The Poolside Bistro

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Cuisine: A La Carte, Bistro
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35

The Poolside Bistro and Bar in Blenheim’s Quality Hotel has, you guessed it, views of the hotel’s pool and a relaxed, holiday vibe.

The restaurant is designed to cater for all; whether you’re here for a business lunch or a romantic dinner for two. There is a covered balcony area, so you can dine al fresco late into the evening.

On the menu, you’ll find stuffed button mushrooms, green lipped mussels and a classic shrimp cocktail to start. For your main, choose from hearty meals like aged beef fillet, venison striploin and Poolside’s seafood platter. Save room for a cheese platter or a sweet treat like the sumptuous Poolside Sundae.

The Poolside has a warm and lively ambience, excellent table service and an extensive wine list with something to tempt all tastes.

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The Poolside Bistro
20 Nelson Street
Blenheim

Open Hours:
Everyday 6pm til late

Phone: 03 577 7333

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The Poolside Bistro

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Reviews

Karen Mcphee

Wonderful atmosphere. Very soothing with background waterfall
Perfectly cooked steak and the best mushroom sauce we have had in a very long time.
Will definitely come back

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Another wonderful meal. The food and service was A1. We love it any time we dine there. They were very busy but no long wait fantastic thankyou

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We dined at Poolside on Sat 29 Oct. we took friends for the experience as they love their food. They really enjoyed everything about the restaurant, the service once again was superb, the service and charm of the waitress was very relaxing and attentive. We would definitely go again and our friends would certainly love the experience again. Thank you to the hotel staff. Anne & Ian

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Hi we dined to Poolside for my birthday, for the first time. The Service was A1 from the minute we walked in, the food was beautifully presented and fresh and tasty. The meals are of a very generous size and when visiting next time we would not have starters as it left no room to try the lovely desserts on offer. The coffee was a real long black as I expect, We will return and bring friends with us to have the experience. Would be a beautiful setting in the summer months overlooking the pool. Very enjoyable well done to everyone to make it a very pleasant evening. Anne & Ian

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Karen Mcphee

Wonderful atmosphere. Very soothing with background waterfall
Perfectly cooked steak and the best mushroom sauce we have had in a very long time.
Will definitely come back

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Great place to have dinner.

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Gina Bays

Our meals were amazing and we couldn't ask more of the service. AAA+++ 10 out of 10.

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Karen Way

The poolside is a lovely place to dine. Fantastic staff, so friendly and knowledgeable. The meal was superb. Highly recommend.

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Jordan Mcintosh

Delicious. Huge portions

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Another wonderful meal. The food and service was A1. We love it any time we dine there. They were very busy but no long wait fantastic thankyou

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Karen Way

Absolutely fantastic. Best steak I have had anywhere. Wait staff was so lovely. Highly recommend dining with the poolside bistro.

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The food was delicious had the smoked salmon entree, the herb crusted lamb for main which came with a great selection of stemmed veggies often these are purchased as a side but they came with the main and a potato cake, they even had creme brulee for dessert which is my favorite and I was not disappointed. The whole meal was really good I will definitely be spreading the word to dine here. Top marks to the chef.

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Gina Bays

Another lovely meal at Poolside. Could not fault a thing.

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Rosalind Yän

Service is good but food is unsatisfactory...

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First time at the Poolside Bistro and very impressed. Steak was fantastic, partner's Fish of the Day was perfect, all food hot and well presented, and all with great service. Will be back. Thanks.

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Kristin Russell

Omg the steak...... amazing best I have ever had. This place is very much a hidden gem

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Thanks first table!! We were able to experience somewhere different, even for a birthday

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Gina Bays

Poolside is our favourite First table dining. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We will certainly be going back.

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Nice evening...really good service. The food was good, with the salmon being excellent and the pork nice but not quite as tender as I like. Will go back and recommend to others.

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First time dining here and we were very impressed with quality of food and service. We will be back

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Dinner was delicious fresh ingredients great flavour we will definitely be back. Service was great.

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Hi a lovely night once again at Poolside. From the minute we got there we were welcomed and seated.
Although we had a wee wait, it was really worth that wait the food is suberb beautifully presented and hot plates. They were very busy which is great too see. Once again a lovely night out.

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Our second dinner at The Poolside Bistro & this was equally as good as the first, we once again had superb food & excellent service. Would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant.

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Everything was tops!!

