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The Grape Escape

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
Mc Shane Rd, Richmond, New Zealand
+64 3-544 4341
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (52 reviews)
“venison pie” (6 reviews)
“nasi goreng” (8 reviews)
Opens in 22 min
All hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Mc Shane Rd, Richmond, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very average meal. Photocopy of menus just placed in a plastic sleeve is tacky. Broken sun umbrella. Wait staff were pleasant. It did take 90 minutes for lunch. I do get frustrated when restaurants add a surcharge on a public holiday. 15% surcharge today. I'd...More

3  Thank Tracy D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food at The Grape Escape is always good, however when it gets busy the service is very slow. Perhaps more staff required in the kitchen.

1  Thank silverhead2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came in here for Lunch while on the Trail Journeys Great Taste tour on our way to Mapua, was a good spot to have a quick beer and bite to eat.

1  Thank Dunnersfireman64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic food, I have been here a few times over a couple of years and it has always been excellent. Great food, service and wine!

3  Thank Kiwifeefi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely cafe, in a gorgeous garden setting, sat on a large deck overlooking the garden while drinking a coffee. Lovely staff who were quick and helpful and the cheese scone, wow one of the best ever. And best of all they didn't heat it...More

1  Thank LouiseJ1961
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Excellent Food, great location and surroundings but unfortunately the staff requires some refreshers in Customer Service and courtesy. Although we appreciated that the restaurant was very busy, staff wasted no time to tell us just that. Sorry we were a nuisance for you - won’t...More

4  Thank vsdcruiser
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Went for late lunch with wifes friends. Had a couple of big breakfasts, couple of seafood salads, two kids meals & greek filo pastry. My observations: big breakfast had no hashbrowns which are mandatory (kids breakkie had these). Seafood salad had little seafood. Kids pizza...More

3  Thank Simi T
Reviewed 21 December 2017

The food is quite good, but service is lacking. No complimentary water for us, our special requests are ignored (for only two dishes ordered), and someone must work on body odour. No matter how good the food can be, or the arrangements to make up...More

1  Thank Higuma2017
Reviewed 17 November 2017

We came here to meet another couple for lunch, remembering from a previous visit to Nelson some years back, a beautiful sharing platter. Much to our disappointment, the menu was brand new and there are no long platters on offer (as shown on some of...More

5  Thank SharonWindust
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This place has a lovely outside area and covered deck area. There is some rabbits and play area for the kids. We had lunch with a extensive menu and everybody loved there lunch. But let me tell you the cake / desert selection is yum!!...More

1  Thank owlesey
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mc Shane Rd, Richmond, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +64 3-544 4341
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