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Hunter's Garden Cafe - CLOSED

603 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7241, New Zealand
+64 3-572 8803
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
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“salmon” (2 reviews)
“hunters” (14 reviews)
“winery” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
603 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7241, New Zealand
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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...More

1  Thank Mooneydm
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,...More

1  Thank Robin S
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...More

Thank Jennifer2611
HuntersWinesNZ, Manager at Hunter's Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2017

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...More

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 reviewResponded 17 January 2017

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.

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...More

Thank jeremylittle
HuntersWinesNZ, Manager at Hunter's Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2016

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...More

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...More

Thank Debbie N
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...More

Thank JazzyPerth
HuntersWinesNZ, Manager at Hunter's Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2016

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.

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...More

Thank Tony N
HuntersWinesNZ, Manager at Hunter's Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2016

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.

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 reviewResponded 1 May 2016

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.

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 reviewResponded 20 March 2016

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.

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  • Address: 603 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7241, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-572 8803
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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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