Marlborough Destinations

Cloudy Bay Raw Bar & Winery Restaurant

Open from December to April each year, this is summer in a clamshell. Local produce given a Japanese twist, served in the garden and washed down with a sparkle or a sauvignon made right here. The oysters are popular, the sashimi is too.

230 Jacksons Rd, Blenheim /
03 520 9147 /

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Frank’s Oyster Bar And Eatery

An oyster bar and eatery it may be – but so much more, too. If you’re not a fan of fresh-shucked fare, you’ll still be well catered for with beaut butcher’s cuts and vegetarian options, served in a modern-smart environment with banquette-style tables. They sling a mean cocktail as well.

28 Scott St, Blenheim /
03 579 1778 /


Named after a resort town in southern Brazil famed for its chocolates and fine wines, this homely venue presents South American specialities alongside local flavours. Save space for dessert – perhaps the chocolate volcano with a chilli kick.

74 Main St, Blenheim /
03 579 1192 /

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Saint Clair Vineyard Kitchen

Only 10 minutes from town, and set within rows of vines in a picturesque valley, this is destination dining at its finest. Book ahead to ensure your lunchtime seat at the wooden picnic tables. Share a platter and a flight of wines for a thoroughly pleasant afternoon..

13 Selmes Rd, Blenheim
03 570 5280 /

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A fair swag Kiwi and a little bit Nordic: it’s a combination that the locals are loving. Beautifully presented sharing plates offer a Scandi twist but the waterfront terrace is pure New Zealand. The wine selection is small but well curated. Swing by this laidback eatery to discover something new.

12 London Quay, Picton

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Wairau River Restaurant

Their blue cheese soufflé is legendary; teamed with a cheeky pinot gris and the tableau of the vineyard set on the banks of the river, it’s an unforgettable pairing. The atmosphere is casual at this family-run establishment and the year-round restaurant has been serving simple ingredients made delicious since 1992.

11 Rapaura Rd, Blenheim
03 572 9800 /

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