South Island, New Zealand Food Guide: 10 Pub food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Blenheim

September 8, 2020 Elouise Mccaul

Best Pub restaurants nearby. Discover the best Pub food in Blenheim. View Menus, Photos and Reviews for Pub restaurants near you.. Sample the beloved vintages of the Marlborough Wine Region in Blenheim, an agricultural town in the heart of New Zealand’s renowned wine hub. More than 20 wineries are just a hop, skip and a corkscrew away from Blenheim, where a stream of cafes and restaurants serve up tasty, artisan fare. One of the sunniest towns in New Zealand, Blenheim is the perfect destination for foodies and wine lovers who love to soak up the sun while sipping the fruits of a vineyard’s labor.
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10. Grovetown Pub

State Highway 1, Blenheim New Zealand Pub

Reviewed By cawdorMarlborough

This is our local. It has a pool table a woodburner and an open fire. There are locals who have come in for a beer (and there is a wide range of boutique beers) or local wine, backpackers working there way around New Zealand and people of all ages. Some people just come for the food. Everyone has a laid back and cheerful attitude. There is a pool table and sometimes partying and loud music out the back. Its popular and peop[le come a long way to enjoy it. The japanese food is country japanese - no sashimi or sushi but don buri, dumplings and a lot more. You have can have small plates and share or big plates and share - or you can decide its so nice you dont want to share. The ingredients are fresh, the food cooked for you and the staff are lovely. This really is east meets west at its casual but well cooked best.

9. Springlands Tavern & Restaurant

Boyce St, Blenheim 7301 New Zealand Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service +64 3-578 2686
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3 based on 46 reviews

Springlands Tavern & Restaurant

Reviewed By sherbsfamily

Went for dinner on a Monday night. Lots of parking. Only ones there & had a lovely friendly greeting by the dark haired waitress. Bought us water & took our orders then we never saw her again! After ten minutes or more two young people came to the kitchen & started to cook our meals which took 40 minutes, again we were the only ones there & the bar only had one man in it. The cook bought our our meals. Had to ask for a steak knife for the steak & asked for one for the schnitzel. She forgot the 2nd one so had to get another. It was FILTHY. Waited to get another one but no one around so went to the kitchen, leant over & got my own. Asked for more water when the cook bought our meals but she said 'I'm not bar staff so can't get it'. Finally the other cook bought it out. Asked for more dressing as only a tiny bit on top of the salad, none throughout it.The chicken salad was delicious & very flavorful. The others were very budget really but tasty nonetheless. No one came to ask how our meals were, clear our plates or ask if we wanted dessert so we went to the till to pay. The cook said we pay at the kitchen so we stood there then she said oh I'll have to get someone so the young cook came & he took us to the bar to pay. Asked for a receipt but he had no idea how to do an itemized receipt so had to get the manager. She was a young, blonde girl & wow so so snooty. Hate to see them on a busy night!!!

8. Grove Tavern

77 Grove Road, Blenheim 7201 New Zealand Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service [email protected] +64 3-578 5502 https://www.facebook.com/GTgrove/
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4 based on 29 reviews

Grove Tavern

we are a local Blenheim bar with gaming, tab, and dinning, good priced food. very warm, casual and friendly. we are located in Blenheim not to be confused with grove town pub. they are out of town.

Reviewed By 713darrana

Went here with the family, food as always was excellent, washed down with a nice beer. Great service. Would recommend.

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7. Biddy Kates Irish Bar

2 Market Street, Blenheim 7201 New Zealand Bar, Pub, European Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout +64 3-578 3299
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4 based on 36 reviews

Biddy Kates Irish Bar

Reviewed By Darrellnz

We went to try the newly revamped Biddy Kate's for dinner and was highly impressed. What a wonderful atmosphere this place has as well as the most yummy meals and everyone should try the pizzas!The staff member was friendly and looked happy in his work. Prices are more than reasonable and can't wait for our next visit!

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6. Grovetown Country Hotel

2470 State Highway 1, Blenheim 7202 New Zealand Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner Seating, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible +64 3-578 5525 http://www.facebook.com/grovetownhotel
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4 based on 22 reviews

Grovetown Country Hotel

Reviewed By sebby111

Went on a sunny warm evening with several friends.We sat outside in the very pleasant courtyard.having drinks , then ordered from the blackboard of bar food offerings. Quite a selection at reasonable prices.However it was a bit disappointing when it arrived........all rather deep fried and possibly from a large supplier.I had heard great things about the food but I was not impressed, maybe I ordered the wrong items? The setting is great.

