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Wairau River Wines Restaurant

) #5 of 87 Restaurants in Blenheim $$ - $$$ , , Vegetarian Friendly
11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
+64 3-572 9800
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (174 reviews)
“souffle” (21 reviews)
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Wine Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
11 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended to visit for lunch and we were not disappointed.A must visit whilst in Blenheim. Great atmosphere with warm and friendly staff x

Thank KatSydney11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been in a sunny winter Sunday,lovely location and best lamb burger ever,simply perfect! Good wine and enjoyable tastings,very good job guys!

Thank Massimiliano R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great winery lunch in a busy, vibrant, restaurant. We were a group of ten. It wasn't a problem that one person in our group arrived quite late. Staff were happy to wait, even though the restaurant was very busy. I had the chili prawns- soooo...More

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner had the mussel chowder and I had the beef rib. One word - Perfect. The food was SO delicious and the service was great. We both can't stop thinking about how delicious our meals were. The need rib was HUGE! Yum!

Thank GraceMcCauley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a very nice lunch while visiting the wineries. The people at our table all enjoyed their dishes; food was fresh, good quality and portions. We will definitely visit again when back in the area.

Thank Scirocco11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunch on a busy weekend and the restaurant quickly filled but plenty of space between tables and the noise level wasn't high at all. Food was excellent - recommend chicken liver pate as a starter for two and the beef was as beef should be...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As usual this restuarant was welcoming & cheerful. My friend Shona was celebrating her 75th. birthday earlier in the week - her daughter Robyn was there + Shona brought a young neighbour Andrew (12) who is very helpful to her - It was Andrew's first...More

Thank Gerald B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Year after year Wairau is THE place I have to visit. The food is fresh and tasty. I love the chowder. Great for big groups.

Thank kimbo2246
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Busy day so meal de,I very was slow. Did not like the squeeze tomato sauce sachet that came with the chips. The warm salmon salad, burger and soufflé were all well done and delicious. The menu does not seem to have changed for years. I...More

Thank Angela W
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on the way to Picton. The grounds are just beautiful. It was a bit chilly to sit outside, but would be lovely on a nice day. The food was delicious, although the servings were a bit too large for us.

Thank catchfab
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Anita V
hi there just wondering are you open christmas day fro lunch?? thanks
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
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
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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