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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles93 reviews
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Very good
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Stephan v
Winchester430 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
It was a busy afternoon when we called in and we were told that there would be a 30 minutes wait for our meals. We weren't in a hurry on this occasion so decided to give it a go. I'm pleased that we did. The sweet and sour pork and the Korean hot spicy pork were both delicious and very pleasing. For a Korean dish it didn't seem all that hot and spicy so I suspect it has been toned down for NZ customers, but it was very nutritious, filling and definitely worth the wait.
Written 20 July 2020
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Brigitte
Wellington26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 family
I’m always pleasantly surprised when a cafe has keto options on the menu, and this time was no exception. I ordered the Keto eggs benny which came out quickly, on a bed of spinach. beautifully presented and tasted great, my only suggestion for improvement would be to heat the plate, as the mushroom and bacon went cold very quickly. kids had the snack chips, onion rings and kumara fries, portion sizes were generous and great value for money. The kumara chips were to die for.
Written 9 April 2022
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BeppieChick
Napier577 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
We stopped in for a small dinner and drink before carrying on up north. The service was friendly and the food came out reasonably quick, but even though I asked for runny eggs, they came out half hard. They should have realised this when they put it on the toast and did it again. I was hungry and we had no time to waste, so I ate without complaint. Would not bother to come again - will try another restaurant or another town next time.
Written 19 October 2020
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Grant smith
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 friends
We come out for bunch at 10:30 and we sat down all was good then we ordered our food and sat back down at our table. Then the waiter came over 3 times to make sure the order was correct he didn’t even know the menu and I know he has worked here for 4 months now. We waited 45 minutes for our drinks that were in the fridge and about an hour for coffees and then our food came out one by one after an 1hr 20min wait!!!! But no it gets worse we all got our meals then we were waiting for one more person food the creamy mushrooms and the waiters comes out and says we ran out of mushrooms what else would you like instead so he chose another meal and that was another 20min wait!!! The cafe a table of 10 and a table of 2 and us also there was 4 staff on!!! Our plates were slammed down and extremely rude atmosphere:( this place a couple of months ago was the best cafe in town used to have lovely service and fast yum food!! I really hope this gets fixed :(
Written 16 October 2021
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Michelle J
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 none
My partner and I stopped in during the social distancing phase of COVID in NZ, so the table spacing may be different to that which is normally used. My partner had the large breakfast, I had waffles and wedges. The food was great. Both meals were generous, and I had the bacon part of the waffles swapped out with no hassle or mistakes by the staff. The coffee was wonderful as well. The service was pleasant, fast, and professional. The female toilet was very clean (we did not use the male toilet).
Written 9 June 2020
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Paulhollingsnz
Auckland34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 couples
We dropped in for a quick dinner as we made our way home from Wellington where I had been on Business. The menu was good , my wife is gluten intolerant and the young waitress was really helpful with ensuring she was safe. We were just behind a large group and initially thought it would be a while for the meals to comiut but as we let them know we were traveling they very kindly put our orders ahead of the group, most appreciated. The meals themselves were great. We most certainly will drop in again should the occasion arise.
Written 27 May 2022
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Carol B
Palmerston North46 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 friends
Apparently under new management…..our friend who is a local, gave up on the previous owners, but it seems nothing has improved. We had to chase up our lunch order after the cafe was almost empty and waiting for nearly half an hour. I ordered calamari….five tiny pieces of real calamari and about half a dozen disgusting rings that had no flavour. When I asked what they were, and responded about how terrible they were, there was no apology and no interest. The staff are clearly disorganised, we were approached at least twice asking we had ordered what ever the waitress had in her hand. She wandered saying she had lost track of the guy who ordered. It was also very expensive for what it was. Will never go back.
Written 20 April 2023
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TommoTNZ
Manawatu-Wanganui Region50 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 couples
I have dined here a number of times over the years. It has normally been OK. Sadly, this time was not a good one. We both had Thai chicken curry and it was really lacking in flavour. The dominant flavour was metallic. Not nice.
Written 16 October 2020
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NZ
24 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
Cafe was freezing cold, had to ask if they would turn on the heat pump. Another dinner next to us put on their jacket and also said to staff how cold it was. Our tea for two was finally delivered to our table and its was cold. 10 mins later I enquired about the scones we ordered and they said, sorry won’t be long. Another ten minutes later they arrive. The scones were out of the cabinet so it’s not as if they had to make them. We then had to ask for butter to which they just said sorry we forgot. Another table had to ask what had happened to their order. There were only six people in the cafe so they were not busy. The cafe is also very dark even though the lights were on. The energy saving bulbs they used were not fit for purpose and you almost needed a guide dog. They are very disorganised and the staff do not seem to know what each other is doing.
Written 30 November 2023
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Stewarts Vacation
1543 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 none
We were totally impressed with this restaurant. The service was excellent - the staff were friendly and attentive but not OTT! There was a lovely ambiance created by the artworks on display (for sale), the spacious set up of tables and chairs and the gas fire for heating. There was a good range of food items - but we were there for the lamb's fry. It was delicious! The desserts were lovely too. All the portion sizes were perfect for our appetites. The restaurant closes at 8pm so be sure to arrive earlyish! Highly recommend this restaurant.
Written 11 October 2022
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Mike B
Paraparaumu177 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 none
The first night of our 3 day adventure at Dannevirke and we selected Black Stump to dine at. Everything about the place was adequate without being spectacular. The Menu was average, the food came out efficiently and well presented, a nice evening with good friends
Written 26 November 2021
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Angela B
Upper Hutt30 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 family
We arrived and and waited to be seated as requested. We waited and waited. Eventually after asking we found our own table, which was full of dirty plates. We asked for water when we ordered, only having to ask again and eventually get it ourselves. The table wasn’t cleared, either so we had to ask for the dirty plates to be taken away. Two of the three meals arrived ok. The third turned up some time later. Very average food. Below average service.
Written 22 September 2021
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Grant N
Hastings1516 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 couples
Second time we've been here - no change - still friendly and efficient and there slices are excellent - highly recommend the magic slice. Had tea with the slice and it was hot and well brewed. Recommend
Written 17 May 2024
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NopocketsincoffinZ
Wellington30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
Stopped for coffee, decided to grab some snacks too, so excited that we did cos the feijoa crumble was absolutely delicious!
Written 6 April 2024
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mikeandcaro1234
Wairarapa88 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 family
Terrible cafe, cheese scone wasn’t heated, was bland and dry, no butter offered. Lady was unfriendly. Food way too expensive for what it was
Written 8 January 2024
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