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“Where were the platters?” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Highfield Estate Winery & Restaurant

Highfield Estate Winery & Restaurant
Brookby Rd, Blenheim 7301, New Zealand
(03) 572-9244
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Ranked #19 of 80 restaurants in Blenheim
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Reigate, United Kingdom
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“Where were the platters?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

We called in to this winery for lunch, remembering the lovely platter we had there a couple of years ago. We were very disappointed to learn that they no longer did platters, and that all that was on the menu, at lunchtime, was a chowder, a cheese salad and a salmon salad. We were told that no wineries did platters before 3.30 pm, which was absurd, and plainly untrue, as we have had platters subsequently at more than one winery.
Anyway, the dishes we ordered, the salmon and the cheese, were quite delicious, particularly the former, although quite expensive. We also enjoyed a free tasting of some of their beautiful wines, and we loved the fantastic panoramic view from their tower over the vastness of the Marlborough vineyards.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great view and fantastic view/ staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We had a lovely lunch here. Food was wonderful and the staff very friendly/ efficient. View was wonderful. Could have sat here drinking all day.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Stunning views, delicious Pinot noir and a fabulous lunch!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012 via mobile

I visited Highfield with my husband and we had a wonderful lunch. The food was delicious... He had mussel chowder and I ordered a cheese soufflé. Both were excellent. Wines were brought to our table to sample which was a nice touch the staff were friendly and attentive. Views from the front patio area are beautiful and the tower is a novelty too!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“great wine tasting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

this place has the best views in all of Marlborough - so wonderful to be able to order a glass or a bottle of wine and sit on their terrace to enjoy - blissful

Visited September 2012
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Anakiwa, New Zealand
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Birthday celebration”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Superb views. Great wines at reasonable prices. On previous occasions the restaurant has been excellent.

Visited April 2012
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