Looking for one of those priceless dining experiences that’s genuine, unique and a little bit hush-hush? You’re in the right place!
Marlborough Underground is a series of exclusive dining experiences in locations created especially for you to have a meal to remember and guaranteed to give all your friends the FOMOs. So go ahead, book your tickets. The truth is out there!
Shaken and Stirred: its Elemental!
Stir your senses with a stunning five course meal paired with stimulating cocktails designed by distiller Ben Leggett. Hosted at the award-winning Arbour restaurant, expect a menu featuring the unique and boutique, with food and libations crafted from local and home-grown ingredients, some spirited learning in between.
COST $155 per person
AT Arbour | 36 Godfrey Road, Blenheim
BOOK email@example.com or arbour.co.nz/booking
Bask in those feel-good post race endorphins and relax and reward yourself with your friends and family at the Vineyard Half Marathon post-race relax. Set among the vines at Saint Clair Family Estate, stretch out on the lawn and replenish yourself with good food, beautiful people and live music.
COST Pay as you go…for the full experience: race entries only $99
AT Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon | Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen, 3 Selmes Rd, Rapaura
BOOK www.vineyardhalf.com or 03 5741194
A celebration of Marlborough organic winegrowing in central Blenheim. Experience some outstanding Marlborough food complemented with multiple wine matches alongside a delicious multi-course tasting menu at the independently owned and operated Scotch Wine Bar & Wine Shop. A fun and fresh whistle stop tour of Marlborough’s organic vineyards in a glass.
COST $45 per person (excludes drinks)
AT Scotch Wine Bar & Wine Shop | 26 Maxwell Road, Blenheim
BOOK 03 579 1176 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Destination: The Wine Station
Looking for a relaxed tour of Marlborough wineries without having to leave your seat? The Wine Station in Blenheim is the first and only stop you need to worry about! Join us at this unique, heritage listed building for gourmet platters brimming with delicious Marlborough food, and browse the selection of 80 self-serve wines.
Pete’s Eats and Beats
Head to the heart of the Marlborough Sounds for a good old knees up at one of Marlborough’s longest standing live music venues, Le Cafe in Picton.
Enjoy good food, wine and beer with live music of a French jazz vibe that is sure to get your toes tapping.
COST $55 including a three course menu, with a full drinks list available for purchase
AT Le Cafe | Le Cafe, 12-14 London Quay, Picton 7220
BOOK 03 573 5588 or email@example.com
Energise, revitalise and replenish your body and soul with a nourishing breakfast and an opportunity to stretch out and loosen the muscles at The Vines Village.
Menu and classes available all day Sunday May 13 – the perfect way to relax and unwind or to treat mum to something special on Mother’s Day.
COST Brunch from $10; Classes $15
AT Vines Village | The Vines Village Cafe, 193 Rapaura Road, Rapaura
BOOK Brunch: firstname.lastname@example.org or 03 572 7170; Classes: www.wellnessstation.co.nz
A Brew-tiful Thing
This one is for all the beer lovers out there. Wrap your lips around a series of delicious eats inspired by some of the best New Zealand craft beers at Marlborough Public House in central Blenheim. A super fun and informal evening at one of Blenheim’s newest eateries and bars.
AT Marlborough Public House | 51 Scott St, Blenheim
BOOK 03 578 7470 or email@example.com
Head in the Clouds
Marlborough Garlic Limited presents an exclusive opportunity for an intimate dining experience at Cloudy Bay’s gorgeous architecturally designed guest house The Shack. Enjoy a handcrafted meal showcasing the best produce from around the region, prepared by executive chef Mark Southon, and discover the complexity, finesse and elegance synonymous with Cloudy Bay wines.
AT Cloudy Bay | The Shack, Cloudy Bay Winery, 230 Jacksons Rd, Blenheim
BOOK 03 520 9150 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Into the Wild
Treat yourself to the complete Marlborough experience and base yourself at Lochmara Lodge in the Queen Charlotte Sound over the Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon weekend. Celebrate your achievement with some of the best food in the region while you relax and soak up the beauty and serenity of the Marlborough Sounds.
COST $380 per person twin share, including accommodation, celebration dinner and transfers
AT Lochmara | Lochmara Lodge, Lochmara Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound
BOOK 03 573 4554 or email@example.com
Pacific Coast Tiki Tour: The Kekerengu Store
Stretch the legs and top up the tank with a special refuel brunch which will be served all day Sunday at the iconic Kekerengu Store for drivers heading south from Blenheim.
Nothing beats great food with a serving of live music and the stunning backdrop of the Pacific Ocean out your window.
COST $15 – $25
AT The Kekerengu Store | The Store, Kekerengu, 5748 SH 1, Clarence
BOOK firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 222 5050.
Grape Vs Grain: a Scott-ish feud
In the ultimate battle between grain versus grape and father versus son, join us for a four-course menu which pits Allan Scott Wines against Moa Brewing Company – you decide the winner!
Expect delightful local food, wine, beer and plenty of banter as Allan Scott and Josh Scott go head to head in this high-stakes family feud.
COST $120 per person;
AT Twelve Trees Vineyard Restaurant at Allan Scott | Allan Scott Winery, 229 Jacksons Road, Rapaura, Blenheim.
BOOK 03 572 7123 or email email@example.com