Fine dining award winning restaurant overlooking the ocean

Unique dining experiences at Foredeck Restaurant in Marlborough, New Zealand

A unique, secluded, romantic and truly authentic natural environment with the finest 100% pure New Zealand cuisine. At its heart is a ‘Marlborough Province to the plate/glass’ philosophy.

Type of restaurant : FINE DINING Type of cuisine : International Number of seats : 40 Closed on : Open every day

The Award winning Foredeck Restaurant at the Bay of Many Coves is renowned for its fine regional cuisine and selection of local and international wines. Situated in one of the world’s finest wine regions, with fresh seafood and local produce at our doorstep, guests are assured of an unforgettable dining experience.

The Foredeck is uniquely positioned at the waters' edge but enveloped by our gardens, bush and natural wildlife environment. We continuously enhance and develop our environment to ensure our guests dine in an environment which is 100% pure and natural. Our gardens provide a source of inspiration and harvesting for our guests cuisine experience. Gathering the finest ingredients from the sea and the land, our cuisine is as unforgettable as our setting.

Our Food

We are blessed to operate in a marine environment where the best of seafood is always available locally - Green Lipped Mussels, Ora King Salmon, wild caught Scampi, Paua and our famous white fresh fish - Blue Cod, John Dory, Snapper and Terekihi

Below is a sample of the seafood dishes from our menu:


Beetroot Cured Ora King Salmon

Avocado / Red Cabbage/ Mandarin

Fish n’ Chips

Blue Cod / Green Peas / Beer


Fish of the Day

Green Lipped Mussels / Fennel / Courgette

Snapper (pan fried)

Octopus / Ratatouille / Potato / /Squid

However, Foredeck is not just a seafood restaurant, with organically-farmed red meat and wild game also featuring extensively on the menu. Here are two award-winning beef and lamb dishes:

Wagyu Beef Fillet

Braised Shortrib / Celeriac / Lentils

Trio of Lamb

Smoked Kumara / Chorizo / Almonds


King Edward VII famously said:

"One not only drinks the wine, one smells it, observes it, tastes it, sips it - and one talks about it" and

Cardinal Richeleu said:

"If God forbade drinking, why would he have made wine so good?"

Operating in the world's largest producing Sauvignon Blanc region we can only agree with these quotes. Over 75% of New Zealand's Sauvignon Blanc exports originate from the Marlborough region - and we are only 30 minutes away from the closest vineyard. We have an extensive range of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc available to enjoy with food - and all our wait staff are well-trained in the different styles and are very happy to talk about them with you. However we are not just a 'Sauvignon Blanc' restaurant - we have an amazing selection of oaked and unoaked Chardonnays and aromatic wines such as the organically produced Chenin Blanc, a Blanc de Noir that is suitable for vegans, Pinot Gris, Riesling in two totally different styles,Gewurstraminer, Gruner Veltiner and Viognier.

Reds are not forgotten with New Zealand and international red wines - in particular we feature 10 different Pinot Noir from New Zealand's three Pinot Noir producing regions of Martinborough, Marlborough and Central Otago and red wines in differing styles from the same regions. Guests should not leave without tasting the Villa Maria Reserve 'Gimblett Gravels' Malbec (from Hawkes Bay) - an amazing wine when matched with wild caught venison.

Taittinger is our house champagne.


Our 8-course degustation dinner with wine match is not to be missed. Our Executive Chef identifies the best of our fresh ingredients daily and our sommellier matches each dish with a New Zealand wine from our wine list. Each cuisine course is discussed with you as it is served and after dinner our Executive Chef will join you for a moment to reflect on the dining experience.


The Foredeck has won the New Zealand Beef and Lamb award for the last 6 consecutive years.

Dietary Requirements

Subject to receiving early advice the Executive Chef will produce a special menu for individual dietary requirements - including full degustation menus with wine match.

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Key features

  • Sommelier on-site
  • International wines available
  • Local wines available
  • Fine wines available
  • Organic wines available
  • Wine by the glass available
  • Gluten free menu available
  • Vegetarian menu available
  • Wine pairing available
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