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Hotel d'Urville

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Seafood, Grill
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52 Queen Street, Blenheim, New Zealand
+64 3-577 9945
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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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  • 117
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent service

We were unable to get a table the first time we tried. But the new owner and Michael, the Restaurant Manager, recommended other options and even called on our behalf. Reservations are highly recommended in order to secure a table. My husband really enjoyed the venison and locally brewed craft... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2015
JDYoung-Lorenz
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Oslo, Norway
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the pleasure to spend the afternoon with the new owner and hotel manager over a few drinks today while searching for a restaurant. (Blenheim is a literal ghost town on Sunday, it's almost bizarre) What an absolute mistake we made by not staying here! I read a few of the poor reviews on trip advisor that led us... More 

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Thank Txtrave
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Great value for a smart restaurant. Food was just lovely, over complicated and flavour combinations well balanced. Priced well and portion size of dishes is generous. What a smart venue for Blenheim residents and visitors to enjoy. Will come back. Hotel accommodation appeals for next trip I think. Local wines well chosen on list also. Staff friendly and professional.

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Thank FoodieThatsMe
Wellington
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

A lovely clean & airy restaurant. The service was wonderful, the ambience just right, the staff we're friendly yet professional. The food was excellent & this reflected in the price. I got the steak & it was perfect for me. I asked for medium & that's what I got, it was the most succulent steak I have eaten. We will... More 

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Thank Dee S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Dinner last night with the family tried to order preferred beer and wine but was told out of stock on both of the items. Watching the waiter run round like a clueless chicken confused as to what's actually happening. Ordered scallops as main, ribeye and confit salmon ..... = bland overlooked over priced. Don't understand why it says winter vege... More 

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Thank Andy A
Oslo, Norway
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We were unable to get a table the first time we tried. But the new owner and Michael, the Restaurant Manager, recommended other options and even called on our behalf. Reservations are highly recommended in order to secure a table. My husband really enjoyed the venison and locally brewed craft beers. We also appreciated the complimentary dessert wine :)... Michael... More 

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Thank JDYoung-Lorenz
Blenheim, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

My fiancé and I enjoyed a exquisite seafood platter at Hotel d'Urville for my birthday and our anniversary. There was plenty of verity in the platter and it was a great meal for two people. Its great to know that a lot of it was caught locally . I also wanted to say that A lot of local people think... More 

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1 Thank NickyNack69
Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten here several times and would highly recommend it. The food is exceptional and beautifully presented. On our visit last Friday, with friends who had never been before, we had a fabulous evening. Superb food (the venison was to die for!), lovely wine and excellent service from Jetti, who managed the busy restaurant by himself with flair and... More 

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Thank aab62
Blenheim, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Had fantastic evening with friends, pampered by great food (choice) and service from the team, we are going back again this weekend (September)

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Thank stuartnz2015
Blenheim, New Zealand
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

We have just had a fabulous meal, along with a great merlot. Service is very good as well. A great place. To go for a special occasion.

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Thank Alex B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Stayed here several times on business trips always found this hotel to be warm and inviting and able to accommodate even the most demanding of travellers. Any request sort from the team of capable and highly efficient staff was answered immediately and carried out without delay. I've stayed in several of the rooms here all I believe with a different... 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

  • Average Prices: USD 133
  • Cuisine: 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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