It’s earned two hats from the prestigious Cuisine magazine’s Good Food Awards; Best Regional Restaurant NZ, Cuisine Good Food Awards; and a five star rating on TripAdvisor. It must be good.
Arbour restaurant is nestled in Marlborough wine country about a 20-minute drive from the Blenheim CBD. Business partners, Bradley Hornby and Liz Buttimore spent two decades in five-star hotels, resorts and award-winning restaurants before settling in Marlborough with their respective partners. They established Arbour in 2015.
Their outstanding modern food showcases local ingredients and is matched primarily with award-winning local wines.
One can choose from a smaller local four-course tasting menu or the seven-course degustation — oh what a treat!
Sourdough Focaccia, Whipped Citrus Butter
Butterfish Tartare, Furikake, Ginger Chawanmushi, Finger Lime
Smoked Hapuku, Vadouvan, Buttermilk, Green apple, Kohlrabi
Sunchoke Veloute, Ham Hock. Pickled Pear. Celery, Allium
Wild Venison, Butternut Caponata, Caramelised Yoghurt, Black Olive
Loin & Cheek of Beef, Parsnip Cream, Cep Gnocchi, Thyme Jus
Textures of Rhubarb & Citrus, Rice Pudding, Pandan Espume
Quince Pate de Fruit
White Chocolate & Miso Cigar