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The Vintners Room

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190 Rapaura Road | RD3, Rapaura, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
+64 3-572 5094
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Dallas, Texas
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108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were greeted with a warm welcome, service was efficient and the food was simply divine. The ingredients were very fresh, local NZ, and from the garden out back. Everything on the menu looked tempting. As a side note, the restaurant's atmosphere is plain, could use a little something--it was a cold, rainy night, so the pretty outside was not... More 

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Thank BagPackedWillTravel
MVHGeneralManager, General Manager at The Vintners Room, responded to this review

Dear BagPackedWillTravel, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of your dining experience at MVH. It was a pleasure to read your review and the new Head Chef and team and delighted with the feedback. It is unfortunate that the fire stopped working just before Easter, I have lined up tradesman to have this fixed... More 

Napier, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner at this little gem of a restaurant. I got wind that there was a new head chef and his menu was great. Slow roasted beef cheeks with duck fat potatoes were amazing! Other curses were delicious too. Service was attentive but not too intrusive. Loved the fireplace in the background, it helped create a cozy atmosphere on a... More 

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Thank NinC1
MVHGeneralManager, General Manager at The Vintners Room, responded to this review

Dear NinC1, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of your dining experience. The team and are are pleased with your comments. I am glad to read that you enjoyed the new menu created by the recently appointed Head Chef, it is very exciting, seasonal and truly delicious. I welcome the opportunity to have you... More 

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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We arrived at 7:30 pm without a reservation on a Friday and were warmly welcomed. Our table overlooked a nondescript green space. In contrast 2 the table view,, the plating & taste of our Beef Cheeks with roasted veggies for 2 was delightful! We enjoyed Whitehaven Pinot Noir & a refreshingly light garden salad tossed with olive oil & lemon... More 

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Thank Catherine H
MVHGeneralManager, General Manager at The Vintners Room, responded to this review

Dear Catherine H, Thank you for your review of your recent dining experience with us. The slow roasted beef cheeks are a firm favorite at the restaurant and personally one of my favorite dishes. Nothing beats a nice glass of local Pinot Noir and a hearty meal. I trust the remainder of your time In Marlborough was enjoyable and we... More 

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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Had dinner, fantastic new menu, we thought it was one of the best we had on our trip. Slow roasted beef cheeks and the ravioli were superb. Staff helpful and wine was great ( merlot )

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
MVHGeneralManager, General Manager at The Vintners Room, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your shining review of your dining experience at The Vintners Room, the team and i are delighted to receive this feedback. Many Thanks Travis Moriarty More 

Pittsboro, North Carolina
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252 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We were spending our last night in NZ and really was looking forward to eating at a top restaurant. As we found out later, the waitress and the chef "were in training" (that was how they described it) There were only 4 other people in the restaurant during the entire time we were there. After waiting for the main I... More 

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Thank TopsideMI
MVHGeneralManager, General Manager at The Vintners Room, responded to this review

Dear TopsideMI, Thank you for your review. I do apologies that we did not meet your dining expectations. I have discussed these issues with both the Chef and waitress and they have provided me with an update on your dining experience. Please feel free to contact me directly if you wish to discuss them further. Many Thanks Kind Regards Travis... More 

Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Staying at Marlborough Vintners Hotel as part of a road trip around NZ, and as it was my partner's "special" birthday decided to eat at the restaurant. We were not disappointed. Pleasantly met and shown to a table over looking the garden. Offered a choice of water and when deciding on our choice of wine, helped among by the waitress... More 

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Thank Rickawl
MVHGeneralManager, General Manager at The Vintners Room, responded to this review

Dear Rickawl, Thank you for your shining review of your stay and dining experience at MVH. I am thrilled that you choice to celebrate this special occasion with us and enjoyed every minute of it. The team and I are pleased to read your review and are glad you enjoyed the dining experience. Once again thank you for the review... More 

North Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We had dinner 3 nights in a row at this restaurant because we stayed at the hotel ( actually a wonderful apartment ). The food at the Vintners room was excellent, although 3 dinners pushed the limits.

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Thank lucybD8311FD
MVHGeneralManager, General Manager at The Vintners Room, responded to this review

Dear lucybD8311FD, Thank you for the review of your dining experience and The Vintners Room Restaurant. The kitchen team and are are thrilled at your feedback. We look forward to welcome you back to dine in the near future. Kind Regards Travis Moriarty General Manager More 

Danville, Ca
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131 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Arrived in Renwick at 7PM. Had no dinner reservations and few wineries who are opened for dinner were booked up. Remembered that Vintners Hotel had a sign out on the road stating that non guests were welcome for dinner. We drove up without reserves at 8PM and were seated. Turned out to be one of the dinner highlights of the... More 

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MVHGeneralManager, General Manager at The Vintners Room, responded to this review

Dear TomBrodehl, Thank you for your shining review of your dining experience at the Vintners Room Restaurant. I am pleased to note that you noticed our sign, and yes we welcome external customers to our restaurant. Once again thank you for the review and I look forward to welcome you back to MVH in the future. Kind Regards Travis Moriarty... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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115 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Open fire roaring, small intimate restaurant, great food, excellent wine (of course) and attentive service. Open to non-residents, but best to book early as hotel guests typically male up a large proportion of the limited tables.

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Thank English_Expat_Family
MVHGeneralManager, General Manager at The Vintners Room, responded to this review

Dear English_Expat_Family, Thank you for your shining review of your dining experience at the Vintners Room Restaurant. The kitchen team and I are pleased to read your review and are glad you enjoyed the dining experience. Once again thank you for the review and I look forward to welcome you back to MVH in the future. Kind Regards Travis Moriarty... More 

London, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

The Vintners Room gets one point for using fresh ingredients - which you really cannot miss so bland is the cuisine - and one point for still pretending (that they are in the running). The regality is that until a new chef worthy of this descriptive arrives my two cents - note: this is NO reflection whatsoever on the prices... More 

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MVHGeneralManager, General Manager at The Vintners Room, responded to this review

Dear TV, Thank you for your review. I am disappointed to read your comments regarding your dining experience. Although very general, I have passed on your comments to the kitchen team. Should you wish to discuss these further please feel free to contact me directly travis@mvh.co.nz Many Thanks Travis Moriarty General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$38 - US$88
Cuisine
International, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 190 Rapaura Road | RD3, Rapaura, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim  >  Rapaura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-572 5094
Description
The Vintners Room at Marlborough Vintners Hotel. We use Organic fruit and vegetables form our Potager, Locally and Regionally sourced Produce. We proudly hand make our dishes and our tlented Chefs offer an ever changing menu. Bookings Essential.

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