Wairau River Wines Cellar Door & Restaurant
Younger sister Caroline Rose and her partner Tane Malcolm are the head chefs, preparing a simple and delicious menu focusing on fresh, Marlborough ingredients that changes with the seasons. The Restaurant is a casual environment, a reflection of how the Rose family entertains at home.
Open year round, the Cellar Door is the perfect place to sample the latest Wairau River wines and learn more about Marlborough and its grape growing history.
Incredible lunch. We shared the chicken paté and mussel chowder to start, great hearty flavours. The main salt and pepper prawns were some of the best I've ever had with a lovely sweet salad to accompany. We arrived slightly before our booking at 2:30pm with lunch being served till 3pm. My partner was told we had to order immediately, while I was in the toilet, as the kitchen was closing. We didn't feel welcomed throughout unfortunately
Always have a great meal at Wairau River. Beautiful food, attentive service and lovely wine. Highly recommend you go to WR.
Delicious, good portions, matched with wine, one of the best vineyard restaurants in Marlborough
Had a very nice lunch and the 5 year old was thrilled to get crayons and paper to colour in.
Another great meal never fails to deliver and the excellent favours
Can’t fault. Amazing service & food. We all enjoyed it. Thanks 😊
Very pleasant lunch. Great service and very much enjoyed the reserve Pinot Noir.
Under the circumstances it was a great experience however being seated facing a wall wasn’t particularly stimulating
Fab place, lovely people and a scrummy food. Thanks!
Delicious salads with meal and each one different.
As usual. A good meal and great staff. Will definitely be back. Cheers
Great customer service when booking and a wonderful lunch!
The food and service was outstanding. Our favourite place to dine .
We enjoyed the food which was well presented and tasty but my husbands chicken and leek croquettes disappointed, although tasty he had misread and expected a piece of chicken with his croquettes not just 2 croquettes, the quantity of food was too small for him and he wanted dinner later ! the lamb burger was excellent and the beef ribs.
Lovely lunch, big fire, good food selection. We had chowder, prawns, soufflé and croquettes all delicious. Imaginative salads to accompany mains and a good crème brûlée.
A very helpful waitress.
Delish as always, consistently a great experience
A lovely place to dine for lunch with family on a special occasion - we all enjoyed the Pate and Bread Entrees and our different meals were all delicious and served with fresh and tasty salads. It was also great that the FODMAP Diet was catered for with no fuss (although surprised by the extra costs for GF)
Fantastic food as always. The worst part was having to choose what to have! Everything looked amazing, however we couldn't go past the mussel chowder.
One of our favourites and a regular stop on our trips up to the sounds. And they let us take our little dogs to sit with us outside. 10/10!
Felt safe with checking in procedures.
Food good. Wine very nice. Lovely building.
Very enjoyable get together after lock-down. Food always consistently good and did not disappoint. Lovely surroundings and good service.
Excellent choice for dining out! A welcome relief after lockdown.
Always love coming here and it's just down the road from my work!
Fantastic, George and the team do a great job and we love going to this restaurant
Great food great service great wine I recommend any thing of the menu great to see it up and running again
Seated near kitchen, which was fine, but near open fire would be nice in winter !
The food was amazing, & plenty of it! Lovely wines. Great atmosphere & warm with the beautiful open fire. Attentive staff. Never disappointing at Wairau River.
absolutely beautiful meal with great service and wonderful ambiance.
Another fabulous dining experience.
Superb wine, food and excellent service in indifferent circumstances.
I feel very safe in the environment.
Amazing views from our table, breathtaking with all the autumn colours and the blue hills in the distance.
We look forward to our next visit.
Beautiful food and friendly service.
Every time we visit the food and service is the best. Consistent.
Our favourite place to eat in Marlborough
Fantastic reception on first day of Level 2, as usual service and food was outstanding.
Fabulous setting & yummy menu.
We always enjoy lunch at Wairau River.
The food is always delicious, and the wait staff super friendly. A clean, comfortable, warm, relaxed atmosphere. Many award winning wines to choose from - you can't go wrong. ENJOY!
Do have the mussel chowder - superb. The smoked beef is excellent too and the service friendly and helpful. Not to be missed.
Food was nicely presented and interesting flavours and wine recommendations were very good.
We had a lovely time at Wairau River Wines Restaurant. The food, service and wine were great and the staff were there when we needed them but did not hover or intrude. We really enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend them!
Wine tasting staff were great.Four of us all had different meals and we were happy with all of them. Staff were friendly
Wairau River restaurant never fails to deliver delicious interesting food, warm and friendly service and the most delightful atmosphere - either outside in the sun or inside by the warmth of the fire. Highly recommend.
As always, one of my favourite winery resataurants
We highly recommend Wairau River Wines Cellar Door & Restaurant to all our friends and bring all our overseas guests here, food and service are always spot on
Wairau River Wines Cellar Door & Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 92 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.