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Hotel d'Urville

52 Queen Street, Blenheim, New Zealand
+64 3-577 9945
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Ranked #20 of 80 restaurants in Blenheim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood, Bar, Grill
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: Finz, world-class seafood restaurant bar and grill serving the best local produce complemented by excellent local, national and international wines.
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: Finz, 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
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Finz restaurant was beautiful and the staff friendly and attentive. The food was a major let down. Panko crumbed fish bites were dry and under seasoned as was the remoulade. My husband ordered the steak for main which although looked nicely cooked was tough and chewy with no sauce-who does that! My salmon was tasteless, no seasoning. No pepper &... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I ate at the Finz restaurant here and it was phenomenal!! The food is mouth watering. The waiter Mike was very friendly and made sure I had everything I needed. He let me try 3 wines to help make my decision and provided some background on the wines. I had the Trinity Hill 2012 Syrah which was stunning. The main... More

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Blenheim, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I booked a table for two on a Saturday evening at 6.30 pm as a treat for my wife. We expected the D'urville to be 5 star but were sadly disappointed. We arrived on time and was shown to our table. We decided not to have a starter, just a main and dessert. I ordered the Ribeye steak, medium rare... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

If you haven't eaten a D'Urville for a while you should give it a go. But be prepared for a lot of change. A completltly new concept and menu awaits you. They have gone for a predominantly seafood and fish menu, supported with meat for those who need their iron. Firstly the staff were great, friendly and helpful, and well... More

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Hotel Durville has rebranded it's restaurant "Finz". They specialise if fine dining seafood. Also offer meat and vegetarian options for non seafood lovers. We have visited twice now, the meals are devine, service superb. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys really fresh seafood.

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New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

D'Urville has changed hands and it is well worthwhile to go and enjoy an excellent meal!They are specialising in fish and what a treat it is to have a fish restaurant in Blenheim!If you do not like fish,there are other choices for you too. The service was good and the Jamaican young man very charming.The food was truly good,in short... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The food at Hotel D'Urville is quite delicious. The service was OK, but expected for a small town where everyone can't be a graduate of the Escoffier School :) The wine list was, of course, wonderful...we had a Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc with our meal. Plating and taste are really very good...but don't order a martini. No one in all of... More

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Blenheim, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Decided to go out early in the week......Tried seafood hotpot...kiamoana platter...very fresh Bluff oysters...freindly wait staff. ..very good value...we will be back

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Nelson, New Zealand
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We were here just over a year ago and it was reasonable. Now it has gone really down hill. The "bar" is no longer in the cosy room to the right of reception but is now an annex to the dining room. The drinks list could have been from anywhere: imported beers and the only cider being Bulmers from Ireland.... More

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Picton
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

We have dined at Hotel d'Urville for the past 5 years and were in love with the food and the service. It was always a special night being back in Marlborough and able to enjoy the great food that was offered by the Hotel. Unfortunately this has changed and after a night out dining at the Hotel we have come... More

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