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La Veranda

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French, Cafe, European, New Zealand
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56 Vintage Lane | RD3, Blenheim, New Zealand
+64 3-572 9177
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

George Michal Wine Estate has great wines. Sad that this restaurant closed to the Public for lunches, as they used to have great food. This venue is now only availble for catered events. I think the tasting room is still open though.

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Thank Sontie
Blenheim, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

This venue, I understand is for group bookings, Doesn't appear to advertise this. We're there for a function Catering was Posh Nosh. Meal was average and didn't, think it was value for money, Staff were very attentive and willing to please. Atmosphere was great overlooking the vineyard. And very clean Suited itself for a lazy platter lunch. Had a good... More 

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Thank marilu536
Picton, New Zealand
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

We had heard some good reports and decided to call in for lunch. There was a sign on Rapaura Road, and we duly turned off, a few hundred metres up a side road there was another sign, directing us to enter through some large gates. We entered and pulled in to the car park...only to be confronted by a sign... More 

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christchurch.
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2015

hi, the restaurant is only open for functions now...we went there last Saturday, as its in the chch entertainment bbok, and we were met by a very friendly lady, who works there, but said SORRY, no food any more, but come in for a tasting.... She was so nice, i bought a bottle of their wine.. MY review wont submit,... More 

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1 Thank trudy87
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

Lovely setting, delicious food perfect weather and delightful venue for a smallish wedding. It was lovely to be able to move indoors or outdoors all good and nothing seemed to trouble staff.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

We dropped in for a late lunch and were very pleasantly surprised. Although the choices available on the menu were somewhat limited, the food was delicious and true french style. We had the plat du jour, a very tasty and satisfying boeuf bourguignon, and the charcuterie platter which featured 7 different meats including pork rillettes which were served warm. This... More 

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Thank Anita G
Anakiwa, New Zealand
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85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

Lovely setting amongst the vineyards. Lovely seating both inside and out. The wine tasting is excellent with very knowledgeable staff. The food was beautifully presented and a good choice. We recommend it to all our guests and they are never disappointed.

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Thank Okiwa_Bay_Lodge
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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112 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

The verandah is the restaurant of George's Michel They serve an excellent wine tasting flight .we had a pate platter which was average and an excellent chicken stew in a French style. Pleasant service

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Thank Wayne7777
Siena, Italy
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

longest wait ever for service - had to see to ourselves numerous times, finally.... a laughable amount of lettuce turns up covering the duck - we wondered if there is a chef at all. However, the desert saved the day - the setting is lovely, but the staff were clearly not coping with the demand

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Thank JulesItaly
Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013 via mobile

Wow, what a great place for lunch. Very authentic French food in a wonderful setting. The quality of food is outstanding with the chance to take a wine flight with every course. This is a very high quality lunch venue and a nice place to entertain visitors or just go for a lazy Sunday.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$18
Cuisine
French, Cafe, European, New Zealand
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Vintage Lane | RD3, Blenheim, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-572 9177
Description
La Veranda is part of the Georges Michel Estate complex, where visitors can choose a selection of wine tasting ‘flights’, matched with French degustation plates. For example, enjoy four of our Golden Mile wines featuring Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Rose, with a plate of imported French cheeses or a selection of French ‘charcuterie’.Nestled amongst the vines and bathed in Marlborough’s prolific sunshine, La Veranda is the perfect venue to rest and relax in a very special ambiance, either indoors or outdoors.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?