Really enjoyed our meal here. Staff we all friendly and helpful. Whitebait Fritters were awesome and the rib eye was cooked perfectly. Loved how the owners made an effort to talk to everyone in the bar and restaurant. Makes the place what it is. A great local gem.
We stayed two nights on our South Island road trip. The queen room was spacious and bed comfy. The bar at night was warm and welcoming. The dinners (especially the whitebait) was plentiful and well cooked. Glenn, the owner could not have been more welcoming. The best part was after a day of sightseeing, was to have a drink, a chat a dinner, and only a flight of stairs to bed. We are well travelled overseas, and this hotel rates well.
We travelled across the South Island just to eat here, as our previous experience warranted it, and we were certainly not disappointed. We started out with a shared plate of mussels which tasted ever so fresh and juicy, then opted for the pièce de resistance, ie whitebait, which was presented with coleslaw, a salad and chips. As expected, it was delicious and plentiful, although we did notice that the whitebait hadn't been topped and tailed 🙄. Service was amazing, friendly and professional, which is possibly why the bar and dining area were so busy. Yes, worth the trip and yes, we'll be back one day to enjoy it all over again.
Ingredients not fresh, extremely poor shrimp cocktail. Asked for medium rare steak. Steak was cooked to well done. They had run out of lots of dishes. Waiter was friendly, waitress was not friendly at all. Value for money to what we got was poor. Would not recommend unfortunately
We received a genuinely friendly welcome from the English bartender when we walked into the bar which was very welcome as we'd had a long day travelling. Although we arrived just outside the usual hours for food service, this bartender and the chef could not have been more accommodating and we soon had two lovely meals served to us. We enjoyed our rig and chips and vegetarian Cajun salad. Good portions and tasty food. We were visiting from UK and were delighted with the friendly helpful service, thank you very much.