We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Cornerstone Bar & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
70, Queen Street, Blenheim, New Zealand
+64 3 577 7555
Website
Improve this listing
Add hours for The Cornerstone Bar & Restaurant and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 137 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great environment

Quiet night for tea, but this made an enjoyable night being able to talk without worrying about back ground noise. The team went out of their way to serve asking several times if we needed anything. The food was tasty and presented to a high standard

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
793kentm
Add Photo Write a Review

137 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Quiet night for tea, but this made an enjoyable night being able to talk without worrying about back ground noise. The team went out of their way to serve asking several times if we needed anything. The food was tasty and presented to a high standard

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

If you can ignore the frayed carpet and decor in need of a spruce than you will thoroughly enjoy this bar/restaurant. We came for dinner and the waiter was really knowledgable and accommodating when we asked him questions about the food. The food was amazing and the fillet mignon was cooked perfectly. I didn't feel like wine and instead had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Blenheim, New Zealand
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We came here for a birthday dinner with hubby's Mum, We've had lunch and breakfast here before but not dinner. We decided what we wanted, then were somewhat disappointed when the waitress informed us that they were out of two things - the entree hubby wanted, and the main Mum wanted! Oh well, we laughed it off because we are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

I eat here frequently and I'm never disappointed! Staff are great, funny and professional at once, food is to die for and great healthy options for us gym bunnies! Cannot recommend more

Was this review helpful? Yes
Blenheim, New Zealand
Level Contributor
107 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Business lunch and able to find a private table. Chose the salmon and scallop pie off the specials board. Absolutely delicious and came out piping hot. $31 for two specials and two coffees was a very economical lunch. We hope that dish goes onto the permanent menu.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Being a Blenheim resident, I visit this place once in a while. Sometimes just for some drinks after work, sometimes just a coffee and I had lunch/dinner here a couple of times as well. The atmosphere is good. Nice couches around the fire place, a good outside area in the back, seperate restaurant area and enough space to enjoy drinks... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Blenheim, New Zealand
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Being a bar restaurant this is a more relaxed setting and with cosy booths or tables. The menu is good and there is a good bar menu too. The pokies room is just past the restaurant section, as is the toilets so you get a flow through to those areas. As a bar it is one of the busiest on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The chicken florentine was incredible. Yes, was aware the 25 minute waiting time but it goes quickly with great company. 10/10 for this dish. Faaaaaaaantastic!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My husband and I dined here for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Our meals were absolutely delicious and the service was impeccable. The staff were very friendly, sociable and helpful. The atmosphere was great and, being a cold day, it was lovely and warm with the big gas fire going.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wairarapa, New Zealand
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

We came upon this wee gem through Trip Advisor, noted for Paleo. Just brilliant all round, great service, delicious Paleo mains and Paleo Pumpkin Pie for dessert. Thank you so much for catering to, what we believe to be, the best eating lifestyle around. 👍👍

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Cornerstone Bar & Restaurant also viewed

Blenheim, Marlborough Region
Blenheim, Marlborough Region
 
Blenheim, Marlborough Region
Blenheim, Marlborough Region
 

Been to The Cornerstone Bar & Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Cornerstone Bar & Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?