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All 83 Blenheim Restaurants

Hotel d'Urville

52 Queen Street, Blenheim, New Zealand
+64 3-577 9945
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Ranked #25 of 83 Restaurants in Blenheim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood, Bar, Grill
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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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Hastings, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Pretty good service and a good range of food especially seafood. Food was was presented and generally very nice. Wine list could be better and on the expensive side for the quality provided but all in all a good meal.

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United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had just arrived in Blenheim and on the recommendation of our motel manager decided to eat at Hotel d'Urville on our first night in town. We were lucky enough to get the last table and although we had read previous Trip Advisor reviews, we were pleasantly surprised by the whole evenings dining experience. Jetti, the restaurant... More 

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Paris, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The service was awful. The waiter seems to be in a hurry and was very impolite. The scallops were very good but the main dishes just ok. For the price, there are better restaurants in town!

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My wife and I have had dinner at the Hotel D'Urville Restaurant the last two evenings. We thought that the food and the service was excellent. Jetti, the restaurant manager was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The first evening, we were not very hungry and just started with the flat bread and then had two entrees; the flatbread was outstanding with... More 

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Australia
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

this place is worth the wait to get in, its only small so if there is a big group in there you may have to wait. BUT it is worth it I love my seafood and i have never had such big meals, oh yum mussels and clams so fresh and tasty cooked to perfection. manged to share a desert... More 

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Rakaia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

New Years Eve was great, we wanted to have a relaxing New Years Eve dinner. We had a leisurely meal with great staff and service. The meals were great, especially the clams and scallops. Great food and people to dine with. Definitely recommend

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Blenheim, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Food was ok, expected better, but very VERY disappointed in service. Manager was rude, horrible to his staff could hear how he was towards the staff, was a bit of a delay but was not the waiters flaunt obviously. Would not dine again as service is such a BIG point in hospoitality and did not feel welcome by manager at... More 

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I don't know what was going on in the kitchen when we visited with a group. It took over 3 hours for our group of 25 to be served, and the management acted as if they had no responsibility or concern about the long delay. The servers were obviously embarrassed and apologetic, but not so the management. There was a... More 

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DurvilleManager, Owner at Hotel d'Urville, responded to this review

This is the fourth review from a bus tour of senior citizens who dined with us on 13 November. They did promise to flood this site with 25 bad reviews if I did not pay their tour guide the cash compensation she demanded the next day. They have certainly kept their promise and exaggerate with each review . To repeat,... More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Visited with an overseas colleague. Dinner booked for 7.30, but they were unable to seat us on arrival, no great drama, we sat in the corner until they were ready. The wait staff were attentive, but unfortunately things went down from then. The sommelier brought the wrong wine and had to go to get the correct one. Off came the... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

It took half an hour from our booked time for us to be seated, then another 15-20 minutes to take our order and there were long delays between courses, but the food was worth waiting for. We ordered mainly from the seafood menu and can highly recommend the scallops in butter sauce starter for freshness and flavour. The house special... More 

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

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