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The Vintners Room

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190 Rapaura Road | RD3, Rapaura, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
+64 3-572 5094
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North Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner 3 nights in a row at this restaurant because we stayed at the hotel ( actually a wonderful apartment ). The food at the Vintners room was excellent, although 3 dinners pushed the limits.

Thank lucybD8311FD
Danville, Ca
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130 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived in Renwick at 7PM. Had no dinner reservations and few wineries who are opened for dinner were booked up. Remembered that Vintners Hotel had a sign out on the road stating that non guests were welcome for dinner. We drove up without reserves at 8PM and were seated. Turned out to be one of the dinner highlights of the... More 

Thank TomBrodehl
Bangkok, Thailand
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115 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Open fire roaring, small intimate restaurant, great food, excellent wine (of course) and attentive service. Open to non-residents, but best to book early as hotel guests typically male up a large proportion of the limited tables.

Thank English_Expat_Family
London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Vintners Room gets one point for using fresh ingredients - which you really cannot miss so bland is the cuisine - and one point for still pretending (that they are in the running). The regality is that until a new chef worthy of this descriptive arrives my two cents - note: this is NO reflection whatsoever on the prices... More 

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MVHGeneralManager, General Manager at The Vintners Room, responded to this review

Dear TV, Thank you for your review. I am disappointed to read your comments regarding your dining experience. Although very general, I have passed on your comments to the kitchen team. Should you wish to discuss these further please feel free to contact me directly travis@mvh.co.nz Many Thanks Travis Moriarty General Manager More 

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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Had the five course degustation with matching wines. The whole meal was superb, delivered in a quiet dining room.

Renwick, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Joined some friends here for dinner on a Sunday evening. Restaurant was busy. Staff were relaxed but helpful. Menu - small plates a good option if you aren't too hungry and like me want to try a few different things.

Thank Brigid F
falmouth, maine
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646 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I've got a good restaurant pedigree. Just putting that out there. I've eaten at EMeril's, The French Laundry, Halls ChopHouse in Charleston, Scholteshof in Hasselt, Belgium, PostRio in SF, White Barn and Primo in Maine, a slew of top notch steakhouses, Commander's Palace in NOLA. I had just arrived at the MVH from the Picton ferry. I just wanted a... More 

Thank chimayred
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Really enjoyable 2 course meal. Starter--Scallops Main--Duck with delicious home grown chestnuts Glass of Vintners chardonnay. Pleasant reception, friendly helpful waitress, attractively presented and enjoyable meal.

Thank Jay B
Nelson, New Zealand
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417 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

I stayed here and had dinner one of the nights. I had the vegetarian spring rolls and the donuts for pudding. Both dishes were delicious, staff were friendly, welcoming and polite. I had an early dinner so not a huge amount of people eating dinner. Tables spread apart so some privacy was good I also had breakfast delivered the night... More 

Thank danjonelson
MVHGeneralManager, General Manager at The Vintners Room, responded to this review

Dear danjonnelson, Thank you for your review of your dining experience at The Vintners Room Restaurant. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your entire dining experience with us. We pride ourselves on showcasing the best local seasonal Marlborough produce coupled with fresh vegetables from our vegetable garden. Many Thanks for your review and we look forward to serving... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

We returned here a year later because we had so enjoyed our meal time. Sadly this time it was just ok and nothing outstanding. The onion tart for starters was tasty and went down well. The scallops were ok and served on a hot stone that was only just warm so lost it's effect. Three of the group had Sirloin... More 

Thank wantatravel2day
MVHGeneralManager, General Manager at The Vintners Room, responded to this review

Dear wantatravel2day, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of your dining experience at The Vintners Room Restaurant. It is disappointing to read that your dining experience was not up to your expectation and for this I apologize. I have reviewed your feedback with my Chef who will address this with his team. Thank you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$38 - US$88
New Zealand, International, European, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 190 Rapaura Road | RD3, Rapaura, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim  >  Rapaura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-572 5094
The Vintners Room at Marlborough Vintners Hotel. We use Organic fruit and vegetables form our Potager, Locally and Regionally sourced Produce. We proudly hand make our dishes and our tlented Chefs offer an ever changing menu. Bookings Essential.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?