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Review of La Veranda

La Veranda
Ranked #76 of 118 Restaurants in Blenheim
Price range: US$14 - US$18
Cuisines: French, Cafe, New Zealand
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 24 May 2013

Great place to visit, if you've got the time and there is no wind. If you're in a rush, you'll be leaving before you're finished eating. Even a simple order takes ages. If it's windy, the napkins, the salad, and your goosebumps will be battered, and so you are forced inside which is noisy and like a (quite nice) cafeteria. Food Okay. Do not think that the restaurant and the winery are the same. Though colocated, the winery leases the space to the restaurant. The winery is better value.

Thank RJBPNewZealand
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

Fantastic location with beautiful views across the vineyards to the hills beyond, a really immaculate setting. Friendly and speedy service. Food was very good platters of fish or meats or “hearty” mains, risotto or boeuf bourguignon, which were very generous portions. It was nice enough bistro style food without being anything special; the platters were probably a better bet for light lunch. Wines (we only tried a couple) were good but not amongst the best we tried. Still, recommended for the setting alone.

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Thank SomersetReporter
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

What a disappointment our visit was. The platter I ordered consisted mainly of cold meats (of the exact kind that I buy vacuum packed from our local supermarket) and a lot of gherkins. There was a small bowl of homemade pork belly which was delicious but couldn't make up for the rest of the platter. As to service: what service? The poor "lady-in-waiting" had to do it all and obviously could not. Some guests sitting on the veranda actually started bringing their used crockery and cutlery into the restaurant area and plonking it down on unused tables.
There was, however, a highlight to our visit: la farandole de desserts... beautiful, delicious, worth every cent and thoroughly enjoyed by us.

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Thank Judith69
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Reviewed 16 March 2013

A bit chaotic the day we went. Food average, nice veranda seating next to the vineyard and lovely after lunch lounge area. Not much French about it really, according to our French guests. The chefs aren't French.

Thank MyFrenchLarder
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Reviewed 2 March 2013

This is a favorite lunch spot of the locals as well in the Marlborough wine country. The setting is casual and the diner has great views of the vineyards. The service and wine list and food are very good.

Thank cosmo144
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