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Travellers' Choice Best of the Best


US$55 - US$68
Contemporary, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 21 May 2022 via mobile

Outstanding food and service in a beautiful setting. We did the “Many” option with the paired wine. Outstanding meal and very knowledgeable staff.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 3 May 2022

There were four of us for dinner on Friday night End March, for a birthday weekend. Wonderful service and the food was amazing. We had the Degustation, and what a great choice we made.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 1 May 2022

My wife and I have nothing negative, only praise for this restaurant. All seven courses were exceptional, beautifully presented by well-trained, knowledgeable staff. Unlike many restaurants the timing between courses was ideal - no long delays or rushes. Our two and a half hour meal...felt like one hour, so enjoyable was the occasion. In Europe Arbour would have one or more Michelin stars.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 14 April 2022

In our first visit since before COVID we were delighted to find that Arbour is still Marlborough’s premiere fine dining experience. Dining at Arbour is an immersion in quality. With tasteful contemporary decor the seating is well spaced, appropriate in this post-COVID world but also...giving each table a sense of privacy. From the moment you walk in the service is exceptional, far beyond typical New Zealand standards. Attentive and prompt but never giving a feeling of being rushed. The food is exceptional; creative, delicious, perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. And the wine pairing is the best we’ve experienced in New Zealand. Highly recommended for anyone looking for true ‘fine dining’ experience.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 2 April 2022 via mobile

This is one of those experiences that will go down in memory with myself and friends who ate here Our dining experience combined all the ingredients of a memorable night firstly the wine selection is vast and great to see so many local wines on...offer secondly the food is absolutely fantastic and thirdly the service is seemless We had nine coarses of the "many menu" and there was so much incredible food we were treated to a culinary delight a mix of flavours that were perfectly balanced with clean flavours The service is very good and we all loved the total experience Incredible value and is another one of those great Kiwi experiences that makes you appreciate your own country and the amazing food we produceMore

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 26 January 2022

Really tasty, we hadn't eaten Brazilian food before and we liked it. The lamb was really good. Great service

Date of visit: January 2022
ArbourDining, General Manager at Arbour, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2022

Hi Felicity. I wonder if you ate with the beautiful team at Gramados Brazilian restaurant? They're really awesome humans and I'd hate to steal your lovely review off them (Liz xx)

Reviewed 24 January 2022

Excellent service & presentation of each course. A relaxing unhurried eating experience coupled with fine wine matched with each dish. The surrounding wine yard was ideal for a pre dinner stroll.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 12 January 2022 via mobile

Amazing 8-course degustation at Arbour tonight! We had our 5 year old who is super fussy but the team went over and above to make her feel special. We also made a special friend Charlie who is an adorable pet❤️

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 28 November 2021

Had the 8 course menu. Beautiful. Great value for money. Exception wine and service. Great place for a romantic evening.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 16 July 2021 via mobile

This restaurant was a real surprise. Great food choice, innovative execution and faultless service! Loved the menu and the spacious seating. Conversations were even possible across the table which nowadays doesn't work in so many restaurants. The food was a real experience and I will...be back asap!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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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