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Hunter's Garden Cafe

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Cafe, European, Wine Bar, New Zealand
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603 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7241, New Zealand
+64 3-572 8803
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11:00 - 14:30
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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 14:30
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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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
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Debbie N
Perth, Australia
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215 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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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 

Level Contributor
66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 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

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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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9 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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.

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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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170 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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.

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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 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

A beautiful setting for lunch or dinner with the seating outside catering for casual/seated dining both in sun & shade. The food & wine was excellent, and the service from the friendly staff wonderful. No other winery we visited this summer compared. Thank you for two relaxing afternoons in your garden cafe!

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Thank michelepT3836NV
HuntersWinesNZ, Manager at Hunter's Garden Cafe, responded to this review

WOW! A fantastic review - thank you! It is great to hear that you enjoy everything we strive to offer - great food and wine, friendly service and all in the garden of course. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Auckland Central, New Zealand
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37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Had a quick lunch. Loved the ambiance. A great time out for food after tasting of some nice wines from the next door cellar. Food was well presented with a great customer service.

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

Thank you for your great review! We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed visiting us along with the food and wine. We hope to see you back again one day soon. More 

Adelaide
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64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our lunch, excellent food in a beautiful setting. Serves were of just the right size for lunch and represented very good value. Very highly recommended.

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

Thank you for stopping by Hunter's Garden Cafe and for your excellent review. The garden is well maintained and looking great at this time of the year - we're pleased that you were able to enjoy it along with the food and wine. We hope to see you again one day! More 

Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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241 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

We had dinner Here quite some time ago, we were a party of ten, 6 adults and 4 children, it was a lovely summer evening. The service was good and we very much enjoyed our meal.

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Thank Ann281
HuntersWinesNZ, Manager at Hunter's Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Though now transformed into a cafe, we have the same great maître d' and new friendly staff. We hope to see you again one day to try our new cafe menu with great platters and more. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 14
Cuisine
Cafe, European, Wine Bar, New Zealand
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
Saturday
11:00 - 14:30
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?