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Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 September 2020

Booked a dinner out with the family for a special occasion at Porthouse. Turned up and they said they had no booking and questioned us like we were lying, Showed us their booking list and we weren't on it. So we showed them the call...log on our phone to prove we rang them. The person on the phone just didn't write anything in like she didn't care They just stood and just looked at us making us feel awkward and embarrassed. Did not offer drinks or a solution. She then went to what looked like the manager and right in front of us he just shrugged his shoulders and brushed it off like it was nothing. That's when I got pissed off and we walked out. Will let everyone I know hear about these guys.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 27 July 2020

Popped in on the way to to Whangarei. Had open steak (blue) sandwich, with nachos. Beer was cold food was hot and tasty, reasonable value and quick service. Were a few families eating also , good vibe.More

Date of visit: July 2020
ManagementT3, Owner at Porthouse Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2020

Thankyou for popping in we do try to make the experience a relaxing one as we are all busy with families and any time out with the family or without should be rewarded. We hope to see you again when you are in the area....More

Reviewed 19 July 2020

Always plenty of room for groups. Barstaff are lovely. The burgers are the best - highly recommend the vege burger, even though I'm meateater.

Date of visit: December 2019
ManagementT3, Owner at Porthouse Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2020

Thankyou for your comment, we are a relaxed and family orientated place and really love having such good feed back which shows we are on the correct track hope to see you again very soon.

Reviewed 26 June 2020

I've visited a few times in recent years - the pizzas are tasty, and there's a reasonable range of drink options. Plenty of tables inside and out.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 7 June 2020

Driving up from Auckland for the weekend - did a phone order as we drove up the Bynderwyns. Picked up the hamburgers on the way through. Happy with the result.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 10 February 2020

We got a voucher for the Porthouse for our wedding in 12th October 2019. I had my operation on the 6th November, as you are all aware, with a 10 week recovery. We did not know we had less than 7 weeks to use a...$160 meal voucher. Under the circumstances they would not accept it. The owner told us that they refused a voucher 2 days over last week. DONT GO TO THE PORTHOUSE EVER.....THEY ARE THIEFS.More

Date of visit: February 2020
ManagementT3, Owner at Porthouse Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2020

Hi Leisa, We are sorry you feel this way and at the time we did say if you had communicated with us before the cut off date we could have discussed it further, I may add vouchers are for 3months not 7 weeks, and is...More

Reviewed 14 January 2020

Ridiculous!! I ordered a takeaway burger, ended up waiting 50 MINUTES just to get an average burger with burnt chickenMore

Date of visit: January 2020
ManagementT3, Owner at Porthouse Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2020

Hi Amy I did respond to you but don't know if you received my email. We are sorry you had this experience with us and can only apologise, on the particular night we were extremely busy and had a very large function on (no excuses),...More

Reviewed 14 January 2020

The Porthouse has great food, friendly and welcoming hosts, enjoyed my chicken wings and steak sandwich, well done Helen, Steve and Craven and Warren the chef

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 23 December 2019 via mobile

The Porthouse serves great food and has nice casual atmosphere to sit back and enjoy a drink or two.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 24 November 2019 via mobile

We heard from the B&B owner where we were staying that the Porthouse has this fantastic seafood platter. All we needed to hear was seafood and we were going. The Bar was just over 5 km from us so it was a short drive. It...was busy but we found a nice table inside for two. They have a back garden area as well. You get menus, order,pay and then the food is delivered to your table. The platter had lots in it. Shrimp, mussels cakes, squid, white fish bites and raw fish plus lots of garlic bread. It was tasty! We also ordered the Greek salad. A nice lager and glass of Sauvignon blanc went well with it. Overall a good meal.More

Date of visit: November 2019
ManagementT3, Owner at Porthouse Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2019

HI Guys, Firstly thankyou for writing this review without these we tend to get buy passed. Secondly we are pleased that you experience our fantastic platter it always great to hear such good feedback and we would love to see you back enjoying something else...More

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