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Wairau River Wines Restaurant

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European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Wine Bar
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11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
+64 3-572 9800
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a lovely lunch at this amazing place this year on our anniversary. I had a tofu salad and my husband had lamb kofta dish. Both of us enjoyed our meals. I loved their wines too. Their ambience was good. You may have to book it in advance as it was pretty full the day we visited. The menu... More 

Thank Jaya S
Blenheim, New Zealand
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99 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Called in for lunch and was very happy with both the food and the very helpful, friendly staff as well as the perfect environment - great choice of very tasty food and will be back to try another option from the menu.

Thank Brynkoru
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently had a long weekend in Blenheim with another couple. Wairau River was just down the road from where we were staying and we dined their twice. The food was fabulous. I can so recommend the chicken and leek pie. It was the coldest weekend on record - in Blenheim that means a frost overnight but beautiful clear blue... More 

Thank Mosnz
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A close friend was visiting from Northland recently and my husband and I took her to Wairau River Wines for lunch. Firstly we enjoyed an informative and interesting tasting that resulted in us staggering home with a case of wine later that day. The lady that did the tasting was so nice, and very well versed in her local wines... More 

Thank cowgirlNZ
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful venue and friendly hosts. Dukka oil and balsamic bread starter and both went for chicken tarragon and leek pie which was superb. Order and complementary tasting while you wait. Also bought a nice platter made from wine barrels. Recommended .

Thank antnChris
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 June 24, 2016

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 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

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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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 Options, Wine Bar
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?