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Hotel d'Urville Restaurant

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52 Queen Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
+64 3-577 9945
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 20:30
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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185 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014 via mobile

Great varied menu with local produce( source of most food on menu listed at back of menu). Prices were comparative to other restaurants but the food was of a higher standard. Mains from about $26 - $30. Fabulous decor in restaurant as one of the older buildings in Blenheim. Lovely new area of outside sheltered seating with lots of sofas... More 

Thank Angela W
Wellington, New Zealand
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2014

Family and friends enjoyed a fun meal here. The building is beautiful with large graceful columns. The menu was extensive, as was the wine list. We had lots of fun with the very helpful and humorous waiter Jetti who helped us with our choices. Overall an enjoyable night out and even got to chat with the chef Wayne who is... More 

Thank Popette2014
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014 via mobile

Venison on a bed of roasted winter vegetables with a bottle of Church Road McDonald Series, Cab Sav...... A fantastic combo. Amazing food and beautiful wine.

Thank Bellie75
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2014

If you are looking for great service and fine dining, this is the spot! New Zealand restaurants don't have the best service (probably because tipping is not customary) but they had the best service imaginable! My husband and I shared the seafood platter for 2 and it was amazing and the quality met the value! This was such a nice... More 

Thank anniehenning2014
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

The hotel is an old trust building with some huge old steel doors. It has been beautifully refurbished with tastefully furnished and themed rooms. The breakfast was excellent. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

1 Thank Bob W
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014 via mobile

We visited this for a catch up and was impressed with great ambience presentation and food with great service This was one of my best dining experiences

1 Thank Andyoto
Cincinnati, Ohio
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2014

Great little place with good food. I had a perfectly done lamb shank and my wife had a blue cod dinner. Yummy sides and a very tasty bottle of 2013 Mysterious Diggings Pinot Noir from Terra Sancta. Very attentive and personable server from Jamaica. Highly recommended

1 Thank Gooselator
Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2014

The food was great but the Maitre D was rude and made us rush our food as he wanted to close the restaurant. Couldn't really understand a lot of what he was saying, as very poor English. Why employ foreign staff if they cannot understand basic English. Would go back but on his day off next time.

Thank CatherineBen
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

Food was delicious. Extensive menu and wine list. Very reasonably priced for the quality of the food.

1 Thank Nzdi
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

I was very disappointed by the whole experience of this restaurant. It was overpriced, the portions were very small indeed, there were very few vegetarian options and to cap it all, the service was less than I would expect for a so-called top restaurant. I would definitely not recommend it.

Thank Sue C
DurvilleManager, Owner at Hotel d'Urville Restaurant, responded to this review

Please note this reviewer visited 10 months ago and has only just now joined Trip Advisor and filed only this review. This year there have been changes in ownership structure, management, chef and restaurant style. It is therefore not a fair assessment of the current seafood specialist restaurant. Tony Lawrence More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
European, New Zealand, French, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, 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
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 20:30
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
D'Urvilles world-class restaurant and wine barserving the best local produce complemented by excellent local, national and international wines.

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