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Bloom Restaurant at Martinborough

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284 Dry River Road, Martinborough 5954, New Zealand
+64 6-306 9165
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Description: Bloom Restaurant is located just south of the beautiful Martinborough Wine...
Bloom Restaurant is located just south of the beautiful Martinborough Wine Village at Murdoch James Estate vineyard, one of New Zealand's most highly regarded Pinot Noir producers. Just 10 minutes drive from the town square and located in a stunning elevated setting with panoramic views, Bloom offers a range of dining options, or just a coffee and/or a glass of wine to relax with after an afternoon exploring nearby vineyards. Sit on the deck in the summer months and watch the river trickle by at your feet and the grapes growing nearby. Or, in Winter, sit indoors by the crackling fire, and enjoy a slow, relaxing meal. Our cuisine is always sourced locally and only the freshest ingredients are used. For a sample of our menu, check our website, or call for more information.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
French Style in Martinborough

We called here for a coffee at the recommendation of the helpful woman at the nearby information centre. Although we sat at the outdoor area the indoor area looked so inviting we planned to return for lunch when we had the opportunity. The menu and awards looked impressive with the tantalising... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We called here for a coffee at the recommendation of the helpful woman at the nearby information centre. Although we sat at the outdoor area the indoor area looked so inviting we planned to return for lunch when we had the opportunity. The menu and awards looked impressive with the tantalising smell of lunch cooking.The view from the outdoor terrace... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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134 reviews 134 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We had booked for lunch and while the food was both good and well cooked, the service cheerful (possibly a bit over familiar if you are not used to Kiwi service) we chose to eat inside the restaurant rather than on the deck as it was particularly hot and sunny - but had to suffer the intrusive and frankly unpleasant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We had a fantastic lunch at Bloom Restaurant. The steak and lamb meals were superb. We recommend this restaurant. The wine tasting prior to lunch was also great

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87 reviews 87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This is a beautiful place. Eating on the deck on a lovely summer day, looking out over rolling hills of vines was great. But ... the place has won awards for beef and lamb, and my companions went for meat options., which they said were satisfactory. I chose the veggie route, which was supposed to be stuffed peppers with orzoi.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We went to Bloom hoping to find our new local winery restaurant having moved to the region from Blenheim we need a new restaurant to frequent. Unfortunately although the wine tasting was excellent the service was below expectations. We did visit on a rather busy Sunday lunchtime but we had booked a table in advance. The menu was reasonable for... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We booked Bloom for a function with family and friends to celebrate our wedding in Martinborough. We chose this venue based purely on reviews and other comments from Trip Advisor, so we were a little nervous when we arrived. We didn't need to be. Marcus was a wonderful host, making sure that things ran smoothly the whole night. He was... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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35 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

After tasting some delicious wines at the adjacent Murdoch James Estate winery, we took a seat on the outside deck overlooking an idyllic scene of a gently-flowing river and lots of greenery. It was an early lunch so we were the only guests in the restaurant. Our waiter approached us and took our order with an air of what I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

It is a little out of town but well worth the effort. The food prepared by Michael and his team is simply superb. The menu is easily the best in Martinborough so if you are visiting the town and looking for a place to go Bloom is the choice to make. The wines from Murdoch James vineyard are also worth... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We took a day trip to Martinborough from Wellington. We wanted a nice lunch somewhere different to the usual places in the town centre. Bloom was recommended to us by another restaurant which had no availability. This worked out well as we were not aware of Bloom and probably wouldn't have gone otherwise. Bloom is a 5/10 minute drive outside... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A group of 13 of us came in for a sunday lunch after discovering that Coney down the road was closed during August and September. It actually turned out to be a great turn of events - the wine tasting and service was fantastic, and the food was very good. Had a range of mains - monkfish, confit chicken, steak,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 284 Dry River Road, Martinborough 5954, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wairarapa  >  Martinborough
  • Phone Number: +64 6-306 9165

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Description

Bloom Restaurant is located just south of the beautiful Martinborough Wine Village at Murdoch James Estate vineyard, one of New Zealand's most highly regarded Pinot Noir producers. Just 10 minutes drive from the town square and located in a stunning elevated setting with panoramic views, Bloom offers a range of dining options, or just a coffee and/or a glass of wine to relax with after an afternoon exploring nearby vineyards. Sit on the deck in the summer months and watch the river trickle by at your feet and the grapes growing nearby. Or, in Winter, sit indoors by the crackling fire, and enjoy a slow, relaxing meal. Our cuisine is always sourced locally and only the freshest ingredients are used. For a sample of our menu, check our website, or call for more information.

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