Top Choice Modern NZ in Blenheim


Located in the thick of Renwick wine country, this elegant restaurant offers ‘a taste of Marlborough’ by focusing on local produce fashioned into contemporary yet crowd-pleasing dishes. Settle in for a three-, four-…
Top Choice Deli in Blenheim


The humble pie rises to stratospheric heights at this fabulous deli; try the sweet pork-belly or savoury steak and blue cheese, or perhaps both. Fresh-filled baguettes, local sausage, French cheeses and great coffee…
Modern NZ in Blenheim

Wairau River Restaurant

Modishly modified mud-brick bistro with wide veranda and beautiful gardens with plenty of shade. Order the mussel chowder, or the double-baked blue-cheese soufflé. Relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable.
Modern NZ in Blenheim

Wither Hills

Simple, well-executed food in a stylish space. Pull up a beanbag on the Hockneyesque lawns and enjoy smoked lamb, Asian pork belly or a platter, before climbing the ziggurat for impressive views across the Wairau.
European in Blenheim

Herzog Winery

Refined dining at Herzog’s classy, if slightly stiff, cellar door. Choose from the à la carte menu or settle in for an indulgent five-course degustation menu matched with hen's teeth wines ($197/125 with/without win…
Cafe in Blenheim

Rock Ferry

Pleasant environment inside and out, with a slightly groovy edge. The compact summery menu – think roasted salmon and peppers or organic open steak sandwich – is accompanied by wines from Marlborough and Otago.
Brazilian in Blenheim


Injecting a little Latin American flair into the Blenheim dining scene, Gramado's is a fun place to tuck into unashamedly hearty meals such as lamb assado, feijoada (smoky pork and bean stew) and Brazilian-spiced fi…
Cafe in Blenheim

23 Grove Road

Opposite the railway station, this sherbet-yellow, candy-striped cafe serves up good espresso and some of the most calorific pastries you'll ever eat. What's not to like?