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All 83 Blenheim Restaurants

Wairau River Wines Restaurant

11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim, New Zealand
006435729800
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Ranked #5 of 83 Restaurants in Blenheim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Victoria, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful luch highly recommend the cheese soufflé in the garden great setting Very friendly staff

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is hard to fault. We arrived for lunch on a busy sunny day. They were full up but still accommodated us with a small extra table outside. They made us feel very welcome and service was well above the norm. The food is fantastic and the wines are extremely drinkable. We bought a few bottles to take home... More 

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Washington, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is the perfect spot for a leisurely lunch before getting back to the hard work of wine-tasting. The picnic tables, bocce ball court, and bean bags provide a great environment for hanging out with friends and family while enjoying great wine and food. The cheese plate was excellent, as was the blue cheese souffle. We also really enjoyed the... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Thanks Wairau River for another great lunch. Good consistent meals and even better service. It was quite a windy day so some of the crackers flew off the plates but we really wanted to sit outside. Love the new Thai style chicken salad. Maybe a bowl of handcut fries would make it perfect.

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Thailand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Food was absolutely fantastic. Great to combine with a few glasses of different wine. They get very busy in the summer, so the service struggles to make everyone a priority, but they certainly do their best. Great place for a lazy lunch in the sun, combined with a wine tasting. And kids can run around in the garden.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We have visited Wairau River Wines on several occasions on way back and forward to Christchurch and we are never disappointed. I'm not sure why I am sharing this little gem of a place with you, we should keep it to ourselves. The wine is beautiful, the service friendly and helpful and the food always lives up to expectation, even... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

What a lovely venue for a lazy Sunday lunch. It was busy with children running around having fun playing in the wonderful spacious outdoor area without being intrusive on other diners. The service was efficient and friendly and with a good knowledge of the food and wine. The Rose and Pork Belly burger were a great match. Would highly recommend... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The food is just lovely here, a must for lunch! I loved the ape and the pork burger was also delicious. Lovely outdoor setting too.

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Blenheim, NZ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed a delicious lunch at the stylish Wairau River Restaurant on Friday with friends who live locally, the stunning Blenheim day was enhanced by the beautiful vineyard setting, a divine bottle of Rose to match the most outstanding pork belly burger I have ever had! Such an impressive choice of food and wine to choose from ....... could not... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great little restaurant, fresh and varied menu using local produce. Service was a bit slow but it was quite busy so that is to be expected!

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Additional Information about Wairau River Wines Restaurant

Address: 11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim, New Zealand
Phone Number: 006435729800
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: Café

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