If you want a break from winery restaurants, then this main street restaurant and bar in central Blenheim should fit the bill—there's not a grapevine in sight. The contemporary black-and-white decor suits the upbeat mood, with music to match. They have a full dinner menu and a tapas selection if you want something lighter. The aged, grain-fed rib eye steak is a favorite. Many of the menu items come from local producers—bakers, gardeners, honey and cheese suppliers.
There may not be a vineyard attached to the property, but the wine list is extensive. Wednesday night is 2-for-1 cocktails night, and you should book ahead on Friday night as the locals all arrive to round off the workweek. On summer nights the tables spill onto the public square outside—grab a beanbag for relaxed comfort.