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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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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

I dined here while on a half-day wine tour with Highlight and was in love with my meal. I had the chicken salad and would have licked my plate if I could have! I also shared the pavlova dessert with a friend and thought that was delicious as well. I highly recommend this restaurant for lunch!!! Everyone in our tour... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Let's start with negative. Wairau suggested to us on arrival to Blenheim. Website not suited for smart devices and mapping sent us to wrong location. Now that out of the way.... A+ maitre d A+ service A+ meal. The pork belly was superb, the Pinot well suited. Thank you.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We had a lovely meal here, really tasty, and we sat outside in the sunshine looking across the vineyards to the mountains and enjoyed a glass of pinot noir. All good!

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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Lovely staff doing the wine tasting, the summer Riesling was good enough that we planned to send a crate home. Went for a bite first, really good food, but very few chips with the burger- everyone still a little peckish after, so tried to order another bowl of chips, but the kitchen refused to serve is them as a side.... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I hadn't been here for a while, so was a little nervous bringing a large group of friends for lunch. I needn't have worried ! We were all WOWED from the wine tasting to the superb food. My duck curry was outstanding. For lunch the meals are perhaps a little pricey, but the quality and service meant there were no... More

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Yokohama, Japan
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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208 reviews 208 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: Café

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