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Wairau River Wines Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


$10 - $25
Wine Bar, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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
Thank Traveltone1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have spent the last 5 weeks touring NZ & can honestly say this it by far the best meal we have had. We were a party of 4 and would highly recommend the beef salad - yummy 😋,smoked salmon & the mussel chowder all delicious....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank patsye726
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wairau River is our go-to restaurant for lunch in Marlborough. The lunch options are always plentiful and delicious. Service is friendly and quick, leaving plenty of time to enjoy the excellently cooked food with a glass of Wairau River wine.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MortimerUk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch without a booking but managed to get a table outside although it was busy. Large food portions and food tasty and fresh. Lovely relaxed setting sat under the pergola next to the rows of vines. Would definitely visit again.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Vacation47365585348
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there and had a fabulous experience. We started with wine tasting and chose our wine to have with lunch. The lunch was superb. The food was well presented and very tasty. Two of us had the blue cheese souffle, one had the beef...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 540jacintag
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there when it was quite busy and sat outside. One staff member was a bit uptight about us seating ourselves but after that we had a lovely time. The gewurztraminer we had was stunning. The cheese board was reasonable. The bread, oil, dukkah...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank RyanC5736
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying at a neighboring estate, it was an easy walk over to this restaurant for a lunch. We were quickly escorted to a table, then it took forever to catch the attention of the waiter to place our orders. But it was worth the wait....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mohnomishe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another very enjoyable meal. I can highly recommend the smoked salmon dish, lovely flavors. My husband had his favourite, the beef salad. You can sit either inside or outside

Date of visit: January 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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