2020

Dear Kiwi Voyager,

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We are very sorry your experience didn't meet your expectation. I have had a debrief with the team and discussed where we fell short on this occasion. We do hope to have the opportunity to change your mind. It you would like to discuss further please don't hesitate to call me. 03 570 5700 Samantha

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Reviewed 21 January 2020

The atmosphere was amazing, outside on a beautiful day with the colorful gardens and lavender as a backdrop. The food was outstanding and the service wonderful. Samantha was absolutely incredible at making sure we were looked after and all our requests met. I will definitely go back to the Harvest. It is a place to be enjoyed and appreciated.

Date of visit: November 2019
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SamanthaTML, Manager at Harvest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2020

Dear 688gaelc,

Thank you for joining us at Harvest restaurant. We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience with us and really appreciate you taking the time to share.

We hope to see you again soon.

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