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“French flavour in central Blenheim”

Saveur Cafe, Bistro & Patisserie
Ranked #11 of 122 Restaurants in Blenheim
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Saveur sits on the banks of the Taylor River in Blenheim, right in the heart of the Marlborough Wine region. We are open seven days a week from 7.30am for brunch and dinner. We welcome group dining, with a private mezzanine dining area and a range of set menus for larger groups are available. We have an onsite patisserie, Le Delice which serves a delicious range of cakes and pastries made by our pastry chef, and serves take away coffee for those on the run
Reviewed 3 December 2017

This café has changed hands since our last visit and has kept its French flavor and style. Nothing apparently changed in the décor, but addition of a very French waiter was interesting. Lunch menu quite adequate but my omelet was rather oily - was this the French style? Husband very pleased with his egg dish, however. Lovely venue overlooking the river.

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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

We are from out of town and visited today with friends for lunch.
From the time we arrived until we left the whole experience was fantastic.
The staff were friendly, attentive and provided outstanding service. I loved that they are so well trained and didn’t even clear a plate until we had all fi I shed at the table.

Compliments to Chef for the fabulous food. I had the fish, and it was perfectly cooked, flavours on the plate were well balanced and the portion sizes just right.
Others at our table had the pasta (divine), risotto (just perfect) and the french Toast.
We didn’t need dessert but managed a treat from the onsite patisserie tray, which was awesome.

We totally recommend this place, and we will be back next time we are down.

Thank you to the whole team.

Thank PatriceN
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Had Great lunch catch up with friend. Food was great, new menu and change in ambience made it worth visiting. You can never beat the lovely view from the restaurant. Well done Stephane with your changes.

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Our family were here for a birthday celebration & I took in a cake for the birthday lady in our group. I was told by the waitress that there would be a surcharge per person even though we would be cutting it up ourselves. This must be a new thing as it hasn't happened before when I have taken a cake in before...... A few of us ordered the steak sandwich & asked for it to be cooked MR. When the meals came out they were all cooked M-WD so we told a young waiter who went to tell the chef then came & took our plates away to re-do the meal. When the new meals came out they had larger steaks & alot more chips on the plate & were cooked correctly. There was no apology at all..... When we ordered coffee to go with our birthday cake we asked for some cream to have with our cake. This took forever to come out & we had eaten our cake (slowly) still waiting & in the end we told the waitress not to worry about the cream as there was no cake left to have it with. The waitress finally bought it out with our coffees so we had to put it in there instead.

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SaveurCafeBistro, Owner at Saveur Cafe, Bistro & Patisserie, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

We sorry to read of the experience you had whilst dining with us at Saveur.
We do charge a small surcharge for bringing your own cake to our restaurant to compensate using our resources, such as our plates and cutlery, and our staff to clear and clean (the same principal as charging for corkage as BYO restaurants do). We apologise if you were not made aware of this before bringing in your own cake.
We apologise that your meals were not cooked correctly in the first instance. Unfortunately we do make mistakes, however we believe that the difference lies in how the mistakes are dealt with at the time, so we are glad to hear that it was corrected promptly by our staff and you received new meals that were of standard. We can only apologise that you did not receive the cream in time to go with your cake. I believe that would have been a miscommunication on our part, as the request would have gone through with the coffee order, so would have been brought to you by the baristas when the coffees were made. However, it should have been something our waitress should have followed up on.
We do hope that despite a few hiccups, the birthday girl enjoyed her day and we hope to see you again soon at Saveur.
Kindest regards

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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Just enjoyed a light evening meal at Saveur. Mussels followed by a prawn salad made for a delicious repast. Nice settings along a quiet river in downtown Blenheim. Wait staff most pleasant.

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