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Quench Restaurant + Wine Bar

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New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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Cnr High & Henry Streets, Blenheim, New Zealand (Formerly Quench Restaurant and Bar)
+64 3-578 0064
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I ate here for two nights in a row and had the fixed priced three-course option. All six courses were very good, well prepared, well presented and very tasty. Service was very fast and the waiters/waitresses were friendly and obliging. The only fault I could find was the lack of range in the wine list. There were plenty of cheap... More 

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Thank kentdg
TeamQuench, Guest Relations Manager at Quench Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hi Kentdg, Thank you for your kind feedback, we are glad to hear that you have enjoyed your dining experience with us and our service staff. We are also currently updating our wine list which will improve our wine range. We do hope to welcome you again Kind regards Matthew More 

United Kingdom
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108 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Stopped here for dinner after a wine tour. They squeezed us in despite being very busy which was great as the weather was really bad and a trip into town was not on the agenda. Chicken was succulent and very enjoyable. Staff very friendly and the place was busy which was good to see. A good meal had here.

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Thank HVB2689
TeamQuench, Guest Relations Manager at Quench Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hi HVB2689, Thank you for your kind feedback, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meals and time at Quench. We do hope to welcome you back in the future Kind regards Matthew More 

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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

The lamb and salmon took 40 minutes after a 20 minute wait to have our orders taken, but they were both tasty. Nice atmosphere, easy walking distance to 171 on Main motel.

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Thank SARAH S
TeamQuench, Guest Relations Manager at Quench Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hi Sarah S, Thank you for your feedback, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal but are disappointed on your wait time, our wait time can vary depending on the process of preparing your meal. I will pass this onto our team to make them aware of your wait time. We do hope to welcome you again... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The restaurant offered very good quality food and the service was excellent - even given that the staff were coping with a very large visiting bus party.

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Thank Lyncol5060
TeamQuench, Guest Relations Manager at Quench Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hi Lyncol5060, Thank you for your kind feedback, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinning experience with us and that you enjoyed your meals. I will pass on your kind feedback to our team. We do hope to welcome you again. Kind regards Matthew More 

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101 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Three weeks into our touring holiday of New Zealand, this was the best restaurant we had eaten in. The food was well prepared with quality produce. The lamb was extremely good according to my wife. I had the pork wrapped in prosciutto which was excellent. The only downside was the wait which was over 30 minutes from ordering. I guess... More 

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Thank Michael O
TeamQuench, Guest Relations Manager at Quench Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hi Michael O, Thank you for your kind feedback, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinning experience with us and that you enjoyed your meals. We do hope to welcome you again. Kind regards Matthew More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

My partner and I were really excited to try out the newly renovated Quench restaurant. However, we were severely disappointed in the competence of overall management. It was obviously a busy night but most tables seemed to have reservations, meaning that the under-staffing was intentional. Poor communication between teams. However, the restaurant manager who seated us was lovely and went... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We ate here after the wine and food festival, thinking that it would be easier than going out after a day on our feet at the festival. The decor is modern, in line with the rest of the hotel that has just been decorated and the restaurant overlooked the pool, where there was live music playing. We arrived at 7:30... More 

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Thank sjmmarsh
TeamQuench, Manager at Quench Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hi there thanks for the feedback our first live festival weekend with entertainment certainly a bit slow across the board we'll work on that, glad you enjoyed your meals and starter Team Quench More 

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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Our breads and haloumi were wonderful . Partner had salmon and he thought it was delightful. I had venison. The dukah totally overpowered the venison. Venison was beautifuly cooked.

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2 Thank Jill A
Ashburton, New Zealand
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

For dinner, had fillet steak. Small, well presented and tasty but for the first time ever, there was a hunk of inedible gristle in my steak which was really disappointing. However, followed it up with the best sticky date pudding I've ever had! Lots of sweet sauce and extremely satisfying 😃 Breakfast was worth 2 stars at most. Advertised in... More 

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1 Thank sbdrep
Christchurch, New Zealand
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We went to Quench with family and were very happy with everything. The food was lovely - good steaks and chicken - the service was very good and the prices were reasonable. We will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$25
Cuisine
New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr High & Henry Streets, Blenheim, New Zealand (Formerly Quench Restaurant and Bar)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-578 0064
Description
100% locally owned and operated, Quench is a relaxed, modern Restaurant that offers a versatile dining experience - whether you are visiting us on business, a romantic escape or a family treat. Indulge in a taste of Marlborough in a 5 Star environment without the 5 Star price!

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