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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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  • 106
    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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Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 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
24 helpful votes 24 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
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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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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The three of us dined while staying at the hotel. The food was innovative, plated superbly and delicious. The excellent wait staff supported the food, with well delivered advice. I can personally recommend the smoked lamb, it was to die for.

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Dili, East Timor
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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Stopped by around 3 pm, and was directed to a bar where great service in terms of vine tasting was offered. I had lovely seashells buzzara-mediteranean style. Came back next day for dinner. Great assistance from Tony the manager, Jettio who knows his vine and Wayne the chef Cannot recommend it enough!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We dined after the wine festival in February. Very comfortable yet classy and beautiful dining room with a very attentive, yet relaxed staff. We dined at two other fine dining establishments in Blenheim and this was the best. A number of local folks at the neighborhood market in Blenheim told us this was a great choice for a nice meal... More 

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Restaurant Details

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 146
  • 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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