Hotel d’Urville

4_half star rating 7 reviews

Telephone 03-577 9945

52 Queen St
Blenheim
Marlborough District

Cuisine:
New Zealand, A La Carte
Hours:
Mon - Sun
Breakfast: 7am - 10am
Dinner: 6pm - Late
Provided by business

Overview

Hotel d’Urville is an award winning dining experience in the heart of Marlborough. The ‘Spirit of D’Urville’ cocktail lounge is a great way to spend some time relaxing before you experience the fine dining, wine and service of the restaurant.

Photos

Photo of Hotel d’Urville
Hotel Exterior
The restaurant by day

More Information

Categories:
Restaurants, Bar & Brasseries, Bistros, Wine Bars
Parking:
Free Off-Street, Free On-Street, Pay, Pay & Display
Price Range:
Splurge, Above $35
Attire:
Smart casual
Good For Groups:
Yes
WI-FI:
Paid
Alcohol:
Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
BYO/Corkage:
BYO, Corkage Charge
Takes Reservations:
Yes
Dietary Restrictions:
Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Soy-free
Meals Served:
Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert
Payment Types:
EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
Seating For:
45
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

Reviews for Hotel d’Urville

3 star rating
by Margo B.
29th October 2012

Ambiance was lovely, we had the entrees as appetisers which were all lovely – both ordered the eye fillet, we had to send them both back as they were overdone. For a restaurant that prides itself on quality I can’t believe they could overcook steak… the replacements were very lovely but rather put a dampener on our meal. Would return but would not order steak.

5 star rating
by Peter S.
29th September 2012

Dined here last night and well worth the visit. The food, service and ambiance makes it a cut above others. So glad that we chose here for dinner its was the highlight of our stay in Blenheim. Hope we find something as good in Nelson.

4 star rating
by feedme
16th May 2012

they used to have consistency issues with food and service but the last few times we’ve been over the last year show that both these have improved vastly. Excellent options,well cooked and presented with pretty good service added makes for a pleasant evening.

An improvement would be table clothes; wooden table with water makes and a bit of peeling varnish not a good look for this type of establishment.

Oh, and turbitt can’t be a ‘locally line caught fish’ can it???

but small points in the scheme and will return

5 star rating
by Kylie
18th March 2012

We could not fault this restaurant in ANY respect. We would give it 6 starts if possible. The service was genuine, continuous and attentive. The food far exceeded our expectations. The atmosphere was perfect. The variety of wines offered ensure the perfect match for your dish.
Beware – the quality of a dining experience at this restaurant is reflected in the price of the meals. Whilst perfect for a special occasion, you’ll be needing to sign up for a second mortgage if you wish to dine here often.

4 star rating
by Siobhan F.
17th September 2010

Ate here a while ago. Ordered the pork and it was beautiful. The staff came across a bit pretensious though. Will be back!

5 star rating
by Kara I.
22nd May 2010

My husband and I went to Hotel D’Urville for my birthday while spending the weekend in Marlborough.

If we’re even in Marlborough again we will definitely be returning. The service was friendly yet unobtrusive, the timing of the courses perfect and the food itself absolutely exquisite. It was one of the best meals I’ve had in a long long time.

Our only one real gripe came at the beginning. Despite booking reasonably far in advance we were seated at the “dud” table. In this case it resides right in the restaurant entrance facing directly into the hotel’s brightly lit reception area a few meters away and the door between the two was kept open. So not only were we in the middle of all the incoming and outgoing restaurant traffic, but also distracted by the comings and goings in the reception area. If you’re a couple dining there, I would suggest requesting that you aren’t seated at this table as the constant disturbances detract from an otherwise wonderful experience.

Highly recommended.

5 star rating
by geoff p.
22nd July 2009

i had the best meal at hotel d’urville, i cant have gluten or dairy and when i booked in advance i told them this. usually i will turn up and will be given 1 or 2 options, but i had numerous. the wait staff were fantastic and understanding. my partners meal was amazing too, and it wasn’t as expensive as we thought it would be (bonus) all in all, i cant say enough how beautiful the food was and I’ve continued to recommend to others!

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