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The Cornerstone Bar & Restaurant

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70, Queen Street, Blenheim, New Zealand
+64 3 577 7555
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food

Good all day meal menus and while so much of the area seems to serve Indian or Asian food, this was very regional and delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
joyceh
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nebraska
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
nebraska
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Good all day meal menus and while so much of the area seems to serve Indian or Asian food, this was very regional and delicious.

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Auckland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Great food & ambience! Great for a group of friends, esp when they have a band playing. Central in the town.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We ended up going to Cornerstone 3 times on our trip to Blenheim. There aren't too many options in the small town and we enjoyed the laid back vibe and good food. We first went to Cornerstone for lunch when we first got into town and sat out in their outdoor area. We had our first taste of Flat Whites... More 

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Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Nice enough and plenty of space. Food and drink range good. ig TV's. Very different vibe at night. From family pub in day to raunchy club at night. Very weird (but in a nice way). Dont expect to have a quiet night there though.

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We stopped in for dinner while on our way to Nelson. No one was eating in the restaurant and that should have been a warning signal. We ordered the beer can chicken and the pork belly. Both meals were dry and really salty and tasted like they had been cooked a day or two earlier then reheated. The "mash" that... More 

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Gore
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Loved it so much went back 3/4 times while visiting Marlborough. Great venue, something for everyone. Staff friendly and prompt. Food and cocktails were delicious and you deserve to be very proud. Popular as, be casual or formal there is a space for all.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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71 reviews 71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A stop in Blenheim whilst waiting for a late Picton ferry sailing, the Cornerstone was a good choice. It was family friendly, a modern pub style with bar and more formal dining options. The service was friendly and patient, the options good. If the seafood chowder is the measure of the kitchen, this one wins with a rich fulsome serving... More 

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Aarau, Switzerland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Went here for dinner, the staff was friendly but a bit slow resulting in a table of 4 which arrived after our table of 2 getting there meals a while before we did. I ordered the hungry version of the filet Mignon with a very tasty mashed potatoe. It was very nice and I can really recommend the food.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

the service was nice but it felt like a typical bar. The food was good and reliable but wish we'd have gone to somewhere with a little more atmosphere

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Wellington, New Zealand
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121 reviews 121 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

So - third time back, Still good. Had a great dinner here (party of 3). Staff are very customer focused and even offered one of my guests to come to the bar and try out the beers as he wasn't sure which one to select. Quality of food was brilliant.

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  • Address: 70, Queen Street, Blenheim, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3 577 7555

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