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Raupo Cafe

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2 Symons St, Blenheim, New Zealand
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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 175
    Excellent
  • 152
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 31
    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
Most recent review
Coffee experience

We went here for.coffee as sitting outside looking over the river was lovely but the coffee was the worst we have had in a very.long time we had.to tip half of our drinking water into yuck never again, shame as service was good and surroundings were great.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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425 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Raupo used to be a go-to and where I would recommend lunch. But my latest visits have been average, at best. We went for lunch yesterday and were disappointed to only be offered the brunch menu. I asked if it would be possible to get a small bowl of fruit for my toddler (there's no children's menu) and the waitress... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We went here for.coffee as sitting outside looking over the river was lovely but the coffee was the worst we have had in a very.long time we had.to tip half of our drinking water into yuck never again, shame as service was good and surroundings were great.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

the food was delicious but the thing that made our evening so enjoyable was the delightful Italian waiter. I didn't even ask his name but he said he came from near Florence. He was such a sweetie & very helpful & efficient. We shared a garlic loaf to start, very yummy. Then I had the steak with potatoes & mushrooms... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Raupo Cafe came recommended by a local and it did not disappoint . It had everything to do with its position by a waterway . Totally relaxing !!! It was a warm day so we sat outside and watched the world go by . People were canoeing up and down and walkers took advantage of the track in the warm... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed dinner at Raupo on a Wednesday night after a recommendation from a local. No reinventions of the wheel here - it's high-end bistro kind of food with your standard steaks, fish, chicken etc served with mash and veg - but the food is very tasty and done well, with decent serving sizes. My choice, the fish of the... More 

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Dannevirke, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We looked forward to eating at Raupo as it had been recommended. We were met and seated. Unfortunately they don't seem to be able to cater for coats (it was raining). Our drink order was taken and delivered promptly. The menu was well explained and our starters were timely presented. The main course was delicious. Then it seemed we didn't... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

My two daughters ( who where visiting )and I had a amazing lunch outside over looking the river.Staff as usual really helpful.The salmon as usual was to die for.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

On a short stay in Blenheim we were recommended this restaurant for dinner and were not disappointed. Lovely food presented beautifully and very good service. The restaurant is easy to walk to and offers good value for money. Worth a try.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

4 of us went there on a sunday 7th March were seated got our drink orders taken and then our meal arrived which was very nice but we sat and sat and after 45mins had to go and find someone to take our dessert order and coffee order 2 of us ordered of the cake plate thought the plum shortcake... More 

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Hamilton
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great food with awesome view on summers evening! Also service was top notch! A random choice on the night but well paid off 😃

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?