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“The best dining experience we have ever had!”
Review of Arbour

Arbour
Ranked #3 of 129 Restaurants in Blenheim
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 11 - USD 27
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Modern cuisine, an exciting beverage list and warm, friendly service, in the heart of Marlborough's renowned wine growing region. With a focus on seasonal, local produce, Arbour offers an a la carte menu or a 'Just Feed Me' option where the chefs will send you three, four or 'MANY' courses reflecting the ingredients they are featuring that day. Only two minutes from Marlborough Airport and Renwick, or just an eight minute drive from Blenheim.
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Everyone should have the Prep Bench experience at Arbour at least once in their lives. Sitting amongst the action, watching the guys at work and learning about the thought, effort and detail behind each and every ingredient was a true privilege. Under Bradley's quiet leadership, they worked together in total harmony, like a well-choreographed dance - moving in unison as a team. The preparation, planning, management and true, true passion was palpable. Bradley's sheer genius is breath-taking, to prepare a new, exquisite menu day after day with local ingredients, some of which he has grown and picked himself, is a testimony to this young couple's dedication, energy and love of food. We will be back and back.

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Thank MandyScottMackie
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Loved the experience as it was our first time in Blenheim.

Liz and the team delivered wonderful service and some of the food was much so more than what we could have anticipated. Some extremely interesting dishes including fig leaf ice-cream (go figure).

It goes without saying that the wine recommendations were a perfect match for the dishes considering the region.

Very much looking forward to the next visit! Thank you

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Thank Kyle M
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Sorry guys. When we ate with you, the atmosphere was chilly, the staff tried hard but seemed to be under training,the food was so so (I was not well in the night), and the overall feeling was of poor value for money. It was not a busy when we arrived, but the restaurant was full when we left - it was very noisy...

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

This was a our best meal in New Zealand over our entire three week adventure. We went all in with the full tasting menu and the service was just as good as the food - so much so that the waitress kindly pointed out where we could buy each of the accompanying wines (even those obscure ones!). It is a lovely setting and a creative menu.

Thank A G
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

My wife and I went here for dinner. The menu was a "fixed menu" though they will change any items should you require.
We had 4 courses and as we had booked the day before we paid for three. The starter was sword fish with clams followed by goats cheese and figs, lamb and desert. All excellent. The staff were attentive and we were advised of the origin of each dish. Excellent wine list and ambience with nice views of garden or vineyard.

Thank TaurangaTrout
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