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Wairau River Wines Restaurant

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European, New Zealand, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Wine Bar, Pacific Rim
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11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
+64 3-572 9800
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This café was recommended to us by the owners of the Mud Brick Cottage that we stayed in. Staff were friendly and the food was super. Loved the blue cheese soufflé and would have it again. The wine is very good too.

Thank 631Sue007
Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in for lunch here and were blown away by stunning views of the vineyards. We did tastings of wines and the staff were so knowledgeable and friendly. Our lunch was delicious - all in all great experience!

Thank tashd641
Auckland, New Zealand
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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We were recommended to this restaurant by a local & we are so pleased we tried it. Beautiful setting & we were able to sit outside on a stunning Autumn day. The food was really really good. A bit of a wait but I would rather wait for freshly cooked good food. We went with their recommended wine pairings &... More 

Thank Joan B
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Great food - all 6 choices were good - great unobtrusive friendly service. Meals came out hot and in good time. All served together. The wine complimented the menu perfectly

Thank Linda L
Christchurch, New Zealand
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

We had lovely food here and really good wines to go with it from their winery. We did a wine tasting (free) and really liked their viogner and reserve pinot. Nice surroundings and when we visited it was sunny and we ate outside under wisteria on their veranda which was lovely.

Thank mrhwalsh
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

We had a lovely lunch sitting outside with lovely views of the vineyard and hills. It was a busy day but the staff coped well. There were several gluten free options and gluten free bread was available. We had the cheese board to start with and a bottle of sauvignon banc. The souffle, braised beef cheek pie and lamb salad... More 

Thank Kathryn H
Istanbul, Turkey
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Started with a wine tasting, the lady who served us was passionate about the vineyard. Our lunch was fabulous and very reasonable.

Thank NicoleMcG1
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful lunch! Something for everyone on the menu, well priced. Wine list very nice and good suggestions for pairing. Look forward to visiting again.

Thank Amanda E
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

We recently had lunch at Wairau River Winery as part of a wine tour. The food was absolutely amazing and the matched wines enhanced the meal.

Thank Karen T
Shanghai, China
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Lunch consisted of Blue Cheese souffle, Mussel Chowder,and selected cheese board, along with a sampling of four wines, very friendly attentive service, great value for money with stunning views over the the vineyard.

Thank Quest_traveller

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Wine Bar, Pacific Rim
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-572 9800
The menu at Wairau River Wines is built around the fresh produce that is readily available in the Marlborough district.Enjoy matching our superb wines at cellar door prices with lunch in a relaxed informal environment either outside on the sun drenched lawns and verandahs or inside beside the large open fire in winter.The Rose family are pioneer grape growers in Marlborough, today their five children all take an active role in the business.

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