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Hotel d'Urville

52 Queen Street, Blenheim, New Zealand
+64 3-577 9945
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Ranked #24 of 82 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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English first
Blenheim, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

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 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The newly revamped Hotel d'Urville blends the new with the old in style; attention is paid to every dish, from the entree to the dessert, and the wine cellar is stocked with Hans Herzog. Wait staff are attentive as well. Don't miss it when you're in the Marlborough area of New Zealand to sample the wineries and chocolate factory!

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Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

Even though there were mixed reviews for this restaurant, we were keen to try some of their dishes including the venison. Unfortunately, sometimes there is a reason for negative reviews. Originally the 4 of us tried to book for 7:30pm but we were told that 8:00pm was the earliest they could seat us so we agreed to that. On arrival... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We've eaten out for the past fifteen nights. We've travelled through the North Island and have arrived here in Blenheim. We've had some wonderful courses on our trip. The three courses in Russell were very good. However the whole meal tonight was absolutely wonderful. We both had scallops and venison. Each course was well presented and tasted delicious. The vegetables... More 

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New Franken
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Nov13th 2014.... Food was very good, not fantastic.... But Service was very poor. Expect 3-to 4 hour to dine... Must have lots of Patience. !!!. the " Server" seems to be frustrated, only 2 cooks on staff .Manager/Owner not. Possibly new ownership. Did not know how to handle issues.

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

Please refer to the earlier review "Worst meal of our trip". Unfortunately our restaurant was quite inappropriate for their coach tour of 25 senior citizens seeking a quick meal at the end of a long day. The earlier reviews from this tour group said the dinner service took 2 hours, this reviewer says 3 to 4 hours which was certainly... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Ordered the flat bread and mussels for shared entre. Flat-bread was hands-down the best I've tasted from any restaurant. Expected maybe 8-10 mussels and ended up with 24, great taste. Venison lived up to its billing as an award winner. Staff were professional and friendly, even going to the effort of opening a rather expensive bottle of wine just for... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

Spent some time choosing this restaurant and we were not disappointed. Great friendly and polite welcome with excellent food matched by quality service. On the list to go again.

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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
Cuisine: Seafood, Bar, Grill

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