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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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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (24 reviews)
“steak” (26 reviews)
“seafood” (13 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
52 Queen Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
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91 - 100 of 262 reviews

Reviewed 21 November 2014

Spent some time choosing this restaurant and we were not disappointed. Great friendly and polite welcome with excellent food matched by quality service. On the list to go again.

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 16 November 2014

Quite good mains, interesting wine selection, rather disappointing desserts and poor service. Not a bad experience but the place remains quite a long way of the place it pretends to be. Nice building from outside, a bit less from inside. central location.

2  Thank JMGeneva
Reviewed 14 November 2014

I was also part of the group that dined there on Nov. 13. Service was unbelievably slow and the food, when it finally arrived, was mediocre at best. When one of my traveling companions asked to have her salmon (which was virtually raw) cooked a...More

1  Thank Dale L
DurvilleManager, Owner at de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2014

Please read the response to your fellow tour group member. The selection of our restaurant by your tour leader was totally inappropriate for your group who were seeking a speedy meal after a long day touring. As stated to your tour colleague, our dining experience...More

Reviewed 13 November 2014

Dined in private dining room with group which had long-standing reservation. Orders taken in disorganized and abrupt manner. Meals not served for almost two hours; staff were defensive when we complained. I was served the wrong wine and the wrong main course initially and treated...More

Thank capegirardeau
DurvilleManager, Owner at de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2014

I am sorry that you did not enjoy your experience dining with us. Clearly the function was not appropriate for your group and we regret that had we been better advised earlier of your requirements we would have suggested an alternative dining venue. We were...More

Reviewed 9 November 2014

My first time eating clams! I lived it! Staff very attentive, both of us really enjoyed our food and had a great evening.

Thank Deirdre64
Reviewed 6 November 2014

Were looking for a restaurant that focussed on local foods & definitely found it here. The menu has a list at the back of where they source all of their meat, seafood & vegetables. We had a wonderful, large starter of Clams and some kind...More

Thank Vikster_17
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Great varied menu with local produce( source of most food on menu listed at back of menu). Prices were comparative to other restaurants but the food was of a higher standard. Mains from about $26 - $30. Fabulous decor in restaurant as one of the...More

Thank Angela W
Reviewed 28 October 2014

Family and friends enjoyed a fun meal here. The building is beautiful with large graceful columns. The menu was extensive, as was the wine list. We had lots of fun with the very helpful and humorous waiter Jetti who helped us with our choices. Overall...More

Thank Popette2014
Reviewed 16 October 2014 via mobile

Venison on a bed of roasted winter vegetables with a bottle of Church Road McDonald Series, Cab Sav...... A fantastic combo. Amazing food and beautiful wine.

Thank Bellie75
Reviewed 11 October 2014

If you are looking for great service and fine dining, this is the spot! New Zealand restaurants don't have the best service (probably because tipping is not customary) but they had the best service imaginable! My husband and I shared the seafood platter for 2...More

Thank anniehenning2014
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$58
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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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