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Hunter's Garden Cafe

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Cafe, Wine Bar, New Zealand
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603 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7241, New Zealand
+64 3-572 8803
10:30 - 15:00
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

HWas enjoying travelling around the beautiful vineyards of Marlborough today (Hans Herzog was very welcoming). However at lunchtime we followed the wine trail legend which stated that HUNTER'S wines had a picnic area. We asked the cafe staff there where it was and that we would be making our own food and they directed us to their cafe area. Only... More 

1 Thank Mooneydm
Reigate, United Kingdom
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280 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We visit this area from the UK every two years, and always make a point of sampling several platters offered by different wineries. Our visit to Hunter's Garden Café today, was frankly, very disappointing. It began well, with a friendly welcome to the attractive garden, and our order was taken quickly. We were lucky to have arrived just in front... More 

1 Thank Robin S
Blenheim, New Zealand
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Despite being booked over 4 weeks ago we were put on a round table and a separat bench table with forms for seating - hardly comfortable for OAPs! The long table in the conservatory which would have been more suitsble was allocated to a coach tour group! They arrived after us and were fed and on their way before we... More 

Thank Jennifer2611
HuntersWinesNZ, Manager at Hunter's Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for returning to Hunter's Garden Cafe and choosing us for your birthday lunch. We're very disappointed to hear of experience with us. We're pleased to hear the staff were great and accommodating but this is of course not the experience you should expect when with us. We have taken on board your comments and have made changes to... More 

Sohar, Oman
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The Cafe is attached to Hunter's winery, which has the most amazingly aromatic wines. It was our favorite winery by far!

Thank egrieb2017
HuntersWinesNZ, Manager at Hunter's Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much. That is a huge honour and so wonderful to hear of your experience with us. We hope to see you again some day! All the best on your journey. More 

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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116 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped into Hunters today for a glass of bubbles in the sunshine. What we received was warm and accommodating service from the charming waitresses. We enjoyed the delicious MiruMiru with paired the warmed salmon. The afternoon couldn't have been more relaxed in the gorgeous garden. Unpretentious, rustic and honest is what I would use to describe Hunters, I guess... More 

Thank jeremylittle
HuntersWinesNZ, Manager at Hunter's Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review! The MiruMiru™ is a popular choice, pleased to hear you enjoyed it with the salmon. It's hard to beat the garden too. We look forward to seeing you back again soon and thanks again for your great words. - The Hunter's Garden Cafe team. More 

Timaru, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Visited a few days ago, 12 in our group. Waitress was great. Very bubbly, happy and truthful. Explained that there might be a delay in getting food out as they were short staffed. So much better to be up front than to leave customers fuming over their wait. Food was great, we enjoyed sitting out in the sunshine.

Thank Debbie N
Perth, Australia
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273 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Stopped here for brunch on the way from Picton to Motueka... what a treat. The service was friendly, and helpful... love it when people make you feel welcome with a smile. We ordered a chilled bottle of their white wine and a cheese & nibbles platter for two. This was all served efficiently and the delivery included engaging us in... More 

Thank JazzyPerth
HuntersWinesNZ, Manager at Hunter's Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review and stopping by at our cafe. We're so happy that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

We visited Hunters for Lunch over Easter. The food was brilliant . The big let down was the service . It was very very slow. Several people complained . The poor solo waitress did her best. I am guessing the kitchen was under staffed. Disappointing visit . Could be easily put right with another staff member

Thank Tony N
HuntersWinesNZ, Manager at Hunter's Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and visiting our cafe. We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed our food. We apologise for the slow service and will make sure there is more than enough staff on next time. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 2016

The garden at Hunter's is very pretty, but the food was processed stuff, straight out of the freezer and we had to wait 45 minutes for it despite the place not being particularly busy.

Thank Henning G
HuntersWinesNZ, Manager at Hunter's Garden Cafe, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that your experience was below par. We endeavour to provide the freshest food possible. We will continue to make changes to ensure all food is as fresh as possible. We happy to hear you appreciated the garden setting. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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183 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

cafe a serious disappointment. Food a 2. Compared to other vineyards it does not rate. Bread rolls had been heated in a microwave or so it seemed as so tough to be inedible. Wine a 5.

Thank Allan S
HuntersWinesNZ, Manager at Hunter's Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you visiting Hunter's Garden Cafe and your feedback. We're disappointed that your meal wasn't to your liking but glad you enjoyed our wines. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Cafe, Wine Bar, New Zealand
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
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Open Hours
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 603 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7241, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-572 8803
Hunter's Garden Cafe is closed! Thank you for your support.

Hunter's Garden Cafe is located in the original 1979 homestead at Hunter's Wines. The cafe's beautiful garden is meticulously maintained and makes for a wonderful setting. A covered veranda and indoor seating is also available. Hunter's Garden Cafe offers cheese, cold meats, homemade pate and hot smoked salmon platters, as well as other food options. Wine flights of all Hunter's Wines and a full drinks menu is also available. Our friendly staff will be sure to make your visit to Hunter's Garden Cafe a memorable one.

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