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La Veranda

$$ - $$$
French, Cafe, European, New Zealand
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56 Vintage Lane | RD3, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
+64 3-572 9177
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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249 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2012

We chose a nice sunny day to ride our bikes the 13km from Blenheim out to La Verandah for some lunch and a glass of vine. Upon our arrival we were almost ignored for the first 15 minutes, the lady running the restaurant was busy with a big group wine tasting, unfortunately she was the only one there. She palmed... More 

2 Thank andye10000
JulieYonge, Guest Relations Manager at La Veranda, responded to this review

Thank you for your review posted 22 September. Please accept our apologies for the poor service you received. Unfortunately our chef/maitre 'd was unwell and away at that time and we were short staffed. We are pleased you enjoyed your food and the surroundings and our thanks for your recommedation. Please visit again some time so we can provide our... More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 16, 2012

Very relaxed, amazing french food, good service with amazing views of vineyards

1 Thank Sarah M
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2012 via mobile

Food is simple and unpretentious. Keenly priced and excellent value. Rudy is a host par excellence. Better for light snacks rather than a hearty repast.

1 Thank Diner2day
Christchurch, New Zealand
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2012

Apparently there are two names for one restaurant. La Verandah and La Veranda are the same restaurant on Georges Michel Wine Estate, located on 56 Vintage lane, RD3 Blenheim

Thank piririnha
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2012

The owners are absolutely lovely hosts and recommendations were spot on! The food is absolutely delicious. All of us were more than happy with our choices. Its great food to share. There weren't a lot of cars around and the decor is ho-hum - Don't be put off - its a well kept secret! Delicious....

Thank LanguedocDunlop
Christchurch, New Zealand
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed May 9, 2012

We were pleasantly surprised with the food, not only platters but some old time favourite French dishes as well. We frequently spent our holidays in France and and were not disappointed with the quality and taste of the food of the Veranda. We had the French onion soup and the cassoulet, greatly satisfying. The sausage in the cassoulet was home... More 

Thank piririnha
Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 9, 2012

A group of us stumbled across this gorgeous restaurant for lunch one day. We sat outside and enjoyed the wonderful views of the vineyards and mountains in the background. Service was unobtrusive but friendly. The lunch menu consisted of various platters, and was enjoyed by everyone we were with. There was a plat du jour on the menu too, however... More 

Thank nic201
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed April 11, 2012

Fantastic platters, wine and setting. Excellent service and food was delicious, what more could you want !

Thank Rosie1323
Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 7, 2012

Great value fabulous setting Traditional French fare Wonderful host

Thank AdrianP101
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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278 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2012

As wine tourists we eat lunch out often in France. La Veranda offers great French styled platters and great crusty bread and wonderful lunchtime wines by the glass. On arrival there is always a cheerful “Bonjour” with a pleasant explanation of the blackboard specials and the menu as a whole. Our order was promptly taken and served promptly. On our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $18
French, Cafe, European, New Zealand
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Vintage Lane | RD3, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-572 9177
La Veranda is part of the Georges Michel Estate complex, where visitors can choose a selection of wine tasting ‘flights’, matched with French degustation plates. For example, enjoy four of our Golden Mile wines featuring Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Rose, with a plate of imported French cheeses or a selection of French ‘charcuterie’.Nestled amongst the vines and bathed in Marlborough’s prolific sunshine, La Veranda is the perfect venue to rest and relax in a very special ambiance, either indoors or outdoors.

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