Feast Marlborough - A three day food extravaganza showcasing all things Marlborough, New Zealand

Your Vineyard Half Weekend Food Itinerary

Start with street food on Friday, finish with brunch on Sunday, and in between dine at the best locations in Marlborough – we’ve got your weekend covered.

Friday Night Feast

Maybe you’ve just registered. Maybe your mates have. Now all you can think about is filing your belly. Wander downtown and stoke the furnace with casual tasty street food. Soak up the atmosphere. Meet friends and family. Enjoy.
3pm – 7pm.

Street Food Market

To kick off your three day food extravaganza, join us in downtown Blenheim the night before the race on Friday May 12. Renowned chef Martin Bosley will join some of Marlborough’s best restaurants, using the region’s best produce to create amazing street food in the centre of town. No need to book, just rock up, get amongst the shopping, get amongst the food, and set the tone for a great weekend.

Saturday Evening Celebration Dining

You did it. They did it. Time to celebrate. Celebrate efforts. Celebrate Marlborough food.

Quench Restaurant and Bar

Quench Restaurant is located in the heart of the Chateau Marlborough.

Enjoy our three course “Pork and Pinot” Dinner put together exclusively for the Vineyard Half Marathon participants to relax and unwind.

Enjoy our unique pool side dining if the weather is right, soaking up that Marlborough sun as well as the fresh Marlborough food.

If the three-course meal isn’t for you, you could try our new A La Carte menu and Barrel Room bar menu, each with a variety of tastes to suit everyone.

Before you sit to dine, why not try our “Half Marathon” cocktail put together exclusively for this weekend.

Quench Restaurant and Bar is open daily and taking bookings from 5:30pm to 9:00pm

Please contact us on 03 578 0064 or quench@chateaumarlborough.co.nz

Celebrate Cloudy Bay with Martin Bosley

Cloudy Bay invites you to take a break and indulge in joining the team to share a relaxed yet sophisticated dinner prepared by one of New Zealand’s finest chefs Martin Bosley.

Enjoy the best of Marlborough produce paired with Cloudy Bay wines, including some rare museum wines.

We start at 6pm at Jacks Raw Bar with a glass of Pelorus and canapés to celebrate your effort, then move into the marquee at 6.45pm.

$195 per person – includes return transport from Seymour Square, departing the square at 5.30pm.

To make your booking, please click here.

For more information please call Paula on 021 992890.

Wither Hills

Wither Hills’ new look restaurant will be open until 8pm for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights over the Vineyard Half Marathon weekend, serving our full a-la-carte menu, which features fresh seasonal ingredients from Marlborough and beyond.

We have beautiful matches with Wither Hills’ wine list of Cellar Release and Single Vineyard wines, and a variety of back vintages of our best known range.

Bookings are highly recommended by calling 03 520 8284, or emailing restaurant@witherhills.co.nz

Luxury Dinner at The Marlborough Lodge

Celebrate completing the half marathon with a very special dinner at The Marlborough Lodge featuring beautifully prepared delicious food with matching wine in luxurious surroundings.

Join us for a drink and exquisite canapes on arrival, then enjoy lodge-style gourmet dinner featuring fresh local produce prepared by Jason Brown, our talented Head Chef, perfectly matched with Marlborough wine.  

Dinner is a delicious gourmet lodge-style set menu with a choice of mains and a series of courses, featuring a few surprise courses for our guests.

Catch the bus from Seymour Square at 6.20pm. Arrive at 6.45pm at the Lodge for a drink and pre-dinner canapes, then be seated for dinner at 7.30pm in the Lodge Dining Room. Return to Blenheim around 11pm.

$250 per person, includes a drink and canapes to start, then a full lodge-style dinner, paired with Marlborough wine.

Maximum 20 guests. Phone 03 5705700, or email info@themarlboroughlodge.co.nz to make your bookings. 

More information.

Highfield TerraVin Vineyard Restaurant

Highfield TerrraVin Vineyard Restaurant are delighted to offer you a one off memorable night. Put your feet up & feast with us, listen to live entertainment & experience the best view overlooking the vines from our Iconic Tower.

What a culinary treat your taste buds are in for – our award winning, Michelin standard head chef David Haase will create a series of delicious Mediterranean dishes combined with our famous wine.

Bus departs 5.30pm from Seymour Square & Arrives 5.45pm for Tower viewing, bubbles and pre dinner canapés, followed by a sit down culinary feast.

Treat your body, mind & soul to an experience you & your friends will never forget.

$85 per person (return transport included). Secure your table today, phone Stephanie on 03 5729244 ext1, or 021 375 578 or email her at stephaniearmstrongnz@gmail.com.

Find us on Facebook or online.

Vines Village Cafe

Celebrate finishing the Vineyard Half in style by joining the crew at the Vines Village Cafe at 193 Rapaura Road for a fun evening of bubbles, wine, dinner and dancing.

