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Paddock to Plate

$$ - $$$
Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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Kitchener St | The Square, Martinborough 5711, New Zealand (Formerly Peppers Martinborough Hotel)
+64 6-306 8350
14:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 14:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Wellington, New Zealand
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We were looking forward to our dinner at the bistro but were disappointed by the food - which does match what's offered on the menu or the decor. Our mains - the pork and lamb overcooked and dry, the jus overreduced, vegetables overcooked. The Te Kairanga wine choice was good.

Thank Nicola V
Lyttelton, New Zealand
Level Contributor
107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The restuarant looked inviting so popped into reserve a table for later that evening. My partner and I both had the duck pate - simply devine and served with pickled carrots and white radish and fresh orange segments. Stunning. My main was the fish of the day - served with fresh vegetables, cooked to perfection. My partner a pork dish,... More 

1 Thank ChrizBee59
Canberra, Australia
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55 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

A thoughtful young chef presented interesting and well cooked meals for us, two nights in a row. Service very good also.

1 Thank Deb P
Wellington, New Zealand
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

It's a Monday night and there are many local restaurants closed. But that can't explain over an hour wait on our main courses. I could sense the hectic state in the kitchen and there were some perfunctory apologies but we had a child with us and it was close to 9pm when the mains finally arrived. It might have been... More 

2 Thank Andrew S
Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Nice menu, and the food was good. We both especially liked the crayfish bisque. The service was disappointing - on a Saturday night, you'd expect their "A" team, but it felt like poorly supervised newbies were at the helm. Some (but not all) dirty dishes from the starter were left on the table until the end of the meal. Similar... More 

1 Thank tastysnack22
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

First time back here since the change of mgmt and staff. First thing we noticed was the friendly welcome and more inviting decor. Couple of craft beers on tap and pretty good local wine list. Food was very nice too and prices very reasonable. Changes made definitely for the better. Well done

Thank Don G
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Ate here on our first night in Martinborough and definitely wasn't disappointed. Took a little while to order (was a bit busy), but once we did food came quickly and was absolutely incredible.

Thank Emilyberry7
Martinborough, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

this was my second time dining at the restaurant and i was once again very happy with the experience. Twenty locals dined in a beautiful private dining room on a Saturday evening - serving such a large group can be challenging - my food was excellent and i only heard good feedback from fellow diners. Service was friendly and efficient... More 

1 Thank Nellybrown0
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We visited the restaurant as a group. The service was ok, everyone tried hard and meant well, but it lacked the fineness that you would have expected. The portion size of all the meals (entree and main) were more than generous but the general feeling among the group was that none really hit the mark in terms of quality. The... More 

Thank Flyingvisits
Martinborough, New Zealand
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Thought we would try this new restaurant with the new owners and new chefs, staff were friendly and polite and Nicky went the extra mile, we didn't have to wait long for our entrées or mains to come out, and we certainly wasn't rushed, we were there for the evening, Wills the head chef came out and spoke to the... More 

Thank Mish580531

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$70
Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kitchener St | The Square, Martinborough 5711, New Zealand (Formerly Peppers Martinborough Hotel)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wairarapa  >  Martinborough
  • Phone Number: +64 6-306 8350
Serving fresh local produce with glutton and vegetarian options available. New ownership with new staff and environment. Going above and beyond for the best service in Martinborough. Reservations Suggested.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?