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Wairau River Wines Restaurant

11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim, New Zealand
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Ranked #10 of 80 Restaurants in Blenheim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Café
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The menu at Wairau River Wines is built around the fresh produce that is readily available in the Marlborough district.Enjoy matching our superb wines at cellar door prices with lunch in a relaxed informal environment either outside on the sun drenched lawns and verandahs or inside beside the large open fire in winter.The Rose family are pioneer grape growers in Marlborough, today their five children all take an active role in the business.
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92% Recommend
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wellington nz
Top Contributor
186 reviews 186 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Went for lunch to celebrate a birthday with a group and just loved their special reserve Chardonnay. Great outdoor area and lovely and warm inside in winter with the fire. Food was great, friendly staff and lovely outlook.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Modern clean & simple decor inside. Menu was equally exciting, local & perfectly cooked. It's somewhere I want to visit over & over again. Highly recommended.

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Renwick, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Had a meal here today and we could not fault it. We live locally and often go to the vineyard for coffee and the staff are always welcoming and very chatty - completely the opposite experience to the previous reviewer. Our meal today was superb - I had the blue cheese soufflé followed by the melting chocolate pud with salted... More

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Singapore, Singapore
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

One motel owner recommended me to go there for lunch but as soon as I entered restaurant and requested for menu, lady staff was rude and just gave the menu without saying anything, they made guests or at least me, felt so unwelcome, I see quite a number of good reviews about it, maybe they have an issue with Asians.... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you are looking for an enjoyable Vineyard experience Wairau is a perfect lunch destination.....set in beautiful surroundings and offering a well thought out menu that complements their wines. Excellent wines, food, staff and value for money......what more do you need?

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Sydney, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Fantastic food and of cause the wines are divine. The outdoor setting area has a wonderful ambience.

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Cork, Ireland
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

WOW! The blue cheese souffle is honestly one of the nicest meals I've ever had. The wine was gorgeous, the desserts were amazing (I tasted three!) friendly staff, the food was to die for. Would highly recommend this restaurant - just stunning!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

With very happy memories of our visit last year to Wairau River Wines Restaurant, we returned for lunch with Tammy, our little wire-haired Dachshund again this May. The sun was shining and the outdoor courtyard was almost full. Our shared food choices were delicious and enhanced by a delightfully relaxed atmosphere and friendly competent service.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We stopped for a light lunch whilst riding round on hired bikes tasting the wines from the many local wineries. The staff were helpful, despite them being short staffed. Food was good as was the wine!

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We went to this restaurant for lunch on the recommendation of our wine tour guide "David". There was absolutely no disappointment. We first had a tasting of their enjoyable wines before entering the restaurant's outdoor seating area. Service was quick and friendly. If you found a favourite wine in the tasting room you could take it with you for the... More

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