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“Wow!!!”
Review of Tirohana Estate

Tirohana Estate
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $43
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Overlooking the boutique vineyard to the hills beyond, enjoy lunch or dinner in this atmospheric and elegant setting complete with original New Zealand artwork and evocative music. A roaring fire in the winter and doors thrown open to the warm breeze in the warmer months, a sunny terrace and outdoor seating. Large groups and corporate clients welcome by arrangement. Seasonal menus utilising the best of the local produce with an emphasis on organic and sustainable produce. Special diets catered for.
Sydney, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Wow!!!”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

OMG! What a beautiful dining experience. Dinner at Tirohana has to be in the top 10 meals of my life thus far...perhaps the top 5. The service from Toby was delightful. The food...well...amazing! The NZ lamb was cooked to perfection. The berry cheesecake with chocolate ice cream ...YUMMO!!! I would love to return one day. Thank you Tirohana Estate.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank MichelleNashaty
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Canberra, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Wonderful dining experience in Martinborough at Tirohana Estate”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

Amazing meal and incredible value. For $59 per head we had one of the best meals out of many great meals on our holiday in New Zealand. The restaurant is fixed price for three courses including amuse bouche, welcome drink and chocolates. The intensity of flavor in the amuse bouch cream of tomato soup was spectacular and set the tone for the rest of the delicious meal. The restaurant is in a beautiful building set with elegant tables and comfortable chairs. Wonderful, informative service from Toby who also provided the brilliant service of driving us to and from the restaurant from our accommodation in the Martinborough village. Thanks for a great night. Denise and David McKay from Canberra, Australia.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Denise-David-M
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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
“Fantastic food and service”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

We were hosting a Chinese delegation and chose Tirohana Estate for dinner because we had enjoyed the food and hospitality there on previous visits. Right from the time we first contacted Toby to discuss possible options he was very helpful and provided immediate responses. The food and service on the night was excellent and our visitors thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Ursula E
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Bedford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Fantastic meal and Toby is special!”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

Had a great meal here whilst staying at the Ayleston boutique hotel just a couple of minutes drive away
Great menu, meant a real struggle with what to choose.... So Toby helps together with his recommendation for wine
Food came at an appropriate pace and always with Toby's special interactions
Have no doubt in recommending

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Pritchp
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“Exceeded Perfection”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

As a loyal fan of the tirohana estate. We try to bring guests with us to share what is a truly personal dining experience.

It is hard to not over inflate the service right from the momen of making a booking to leaving the restaurant.

Yet again Toby and staff have made another night simply exquisite. The food left you wanting to come back for more as the is no way you could fit another tiny morsel in.

As I said we attempt to be loyal customers and come to sample each seasons menu. So far we have not been let down nor has the quality of the service changed.

After reading the negative review I was left with a bitter taste in my mouth as this person has not obviously been to tirohana as a guest. I obviously can't comment on why someone would make such a horrible comment. When infact there is nothing horrible about Tirohana

So yes I would and personally have taken an eclectic bunch of people out to dine there. Each of them raving about the professionalism of the whole experience.

So thank you again Toby and team. Exceeded all expectations yet again

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Thank Xxbabaxx
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