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70, Queen Street, Blenheim, New Zealand
+64 3 577 7555
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Just around the corner!

We were able to walk to this place from our motel. Although they told us it would be a bit of a wait, we were attended to fairly quickly. Had fun with the wait-staff. Food was good and, as always, plenty of it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
lndr4life
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We were able to walk to this place from our motel. Although they told us it would be a bit of a wait, we were attended to fairly quickly. Had fun with the wait-staff. Food was good and, as always, plenty of it.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

With so many coffee spots in Blenheim being cramped and noisy it is great to meet friends in a spacious café with lovely coffee. They even do a large bowl - great for thirsty coffee lovers. Lovely staff.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Serious comfort food. We ordered two main courses: chowder and pork belly and either one would have been enough to provide a meal for both of us. That said, they were so tasty, we ate them both. Wine was tasty and very affordable. Friendly staff. Customers appeared to be all locals.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

6 of us visited and all enjoyed their meals. Quite a trendy restaurant with good wine list. Also had breakfast the following day which was very good.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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235 reviews 235 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is a popular bar in Blenheim. Food sounds better than it is, but ok all the same. Portions were of good size and the service was quick and efficient.

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Masterton
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

What a find, we were looking for a quiet place to have brunch and a secluded area to breastfeed in. The wait staff were professional and very accommodating, the meal was exquisite. 4 meals, coffees and fruit juices all under a $100

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Akaroa, New Zealand
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113 reviews 113 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Chicken a la Florentine - chicken breast stuffed with leeks and wrapped in smokey bacon, presented on a medley of fresh seasonal vegetables. The chicken breast was perfectly cooked, soft and moist in the mouth, the vegetables lightly roasted and crisp. A large dining area, broken up into separate spaces with soft ambient lighting. Professional, friendly, attentive wait staff. Excellent... More 

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Dili, East Timor
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Good selection of vine per glass, decent bar food and friendly service. Good option for lunch or dinner

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Burghclere, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Very relaxing atmosphere. both food and wine were well prepared. No hassle and the service was not rushed but timely.

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nebraska
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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  • 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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