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Raupo Cafe

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Contemporary
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2 Symons St, Blenheim, New Zealand
03-577-8822
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7:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 195
    Excellent
  • 184
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
French flavour in Blenheim!

We visit Raupo a couple of times a year and always enjoy the ambience and great location with views of the Taylor River and fountain. On arrival, we were taken to our table which we booked in advance. Although Raupo will accept a 'walk-in' booking ahead is recommended to aviod disappointment. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
lemonjif
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Wellington, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great, efficient and friendly service. Tasty meals. Nice friendly atmosphere. Beautiful and clean restaurant.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We called into Raupo last weekend while visiting Blenheim for the weekend. We could immediately see why our hosts had recommended it. Although we were there only for morning coffee, the quality of the setting, the welcome and service, the coffee (and accompanying cookie) and the general ambience made us determined to make it a "must" for future visits to... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Eaten here twice now. The staff were absolutely fantastic and accommodated me along with all my luggage without complaint after hopping off a long bus ride. The food was great both times i visited, and i especially loved their special tomato relishes. The restaurant itself was warm and inviting and i didn't feel self-conscious despite dining alone both times. I... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We visit Raupo a couple of times a year and always enjoy the ambience and great location with views of the Taylor River and fountain. On arrival, we were taken to our table which we booked in advance. Although Raupo will accept a 'walk-in' booking ahead is recommended to aviod disappointment. The Maitre'd was friendly and attentive and advised of... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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47 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Travelling from Christchurch to Nelson and after four hour driving we were ready for a break and food. The wait staff were most welcoming and got us a table near the window. Mrs had a bowl of fries and report them to be splendid. I had the corn chowder, great flavour with a little heat ( from hot curry powder... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Lovely brunch with some great treats on the selection of patisserie's after walking 2 days on the QCT. Good atmosphere, lovely staff.

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New Zealand
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I have visited this cafe three times now and wonder how they continue to get it wrong. You really can't beat the location of Raupo and I guess that is the reason I continue returning in the hope that it improves. Had a warm welcome and a quick coffee while I waited for friends but it unravelled after that. The... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

During a recent visit to Blenheim went to Raupo for meals on two different nights. Warmly welcomed both times and was nice to sit near fire on cooler Blenheim nights. Had Lamb Shank one night, and the Pork Belly on the other night, both were very nice. Had the mushroom entrée this was again flavoursome and well prepared. Caters well... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Wow! What a place to walk in to! The atmosphere and view of the river is absolutely stunning. Staff are very attentive, the wine list has good selections. We chose a Gibson Bridge Pinot Gris which went down a little too easy! Really wonderful selection of entrees and meals. Our waitress was very diligent taking our orders, which came out... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Friendly welcome and service, comfortable setting with an open fire, food less than remarkable and a few fall downs when it came to service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Symons St, Blenheim, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: 03-577-8822

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 12:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?