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Fossil Ridge Winery

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Contemporary
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Hart Road, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
+64 3-544 9463
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Richmond, New Zealand
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73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Boutique winery in a pleasant setting at the south edge of Richmond. Grape vines, pond, birdlife, excellent food, coffee and Fossil Ridge wines

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Thank Ross C
Nelson, New Zealand
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54 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband, two teenagers and myself went to Fossil Ridge for lunch. The food was very tasty and good value for money. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Unfortunately we couldn't sit outside as the day was a bit cold. Would recommend going here for a relaxed lunch.

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Thank Kiwi_Explorer2009
Nelson, New Zealand
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Such a lovely setting. Friendly waitress who showed us to a nice outdoor table with sun umbrella overlooking duck pond filled with waterlillies. Nice menu, we shared the platter. Nice size, easily filled two adults. Had the rose as well which was perfectly cold on such a sunny hot day.

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Thank elem7142
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Came for lunch with my husband having had a memorable visit 2 years ago. We were disappointed this time as we felt the whole thing was rushed. Within 5 minutes of ordering our mains had arrived leaving us no time to enjoy the wine tasting platter and to choose a wine to accompany our lunch. We were literally back in... More 

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Thank Alison P
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Very nice spot for lunch or wine tasting. You can get a selection of tastings served with your lunch or by themselves. Duck pond is also a great attraction for kids. lunch menu is mainly salads but the one I had was great.

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Thank Gribster
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Had coffee here, hoping to book it for a family party. Staff were not really overly accommodating so we decided against it. Poor coffee; tepid coffee is never acceptable. If you want somewhere really good in the area head for The Celllar Door, Waimea Estate winery.

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Thank Gillian O
London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Nelson has many good to great wineries to choose from, but Fossil Ridge is an ideal inclusion in any itinerary on a number of fronts. They make some lovely wines, and you can enjoy them at a lovely winery it's an outdoo area compete with duck pond, lily pads and walking bridge up to the vines. They also grow their... More 

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Thank Kiwicraig78
Nelson, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Just back from an excellent most enjoyable summer lunch at Fossil Ridge Winery. A quiet dappled table for two beside a lily-covered lake. Friendly attentive staff, not "How's it going guys!" every 2 minutes. Beautiful summer fare, delicious fresh deserts, and yummy tasty treats. Rich, thick, dark, hot coffee too. Owner working as waiting staff today which added a warm... More 

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Thank nzjm1955
Nelson, New Zealand
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Would not recommend the coffee here based on my recent experience. Great setting and will return for a meal or snack but with wine or tea next time.

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Thank Lyn M
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Was treated a bit condescendingly whilst in for a coffee and cake. Felt like a member of staff was very uptight and kept asking me what I was looking for - not relaxing at all.

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Thank Miriam H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Contemporary
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hart Road, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +64 3-544 9463

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?