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Hotel d'Urville

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Seafood, Bar, 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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Good for:
Reservations
Late Night
Private Dining

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  • 100
    Excellent
  • 49
    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
Good restaurant,for food and service

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Sarah K
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Sablet
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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185 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
1 review
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
Senior Reviewer
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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United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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
67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
60 helpful votes 60 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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: Seafood, Bar, 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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