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The Cornerstone Bar & Restaurant

Bar, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free, Pub
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70 Queen Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
+64 3 577 7555
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9:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 am
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Thank hamishm700
Auckland, New Zealand
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62 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Cam P
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Josefina_Urizar
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187 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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

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Thank Lady_Peekaboo19
Napier, New Zealand
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Arbor253
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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 

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Great Food, the staff were extra friendly, I certainly recomment this place. They have a lot of great seafood, the Seafood Chowder is to die for. The staff are very friendly and professional. Highly Recommended

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Thank BlenheimPete
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

On holiday from the U.K. We were told that this place had good food and told they could cater to vegan diets. We order a Thai red chicken curry and ask for a vegan option instead of the chicken, which they said they would happily do. With instead of chick we would get fresh vegetables instead. We were the only... More 

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

Hello haigplague, Thank you for your feedback. We are very troubled to read about your poor experience and deeply regret our inability to act appropriately to your dissatisfaction. We would like you to know that your review will be used as part of The Cornerstones ongoing staff training as a clear example of “what not to do”. While we would... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Our group of friends enjoyed our meals here. Good value and great service on a busy night. Fish of the day was great.Good selection of wines and beers too.

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Thank BianchiNZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Food was decent at the Cornerstone. Serving sizes are large and good value. The wine was great - a few great ones to chose from. The staff were very friendly and prompt with service. Highly recommend if you are after a nice pub meal.

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Thank Mishellefish

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
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?