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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
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (24 reviews)
“steak” (25 reviews)
“seafood” (14 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 9:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
52 Queen Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 May 2017

The Hotel d'Urville is in a former trust company (bank) and is a marvel of period architecture. The food in de Burgh's Bistro is classically bistro rather than "fine dining". They use a lot of locally-sourced ingredients, including the seafood. This gives a great taste...More

1  Thank Kathleen S
DurvilleManager, Manager at de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you for this great review! We really appreciate that you took the time to write about our restaurant. It is very pleasing to hear you had a good time dining with us and all the points you are making in your review are so...More

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Great location in the Centre of Blenheim with an easy walk to shops and restaurants. We had a triple room with our adult daughter. Big room with queen and single beds and wooden floor. TV and fridge/tea and coffee making facilities. The heat pump kept...More

Thank Roddanz
DurvilleManager, Manager at de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Thanks for your review... I believe this is a hotel review that was accidentally put under the restaurant account. We are well aware that room 6's bathroom needs renovating and we can assure you that it is next on our to do list. Unfortunately it...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017

Trust Michael' s judgement- the wild venison was superb as was the beef. Accompaniments really complimented the meal. Wine excellent.

Thank anita b
DurvilleManager, Manager at de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Michael will be glad to read this great review of yours. Thanks again!

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We were staying just out of Blenheim and decided to eat at this restaurant. The menu was varied and interesting, which covers most tastes, as was the extensive wine and drink list. The food was cooked to perfection and the service was good and cheerful....More

Thank Marty_BoyUK
DurvilleManager, Manager at de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed the restaurant at Hotel d'Urville and hope you to see you again.

Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Great food. Delicious and beautifully presented. Ate here two nights and all our meals were outstanding. Made special efforts to accommodate my wife who had dietary restrictions including making her a special dessert. Fantastic local wines available by the glass. Nicolas, the manager/ maitre de...More

Thank 675ronn
DurvilleManager, Manager at de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you so much for your beautiful review. I remember very well looking after you and your lovely wife and it was a pleasure having you stay with us for those two nights. We work very hard to keep the restaurant up to this standard,...More

Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful dinner on a trip through New Zealand. Lamb was delicious and cooked to perfection. Goat cheese salad was excellent. Really nice wine list with a number of very good local wines. Very good service and knowledgeable about wine.More

Thank Traveler5501
DurvilleManager, Manager at de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Thank you so much for your great review! We are glad you enjoyed dining at Hotel d'Urville. We are very proud of our food and our wine list. The service is also a very important part of the experience we try to offer to our...More

Reviewed 21 March 2017

the atmosphere is a bit bare, location is good and staff very helpful but food is overpriced for what it is, acceptable but not specialMore

Thank Sheryl F
DurvilleManager, Manager at de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Thank you for your review. I do appreciate your comment regarding our pricing, but you need to know it is a true reflection of the quality of the produces used in our menu. The chef do not hesitate to use the best and only the...More

Reviewed 15 March 2017

We had a very pleasant dinner just hours after workmen left after sprinting to finish all the cosmetic repairs after the Kaikoura earthquake. Food tasty and interesting. Menu varied enough to satisfy the divergent preferences of our foursome. Enjoyed a delightful bottle of local wine.

Thank catraveller999
DurvilleManager, Manager at de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Thanks for your review. This was a very challenging week indeed! Great to hear that you still had a good time.

Reviewed 6 March 2017

Business dinner for eight people took far too long. The food was okay, but nothing noteworthy. The wine list had a good amount of reasonably priced selections. We had to poor our own wine and water (and then they ran out of sparkling water). We...More

Thank Wineman49er
DurvilleManager, Manager at de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2017

I'm quite chocked to read this review and can't believe that this a review of our restaurant at Hotel d'Urville. I wish i knew what night you had dinner with us in order to investigate what went wrong. It must have been a rather busy...More

Reviewed 4 March 2017

Out for dinner in a party of 4. Beautiful old building renovated to a high standard used as accomodation and restaurant. Menu was OK with roughly 5 choices per course. Everyone was happy with the food, both the amount and quality. The pick would have...More

Thank geoffjohns2016
DurvilleManager, Manager at de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2017

This is a very nice review, thank you so much! We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed the experience at d'Urville Restaurant, from the food to the wine list and a 5 stars for service, We will definitely pass it on to the rest...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$56
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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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