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“Great place to lunch”
Review of Bloom Restaurant - CLOSED

Bloom Restaurant
Price range: US$9 - US$22
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Description: Bloom Restaurant is located just south of the beautiful Martinborough Wine Village at Murdoch James Estate vineyard, one of New Zealand's most highly regarded Pinot Noir producers. Just 10 minutes drive from the town square and located in a stunning elevated setting with panoramic views, Bloom offers a range of dining options, or just a coffee and/or a glass of wine to relax with after an afternoon exploring nearby vineyards. Sit on the deck in the summer months and watch the river trickle by at your feet and the grapes growing nearby. Or, in Winter, sit indoors by the crackling fire, and enjoy a slow, relaxing meal. Our cuisine is always sourced locally and only the freshest ingredients are used. For a sample of our menu, check our website, or call for more information.
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Bloom at Murdoch James Winery remains a nice venue for lunch . With nice views overlooking the vineyard it is nice & relaxing. The platter is a great value lunch item consisting of Chicken liver Pate, Sundried tomato,Prawns, Cheese,Gherkins,Artichokes & Pickled Onions. Plenty for 2 to share. Whilst the service was a bit on the slow side & they were not busy when we arrived or when our orders were taken, however a tour group did arrive just prior to our leaving -it was still adequate if detached. On a lovely sunny day a table on the deck would be delightful.

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Thank FranNewZealand
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

The food was good, as was the setting & service but what really stood out was the Blue Rock Oaked Chardonnay. Torrifffic, that old style oak & vanilla taste that nobody makes any more because we the punters won't buy it. After going round the east coast nothing even came close.

Your efforts are appreciated.

Thank Martin S
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Again, this was one of the places talked up by the locals in Martinborough, but I wasn't impressed.
We ordered a tasting platter which sounded nice, but ended up being mostly bread, a tiny bit of cheese, some sun-dried tomato, gerkins, 3 bits of salami, some sausage and olive oil (apologies if I've missed anything, but it wasn't impressive).
If you go here I would try the mains instead and skip the platter.

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Thank LittleBlondeAussie
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

Having now visited Bloom now several times over the past 3 years both my wife and I enjoy returning to great food wine and service from Michael in relaxed surrounding. The food experience is as good as one could wish and is always one to look forward to. It is also great seeing the garden development over the time with the garden area promising to to be even more stunning in years to come which will add even more to the relaxed beautiful environment. We look forward to more return visits

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1  Thank RodG93
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

Visited recently on a Saturday. The weather was perfect; the lunchtime was almost over, so thre were tables available. The atmosphere aims to be French bistro style, spacious and sunny. Service professional, friendly, not intrusive but attentive. Food very good standard, ingenious in presentation. Good wine list - mostly wines of the hosting winery, Murdoch James (although this is run independetly) -but also a decent selection from Martinborough and beyond. Prices are reasonable. Highly recommended.

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Thank GaborLeo
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Bloom_New_Zealand, Owner at Bloom Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2013

Thank you very much for the great feedback. We really appreciate it and the team takes great satisfaction from knowing we have it all together.

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