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“Amazing dining experience in Blenheim”
Review of Hans Herzog Estate

Hans Herzog Estate
Ranked #12 of 119 Restaurants in Blenheim
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $109
Cuisines: European, Contemporary, International
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Hans Herzog Estate is one of New Zealand’s most treasured, truly artisan wineries. Settled in 1994 in the heart of Marlborough within the most beautiful gardens Herzog’s offers casual luxury and indulgence for food and wine lovers. Unfettered by commercial considerations, the Herzog’s have adopted an experimentalist stance, cultivating an eclectic array of grape varieties all of them highly acclaimed wines rich in varietal character showing off the covetous terroir. The Estate’s iconic Gourmet Restaurant, casual Bistro, stylish Cellar Door and lovely Vineyard Cottage oozes European elegance and together with vivacious Therese’s and her team warm hospitality it really is a must visit destination!
Reviewed January 4, 2014

We enjoy touring the vineyards when we travel and Blenheim is host to so many wonderful vineyards.

For the first time we visited Herzog Estate early 2013 and what a wonderful surprise! The dining ambience is so special outdoors you sit under pergolas with roses and other sweet smelling plants .
:Pristine white, clean and pretty it is a wonderful romantic escape or a fun family dining experience. We bought a bottle of their wonderful sparking wine and dined with other families on a lazy Saturday afternoon. Our 9 year old daughter loved it, she could walk around the garden and was treated to a beautiful dessert which looked as good as it tasted.

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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Undoubtedly Hans Herzog restaurant is a lovely setting and much (thought not all) of the food is of a high standard. However, our recent Christmas Day treat was spoiled by a totally thoughtless response by the restaurant to one of our party advising them (3 weeks in advance) that she was gluten intolerant. No alternative bread; the gluten-free alternative to the breaded prawn was an empty space on the plate. Mirrored to a large extent by the lack of anything to go with the cheese plate (not even the ubiquitous New Zealand rice cracker). If you then add in the fact that some of the portion sizes are insanely small (two types of - admittedly excellent - venison consisted of 5 bites of one style and only 2 bites of another) at least one of our party went home feeling hungry and cheated.

At nearly NZ$500 for two (including the wine pairings of quite good, but not exceptional Marlborough wine - with somewhat marginal 100ml servings at times) I find it hard to recommend eating here. Their laudable desire to aspire to the top echelons of culinary quality seems to be at the expense of basic customer service.

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Reviewed December 22, 2013

Beautifully presented food;- each plate a work of art. And, generally delicious as well. Had the degustation menu with wines to match- the matchings worked very well with both wine and food enhancing each other generally... Started with 6 tiny "amuses bouches" - each one was delicious... really superb... Then 7 courses; - two meat; three fish/seafood, 1 cheese and 1 dessert.Chef clearly has real strength in fish/seafood generally - all these dishes were imaginative and delicious. Was less wowed by the two meat dishes... the interpretation of vitello tonnato (veal with tuna) was not as good as the "original" - the veal was too chewy and the deconstructed version didn't have the same taste/flavour profile. The venison was lovely but the strange green flannel like parsley pancake was not so good...
Excellent service. Wines very good.
Overall this is an excellent restaurant which would likely be 2* Michelin if Michelin were in NZ! Giving the chef the benefit of the doubt in the meats category - the rest was really good....

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Thank AJCG
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Reviewed December 20, 2013

We celebrated our 40th Wedding Anniversary in style with the help of Herzog restaurant. We started with some delectable treats from the kitchen then had the seven course meal with two amazing Herzog wines. It was a taste sensation to say the least, we couldn't have asked for more. It was so worth the money we paid. The staff were friendly and attentive and knew all about the menu which was explained to us every step of the way. My husband and I would like to thank The Herzog team for such an memorial night.

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Thank Annette B
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Reviewed December 12, 2013 via mobile

Charcuterie board, Provençal lamb and affogato washed down with sparkling rose and Pinot noir - lovely flavours, beautifully cooked, fine dining in the bistro.

1  Thank Mark C
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