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“Lunch in the Vines”

Saint Clair Vineyard Kitchen
Ranked #7 of 133 Restaurants in Blenheim
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Description: Come and visit Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen to relax, sit back and enjoy the Saint Clair experience. The newly renovated establishment is situated within a unique vineyard setting with views extending past the vines towards the ever changing and dramatic Richmond Range. The sunny courtyard offers outdoor dining with some dining options amongst the vines. On a cooler day an extended veranda section can ensure customers continue to have the vineyard feel while being sheltered from the elements through extensive floor to ceiling glass sliding doors. A cosy fire provides ambience and warmth during the New Zealand winter, an ideal settling to relax and enjoy Saint Clair's award winning wines.
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Perfect start to a Blenheim wine weekend. Gorgeous day, beautiful platter lunch and lovely wine. Highly Recommend.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Helen M
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Julieibbotson, Owner at Saint Clair Vineyard Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

What a lovely Marlborough day for you to visit. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your Saint Clair experience. We would welcome you back anytime!

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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

I read a lot of good reviews on Saint Clair and I have to say it did not disappoint. I arrived a bit early for lunch and took the opportunity to taste some of their wines before lunch. They have a good selection to choose from and as I was having lunch there was no charge for tasting the wines. They have seating both indoors and outside and I was given the option of both, given it was such a nice day I choose outside and I was glad I did, it was really pleasant out there and it was nice to see tables among the vines. The tables outside did have umbrellas so there is shade available. It is not a huge menu but there was good options to choose from, I decided on the lamb dish, partly because it was paired with the Syrah, it was excellent. There was five options for desert, I choose the apple and walnut Mille feuille, which again was excellent. Overall it was a very enjoyable lunch.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Irish_Kiwi77
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Julieibbotson, Owner at Saint Clair Vineyard Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thanks for bringing the sunshine along for your visit. It is so wonderful when we reach the time of the year when our diners can sit at the tables within the vines. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed this along with the food (and of course the Syrah). Please come again.

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

When looking for a place to have lunch amongst the vines you cannot go wrong with St Clair. Been here on many occasions and time and time again the dishes were full of flavour. Not only that, but they look great too while the hospitality was again up to standard! Thank you team at St Clair - we will be back!

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank AnitaO1193
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Julieibbotson, Owner at Saint Clair Vineyard Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

We are so grateful that you visit us time and time again. Thanks for writing such kind words - we really appreciate it. We will most certainly continue to aim towards providing you with the tasty food and excellent customer service that you are now familiar with at Saint Clair.

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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

The grounds and building are very nice with the outdoor area great for a bite to eat. I had expected better from the food but it was nice enough. The wines are nice but there are better in Marlborough. The staff must have been new because one they went through their rehearsed speech about each wine they couldn’t answer any specific questions.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank BrettBega_Australia
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Julieibbotson, Owner at Saint Clair Vineyard Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thanks for visiting us. It appears that we didn't meet your expectations which is disappointing to us as our aim is to provide the best Saint Clair experience to all our customers. Our staff have been fully trained in our wines and we believe are more than capable to share their wine knowledge. Of course, there is always more for all of us to learn. If you do have any specific questions, please don't hesitate to contact me directly and I will do my very best to answer them for you. julie@saintclair.co.nz. We would love it if you could come and visit us again sometime.

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Brilliant atmosphere, gorgeous setting, beautiful food, great service.
The staff are incredibly friendly and engaging - Lauren did a fun wine tasting for us, Mel and Stefan were super friendly too.
All round great place!

Date of visit: September 2017
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Thank David B
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Julieibbotson, Owner at Saint Clair Vineyard Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

So wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed our friendly staff - Mel, Stefan and Lauren. We are proud of our team at the Vineyard Kitchen. It certainly is the people that can add something special to your experience. Please come again to enjoy some more beautiful food and great service!

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