Wairau River Wines 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.
The Cellar Door is the perfect place to sample the latest Wairau River wines and learn more about Marlborough and its grape growing history. At this time tastings are by appointment only.
Free range chicken, leek & tarragon croquettes, olive tapenade, tomato reduction, green beans, currants, hazelnuts. Suggested wine match: Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
Crispy salt & three pepper prawns, sriracha mayo, cos, radish, cherry tomatoes, edamame, cashew, sweet sour dressing. Suggested wine match: Sauvignon Blanc
The WR Burger
Lamb & mint, haloumi, pickled beetroot, portobello mushroom, onion jam, lettuce, tomato, aioli, fries. Suggested wine match: Pinot Noir
One of our favourite places, especially when it’s a warm sunny day and can dine outside and admire the view of the vines and the hills behind.
Staff as friendly and professional as usual and lovely background music.
Great food great service great wine would always come again. It is a habit, off the ferry and lunch at Wairau river wines.
Prawns were absolutely fantastic. Salad that went with them was flavoursome and delicious
Wairau River Wines restaurant services excellent food, I would recommend trying it out for lunch.
Very nice place to take out of town people we all thoroughly enjoyed the food and matched wine
Great food and service. Will definitely recommend it to others.
Great outlook - sat outside overlooking the landscape toward Wairau River. Food was excellent!
Great service, food absolutely beautiful. Definitely will be back
The food was amazing and great value. The young staff were exceptional. Young staff can sometimes be non-engaging but the staff here were friendly and engaged in conversation. Great feeling and made us feel special. Well done and keep this up. We will certainly be back...
Wonderful food, terrific service and superb wines - what more could you ask for?
Made a lunch booking, tasty food and good portion size. Great atmosphere and service. Staff were friendly and attentive but not intrusive. 20% of wine purchases when dining was a nice perk!
Pleased to be offered a vegan option. Lovely wine.
Great outdoor seating area, quick and friendly service....
Twice baked blue cheese soufflé was outstanding! Well-matched with the pear salad
Fantastic food and wine. Excellent service with a smile.
Loved it!!! The food was delicious and the wine was a perfect match!!!
Menu on website varied to actual. Meal not as good as last time we dined there
Stunning lunch in a beautiful setting. Horrible weather but was so cosy inside. Food amazing.
Always enjoy dining at Wairau River,the service is excellent and the food is consistently good.
Well worth the visit. Lovely staff and very professional.
Fantastic food and service! We had a delicious lunch and yummy wine
Quite good food.menu was poor not much to choose from.Buns were rock hard and unedible.Might not be back for a while
Must recommend for anyone visiting in Blenheim.
Great food as always! Always extremely tasty and well balanced. Good serving size.
Food yum and attractive in presentation. Attendant helpful with answers.
Food & wine was beautiful. We had 2019 Pinot Gris wine, which was delicious. Our party had the beef ribs, prawns & blue cheese soufflé. All the food was excellent. Service was great too. Highly recommend.
Always reliable tasty, interesting food and "buzzy" atmosphere and friendly service.
A pleasure to introduce friends to our "local"!
Great food and wine as usual. The beef ribs are beautifully cooked and melt in the mouth. My wife can never go past the pawns! The pavlova is a great way to end the meal.
Love dining at Wairau - only annoyance is the noise level. That excluded - will return.
I did request to sit inthe cellar door as I find the restaurant a little loud but we were seated in restaurant.
Food was amazing. Love the prawns!
Delicious food in light, airy atmosphere (we were indoors).
Staff were ALL friendly and food was GREAT. the fire was lovely too.
Pate to start, very generous portion, perfect appetizer.
Salt/pepper prawns excellent flavour, great mayo & best salad ever had, fruit, crisp & tangy😍
Cheese souffle delicious, light with another great salad.
Reserve Sauvignon great accompaniment.
We absolutely loved our dining experience at Wairau River. The service was outstanding, the food delicious and the wines yummy! Would totally recommend anyone go there.
We had an excellent meal with great service from friendly staff. Highly recomended.
Delicious, high-quality food. Prompt service. Lovely setting.
One of our favourite vineyard restaurants. The staff and service are top drawer. Cheerful, helpful and very knowlegeable.
The setting is great with good indoor/outdoor options. Looking out onto the vineyard and iconic Richmond Ranges. Quintessential Marlborough.
Wines and food always consistently good and reliable.
One niggle, I wish there could be a daily ot weekly special "chefs dish" for a little variety.
Would reccomend to anyone visiting Marlborough. A must do venue
Great choice in Marlborough as not many wineries are open for lunch now due to the season and covid.
Excellent service from Helen and very good food choice with some nice wines.
Yummy food wine and company for my Mums birthday and fathers day.
Wairau River Wines Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 202 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.