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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: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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
  • 50
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious and innovative

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Mandy K
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Manaia, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We tried to pop in the night before, but they were fully booked. Glad we popped in the next day to secure a reservation. Service by Jetti was awesome. Very professional. Meals were lovely and we never felt rushed. Both enjoyed our entree and main. Had no room for dessert. A small restaurant so do try and book a table... More 

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Shanghai, China
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95 reviews 95 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Good selection of well cooked and presented foods, supported by a strong selection of wines. Professional friendly service, if occasionally inconsistent. Highly recommend.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My partner and I dined here for my last birthday. The service was excellent without being invasive and the food was to die for. We would definitely return and recommend it to our friends

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Sablet
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We spent a lovely evening here, the food and service did not disappoint. It was a busy night but after a short wait at the bar a table was available. The head waiter was very freindly and polite and the waitress a lovely girl. The food was excellent. I would definatly recommend this restaurant.

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UK
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102 reviews 102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We stayed here 6 years' ago and enjoyed the food. Upon our return we had a table and perhaps a lIttle late @8.30 p.m. Starter of scallops well presented although before the plate hd been taken away our main courses arrived! Fish tasty and veal very good and with a bottle of wine and 1 dessert bill was $140. Reasonable.... More 

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

I am glad you enjoyed your meal with us last Tuesday night and am sorry you were not able to dine with us the following night. This week is Wine Festival Week and is the busiest week of the year in Blenheim so all our rooms are occupied each night. Our restaurant is not large and is extremely busy so... More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary at this restaurant last night. The food was wonderful and the service was discreet but very helpful. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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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

  • 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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