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de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville

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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“scallops” (24 reviews)
“steak” (26 reviews)
“seafood” (13 reviews)
17:30 - 21:30All hours
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
52 Queen Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 December 2014

It took half an hour from our booked time for us to be seated, then another 15-20 minutes to take our order and there were long delays between courses, but the food was worth waiting for. We ordered mainly from the seafood menu and can...More

Thank quaffswinegaily
Reviewed 1 December 2014

The newly revamped Hotel d'Urville blends the new with the old in style; attention is paid to every dish, from the entree to the dessert, and the wine cellar is stocked with Hans Herzog. Wait staff are attentive as well. Don't miss it when you're...More

Thank Mick O
Reviewed 27 November 2014

Even though there were mixed reviews for this restaurant, we were keen to try some of their dishes including the venison. Unfortunately, sometimes there is a reason for negative reviews. Originally the 4 of us tried to book for 7:30pm but we were told that...More

4  Thank TheEddiesduo
Reviewed 25 November 2014 via mobile

We've eaten out for the past fifteen nights. We've travelled through the North Island and have arrived here in Blenheim. We've had some wonderful courses on our trip. The three courses in Russell were very good. However the whole meal tonight was absolutely wonderful. We...More

Thank johnpfoley
Reviewed 21 November 2014

Nov13th 2014.... Food was very good, not fantastic.... But Service was very poor. Expect 3-to 4 hour to dine... Must have lots of Patience. !!!. the " Server" seems to be frustrated, only 2 cooks on staff .Manager/Owner not. Possibly new ownership. Did not know...More

1  Thank Thomas P
DurvilleManager, Owner at de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2014

Please refer to the earlier review "Worst meal of our trip". Unfortunately our restaurant was quite inappropriate for their coach tour of 25 senior citizens seeking a quick meal at the end of a long day. The earlier reviews from this tour group said the...More

Reviewed 21 November 2014

Ordered the flat bread and mussels for shared entre. Flat-bread was hands-down the best I've tasted from any restaurant. Expected maybe 8-10 mussels and ended up with 24, great taste. Venison lived up to its billing as an award winner. Staff were professional and friendly,...More

Thank Aye_baker
Reviewed 20 November 2014

Spent some time choosing this restaurant and we were not disappointed. Great friendly and polite welcome with excellent food matched by quality service. On the list to go again.

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 16 November 2014

Quite good mains, interesting wine selection, rather disappointing desserts and poor service. Not a bad experience but the place remains quite a long way of the place it pretends to be. Nice building from outside, a bit less from inside. central location.

2  Thank JMGeneva
Reviewed 14 November 2014

I was also part of the group that dined there on Nov. 13. Service was unbelievably slow and the food, when it finally arrived, was mediocre at best. When one of my traveling companions asked to have her salmon (which was virtually raw) cooked a...More

1  Thank Dale L
DurvilleManager, Owner at de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2014

Please read the response to your fellow tour group member. The selection of our restaurant by your tour leader was totally inappropriate for your group who were seeking a speedy meal after a long day touring. As stated to your tour colleague, our dining experience...More

Reviewed 13 November 2014

Dined in private dining room with group which had long-standing reservation. Orders taken in disorganized and abrupt manner. Meals not served for almost two hours; staff were defensive when we complained. I was served the wrong wine and the wrong main course initially and treated...More

Thank capegirardeau
DurvilleManager, Owner at de Burgh's Bistro @ Hotel d'Urville, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2014

I am sorry that you did not enjoy your experience dining with us. Clearly the function was not appropriate for your group and we regret that had we been better advised earlier of your requirements we would have suggested an alternative dining venue. We were...More

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Restaurant Details

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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
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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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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