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34 Jellicoe St, Martinborough, New Zealand
06 306 9442
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
See a movie and then have a meal

We were in Martinborough with friends and decidided to see the last in the movie in the series of the Hobbit. What else should you see in New Zealand but the Hobbit. Anyway, I do not do stairs so I was able to enter on the ground floor and would sit down the front with the screen not far away.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were in Martinborough with friends and decidided to see the last in the movie in the series of the Hobbit. What else should you see in New Zealand but the Hobbit. Anyway, I do not do stairs so I was able to enter on the ground floor and would sit down the front with the screen not far away.... More 

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Margaret River
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90 reviews 90 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We loved the fact that this small intimate theatre had current release movies, comfortable seating and you could enjoy a glass of wine while viewing. We saw two movies during our brief stay and although we didn't eat at the cafe it had an interesting looking menu.

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New Delhi, India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Lovely boutique theatre with a great restaurant if you want a meal. Two small intimate theaters with very comfortable seats. Excellent meal before hand (which of course is optional). Good way to wind up a day of vineyards and sun.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Having visited Martinborough and the surrounding areas for the day, my partner and I decided to dine in Martinborough before heading home to Wellington. We had been to Circus before and enjoyed our meal so it was our first choice. The restaurant is tastefully decorated and has a high quality menu so I was conscious of my attire - clean... More 

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Auckland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Delicious food, well executed. There was an open fireplace adding to the ambience. The restaurant area thinned out after the movie started.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Had dinner here recently with my daughter. The lamb curry was delicious and she certainly enjoyed her pizza. Great atmosphere, log fire, and friendly efficient service.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Pizza prior to a movie we thought would be a nice night out. Glass of wine enjoyable, fire nice. But sorry the pizza not worthy of a good comment. Chicken and Brie..... Very little of both and not hot. Sorry usually only submit positive post. I sure they have some nice dishes but just give the pizza a miss.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The restaurant was recommended to us by a family member The atmosphere was welcoming and the service prompt and polite. The food was well presented and enjoyable to eat. Will return next visit to Martinborough.

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Greytown
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We had a very enjoyable evening of watching a movie and having dinner with friends. Everyone enjoyed their dinners and it is great having a wine while watching the movie. We learnt that you can order your meal and it will be ready at the end of the movie. An enjoyable evening

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Porirua, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This is the 3rd time we have been here, it has a lovely atmosphere & the fire was going as it was a bit chilly. The service was a bit slow this time but the food makes up for it, has been fabulous each time & we will be back for sure.

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  • Address: 34 Jellicoe St, Martinborough, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wairarapa  >  Martinborough
  • Phone Number: 06 306 9442

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