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“great food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Raupo Cafe

Raupo Cafe
2 Symons St, Blenheim, New Zealand
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Ranked #12 of 82 Restaurants in Blenheim
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Geat location with river views. Attentive but not intrusive staff. Food was great. Local lamb and seafood on menu.

Visited March 2013
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Blenheim New Zealand
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“good dining option in Blenheim”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Had a lovely meal here the other night. Reserve a riverside table to be sure of the view. Took the specials of the evening and very happy with service ,quality and price. We dressed up but any casual style is fine.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Clarendon Hills, IL
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

The food was delicious and plentiful and the restaurant itself is beautiful. It's in a newer building and the floor to ceiling windows/doors are open to the outdoor patio which is also lovely. There is a nice selection of wines and the restaurant personnel were all friendly and attentive.

Visited February 2013
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Stotfold, United Kingdom
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318 reviews 318 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 133 cities Reviews in 133 cities
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
“Good food but noisy and lacking atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We were recommended to this restaurant 'by the river' ... but found that it is also by SH1, which is quite busy early evening. Also, only the tables right next to the window have a river view (not a stunning one though) ... the others have an SH1 view. However, we were primarily there for the food.

Service was initially a bit patchy but picked up quickly and was very good most of the time. The food, however, was excellent and the portions a good size. The entree mixed salmon made a good starter for two people and the medium steamed veg portion was ample for two people with the mains. Our server and the chef were happy to accommodate a couple of minor adjustments to meals and the main and the dessert were excellent.

The only real issue that I have with the restaurant is that it lacks any soft furnishings and, as a result, is very echoey when busy ... we sat down at about 7pm and by 8pm it seemed pretty full. It was also lacking in an atmosphere ... it seemed quite stark.

Summary ... Food and service were good enough that the rest did not detract from our meal.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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191 reviews 191 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 87 cities Reviews in 87 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Good food not quite restaurant service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Food was actually very good, had salmon to start and was one if the best I have had in a long time, followed by the beaf wrapped in bacon whist my wife had the muscles. Sadly service was not great, friendly and attentive but served the water Luke warm, we had to ask for the white wine to go in a cooler and a plate to put the dis guarded muscle shells in, things you do not expect in a restaurant like this. That said its the food that counts and it is a worthwhile visit.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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