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Modern cuisine and warm, friendly service, in the heart of Marlborough's wine region. We serve ever-changing tasting menus (four or seven course) with a focus on seasonal, local produce. TWO HATS Cuisine Good Food Awards. Best Restaurant Marlborough 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020. Only two minutes from Marlborough Airport and Renwick, or just a ten minute drive from Blenheim.
US$64 - US$78
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Contemporary, New Zealand
Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good degustation meal at Arbour last night. Very friendly and well versed staff, amazing food, great wine. There was enough food that we felt satisfied but not overly so, or needing a trip to Maccas on the way home. We had an early booking...but in no way we we rushed out to make way for later bookings Well worth a visit if you are in BlenheimMore

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for a recommendation of a co-worker that was a chef of the place and i really enjoyed. Located next to one of the best wineries of the region. Definitely is a must in Marlborough. Creativity in the dishes presented with flavours that captivate...the palate. Love the croquetta , the venison and the pre-dessert and dessert. Both of them world class. Wine match is accurate and representative of the region. The Soderberg Pinot Noir and the Ome Jaco Gruner Veltliner were the ones that enjoyed more. Service of Astrid and team at the same level as the food. A must if you like fine dining !More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really pleasant food and wine evening. Getting a reservation here can be a challenge and I’m pleased we made the effort. We were well hosted and enjoyed interesting food with well chosen wine matches that were usually from local and small producers...that made it all a bit special. I appreciated that tables were well spaced out which made conversation private. The decor is not really to my taste and wouldn’t stop me returning but I do think an interior design rethink would add to the experience. Would definitely return. Thanks for a special evening.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really looked forward to returning here and after 5 years they have not skipped a beat. Went for the 7 course with wines and was exceptional - the food is so creative and delicious. Struggled to end up with a favorite - all just so...good. And great service too with visits to the table from entire staff including chef. It is a must do.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a special dinner for a birthday. We booked well in advance to make sure we get a spot. We did the ‘many’ - a 7 course degustation woth matching wines. The food and wine parings were spot on. Worth coming here for a...special occasionMore

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We don't have enough superlatives to describe Arbour. A fantastic evening. Liz was wonderful and accommodating when we booked. Outstanding communication. Outstanding food, and that's an understatement. Outstanding ambience. The service was faultless and very personal. A magic evening. Thanks so much Arbour staff.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 26 January 2021

Never liked degustation menus as they are just art on a plate. However our B and B hosts told us that Arbour actually put food on the plate. And what great food it was. Service was excellent to

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

This was one of the best meals I have had in a very long time. The service was great and the food exquisite. The food is all locally supplied and seasonal. We had amazing groper - line caught in the cook strait followed by local...mushrooms, venison and strawberries. Couldn’t fault it!!More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 27 September 2020 via mobile

Arbour is divine. As a 60th Birthday celebration, we booked for a Friday night dinner for six , which not only met, but exceeded our expectations in every way. We chose the Eat Local five course set menu with the wine match and were guided...through the menu and wines by our delightful host Liz, who was knowledgeable of the wines and the source of some of the menu ingredients including who had caught our superb Hapuku and the baker of the delicious breads. A gluten free member of our party was catered for with delicious alternatives and every course was presented in perfect size, flavour and spacing between courses. The wine match was a revelation and Liz did not skimp on the quality of the wines along with little tidbits of info about the growers and winemakers. Bradley’s perfect blend of flavours from the kitchen were faultless from start to finish and are to be applauded. The ambience and lighting is perfect, with just the right spacing between tables . Despite our taxi letting us down and us arriving late, we felt welcome and unhurried. We can’t wait to find another reason to dine at Arbour.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 22 August 2020

What a treat it was to dine at Arbour. We had 'The Many' courses degustation and every mouthful was divine. The service was professional, friendly and incredibly knowledgeable about the wines and food they served. It showed the staff were truely passionate to work there...and that's something very special. The Ambience was wonderful, my husband and I had such a wonderful experience at Arbour and we will be recommending to all we can.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Hi Don, Thank you so much for your interest. If you scroll to the bottom of the web page you will see a black button 'View Our Menus' which will take you to the links. I the have 'Dinner Menu' and 'Beverage Menu' on this... More
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  • Arbour is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5