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β€œAn Extraordinary Day - Our Family, Our Friends and Our Wedding”
Review of Tirohana Estate

Tirohana Estate
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$41
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Overlooking the boutique vineyard to the hills beyond, enjoy lunch or dinner in this atmospheric and elegant setting complete with original New Zealand artwork and evocative music. A roaring fire in the winter and doors thrown open to the warm breeze in the warmer months, a sunny terrace and outdoor seating. Large groups and corporate clients welcome by arrangement. Seasonal menus utilising the best of the local produce with an emphasis on organic and sustainable produce. Special diets catered for.
Reviewed 19 November 2013

When we decided to get married, we wanted a day where our family and friends could sit, talk and relax in an informal and inviting atmosphere. We found Tirohana, and then we chose Tirohana as a place where the tranquility and character of the setting would add to our special day. Something in our gut told us, that we could trust Saranne, Toby and Ray with our most dearest friends and family. This was our highest priority and our hosts delivered in every respect.

The food was delicious, and Saranne made every option available to us, that the decision-making was a breeze.

The preparation for our Wedding, was almost effortless, which is important for us as we are not all that good at it. Our hosts ability to work with the two of us, and eventually, 80 of our closest loved ones, should be commended, and recommended and we are more than happy to.

Our guests were made welcome as they arrived amongst the vines in a town that none of them live in, and the majority were new to. Perfect getaway wedding. Close to Wellington and Palmerston North, but it seemed like a thousand miles away from the daily grind.

We will be returning to Martinborough and we will always be grateful to the Tirohana team; remembering them with great fondness on each anniversary.

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Thank Paula-MareeMcKenzie
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

Excellent Meal shared with my husband and friends to celebrate my birthday. The service was amazing from the moment we were collected from our accommodation, we were made to feel welcome. The food was delicious - a 5 course gourmet meal at an incredibly reasonable price. No-one in our group was disappointed with any of their meals. A special birthday mousse at the end just made my night!

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Thank Dezza-nz
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

We have been here a number of times and it's not just the food that brings us back. The service is outstanding, in particular, Toby the front of house staff member. Our meal was prix fixe ($59 per head if I remember right) and was three tasty courses that satisfied without overfilling you. The restaurant is suitable for groups or couples

Thank Khaki53
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

We have eaten here ourselves twice over the past 2 years, loved every moment, and just this past weekend we sent my in-laws for an indulgent weekend away. Toby was great as I emailed him to make the reservation and let him know we were shouting my in-laws and wanted it to be a special experience for them. We were not disappointed! My in-laws reported that they had an incredible experience, from the minute they were picked up from their accommodation until the minute they were dropped safely back. Thank you Toby and the team at Tirohana for making dining much more than just eating, but making it such an experience. We are looking forward to our next visit!

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Thank Sophie_L_2011
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Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

We went for our wedding anniversary. We were greeted by the lovely Toby and shown to a wee table in the corner. The restaurant was having a big function on which we knew about when we booked. We had Bern here previously and had eaten the most amazing food & had such 5 star service so were keen to experience it again. Unfortunately the food was well below par, we were served raw prawns and I had a very luke warm main. I'm not sure whether the substandard food was just because the restaurant was rushed off its feet or its dropped its game. Not sure we would be keen for a revisit.

Thank Kimmyk1
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Tirohana, General Manager at Tirohana Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2013

As always, we very much appreciate and value constructive feedback from our clients in our attempts at providing the very best service, ambiance and cuisine. It is so very difficult to address matters after the event sand having checked with our service staff they confirmed that upon enquiring how the various courses were that they were advised that all was great (apart from the one undercooked prawn on the plate).

If any of our clients have any issue with any of the courses then we are always very happy to provide an alternate dish if any particular one is not to their personal liking and really would encourage any client to feel comfortable to report back in any catering establishment let alone Tirohana because it is customary within the hospitality industry for any establishment to try and resolve any issues but clearly this cannot be done if those issues are not brought to the attention of the staff on the night and we only discover the feedback days later via a review.

We hope you will choose to dine again at Tirohana as nothing whatsoever has changed with our service or dining experience and we would hope no to be judged for example on one meal that is perhaps not as warm as it could have been - though we would have been delighted to have rectified this at the time - and we continue to strive to do our very best in all areas for all our clients.

Best wishes,
Management at Tirohana Estate

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