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Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
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Bar, Cafe, New Zealand
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 February 2024 via mobile

We used to live in Wellington for many year and have become somewhat fussy regarding food, drinks and service. There was us plus our son from Wellington. We loved the pizza, lamb cutlets, and oysters. Very good food being produced by their new chef. Great...service. Really enjoyable night. Thoroughly recommend it.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 February 2024

Went for dinner tonight with family, got the mussel meal $26. The mussels were smaller than a pipi and got 2 pieces of old toast bread, that was the whole meal. The staff never asked if we wanted extra drink or asked how our meals...were which is lucky because it was Disgusting and will never go back. Anyone could do better cooking at home.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 January 2024 via mobile

Great location within easy walk to the beach. Lovely food. Kids loved the pizza and the chicken chowder was delicious..

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 28 December 2023 via mobile

Stopped for lunch. Service was great and very friendly and accommodating. We sat outside under umbrella (was very hot day), with our little dog. Food was really nice and service was prompt. We had fish and chips and the crab cake, really tasty. Very happy...with our visit and hopefully we will be back soon.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 19 December 2023

Loved this place. Relaxed and friendly setting, very welcoming staff, great menu and delicious food. We’ll be back

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2023

Very friendly and great food. Also they have a bar that makes good cocktails . It seems people go out of their way just to stop here

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 July 2023 via mobile

We had the best time. Service was amazing with incredible cocktails. We had the mushroom pizza which was delicious. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 18 June 2023 via mobile

Many of the comments about the decor are correct - the place looks very tired and unloved. Coffee served warm not hot. But they do have the Best Seafood Chowder!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 12 June 2023

All ups to the chefs and waiting staff on the night food was yummy staff were friendly, Maggie was great very helpful and accommodating kia ora guys my moko enjoyed her special night.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 12 June 2023 via mobile

After reading all the many negative reviews here, we were extremely hesitant when booking tickets for girls night out, especially at the price. Now we wish we didn’t. Whilst the atmosphere was ok, everything else was just awful. We waited over 30 mins for anyone...to come over and then the drinks and food took even longer. The food was tasteless and oily and presented carelessly. The venue was cramped, they had a whole other section but closed it so early!? The whole place just seemed worn and like nobody cares. Above all, the whole night seemed so disjointed , dull and was so very disappointing which is shame because we were looking forward to it all week 😣🙁 absolutely won’t be returning here for any food or drinks. Be sure to avoid this placeMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 9 June 2023

Just back from the worst dinner I've ever had. Tough, fatty schnitzel drowning in greasy, fatty "crumb", it was monumentally awful. We arrived at 7pm and were immediately asked if we'd be wanting coffee after dinner because they wanted to turn off the machine. Then,...as we were ordering, we were told the kitchen closes at 8. WHAT? On a Friday night? No wonder no-one eats here. As we were eating, staff were perfunctory with service, fitting in "service" around lifting the floor mats and cleaning the restaurant - at 7.30pm!! Other people arrived and were turned away!! So on top of eye-watering prices for really poor, deep-fried food ($42 for some fish, a couple of scallops and deep-fried squid tentacles anyone?) and the can't be effed "service", this is an experience to avoid.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 11 May 2023

Called in for cocktail of the day. Really excellent. The cocktail maker (Maggie) is delightful and really knows her Cocktails add to the her pleasant personality and lovely manner and the eatery had got two more people looking forward to visiting again

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 5 May 2023 via mobile

A group of us went on their steak night, the setting of the place is okay but very worn. We were warmly greeted by a brilliant young girl with brown hair. Our server was a young, blonde British boy he was fantastic throughout and was...funny and down to earth, but not intrusive with our group. Unfortunately, those were the only good parts of our visit. the rest from there was down hill Most of us had the steak, all of them cold and most of them not cooked properly. It came with a fried egg which we were told about and was random, but that too was cold and wasn’t right. There wasn’t many chips at all either. I personally felt embarrassed, it just seemed as the food had no care. Overall, the service was great, but the setting and food was overpriced and so disappointing. I would not recommend coming here for dinner.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 16 April 2022

Although the food was ok, the service and attitude of the chef/owner is sub-par. This restaurant is also overpriced. Two main things happened tonight which is just crazy. 1. Our teenager wanted to order the pizza that we saw going past our table, but no,...you can only order the overpriced pizza if you in the bar NOT the restaurant. 2. When we finished our meals and moved to dessert we wanted the chocolate sundaes (something we had also seen leaving the kitchen and thought they looked good. BUT NO again. You could only order a sundae if you were under 12. We objected but were told the sundaes are too cheap for the adult menu. Honestly whatever price they had charged for the sundae we would have paid. But no, instead because of their inflexibility they missed out completely on four desserts, three coffees and a hot chocolate!!!! Very disappointed. Won't return.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 26 February 2022 via mobile

22 Jan had booked restaurant for dinner. Table was set up for 1 less than booking. 7 of us, 3 keen on burgers, 4 mains. BUT no, can’t order from either menu. So moved outside for the “bar” menu arguably at their cost circa $150-...due to the lack of menu flexibility- same waiting staff, same kitchen. Provided feedback online, no response. Back today prepared to give another go. 10:40am, open 40mins, just one staff doing front of house & coffees. “Already have 20 coffees to do” is all I heard. Took menu, sat down, no one came to take order. Left. Would have spent circa $40 on eggs bene so by rough count nearly $200 that has gone awol. Will I give a 3rd and final chance? Because the chef is clearly very good, superb food. Just need to sort the menu flex and front of house.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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