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Wairau River Wines Restaurant

11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim, New Zealand
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Ranked #9 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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Yokohama, Japan
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Stopped in here for lunch. The menu is a bit pricey...we spent over $100 for lunch for 2 but it was seriously one of the best meals I've had in a long long time. Everything was sooo tasty. We ordered the mussel chowder as a shared appetizer then ordered the blue cheese souffle and the lamb and mint burger. For... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

For the full Marlborough Region winery experience, grab a table outside, next to the vines, and enjoy the view while you sample outstanding Sauvignon Blancs and Chardonnays and inventive (but not fussy) cuisine that gives fresh local produce top billing. Our party of seven ordered a range of mains, from the juicy mint lamburger on ciabatta to a delectable chowder... More

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We stopped in for a late lunch, fantastic service - friendly and just right. I had a vegetarian pizza - just because it sounded so lovely and flavorsome and it was. My husband had a chowder, and it was delicious, creamy and full of flavor. They had the fire going which made for a lovely toasty lunchtime on a rather... More

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wellington nz
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201 reviews 201 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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
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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
23 helpful votes 23 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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