Just 15 mins from Blenheim, the Vines Village has a large lakeside garden and party deck and will be serving 3 courses and includes glass of bubbles on arrival plus live music.

$95 per person (return transport included). Book your table with Kylie on 03 5727170 or email info@vinesvillagecafe.co.nz.

See our website or Facebook page for more details.


Some like to run, others like to walk… we like to eat our way around a half marathon.

Enjoy seven courses inspired by the beautiful Vineyard Half course with the Arbour Culinary tour of the Vineyard Half.

Set in the stunning landscape of rural, wine growing Marlborough, Arbour is a modern and relaxed environment with innovative cuisine, an extensive wine list and warm, friendly service.

The menu showcases local producers and tells the stories of the passionate people producing exceptional wine and food around Arbour restaurant. 

Available Thursday 11 May to Saturday 13 May from 5pm.

$99 per person; wine matching $48 per person.

Bookings essential, phone 03 5727989, or email us to reserve your table.

Aronui DineOut Awards Best Restaurant Marlborough

MCOC Westpac Supreme Business Award 2016

MCOC Trustpower Customer Service Award 2016

Speight's Ale House

Speight’s Ale House Blenheim – generous to a fault! Proud to be serving true southern hospitality to locals and visitors to Blenheim.

Open 7 days from 8am til late with a range of award winning traditional ales and beers and a fantastic selection of Marlborough wines all complimented by an extensive all day menu.

Indoor and outdoor seating in modern and comfortable air-conditioned surroundings. Free off street parking and WIFI.

Restaurant reservations are essential. Book online, or visit the website or Facebook page for more information.

Allan Scott Wines

As a leading lunchtime vineyard restaurant, Twelve Trees at Allan Scott Family Winemakers invite you to join them for one night only, to enjoy sheltered courtyard evening dining in the heart of wine country.  Chef de Cuisine, Lawrence Purser will serve some of his award-winning signature dishes along with fine Allan Scott Wines – the perfect way to celebrate a successful Vineyard Half.   

This will be a three-course meal (with choices) for $75 per person (including bus transport).  Beverages additional.

Bookings are essential, phone 03 5727123 or email us to reserve your table.

Railway Cafe

Spend your next Saturday night in the marvellous vintage heritage setting at Railway Cafe. For only $32, have an “all you can eat” Taste of Marlborough – feast on a simply sumptuous collection of dishes and platters and tingle your taste buds with our special tangy palate cleanser.

The healthy menu includes lots of alternatives; try some of our famous coconut chicken, slow cooked beef cheeks, perhaps some Marlborough Mussels with Miso and Sauvignon Blanc? We cater to all dietary requirements with a vast array of healthy dishes and a special selection of sauces.

Every dish is lovingly made fresh from our kitchen.  Our fully licensed bar serves classic Marlborough Wines, Beers and the famous Kiwi Kiss Cocktails, and you can even treat yourself with an indulgent range of desserts, including cakes, sweets, and homemade ice-creams.

Now Open Thursday Friday and Saturday nights. Ladies toast to your achievements and top off the weekend with dinner by the train tracks you have more than earned it. Located at Blenheim Railway Station, 2 Grove Rd, Call 03 5794997 to make your reservation today.

Mondrians Restaurant & Bar

Located at Scenic Hotel Marlborough, Mondrians is right in the heart of Blenheim – a superb venue to enjoy a celebratory dinner or a quiet night.  

After excelling out on the course, reward yourself and relax at Mondrians.  Show your race number and get 10% off any restaurant/bar beverage on 13 May 2017.  Sample our “Vineyard Half” inspired Duo of local Salmon: salmon rillettes and salmon nicoise.   We offer wine tasting options and our full dinner/bar menu is also available.

Visit the website, or phone 03 5206187 for full details and to book your table.  

Joocy Loocy

An alternative and wholefoods café. Specialising in nutritious foods and providing better options for the conscious eater; sugar free; dairy free and vegan options are always available.

Feast without the guilt and keep up the good work that got you here in the first place!

Find us at 4 John St; just around the corner from the bus drop-off point.

Contact Guion on 021 256 0039 for bookings or pre-orders of power; endurance or breakfast smoothies delivered to the marathon start point and bus spot in Seymour Sq or check us out on Facebook.

Normal hours are Mon-Fri 07:00-17:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 09:30-3pm. We will offer extended hours for the event weekend of 07:00am-19:30pm on Saturday and 07:00-3pm on Sunday.

Sunday Wind Down Brunch

Lets chill and break bread. No rush. Who needs to get up for breakfast? Cruise into local CBD cafes or head to the wineries to soak up the Marlborough feels.

