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The Cornerstone Bar & Restaurant

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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
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70 Queen Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
+64 3-577 7555
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09:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 03:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I stopped for a quick dinner here after an afternoon wine tour - we needed something substantial to soak up all that lovely wine. We both had the Pulled Pork Baguette with chips and a glass of Pale Ale - wonderful! Hit the spot! Staff fabulous, as usual for New Zealand and very courteous.

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to eat here based on the online menu, what we got was half the choice. The staff were nice and helpful but the food was disappointing.

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Thank TravellerWirral
Manchester, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch and had the pulled pork baguettes. They were gorgeous, the meat had been slow cooked and the soda bread very tasty. Staff very friendly.

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Thank Gemma_0001
Blenheim, New Zealand
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Have been here several times before and the menu is now very limited and when you actually get your food you'll wish you chose somewhere else......when we told staff it was average they said "Oh" were closing anyway......... Good job if you ask me. If you can't get a simple salmon steak on a salad right they should go !... More 

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Thank Lawrence R
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Very small menu - all day snacks not really a menu at all. Not a steak in sight - a couple of what could be called mains but otherwise uninspired. Restaurant with big tv on sports channel and carpet under booths worn through to floor boards. Looked like a good place for drinks in beer garden wouldnt go back to... More 

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Thank 40batty
Picton, New Zealand
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422 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Not much wrong with the meal but, despite the place being nearly empty, it took a LONG time after being seated before we got asked if we wanted a drink and then the food was slow coming out. With a 5 year old in tow we like things to move a bit quicker if they haven't got any facilities for... More 

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Thank Ed R
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Tried 'em all - this is worth the price and a return trip. Good breakfast, great service, good beer, fun crowd. No attitude, folks ready to give suggestions, happy to have tourists, esp. Americans. Came back for lunch and dinner.

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Thank Dianne T
Auckland, New Zealand
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74 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We enjoyed our visit to this restaurant so much that we returned to it when we passed through the town a second time! It was good value for money, had great staff and a very pleasant atmosphere.

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Thank HMR2014
Blenheim, New Zealand
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Good place. Wonderful meals. Staff well trained. I am regular customer. I love sit out side and enjoy a drink viewing the town running.

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Thank Juanisio B
Las Vegas, Nevada
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91 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Stopped by just being hungry and liked the location with some outside seating on a nice day. Pleasantly surprised with the quality of food and taste for one of our better lunches. I had a great ham and cheese sandwich that was delicious and filling. Wife had a salad that was fresh and great. Staff was friendly at the order... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 03:00
Monday
09:00 - 03:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 03:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 03:00
Thursday
09:00 - 03:00
Friday
09:00 - 03:00
Saturday
09:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Queen Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-577 7555

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?