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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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  • 24
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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
lovely meals, great service

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Wellington, New Zealand
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122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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147 reviews 147 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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240 reviews 240 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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  • 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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