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Saint Clair Vineyard Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, New Zealand, International, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
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13 Selmes Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
+64 3-570 5280
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The range of offerings on the well-balanced menu is enticing. The service was warm and welcoming. The table assistance was helpful and discrete. The decor is attracting and relaxing. Both inside and outside are available. A delightful view across the vineyard completes the picture.

Thank pjr122
Blenheim, New Zealand
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This restuarant is situated in the vineyard, beautiful ambience & outlook. Could not fault the place - food & wine excellent

Thank Gerald B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

My husband loved the venison and smoked potatoes, while I loved the whitebait frittata washed down with a couple of glasses of 'Dawn'. Meanwhile our 10 month old devoured the kids platter :) When it came to dessert, we found it hard to choose so shared the yummy brownie plus the sophisticated and clever sorbet selection. Yummo!!!!

Thank Katrina B
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

On Saturday the 29th of October I had the opportunity to have a meal at the Saint Clair Vineyard Kitchen. One word - outstanding. The food was excellent. The highlight in particular was the chocolate brownie at the end. That bordered on being a religious experience. What was very clever was the menu having a suggested wine with the menu.... More 

Thank 504dantheman
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163 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We spent 3 nights in Marlborough and this was definitely our very favourite dining experience during our visit. Firstly the setting is right in amongst the vines, and some outside tables are in-between the rows of vines ! The style is modern contemporary with floor to ceiling windows letting in the light and vineyard views. The staff were just wonderful... More 

Thank SeaDream2
Julieibbotson, Owner at Saint Clair Vineyard Kitchen, responded to this review

What a thrill it is to be your favourite dining experience during your stay in Marlborough. We are so proud of the table set-up amongst the vines and we love our vineyard views. It certainly is a view we never get tired of. It is defininltey the sort of place where you can relax and enjoy some fine food and... More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

wow! what more do i need to say! beautiful setting, amazing food, Braised beef just melted in your mouth, the other mains by the rest of the group were amazing as well and the desserts, wow once again! presentation of the meals was amazing and the staff so friendly and helpful. very fast too, these guys know how to operate.... More 

Thank ewf191
Julieibbotson, Owner at Saint Clair Vineyard Kitchen, responded to this review

It is so wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your Saint Clair experience. The braised beef will unfortuantely be taken off the menu shortly with the summer menu change. We find it really hard to remove peoples favourite dishes - but there will be new favourites born with the new menu! Thanks for taking the time to write the... More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The Restaurant has changed, now only "Meals" on the menu. It has a great setting esp. when the sun is shining but all three of us thought it wasn't the right choice for a light lunch.

Thank giselahartwig
Julieibbotson, Owner at Saint Clair Vineyard Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to try our restaruant that we rennovated nearly three years ago. It is great to hear your comments on the great setting (especillay with the sun shining). We are sorry that the menu didn't meet your needs of your light lunch. We are looking at putting some other 'lighter' options on the menu over summer - so... More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

After going through the extensive menu, which did include a vegetarian dish, the waiter offered to make up a vegan dish with mashed kumera and roasted veggies. This turned out to be very good and was much appreciated. My friend had a chicken dish which she enjoyed very much. The lovely meals in the extensive and newly furbished restaurant, including... More 

Thank Jennifer2611
Julieibbotson, Owner at Saint Clair Vineyard Kitchen, responded to this review

We are thiled to hear how our kitchen staff were able to adapt a meal to suit your preferences. Our aim is certainly to please all our customers. We appreciate your comments on not only the food but also the restaurant itself and our friendly staff. We will happily host you again some time! Thanks for taking the time to... More 

Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, wine and service. Nice setting beside the grape vines with lots of outdoor tables. All 8 of us were impressed.

Thank Stufromdownunder
Julieibbotson, Owner at Saint Clair Vineyard Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to visit us and enjoying our food, wine and service. We are super happy to hear that we impresed all 8 of you! Please come again. More 

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We took advantage of a grabone voucher and called in for lunch on our way home from Picton to Christchurch. The setting is very modern but nice with recycled timber tables, lots of glass, views of the vineyard and a nice outdoor area. The wine tasting is also in the same venue so can get a bit noisy if a... More 

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Julieibbotson, Owner at Saint Clair Vineyard Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks for purchasing one of our 'Grab One' vouchers and calling in to see us on your way to Christchurch. We are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your experience with us. Please come again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, International, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Selmes Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-570 5280
Come and visit Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen to relax, sit back and enjoy the Saint Clair experience.

The newly renovated establishment is situated within a unique vineyard setting with views extending past the vines towards the ever changing and dramatic Richmond Range.

The sunny courtyard offers outdoor dining with some dining options amongst the vines. On a cooler day an extended veranda section can ensure customers continue to have the vineyard feel while being sheltered from the elements through extensive floor to ceiling glass sliding doors. A cosy fire provides ambience and warmth during the New Zealand winter, an ideal settling to relax and enjoy Saint Clair's award winning wines.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?