Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Quench Restaurant & Wine Bar, Blenheim

We ate out at Quench restaurant on Boxing Day in Blenheim. Located at Chateau Marlborough this restaurant was one of the few that seemed to be open on Boxing Day in the area.
I started with a venison dish that came with a beetroot salad. The venison was nicely cooked, but was lacking in flavour. The beetroot salad was flavoursome and the highlight of the dish.


Jane started with a prawn, mango and avocado salad that was accompanied with fresh coriander and found that it was lacking in flavour, and would have benefited from better quality ingredients.


I had the beef fillet for my main and found it cooked to rare (as requested). The fillet was presented on a bed of potato and Portobello mushrooms. The dish tasted fine however it was lacking any wow factor and lacked any depth of flavour.


Jane had Salmon on bed of egg noodles and a few veges. The salmon was beautifully cooked but she found the dish was a bit ho-hum.


We had an accompanying salad that was heavily dressed although I quite liked the flavour of it, up until I found a hair in the salad. When we pointed out the hair to the waitress and asked her to let the chef know, she didn’t even attempt to apologise. Other than that the service was good and the food arrived very quickly.

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