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Local cuisine, Bar, European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
We are an independent, owner-operated wine bar, restaurant and wine shop located in the middle of Blenheim, Marlborough.
US$4 - US$35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Dinner
Bar, European, Wine Bar, New Zealand
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best food we have had in a long time. The sommelier was awesome and knowledgeable about the extensive wine list. We had the set menu which we loved. The waitress was lovely and the whole evening was so enjoyable. Thank you

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 2 April 2021

We chose the set menu and each dish was absolutely amazing. Credit to a very talented chef. The service and assistance with wine matching added to the most enjoyable experience. Thank you.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 31 March 2021

We went there on the 25th March 2021. We selected 2 entrée share plates and 1 main plate to share, as we had eaten late lunch. Plates were extremely small, and expensive for what we got. Compared to other Restaurants we have been to with...similar share plates. This is not value for money.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 24 February 2021

We did the $55 tasting menu and it was outstanding. The wine was a Greywacke 2013 Chardonnay that was lip-smacking good too. The staff were very lovely. Don't be put off by the very basic surroundings.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 11 February 2021

What a fabulous array of dishes we enjoyed. We chose the $55.00 Chefs choice and the food was just delicious. And surprising. A new chef's first night and man did he/she deliver! Would definitely return to this restaurant.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 30 January 2021

This was out first night in the South Island and took our accomodations recommendation. Delightful wine bar which all four of us enjoyed immensely. Wished we were staying longer as we would have returned. The menu was diverse and up to all expectations .

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 19 January 2021 via mobile

We had an amazing meal at Scotch Wine Bar. The staff were attentive and engaged throughout the meal. Sommelier Arthur provided a great recommendation as our choice of wine was unavailable then gave helpful advice on places to visit. The waitress had time for chats....The food was simple but elegant, nicely presented abd very tasty. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 20 December 2020

The food is just so wonderful I’m still thinking about it. I have not experienced anything this good in Marlborough in the last 3 years. The dishes are imaginative with the freshest ingredients and just beautifully cooked. The chef is to be commended for talent...and attention to detail. I can’t say enough about it. I was there with my adult son and we had the sharing plates and each dish was amazing. The service is fantastic and staff friendly. The restaurant is under new ownership so I expect that this little known gem in Blenheim will be impossible to book once word spreads. If you eat out once in Blenheim it has to be here.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 9 November 2020 via mobile

This is a must as the food is different and interesting. We had sharing plates which were all excellent . Waiters were also excellent - friendly and attentive.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 16 September 2020 via mobile

Something Different , wow, we went there for a 60th Birthday with 3 couples, we tried the $55 per head platters, all of the food was great, from the homemade bread to platters, there was food I wouldn’t normally have ordered , but I we...enjoy every dishMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Scotch Wine Bar & Wine Shop

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Scotch Wine Bar & Wine Shop is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5