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de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville

52 Queen Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
+64 3-577 9945
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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52 Queen Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful dinner on a trip through New Zealand. Lamb was delicious and cooked to perfection. Goat cheese salad was excellent. Really nice wine list with a number of very good local wines. Very good service and knowledgeable about wine.More

Thank Traveler5501
DurvilleManager, Manager at de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Thank you so much for your great review! We are glad you enjoyed dining at Hotel d'Urville. We are very proud of our food and our wine list. The service is also a very important part of the experience we try to offer to our...More

Reviewed 22 March 2017

the atmosphere is a bit bare, location is good and staff very helpful but food is overpriced for what it is, acceptable but not specialMore

Thank Sheryl F
DurvilleManager, Manager at de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Thank you for your review. I do appreciate your comment regarding our pricing, but you need to know it is a true reflection of the quality of the produces used in our menu. The chef do not hesitate to use the best and only the...More

Reviewed 15 March 2017

We had a very pleasant dinner just hours after workmen left after sprinting to finish all the cosmetic repairs after the Kaikoura earthquake. Food tasty and interesting. Menu varied enough to satisfy the divergent preferences of our foursome. Enjoyed a delightful bottle of local wine.

Thank catraveller999
DurvilleManager, Manager at de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Thanks for your review. This was a very challenging week indeed! Great to hear that you still had a good time.

Reviewed 7 March 2017

Business dinner for eight people took far too long. The food was okay, but nothing noteworthy. The wine list had a good amount of reasonably priced selections. We had to poor our own wine and water (and then they ran out of sparkling water). We...More

Thank Wineman49er
DurvilleManager, Manager at de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

I'm quite chocked to read this review and can't believe that this a review of our restaurant at Hotel d'Urville. I wish i knew what night you had dinner with us in order to investigate what went wrong. It must have been a rather busy...More

Reviewed 4 March 2017

Out for dinner in a party of 4. Beautiful old building renovated to a high standard used as accomodation and restaurant. Menu was OK with roughly 5 choices per course. Everyone was happy with the food, both the amount and quality. The pick would have...More

Thank geoffjohns2016
DurvilleManager, Manager at de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2017

This is a very nice review, thank you so much! We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed the experience at d'Urville Restaurant, from the food to the wine list and a 5 stars for service, We will definitely pass it on to the rest...More

Reviewed 15 February 2017

On our last night had dinner at d'Urville and we were pleasantly surprised good quality food well presented and executed with very efficient service. A nice open and light restaurant provided a very relaxing atmosphere, a good wine selection complimented with good cocktails. A real...More

1  Thank Tony M
DurvilleManager, Manager at de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Thank you very much for your great review. We are very pleased you enjoyed the food ,the wines and atmosphere at our restaurant and we hope to have you back sometime soon. All the best!

Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed a night and really enjoyed the meal. The room was dated and over rated for the price. Could do with freshening up and new t.v etc.

Thank annemarie p
DurvilleManager, Manager at de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

Thanks for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your meal at our restaurant. We are in the process of freshening up some of the rooms and we understand some of the TVs are not up to date. It's all work in progress...

Reviewed 9 February 2017

I was quite disappointed in our evening at d'Urville's restaurant. The atmosphere decor of the restaurant is very ordinary, service was average with waiting staff not that interested. Food was presented beautifully but was quite average. There are much nicer places to dine in Marlborough.More

Thank hazel S
DurvilleManager, Manager at de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

We are so sorry to hear that you have had a rather bad experience at Hotel d'Urville restaurant. We wish we could investigate to find out what happened that night as we rarely receive such reviews, especially "the waiting staff not interested" and "the food...More

Reviewed 1 February 2017

The Hotel d'Urville is a wonderful and unique hotel to base yourself from if visiting the Marlborough region of New Zealand, on the South Island. The food is wonderful, as is the selection of wine available. The staff is extremely friendly and took very good...More

Thank Zachary S
DurvilleManager, Manager at de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2017

Thank you kindly for your review. We are very happy to hear you had a good time in our establishment. Hotel d'Urville is registered with the NZ Historic Places Trust which dictate what we can or can't do within the building, hence why we can't...More

Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We were there for a romantic dinner. The food was very or even less than average. The sauce of the linguine pasta tasted nothing like seafood, only of cream. The venison was underseasoned. Overall, we did not feel like the food and experience was worth...More

Thank Sarah S
DurvilleManager, Manager at de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2017

I'm very sorry to hear about your not so great experience dining in our restaurant. I would have loved to have a chat with you on the night in order for us to fix any of the issues you mentioned on the review. I'm a...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$60
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Queen Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-577 9945
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Description
de Burgh's Bistro at Hotel d'Urville has an excellent reputation for serving great food made with local produces and featuring the best of Marlborough wines on their extensive wine list.
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