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Wairau River Wines Restaurant

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11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
+64 3-572 9800
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Cork, Ireland
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had lunch here recently during day-trip to Marlborough winelands and Blenheim. Handy location just off the main Nelson-Blenheim road, nice courtyard setting at rear of Cellar Door building - very neat. Chowder was outstanding, and pork burger with satay sauce ran it a close second. Would definitely stop here again.

Thank chemtraveller
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped here on a wine tour and enjoyed a wonderful lunch. Excellent quality complemented by excellent wine and friendly service.

Thank Scoobster26
Reigate, United Kingdom
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271 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I'll start with the only negative comment I can think of about this lovely restaurant: the weather today was a bit chilly for eating out-of-doors. Just a bit, and that certainly wasn't the fault of the Wairau River Restaurant. The garden in which we ate is beautifully laid out, setting the scene admirably. The serving staff were very efficient, and... More 

Thank Robin S
Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic lunch yesterday at Wairau River the food was superb ,friendly helpful staff and delicious Rose to top it off .Thanks so much we will be back.

Thank fussy2007
Blenheim, New Zealand
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225 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was our favourite restaurant to go to for salmon - sadly the last visit was not up to usual standard. The salmon was very dry and tasteless - hidden under a mound of green salad leaves and no sauce to moisten it. The potato was delicious. We were asked by the waitress if our meal was alright but she asked... More 

Thank CFD20
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had driven the 3.5 hours from Westport and arrived in Marlborough both hungry and thirsty. We made the right turn into the road upon which our lovely accommodation was located (Marlborough Vintners Hotel) and immediately saw this winery on our left and that it was serving food. We got our bikes from the hotel and rode the couple of... More 

Thank Runnergirl418
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time we've been here and it was brilliant both times. The food is outstanding, the location is unbeatable and the lovely grass lawns with bean bags/ boules are perfect for the kids while we drink that magnificent rose. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Thank Salkywillo
Lelystad, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a great lunch here. Very friendly staff, delicious food! We choose the two "signature" dishes: chowder and double baked soufflé. We loved it. The accompanying wine was excellent. Highly recommended!

Thank Hans M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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113 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in late afternoon for a snack and wine tasting and although the restaurant was closed they put together a couple of cheese and pate platters (great service with a smile). Overall very impressed with the wine and will definately be back for a meal in the future.

2 Thank Steve M
Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Love the wines and the wine tasting - but the restaurant won't let you down either. In the winter has a roaring fire and in the summer the gardens are lovely to sit in and take in the surroundings. The food had a good choice and the staff look after you very well- a great place to stop for lunch... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Wine Bar, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-572 9800
The menu at Wairau River Wines is built around the fresh produce that is readily available in the Marlborough district.Enjoy matching our superb wines at cellar door prices with lunch in a relaxed informal environment either outside on the sun drenched lawns and verandahs or inside beside the large open fire in winter.The Rose family are pioneer grape growers in Marlborough, today their five children all take an active role in the business.

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