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Wairau River Wines Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings

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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.
$10 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch
Wine Bar, New Zealand
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wines here were ok, food was very good from a limited menu, pleasant outside seating, service very good.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank vespasian2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent and the portion size was just right. The staff were friendly but there was a little bit of a wait for our food to come out.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 979fayet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a really nice location for lunch, sitting with some shadow in the garden and you can buy not cheep but very good wine.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank wkuehn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a wine tasting and stay for lunch. Mussel stew and salads with a bottle of fabulous wine...all in a perfect setting. Friendly staff. Highly recommend this winery!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Nancy011351
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for lunch on a busy rainy Sunday. We needed to wait outside first, but the staff was very helpfull to find us a place inside. Food was very good, we had the cheese platter (a blue cheese, a hard cheese and a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank babbelino
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly impressed with the food here. Fillet beef salad and warm smoked salmon salads were delicious. Main components were of course great, but the salad varietals gave unique and classy contrasts in both flavours and textures.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Barry H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After sampling their wine elsewhere on our trip to New Zealand we thought it would be nice to combine their food and wine for lunch. What a great choice!! Seated outside on a sunny day with a view over all the vines the food was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Grumpy19
Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

We came here for lunch on our wine tour. It was a bit chilly on the day we visited but there was room to sit inside. The food and service was superb. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank annetteh437
Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

We came for the food only. Really enjoyed the seafood chowder, beef salad (yum!), chicken burger and cheese platter. Generous portions and nice place to have a meal under the shade. There are bean bags to chill on after your meal. Would recommend this place!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank happyyytraveller
Reviewed February 4, 2019 via mobile

The place was busy at lunch time but the friendly staff went out of their way to fine us a table outside. The meal was very good and served promptly with recommended wines for the main course.

Date of visit: February 2019
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December 10, 2016|
Response from wairauriverwines | Property representative |
Sorry Anita. We are closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. We need some family time 😁
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