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Hotel d'Urville

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Bar, Seafood, Grill
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52 Queen Street, Blenheim, New Zealand
+64 3-577 9945
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: D'Urvilles world-class seafood restaurant bar and grill serving the best...
D'Urvilles world-class seafood restaurant bar and grill serving the best local produce complemented by excellent local, national and international wines.
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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Anniversary dinner

D'Urville's has always had an excellent reputation so we thought we'd give it a go. our anniversary dinner is all we buy each other on the day so we make it a good one and were very impressed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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English first
Marlborough Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I have to admit I went under sufferance thinking last time I went they had lost their way. Great news they are back on track and it sounds like they are going to get even better. The service was fantastic, a great blend of casual banter and formal guidance through the menu. The excellent wine list is supported by enthusiastic... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to get together with your friends after work for a few quiet drinks or enjoy some of the most amazing meals in the restaurant. I have eaten here 4 times now and can only say that the service was great and it doesn't matter what you order you won't be disappointed. Also a great selection... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Great meal, Seafood was fresh and delicious! Great service, will return next time we are in Blenheim

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

D'Urville's has always had an excellent reputation so we thought we'd give it a go. our anniversary dinner is all we buy each other on the day so we make it a good one and were very impressed.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We very much enjoyed our meal at the Hotel d'Urville. If a bit slow, the service was adequate and very pleasant. The bread starter was a nice touch and my beef ribeye and my wife's lamb were well prepared & tasty. It was good value, and we would dine there again.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Enjoyed our meal very much here. We had recommendation for a place that was much more expensive and wanted something more reasonable. This fit the bill nicely. Good food. Friendly service. Situated as part of a 1900 hotel. Reservations probably recommended.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Had a lovely meal on Easter Saturday. The meals are quite big, don't order too much, you can always go back for more! Very nice staff and great service.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Whilst waiting to be served we noticed a couple of young lassies dining. One advised the waiter her steak was raw in the middle and she asked for it to be served medium. He actually argued it was okay! bad attitude. They took the meal away, and re-presented the same dish with the same steak re cooked, and the rest... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We had a work Christmas function at Hotel d'Urville. Nice pre dinner drinks outside, then a smorgasbord meal. The food standard was very average, generally disappointing. The marinated artichokes were full of a sandy grit. But heavens the bowl of mussels and clams were stinky and near rotten. The flesh was dessicated and foul. When I complained to the head... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I dined at Hotel D'Urville last night with a friend and absolutely wish I hadn't. The moment I walked in the door I knew it wasn't going to be great as I had expected it to be by the way I was greeted by the two bored waitresses. I then learned they were the least of the problem and I... More 

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Additional Information about Hotel d'Urville

Address: 52 Queen Street, Blenheim, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-577 9945
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
Average Prices: USD 133
Cuisine: Bar, Seafood, Grill

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 52 Queen Street, Blenheim, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-577 9945

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 133
  • Cuisine: Bar, Seafood, Grill

Description

D'Urvilles world-class seafood restaurant bar and grill serving the best local produce complemented by excellent local, national and international wines.

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