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5. Marlborough Public House

51 Scott Street, Blenheim 7201 New Zealand Bar, Pub Dinner, Lunch Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible [email protected] +64 3-578 7470 http://marlpublichouse.co.nz
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4 based on 35 reviews

Marlborough Public House

Reviewed By Leeanne65

The new menu is great with fab service and great assortment of local wines!We first tried it when It opened but pleased to report they have settled into the groove and provide an outstanding menu in a friendly environment which has a great vibe! Came in Friday night when it was heaving with locals then called back in for lunch on Sunday which had great music playing in the background with friendly staff. They have got this place all sorted and thoroughly recommend!

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4. Fairweathers

36 Scott Street, Blenheim 7201 New Zealand Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary, Pub Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible [email protected] +64 3-579 4800 http://fairweathers.co.nz/
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4 based on 169 reviews

Fairweathers

Good mix of pub and cafe dining - great atmosphere

Reviewed By Graham H

Lively place with a good atmosphere. My wife and I both had beef fillet wrapped in bacon. Portions were good and although I had ordered a side of fries these were not really required.Good range of beers and good service.2 mains and 3 beers came in at about £50 which I thought was very good value.

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3. Speights Ale House Blenheim

111 Middle Renwick Road Springlands, Blenheim 7201 New Zealand Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +64 3-577 9992 http://alehouseblenheim.co.nz
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4 based on 437 reviews

Speights Ale House Blenheim

Open Monday - Friday 1130am-late and Weekends 9am - late, serving up true southern hospitality in modern and comfortable surroundings!

Reviewed By autumn19

We recently had a really nice meal at Speights...decent menu with good choices for everyone. Our food was spot on and well presented. One thing of note...there are great staff at the restaurant. My husband dropped his wallet and we didn't notice this until back at our motel and of course had no idea where this might have occurred. As we come from Australia, this caused a fair bit of angst sorting out stopping the credit cards etc. Just as all this had been done, our phone rang at the motel...it was a staff member from Speights, Haley (hope your name is spelt correctly) who had found the wallet and looked through to find a contact and was cluey enough to spot the NZ Sim card number on a piece of paper and was then able to call us. We picked up the totally intact wallet the next morning with MANY THANKS to Haley. We got the credit card working again and continued on our NZ trip without hassles, thanks to her. Good one !!

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2. The Yard Bar

30 Maxwell Road, Blenheim 7201 New Zealand Bar, Pizza, Pub Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Outdoor Seating, Live Music [email protected] +64 3-577 5266 http://www.yardbar.co.nz
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4 based on 90 reviews

The Yard Bar

Reviewed By Anne M

The Yard Bar offers good value meal deals on certain nights of the week. We went on a Wednesday evening when the offer was a burger with chips and beer(or wine/soft drink) for 20$. We had a little bit of a wait for the food, but when it came it was good. There is a sunny courtyard with outdoor seating, which unfortunately was full when we arrived. There’s plenty of indoor seating, but the downside is that the music there is a tad on the loud side. Waiting staff were all lovely and helpful.

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1. Dodson Street Beer Garden

1 Dodson Street Mayfield, Blenheim 7201 New Zealand German, Bar, Pizza, European, Pub, Central European, International Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard [email protected] +64 3-577 8348 http://www.dodsonstreet.co.nz/
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4 based on 403 reviews

Dodson Street Beer Garden

Multi Award Winning Restaurant with Beer Garden in the " Ye Olde Malthouse " building from 1858. Brew Pub of Renaissance Brewing, Multi Award Winning New Zealand Brewery. Traditional German and Italian cuisine with Kiwi Classics. Come in & enjoy !

Reviewed By Irish_Kiwi77

I went here based on the reviews I read and it did not disappoint. There is a lot to choose from on the standard menu and in addition to this they had a few specials to choose from. I went for the fish and chips, the portion sizes was very generous and I thought the fish was very good as well, this was one of the specials when I was there. They also have a very good selection of beers to choose from as well. I did also like how the bar was decorated, there were beer coasters from around the world on the walls and ceiling beams and I did enjoy seeing how many I recognised.

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