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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, Coffee & Tea, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great spot for a bar or quality sit down meal in the restaurant

Great quality meals, good place to have a business dinner, and is complimented by a good drinks and wine menu. Nice place to stop for a drink with the open fire on a clod winters evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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124 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Great Caesar salad for lunch. We tried to go the opposition for dinner. Speights Ale house had bar leaders available and would not offer full menu at a bar leaner. We headed back to Corner stone as our lunch was top notch. Corner stone also only had bar leaners available but we're only to happy to offer a full menu.... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Great quality meals, good place to have a business dinner, and is complimented by a good drinks and wine menu. Nice place to stop for a drink with the open fire on a clod winters evening.

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New Zealand
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Great food, fresh and option of a healthy option with most evening dishes. Fantastic fresh fish on the menu and the pork belly ws one of the best we have ever eaten. it was so good we went there 4 nights in a row to eat.

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Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Lovely warm fire,wide variety menu's, reasonable prices.Quiet restaurant, pokies, extensive bar options. Very knowledgeable ,helpful staff.Great atmosphere

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Marlborough Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The food and atmosphere is very nice, the outdoor area is nice and sunny, friendly staff, not expensive or too pricey but a really nice meal.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Went as a couple and had an alcove table, (booked), as they are in demand. The meals were very tasty, nicely presented and really good value. Oh and the staff, professional and very, very attentive.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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158 reviews 158 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The food was nice, however the service was very slow. I waited over 15 minutes just to put my order in, but then my food came out very quickly after that. The food was very nice I had the chicken that was cooked in beer and this was tender. Atmosphere was nice in the restaurant, and the bar area seemed... More 

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

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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74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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

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