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The Cornerstone Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, European, New Zealand, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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70 Queen Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
+64 3 577 7555
9:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 am
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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88 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by just being hungry and liked the location with some outside seating on a nice day. Pleasantly surprised with the quality of food and taste for one of our better lunches. I had a great ham and cheese sandwich that was delicious and filling. Wife had a salad that was fresh and great. Staff was friendly at the order... More 

Thank TXScooby
Amberley, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to eat - friendly staff and meals were served in good time. Good variety of beers for the men

Thank Lindamg64
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the worst meals out that we've ever had. Absolutely tasteless and neither of us could finish our meals- paid $51 for the terrible experience and left hungry. Avoid like the plague unless you just want a drink.

Thank sunnystraddie
TheCornerstoneCrew, Manager at The Cornerstone Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello sunnystraddle, We are sorry to hear about your experience. If you are willing to get in touch with us at thecornerstone@xtra.co.nz we would appreciate a little more information in the hope that we can better ourselves and try and rectify things? Sincerely, The Cornerstone Management. More 

Stockport, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

We popped in this bar for a snack and were not expecting the high quality of the food, which was lovely.

Thank Moira C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

I had the version loin, and my partner had the salmon. Both meals were amazing followed by the creme brûlée that was Chai tea flavour

Thank hamishm700
Auckland, New Zealand
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Hi chowder lovers I was very disappointed in the chowder as it was full of vegetables and to me a great Seafood Chowder has only seafood and great sauce and unfortunately this was not the case. I would say that it was saved by the Wild Venison leg it was amazing and the flavors with poach pear and beetroot and... More 

Thank Cam P
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

The place is nice and warm, people were nice and the beer was very good. Food is very good too, but I think it is a little expensive. Still, I would go again.

Thank Josefina_Urizar
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200 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

Central to Blenheim, walking distance to most places. Staff were friendly and portions were large. Good menu selection and great music

Thank Lady_Peekaboo19
Napier, New Zealand
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

A cool night resulted in us finding a warm venue next to an open fire, ordering red meat and some red wine. Friendly prompt service, tasty food and relatively few patrons made dining a pleasure this week.

Thank Arbor253
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had lunch today he ordered the burrito and I the seafood chowder. The waitress came back after 5 minutes to say that the burrito was off as they had no mince so he had the same as me the mussel chowder when the meals arrived the mussel in shell in the middle of the bowl on... More 

Thank Sally D
TheCornerstoneCrew, Manager at The Cornerstone Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Sally D, Thank you for taking the time to review our business. Some of the issues you have raised, contain potentially serious implications, and we hope you can appreciate that a great deal of time and resources have been spent acquiring as many facts and removing as many assumptions as we could, relating to your review. To begin with,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, New Zealand, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 am
9:00 am - 3:00 am
9:00 am - 3:00 am
9:00 am - 3:00 am
9:00 am - 3:00 am
9:00 am - 3:00 am
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Queen Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3 577 7555

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