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Wairau River Wines Restaurant

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11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
+64 3-572 9800
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Description: The menu at Wairau River Wines is built around the fresh produce that is...
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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    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Warm inviting lunch

The room was warmed by an open fire. Staff were friendly and helpful with menu choices. New on the menu was a beef cheek, pumpkin and coconut pie. The pie was served in a ramekin, piping hot. The top was pastry. The contents were tasty and tender. A side salad accompanied the pie. Menu was GF... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Erin F
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The room was warmed by an open fire. Staff were friendly and helpful with menu choices. New on the menu was a beef cheek, pumpkin and coconut pie. The pie was served in a ramekin, piping hot. The top was pastry. The contents were tasty and tender. A side salad accompanied the pie. Menu was GF friendly. Other meals served... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Always enjoy a meal here. Food is well presented and the menu is small and easy to choose from. Outdoor dinning is perfect in the summer time or enjoy the lovely ambient culture of the winery inside. Wine tasting is free and will always find something to match your meal. Wine is superb.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We had lunch here a few days ago. It was fantastic to eat outside in the great garden with nice view. We can recommend this place for lunch. Order the fish chowder. It is great. The food was a bit greasy but nice. I would recommend them to also put some healthy choices on the menu. Other than that, do... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Had a wines tasting, which was nice coz I love your wines Had lunch, food was really nice & beyond I expected. Duck Confit was the best for me, it was cooked perfectly with crispy skin & very tasty, Burger was great also in different taste than normal, Cheese Souffle was lovely, Chowder was ok, but Pizza & Smoked Salmon... More 

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Otago Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Had lunch here with a large group. Restaurant was very busy, but that didn't seem to hold up the kitchen. The food was very tasty and full of flavour. We had very nice wines to match. Simply delicious.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Our family of 6 dined with other family members over the Anzac weekend for lunch whilst we cycled the 'Golden Mile'. There were many great spaces to dine...outside or inside. The children chose to dine outside and the adults in. Most of us had the Pork Belly burger. This was the best thing I have eaten in a long time(possibly... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Good relaxed ambience among the vines in a very comfortable restaurant. For lunch We had mussel chowder with the house Sauvignon. Throughtly recommend the experience.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The food and service was amazing! My partner and I share the salmon and pork belly and were very pleased.

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Wilmette, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I had a wonderful lunch and tasting at Wairau River. I would recommend visiting this place if in the Blenheim wine country!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We tried some wines which are lovely and decided to have lunch at the restaurant. Staff workers are smiling and happy, meals are delicious. Great atmosphere.

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Additional Information about Wairau River Wines Restaurant

Address: 11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-572 9800
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: Cafe

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-572 9800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?