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Raupo Cafe

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New Zealand, Contemporary
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2 Symons St, Blenheim, New Zealand
6435778822
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7:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 233
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  • 209
    Very good
  • 80
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pleasant Surprise!

I arrived here on short notice after my restaurant of choice (MIA) decided on half a day notice to close for the Waitangi Day long weekend. The staff at Raupo Café by contrast, totally understood customer service and went above and beyond reasonable expectations to try to restore my very positive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Michael K
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Perth
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Perth
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I arrived here on short notice after my restaurant of choice (MIA) decided on half a day notice to close for the Waitangi Day long weekend. The staff at Raupo Café by contrast, totally understood customer service and went above and beyond reasonable expectations to try to restore my very positive perception on NZ by finding me a (good) table... More 

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Thank Michael K
Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to Raupo Cafe with good friends and I was not disappointed. This is one of the best cafes I've been to in the south island. For really great food you can't go past Raupo....

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Thank jonothebroker
Shropshire, UK
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112 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived around 8.30pm on a Monday evening. It was empty inside but busy on the terrace. We chose 1 rib eye steak (good) and one veg risotto (OK) but nothing special. Device was good but then again it was a Monday night

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Thank hattiepops
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is good to go. Eggs Raupo hit the spot. Very popular judging by people queueing up to get in. Excellent service. Strong strong recommendation.

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Thank Kulu C
Blenheim, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

visited with family. friendly staff, but the meal was disappointing. the meat was well cooked and tasty, but somewhat smothered with roasted vegetables

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Thank vitis1
Blenheim, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Typical modern decor, all too noisy! I met and old friend their to catch up, but it was so noisy we could not converse, we just gave up. We asked if we could go outside but was told it was all booked out. Better go to Mackas.

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Thank My-View-Only2016
Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were attracted by the riverside location & it was indeed v pleasant eating on the terrace while looking at the view. It's quite a limited lunch menu, pricey & no counter food. (Small point, the menus are in those awful plastic sleeve things. Yuck). The food itself was ok but nothing special. For example the promised salad was mesculin... More 

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Thank AFlyingKiwi
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Two meals there on consecutive nights. They were kind enough to let me buy one bottle of wine and let me dink it over both evenings, keeping it overnight for me. Very welcoming and very good food. Wine choice is superb.

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Thank Ashley_Mooney
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dinner with my partner and found that the food was excellent but the service was not. We couldn't sit outside because apprently every table was reserved but then the next people that came in with no reservation got a table outside right away, they then moved us outside and that was nice. They asked me for a second... More 

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Thank Camille D
Picton, New Zealand
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I last visited Raupo Cafe in March 2014 and was not impressed. Friends told me that it had changed hands and that there had been a marked improvement. Wow! The maitre de was efficient and welcoming. The waiting staff were excellent and the food was sensational. What a difference! I will definitely recommend to others, and we will return!

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Thank Patrick F

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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: 6435778822

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: New Zealand, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?