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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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 54
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  • 73
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast yum

We had a lovely breakfast very nice the man had a full breaky it came out with bacon eggs sausage onions hash browns toast tomato sauce and hollandise sauce as well omg it was delicious I had the vegetarian breakfast a large mushroom with 2 eggs and hollandaise sauce a couple of hash browns... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sandra H
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a lovely breakfast very nice the man had a full breaky it came out with bacon eggs sausage onions hash browns toast tomato sauce and hollandise sauce as well omg it was delicious I had the vegetarian breakfast a large mushroom with 2 eggs and hollandaise sauce a couple of hash browns tomatoes and feta cheese very nice... More 

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Thank Sandra H
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a not to lively bar with decent good bar food.... And open on Sunday when literally nothing else is open. It's not a foodie place, but good straightforward food

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Thank Txtrave
Australia
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff at the Cornerstone were attentive and helpful. My husband had the blue cod which he thought was the best he had in NZ. They have more wines than what's on the menu so ask if you don't see something you like.

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Thank SharonTA
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for breakfast on our way up north. Our breakfast was lovely...although if we had been told at the time we were ordering that we would have needed to wait for over an hour for it we wouldn't have bothered. The wait was horrible with no communication from staff at all as to when our food would actually... More 

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Thank JoannenJames
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having stopped in past for some food and refreshments and enjoyed the food and found the service to be fine we returned for another visit, didn't disappoint. Would go back if in the area.

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Thank Youngeric
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose the Cornerstone as it was quieter than the other recommended restaurants. The food and service is superior to the ambiance. Prices are reasonable. It all made for a pleasurable dining experience.

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Thank Linda J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Blenheim for 2 nights and asked our cab driver the name of the local pub - he recommended Cornerstone. So we headed over! Really nicely layout and nice selection of beers on tap. We were really happy. The only drawback was the slow service, considering it was far from full of patrons! I recommend ordering your food... More 

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Thank Amanda P
Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunched at this venue and enjoyed one of the most outstanding meals we have enjoyed for quite some time. Likewise the service was attentive, friendly and professional. Chose to return several days later for Breakfast. Such a contrast could not be imagined with the Breakfast foods poorly presented, not particularly hot and a number of ingredients so obviously pre cooked... More 

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Thank Michelle B
Vienna, Austria
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popular attractive bar/ restaurant. Attentive service. Good mid range food including burgers, fish and Thai chicken curry.

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Thank J_Paddon
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enough said there. Great place to go when every other bar is full of Tom foolery. Great staff, service and drinks.

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Thank Michael M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children

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