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Hotel d'Urville

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European, New Zealand, Wine Bar
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52 Queen Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
+64 3-577 9945
17:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

If you want plain and boring - this is not the place for you. We had white bait and scallops for entrée, very tasty. For main, the steak was cooked perfectly and fish of the day was cooked to perfection. This food is flavour, flavour, flavour!! The pear and rocket salad was superb with the seasoning just perfect. Presentation was... More 

Thank Brenothy
Miami, Florida
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

We had bluff oysters, thai inspired greens salad, scallops, salmon with soy-kimchee salad, and the Marlborough Hot Pot (shellfish, salmon, and cod in saffron broth) and EVERYTHING was cooked perfectly. Delicious from start to finish. We were shocked that the bill was less than 100 dollars. Would have gladly paid another $50 for the quality and amount of food we... More 

Thank Tuscaneedatrip
milton keynes
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

We have been dining at this restaurant for 10 years and although we read that it had recently changed hands we decided to go last night. What a mistake it was awful. There were only six other people in there but it took half an hour to produce a portion of Garlic Bread and some scallops, Both of which were... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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138 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

I had a starter of scallops on a puree of cauliflower in a Pernod sauce. The scallops were perfectly done, but I found the Pernod sauce bitter, however, my husband tried it and liked it. He had steak tartare for his entree and it looked delicious. We each had wild boar with calvados jus, lardons, currants and almonds for our... More 

Thank PassarinhoAzul
Miami, Florida
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212 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

Given the reputation of the chef, we were somewhat disappointed in our visit just before Chrismas. Although our starters were excellent -- the duck liver pate and sautéed scallops -- our main dishes -- both the lamb loin -- were nothing special, and the "legumes roti" were definitely not roasted and quite ordinary. Service was also not particularly strong.

Thank wymanz2go
Mapua, New Zealand
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116 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

My husband and I went to d'Urvilles for our wedding anniversary and found it to be the perfect location for a special occasion meal. There is a good selection to choose from and all food served was of an excellent quality. The staff were professional and attentive and made sure that our special occasion was celebrated in style.

Thank ReneeClothier
Blenheim, New Zealand
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

Marlborough restaurants are consistently inconsistent - except for this one - perhaps a little too formal but if you want good food (and are prepared to pay for it) you will not be let down if you eat here - our favorite Marlborough restaurant if we entertain people from out of town or have a personal celebration

Thank nnesbit
Oxford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

Had 2 starters instead of a main and, though small, were perfectly adequate and very nice. As a solo traveller, made to feel very welcome

Thank Terry T
Blenheim, New Zealand
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

Went to dinner on a Monday night for a friend's birthday. Everyone at the table ordered starters and mains and the food quality was outstanding. The thing that majorly let us down was the promptness of the wait staff. We were left fending for ourselves the entire time. Had to constantly ask the waitstaff for more water/wine and even cutlery!... More 

Thank DaveJohn2014
durvillemanager, General Manager at Hotel d'Urville, responded to this review

I am pleased you enjoyed the quality of your meals but not so happy to hear of the standard of service you received. I have spoken to all the staff concerned and made it quite clear that this is not acceptable and that they are letting us down. Thank you for your point of view and we will take this... More 

London, United Kingdom
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246 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

We ate in the bistro one evening whilst in Blenheim and the food was excellent. The staff are friendly and helpful.

Thank AJMglobaltraveller

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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
US$ 143
European, New Zealand, Wine Bar
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?