Vines Village Cafe

Relax and unwind after your run at the Vines Village Cafe on Sunday May 14th. Set amongst the expansive tranquil grounds of the Vines Village on Rapaura Road, surrounded by Marlborough’s world famous wineries, the Vines Village Cafe breakfast is renowned as one of the best in Marlborough.

Enjoy a wide range of brunch options and drinks, from Smokey Eggs, The Biker’s Breakfast, Buckwheat Pancakes, Green Smoothies, Iced local Kombucha, Bloody Mary’s and of course fresh Coffee Supreme, made your way.

It’s Mother’s Day too so a nail bar will be available for manicures, flowers and a range of gifts around the Cafe, Whitehaven Wine Cellar and 6 Boutique Stores. Relax on the north-facing lakeside deck and soak up the vineyard views.

Open from 8am, feel free to book your table early on 03 5727170 or email Kylie at info@vinesvillagecafe.co.nz. Check out the full breakfast and brunch menu at vinesvillagecafe.co.nz.

Saint Clair Vineyard Kitchen

Set amongst the vineyards and taking in the stunning views of the Richmond Range, Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen offers the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the Saint Clair experience.

With an evolving menu that changes to suit the season, the Vineyard Kitchen chefs produce meals using only the best seasonal produce and finest delicacies Marlborough has on offer.

The Vineyard Kitchen will be open all day while the Vineyard Half takes place.  Coffee and a selection of snacks will keep spectators satisfied while the participants make their way around the course. A full lunch is well deserved after the event where you can indulge in some glorious food and wine. Wine tastings and sales will also be on offer. Ensure you book for lunch to avoid disappointment.

For those looking for the perfect spot to wind-down after the big day, or to celebrate Mothers’ Day on May 14, the Vineyard Kitchen will again be open for lunch, tastings, coffee and muffins.

Open from 11am until 4pm, bookings are strongly recommended. Contact the Vineyard Kitchen on +64 03 570 5280 or at cellardoor@saintclair.co.nz to make your reservation.

Marlborough Farmers' Market

Rest, recover and refuel at the local Marlborough Farmers Market, sit back relax with a refuelling coffee and hearty breakfast whilst listening to the entertainment and enjoying the views of the beautiful Wither Hills.

Surrounded by fresh locally grown produce, sample the delights that Marlborough has to offer; we have a huge variety of fruit and vegetables including organic eggs, jams & preserves, honey, raw foods, cheese, coffee, nuts, plants, flowers, fish, game meats, bread and a number of food trucks.

We also have Eftpos facilities available at our Information stall.

Open from 9am until Noon at the A&P Showgrounds, Blenheim. For further information check out our website.


Brancott Estate Heritage Centre

The home of Brancott Estate wines, overlooking Brancott Vineyard, site of the first Sauvignon Blanc plantings in Marlborough, Brancott Estate Cellar Door and Restaurant is one of Marlborough’s premier cellar doors. With majestic views over the region, it offers exclusive wine tastings and experiences along with fresh regional cuisine, paired perfectly with Brancott Estate wines.

Visitors can enjoy an informal tasting of Brancott Estate’s full range of premium wines or an informative wine tour created to showcase the best in wine and the local environment.

The Brancott Estate Cellar Door and Restaurant is a Qualmark endorsed visitor activity and is Enviro Gold accredited.

Opening hours – Cellar Door from 10am, and the restaurant from 11.30am.

Phone 03 5206975 or email us to make your booking.

CBD Cafe, Bakery, Deli

CBD is a new café and is fast becoming the go to place for a delicious Breakfast and Lunch.

We specialize in gourmet food, with a tasty breakfast menu available, delicious coffee, many lunch items including our homemade gourmet pies, delicious rolls and wraps, homemade cakes and slices. 

We are also becoming famous for our range of salads, including gluten free and some dairy free salads. We also have gourmet food available to takeaway for evening meals.

For Friday Night Feast, we will be open until 7 pm, Saturday 8am – 2.30pm and Sunday morning from 8am for breakfast.  

Receive 10% when you bring in you Vineyard Half Marathon Race Number.

Find us at The Forum, Queen St, or contact us on 03 5777300 or at cbdblenheim@outlook.com.

Ritual Coffee Company/Ritual Café

Passionately roasted Fair-trade Organic Coffee Roasted right here in beautiful Marlborough. All beans are Arabica beans, a skilfully roasted blend of Peruvian, Guatemalan and Ethiopian beans.

Open for Breakfast from 7am our Blackboard menu features good classic breakfasts combined with some more tantalising alternative dishes which include Gluten free, Dairy free, Vegan and Vegetarian options.

Our Cabinet food offers a selection of traditional cakes and slices, rolls and quiches together with our raw slices, which are Gluten free, dairy free and sugar free. Great selection of healthy salads daily to dine in or takeaway.

Find us at 10 Maxwell Road, Blenheim, Special opening for Brunch on Sunday after the half marathon.  Find us on Facebook, or on 03 5786939.