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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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36 Scott Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
07:30 - 03:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 03:00
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Nelson, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

After a long day thought I would try Fairweathers for a decent meal, I wasn't disappointed with food really nice cooked just how I like it. The side of fries very very small less than 20 fries $6 Dessert $13 bit rich for what you get unless this is what you call fine dinning at a pub. If you have... More 

Thank kiwipaul2016
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Want happy with the service at all. the young lady who deliver the food didn't smile at all and she just slammed the food on the table. She has brunette shoulder length hair. Wasn't impressed at all plus the chips weren't hot.

Thank Sarah C
Bergen, Norway
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53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

I had dinner here with my teenage kids. The first step towards a good experience was the friendly staff that greeted us upon arrival. Fairweathers is a pub and sportsbar, thus one should maybe expect more noise, but in the dining section there were no disturbing noise from the bar. My daughter had the stuffed chicken breast and my son... More 

Thank Carl H
Jakarta, Indonesia
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

after Pictons high prices and limited choice of food we were very happy to find Fairweathers. the blue cod was great. Blenheim was a nice town and this place had very good meals and friendly service. good for families or groups. busy place and we decided to come back for breakfast next day and we were not disappointment.

Thank gornfishin63
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Came for a family dinner & menu didn't reflect what was actually available. Entree took 30 mins main over one hour. Had guests from overseas so very embarrassing. Don't eat here.

Thank Dave L
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204 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Have been here a number of times and still have same opinion. Food is disappointing and the service is touch and go. There is a very nice guy behind the bar who is always super friendly but other staff members need to take a leaf from his book and smile more, he may be the duty manager. It is ok... More 

Thank Lady_Peekaboo19
Altrincham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Pub atmosphere but restaurant quality food. Prawns were fresh and nicely presented, steaks were awesome, plenty of beers and local wines to choose from and a free lift home in the courtesy bus. What's not to like?

Thank mcitours2015
Blenheim, New Zealand
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

We've had some yummy meals and also had to send stuff back. Stay away from anything with Moroccan in the name. Not quick when you send something back makes for a disjointed me. Booths are best seating. Beer selection could be much better.

Thank yogimon
Blenheim, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

My family had dinner here the other night and we were not only disappointed with the bad food, but also surprised that food this bad even exists in Blenheim. So far, we've found all the food around to be great -- Fairweathers not only managed to be our first bad meal, but it took the prize for worst food by... More 

Thank nir73
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

Great food and entertainment. Only disadvantage is that it is so popular it is very noisy, so no good for a romantic evening.

Thank Lesley B

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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
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:30 - 03:00
07:30 - 03:00
07:30 - 03:00
07:30 - 03:00
07:30 - 03:00
07:30 - 03:00
07:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Scott Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: 035794800
Good mix of pub and cafe dining - great atmosphere

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