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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
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9:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 am
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tried 'em all - this is worth the price and a return trip. Good breakfast, great service, good beer, fun crowd. No attitude, folks ready to give suggestions, happy to have tourists, esp. Americans. Came back for lunch and dinner.

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Thank Dianne T
Auckland, New Zealand
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69 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our visit to this restaurant so much that we returned to it when we passed through the town a second time! It was good value for money, had great staff and a very pleasant atmosphere.

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Thank HMR2014
Blenheim, New Zealand
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good place. Wonderful meals. Staff well trained. I am regular customer. I love sit out side and enjoy a drink viewing the town running.

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Thank Juanisio B
Las Vegas, Nevada
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92 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

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 

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Thank TXScooby
Amberley, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

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

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Thank Lindamg64
Brisbane
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 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.

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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.

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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

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Thank hamishm700
Auckland, New Zealand
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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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 

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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.

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Thank Josefina_Urizar

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, European, New Zealand, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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?