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de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville

) #26 of 87 Restaurants in Blenheim €€€€ European, , Gluten Free Options
52 Queen Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
+64 3-577 9945
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
52 Queen Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

Out for dinner in a party of 4. Beautiful old building renovated to a high standard used as accomodation and restaurant. Menu was OK with roughly 5 choices per course. Everyone was happy with the food, both the amount and quality. The pick would have...More

Thank geoffjohns2016
DurvilleManager, Manager at de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2017

This is a very nice review, thank you so much! We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed the experience at d'Urville Restaurant, from the food to the wine list and a 5 stars for service, We will definitely pass it on to the rest...More

Reviewed 15 February 2017

On our last night had dinner at d'Urville and we were pleasantly surprised good quality food well presented and executed with very efficient service. A nice open and light restaurant provided a very relaxing atmosphere, a good wine selection complimented with good cocktails. A real...More

1  Thank Tony M
DurvilleManager, Manager at de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Thank you very much for your great review. We are very pleased you enjoyed the food ,the wines and atmosphere at our restaurant and we hope to have you back sometime soon. All the best!

Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed a night and really enjoyed the meal. The room was dated and over rated for the price. Could do with freshening up and new t.v etc.

Thank annemarie p
DurvilleManager, Manager at de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

Thanks for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your meal at our restaurant. We are in the process of freshening up some of the rooms and we understand some of the TVs are not up to date. It's all work in progress...

Reviewed 8 February 2017

I was quite disappointed in our evening at d'Urville's restaurant. The atmosphere decor of the restaurant is very ordinary, service was average with waiting staff not that interested. Food was presented beautifully but was quite average. There are much nicer places to dine in Marlborough.More

Thank hazel S
DurvilleManager, Manager at de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

We are so sorry to hear that you have had a rather bad experience at Hotel d'Urville restaurant. We wish we could investigate to find out what happened that night as we rarely receive such reviews, especially "the waiting staff not interested" and "the food...More

Reviewed 1 February 2017

The Hotel d'Urville is a wonderful and unique hotel to base yourself from if visiting the Marlborough region of New Zealand, on the South Island. The food is wonderful, as is the selection of wine available. The staff is extremely friendly and took very good...More

Thank Zachary S
DurvilleManager, Manager at de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2017

Thank you kindly for your review. We are very happy to hear you had a good time in our establishment. Hotel d'Urville is registered with the NZ Historic Places Trust which dictate what we can or can't do within the building, hence why we can't...More

Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We were there for a romantic dinner. The food was very or even less than average. The sauce of the linguine pasta tasted nothing like seafood, only of cream. The venison was underseasoned. Overall, we did not feel like the food and experience was worth...More

Thank Sarah S
DurvilleManager, Manager at de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

I'm very sorry to hear about your not so great experience dining in our restaurant. I would have loved to have a chat with you on the night in order for us to fix any of the issues you mentioned on the review. I'm a...More

Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Thanks so much to the staff at D'Urvilles. We enjoyed our wedding anniversary with the help of the lovely food & drink of this establishment. The service was exquisite for this Canadian and his Kiwi wife and we hope to be back soon. A special...More

Thank James C
DurvilleManager, Manager at de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

It was our pleasure to make your Wedding Anniversary special! We are so glad that you enjoyed yourselves and that the service, food and drinks met your expectations. Good service doesn't cost anything! See you again soon! Nicolas

Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Rather stiff ambience but no complaints about food or service. Wine was a little expensive (a consistent complaint with New Zealand given it produces so much of its own) but food was well cooked and well presented.More

Thank Hugo P
DurvilleManager, Manager at de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

Thanks for your review! We are working very hard to make sure the experience at Hotel d'Urville restaurant as a whole is always great, and that includes ambience. We will make sure that from now on the ambience is consistently as good as it can...More

Reviewed 11 January 2017

We enjoyed the food so much we ate here twice. Four of us ate here. Everyone loved the food. Service is excellent too. Definitely the best meal in Blenheim if not all of NZ. Well done!More

Thank Tokalosh
DurvilleManager, Manager at de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

Thank you very much for your awesome review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed Hotel d'Urville restaurant so much that you came back for second. We wish your lovely family all the best! We are very proud to be the best restaurant in...More

Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

D'Urville is ideally situated right in the center of Blenheim. Lovely rooms individually decorated with New Zealand furniture. Loaded with character. Our bathroom was minuscule. Downside is that there is no elevator which make hauling heavy luggage a pain. Only one staff to manage reception...More

Thank ReturntoWaiheke
DurvilleManager, Manager at de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

Thank you very much for your review. Hotel d'Urville was built in 1923. It is a registered building within the NZ Historic Places Trust which would never allow us to install an elevator unfortunately. We always offer to help with heavy luggage as much as...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$58
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Queen Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-577 9945
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Description
de Burgh's Bistro at Hotel d'Urville has an excellent reputation for serving great food made with local produces and featuring the best of Marlborough wines on their extensive wine list.
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