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“Good food but service slow and a little erratic”
Review of Raupo Cafe

Raupo Cafe
Ranked #13 of 115 Restaurants in Blenheim
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Restaurant is open. Web site needs to be updated.
The world
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“Good food but service slow and a little erratic”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

We went to this restaurant on Valentines Day so it was pretty busy. They offer a good selection of food including dairy and gluten free options which was a major reason for our visit. We had main courses only and although these took a while to arrive they were well presented and very tasty - we ate mussels and beef fillet respectively. They really just need to improve the little things like providing a plate for the mussel shells and remembering to bring the coffee that you order! One tip - the long black coffee was very strong and we needed all the extra hot water that we ordered with it! Not strong on personal service but all the staff were friendly enough. Reasonable value for money and a nice setting overlooking a river.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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“Confusing service, Average food”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

Visited with overseas friends for a special dinner which was a major disapointment. The service is very confusing - we had 6 waitresses at various points of the dinner. Food was very average - fillet of beef ordered medium rare only to arrive well done, then replaced and came back as very rare. Third time it was cooked perfectly but so covered in sauce it was not enjoyable. A free dessert was offered but then they tried to charge us at counter. Will not be back.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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“Love the cafe, the service and the food!”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Raupo Cafe is consistently good. I have dined there on many different occasions; with family, friends, business colleagues, social groups, and by myself. I've enjoyed the food and service every time.

  • Visited February 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Tremendous Menu and Low Priced Wines”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

The Menu was quite extensive, leaning towards Italian flavours. My dish was Seafood Fettuccini containing a variety of Marlborough seafood specialties and was absolutely delightful.

Wine list was very extensive with many local wines available by the glass at a very reasonable price.

View over the River made the evening.

A place for fine dining.

Visited February 2013
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Thank Allan C
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London, United Kingdom
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“A gem in a town short of good eating places”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

A beautiful building in a good location with a good value menu and nice choice of drinks. Sitting outside when possible makes for a very enjoyable evening. The service could be just a tad super, but isn't disastrous

  • Visited February 2013
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