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Raupo Cafe

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2 Symons St, Blenheim, New Zealand
03-577-8822
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Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Solo dining experience

Always great food and coffee. Pleasant views of the river. Indoor and outdoor dining options. Large fire for winter dining. Takes reservations and recommend if you want a table in the more open end of the cafe for evening dining. Wasn't the greatest cafe to be a solo diner....placed at dark end... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Denise_MM
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Paraparamu, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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29 reviews
18 restaurant 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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Paraparamu, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Always great food and coffee. Pleasant views of the river. Indoor and outdoor dining options. Large fire for winter dining. Takes reservations and recommend if you want a table in the more open end of the cafe for evening dining. Wasn't the greatest cafe to be a solo diner....placed at dark end of cafe, away from fire...supposedly all tables in... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is always a lovely place to have a coffee, lunch or dinner. Today was quiet, the service friendly. Coffee was good the savoury muffins were big and filling

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The meal at this so called "café" was of a higher standard than many restaurants I have been in. The service was superb, and the dishes from the slightly limited menu turned out to be incredibly good, Composition, taste and attention to detail in service were excellent. We mentioned that it was our 49th anniversary, and our dessert plates arrived... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We went to Raupo for dinner. We order fish and sea food (sorry can't remember the name) and they were excellent. Staff are very welcome and friendly. Restaurant locate near the water fountain. Good view during summer. Strongly recommend when you visit Blenhiem

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Went with a group and pre booked a table. It was lunch time and the restaurant was very busy. We still got our water, food and drinks in good time. Staff very pleasant. Warm room and good choice of menu.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Really nice in the summer time to sit outside and enjoy the ambiance of surroundings. Food is a little on the expensive side. But well presented meals for the smaller appetites.

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Wairoa, New Zealand
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Superb service from start to finish - with beautiful decor and some perfectly delicately-balanced flavours - great place for brunch!

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Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Loved the lunch menu. The service as always was excellent and in love with the beautiful cake shop. We found it hard to choose between all the tasty treats and definitely over ate. Great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Many people recommended this restaurant and we had lunch there, and were not disappointed. Overlooks tree lined river with indoor and outdoor seating- very pleasant atmosphere. Extensive menu, both food and drink. We had a fun server who was very efficient. Food and beverages served promptly. We had fishcakes with Asian slaw and a steak sandwich, both fantastic. We were... More 

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

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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, Large groups, Local cuisine, Doing business

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