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Gina Bays

It is always a pleasure to dine at Poolside Bistro. This time we took our daughter to share our experience and we all could not fault our lovely meals or the great service.

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Brilliant service and amazing food as always.

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Sarah Knowles

Everything was fabulous. A pasta option would be nice.

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Gina Bays

We enjoyed another evening meal at Poolside Bistro last night. The food was absolutely amazing. We can't wait to go back.

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Susan Fastier

Lovely setting,excellent food and service.
Will go again

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Gina Bays

We had another beautiful meal at Poolside Bistro and will certainly be going back. A lovely setting by the pool, excellent service and delicious food.

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Hannah Gillespie

We were very impressed, slightly apprehensive as we hadn't dined here before. But there was a good selection of meals, they were a great size, large enough to keep the hungry boys satisfied, and a very reasonable and beautifully presented kids meal. We had a gluten free diner and there was plenty of gluten free options, the waitress even remembered he was gluten free when he ordered a passionfruit sundae which was unfortunately not a gluten free option. Would be nice if they could update their menu on the website so dinners have an idea of what is on offer. Over all great experience for somewhere we wouldn't have otherwise picked for dinner.

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Pamela Kittelty

We enjoyed our meal and chose to dine outside by the pool.
Our steaks were wrapped in bacon and tasted tender and succulent.

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Gina Bays

Lovely setting, Friendly staff, excellent food and a very enjoyable evening. We will certainly be going back again.

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We dined at Poolside on Sat 29 Oct. we took friends for the experience as they love their food. They really enjoyed everything about the restaurant, the service once again was superb, the service and charm of the waitress was very relaxing and attentive. We would definitely go again and our friends would certainly love the experience again. Thank you to the hotel staff. Anne & Ian

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First time we went to the Poolside Bistro and first time we did the 'First Table'.
We'd definitely go back, the food was very good, everyone was happy with their choices. Great service- so big thumbs up from us!

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Sarah Knowles

Nothing was a problem, the young girl that served us was very polite, replaced the mushrooms with tomatoes, steak was delicious. Salmon was a large size, Kids burger was big or though would be nice to see a pasta option for kids.Definitely be back again.

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Hi we dined to Poolside for my birthday, for the first time. The Service was A1 from the minute we walked in, the food was beautifully presented and fresh and tasty. The meals are of a very generous size and when visiting next time we would not have starters as it left no room to try the lovely desserts on offer. The coffee was a real long black as I expect, We will return and bring friends with us to have the experience. Would be a beautiful setting in the summer months overlooking the pool. Very enjoyable well done to everyone to make it a very pleasant evening. Anne & Ian

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MurrayTania Jones

As always, a lovely meal in a timely manner. New menu was missing a couple of favourites but we will be back in the summer to enjoy them again.

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The staff were friendly and helpful. The food was fantastic the ingredients were fresh and cooked perfectly I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Emma Riley

Service was outstanding. Food was beautiful.
We love it here.

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Jo Nott

Service was quick, meals were excellent with a good selection and cooked to perfection. Thanks for a lovely evening.

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Karen Rae

A great experience excellent food and service, very helpful with our numerous request highly recommend this restaurant.

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A fab meal at a place we hadn’t been before. Waitress (Tayla?) was fantastic.

Recommend and would go back.

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Excellent food and lovely restaurant. Staff very friendly and welcoming.

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Fantastic food & great service, Chicken Satay & Thai Curry Mussel entree's were both delicious. Mains of Pan Fried Fish was beautifully cooked as was the Chicken Breast. Desserts were equally yummy, can recommend the Cheesecake & Apple pie. Thank you to Chef for a wonderful meal, & to Tayla for your friendly welcome & superb service.

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Melissa Bryant

Awesome

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Charlie Thomas

Great food and great service...

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Fantastic as always! Great service, food and atmosphere.

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Gay Black

Food was all good and meals very large. Had a nice stay and was great to eat in house.

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Aysia McMillan

Delicious food, fantastic service and an all round great evening. Would definitely go back

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Great service and delicious food. Entry and main dishes were perfect!!!
Pumpkin soup was fantastic and steaks were perfect medium. Loved it!!!

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Excellent service from Tayla. Food was simple , but well cooked and presented well. Only improvement would be a vegetarian option. Enjoyed our evening.

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I small restaurant but great food. I had a lovely salmon for main.

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Shari Merritt

As this was my first time with first table I was pleasantly surprised. It was a excellent meal and I will definitely be telling my friends about it

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