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Wairau River Wines Restaurant

$$ - $$$European, ,
11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
+64 3-572 9800
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (187 reviews)
“mussel chowder” (37 reviews)
“souffle” (23 reviews)
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European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 445 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went there for lunch with my father and was just amazing had the rose and the bottle went down a treat probably the nicest rise i have ever had. Ended up buying a case of 6 on the way out. The food was stunning and...More

Thank hospo_guy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Can anything be better than sitting is a great patio in a winery, tasting some wines, and enjoying excellent food and wonderful service? It has been one of the best restaurants that we have found.

Thank Regina S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Took a Valentines 2 day trip over the hills to Marlborough. We were too early for lunch on first day so carried on down the road. On our way back we managed to arrive 15 minutes before the restaurant closed so were apprehensive about being...More

Thank Raewyn7150
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was another good winery and one of a number visited and one can get a little ''tired'', or maybe somewhat emotionally disturbed after a number of visits to wineries in quick succession so this, repeating oneself which can happen after too many wineries was...More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best food wa had in New Zealand. Still trying to get accustomed to the dry large servings. Lovely place.

Thank Jacob T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By the time we arrived we had done three tastings and needed lunch and free time. Our lunches were fantastic and all can be recommended. The chicken salad was Thai style. Large and very flavourful. The soufflé was light and its salad very good. Those...More

Thank Compuvideo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate lunch here while on a wine tasting tour. There were 9 of us in the group and everyone raved about the food. I really enjoyed the blue cheese soufflé while someone who had the salmon salad called it the best meal they had...More

Thank IanGardenBayBC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant after hearing rave reviews about the Double baked blue cheese soufflé and it certainly lived up to our expectations, along with the gorgeous salad served with it! The other people in our group also ranked their meals high for flavour and...More

Thank sweetpea65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in on the recommendation of Trip Advisor. Just stunning. A group of 7 of us. We shared lunches, salmon, burger, soufflé with the wine match. Love NZ when we can serve up places like this.

Thank creagleton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great, grounds are stunning. The only reason this place gets 3 stars was the tasting with Virginia was absolutely dreadful. I am a Sommelier by trade, and have visited dozens of wineries in my time, and I have never been treated so rudely...More

Thank Paw T
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Anita V
10 December 2016|
Response from wairauriverwines | Property representative |
Sorry Anita. We are closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. We need some family time 😁
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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
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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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