We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Foredeck Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Queen Charlotte Sound | Bay of Many Coves, Arthurs Bay 7372, New Zealand
+64 3-579 9771
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 40: English reviews
Darwin, Australia
Level Contributor
59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Being a little bit away from any major providore supply center we weren't really sure what to expect. We were very pleasantly surprised! The food was nuanced, well presented and delicious. We also got the matching wines which were fantastic, and enthusiastically presented by the sommelier. The service was friendly and snappy without being overbearing. We really enjoyed the fact... More 

Thank Alex G
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Probably some of the best food we've eaten, clever and creative - and most importantly, delicious. Totally 'instagram-able' too! : )

Thank bellaMUMMA
Level Contributor
19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Using local ingredients this little restaurant is a great way of sampling NZ produce in an idyllic setting. Whether it be local green shell mussells, salmon or venison, the dishes are modern and lively. The wine list features many local classics such as Villa Maria and Giesen. You will find your hosts more than happy to share their locak knowledge... More 

Thank James R
El Paso, Texas
Level Contributor
48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

During our stay at Bay of Many Coves, we ate dinner at this charming restaurant. I had the Wagyu beef which was delicious. There was a very nice wine selection and the staff was extremely attentive and friendly.

Thank Lori D
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Excellent dinners with great service, beautiful waterfront views. Everything is local, fresh and delicious. Great seafood specials offered nightly.

Thank Ellen S
Reading, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
134 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Excellent breakfasts- the granola and fruit and yoghurt were fantastic. Dinners were very tasty and high quality too

Thank Brian D
Hamilton, New Zealand
Level Contributor
52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Good meals and attentive service from the wait staff, who appeared to work well together. Lovely views of the Marlborough Sounds from the restaurant

Thank taurustravellers
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Obviously a great view and lovely staff but unfortunately for the rating the menu choice / selection and food quality lets it's down. Table layout quite poky. Lower prices would seem prudent.

Thank Jeff J
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Ate here all three nights of our stay at Bay of Many Coves. Wonderful food, attentive and friendly staff , incredible setting. Perfect !

Thank IanFiona
Level Contributor
79 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Excellent meal this evening. Not a huge choice but everything we ate was well cooked and well presented. Service was friendly and fairly efficient. The views were not good, they were great!

Thank Stephen366

Travellers who viewed The Foredeck Restaurant also viewed

Picton, Marlborough Region
Havelock, Marlborough Region
Blenheim, Marlborough Region
Lochmara Bay, Marlborough Region
Picton, Marlborough Region
Blenheim, Marlborough Region

Been to The Foredeck Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
European, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Queen Charlotte Sound | Bay of Many Coves, Arthurs Bay 7372, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Arthurs Bay
  • Phone Number: +64 3-579 9771
This is 5-star dining at its very best in a pure, natural environment that simply cannot be matched.

Watch the sun set across the bay, or the moon as it sails above the distant hills. On cooler nights, nestle in by the open fire with a glass of Marlborough's finest and a dining experience you will never forget.

As we wish to ensure that dining in the Foredeck will be a sophisticated and
romantic dining experience for you, we ask that young children not be in the
restaurant after 6pm.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Foredeck Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?