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“Lovely food and excellent value for money”

The Vineyard Cafe at Margrain Vineyard
Ranked #13 of 29 Restaurants in Martinborough
Price range: $8 - $16
Cuisines: Cafe
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed May 28, 2013

The ambience was great - we were down in the cellar area. The service was friendly and prompt. The food was delicious and the prices amazing. We had a main meal each and shared two bottles of wine - total price was $28 each!!

We were so lucky to have stumbled across Margrain - a perfect start to a girlie weekend away. We will be back!

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Reviewed March 29, 2013

An interesting experience was had when taking advantage of the 21st Birthday, $21 special set lunch offer. Cannot complain about the price which was good value for 2 courses and a glass of wine.

It took 15 minutes to get a drink and 45 minutes to get our mains; which given that they had had a whole month to predict volumes for this set menu meal offer, they should now have had this sorted.

They had 4 waitresses waiting on and a reasonably amount of guests, so all I can think is that the service from the kitchen was very slow; or they were short-staffed in there.

We enjoyed the views and just chilled out and tried to ignore the fact that we did not have drinks or food or this would have been a lower rating.

The food itself was pretty good (lasagna and fishcakes, for our mains). The dessert was excellent - Chocolate Brownie - we felt the serving portion was quite light, but again we were not paying full price...

Service was perfunctory.Hence the average score - could be so much better as they have a beautiful outlook.

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Reviewed March 25, 2013

we visited martinborough for no reason but curiousity and we ended up at margrain vineyard. the place had internet which made it easy for us to check the weather and plan the trip for the day. the low dark clouds added drama to the streaks of sunlight at sun rise. it was dramatic view over the sea of grapes. we had eggs benedict for breakfast. we were greeted by a happy lady wait staff/receptionist. she was chatty and cheerful. we felt welcome. she probably doesn't know how to make the egg's sauce but it's ok. i thought she did a great job making us feel happy in the morning. we ate near the vines and it was too early for wine but we had a wonderful time. this place has reasonable meals. it's a great place to visit especially for families with kids. there's a huge back area where kids can play. we'll be back here for a family reunion. highly recommended.

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Thank Ella K
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

A delicious platter! Lovely surroundings. Friendly staff.
The table so close to the vines you could almost touch the grapes!

1  Thank ArnieMerseyside
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

The only positive aspect about this place, is the surrounding! the service was THE WORST I have ever experienced. The food quality was disappointing, and I just felt like shooting someone. after we sat and waited for 15 minutes, we asked the waitress to take or order. WHICH SHE DIDNT. after another ten minutes, we asked another one and she did take the order. 20 minutes later, the first waitress came around to check if we had managed to order.... YES BUT NOT THANKS TO YOU. it was just a big disappointment and actually a waste of time and money. You are much BETTER off elsewhere.

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2  Thank Tavellife l
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