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The Cornerstone Bar & Restaurant

70, Queen Street, Blenheim, New Zealand
+64 3 577 7555
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Ranked #26 of 80 Restaurants in Blenheim
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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- Aug 30, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We have been here several times, not only for drinks but meals. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and the staff are fantastic! After sampling a few glasses of local wines (yummo!) while sitting in sumptuous armchairs in front of a large gas fire, we were shown to our table where we ordered our beautiful meal. When looking through the... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I go to cornerstone for lunch often on my lunchbreak. Ive never had to take anything back or complain in the 3 years I've been going. Very happy :)

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Blenheim
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Dropped in for a casual meal. Menu has a great range of Paleo items. Bar menu has really big portions and is great value for money. Service could have been a wee bit more welcoming but overall a pretty good dining experience.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The service was appalling, my order of eggs on toast with a hash brown took over 30 mins to come out (they were not busy) and when it did come out, it was incorrect and not what I order. There was no apology and I had to wait another 10 mins or so for the correct order. The scrambled eggs... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was by far one of the best meals we have eaten anywhere. We were just walking around looking for something open and just dropped in on the spur of the moment. On the outside it looked like just a pub but they also do proper restaurant meals as well as bar snacks. The service was really quick and friendly... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Probably worth dropping in if you are hungry and not wanting to be challenged too much by fancy cooking. Service was Ok, and the food was fine, and you don't have to wait an age. They avoid trying to be more than they are. Wine list is quite good.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

the food was very good, tried hard but the service was not very professional A good selection of wines Would dine there again

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Enjoyed the initial atmosphere but was sat away from others. Very poor vege option, long wait for food and not amazing when it did come out. Maybe just unlucky....

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Wellington, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Was walking around Blenheim on Queens Birthday Monday and this was one of the few places that was open, most had closed for the day. We were the only couple in the cafe for almost the whole time there, well over an hour, so not sure where everyone was? Good service and this time I had the omelet and the... More

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Pleasant staff, quick service which was important as we only had an hour before the theatre. Nice wine at reasonable price and all three meals were lovely. Will definitely be back.

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