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Travellers' Choice2023
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
CUISINES
European, Gastropub, Bar
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
Reviews (156)
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Reviewed 23 December 2023

Had brunch at The Grange Smales Farm – big, airy space, all-day bar and bistro, based at Goodside in Smales Farm - great atmosphere, groups of ladies dressed to the nines on a birthday-bash; other patrons were casually relaxed. Meals were prompt, very tasty –...pleasant friendly staff, service was good. (I have gait/walking challenges (stroke), wear a legbrace.)More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023 via mobile

The Grange consistently impresses. If local we would be more regular. Steak: perfect. All other dishes consistently good as well. Is The Grange underrated? We think so. Venue is excellent, parking is easy, great option if travelling- close to the motorway, staff are attentive, and...the foods always good. Just always a really good experience. And compared to a hatted viaduct the day before that had mostly good food but a very underwhelming experience, The Grange far exceeds that in the whole experience, and staff that are way better. 👍👍👍😄😄😄More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Mark Wilson, Owner at The Grange, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2023

Hi there Thank you so much for your glowing review. We really appreciate you taking the time to post this, and we are so pleased you always enjoy your experience with us. Very much looking forward to seeing you again soon. Regards Mark - Owner

Reviewed 4 September 2023

Great service by genuinely warm experienced server, lovely ambience, and my snapper was cooked to perfection in the most delicious bisque ever! Great value too

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Date of visit: September 2023
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Mark Wilson, Owner at The Grange, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2023

Hi there Thank you for your awesome review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards Mark - Owner

Reviewed 9 August 2023

My wife and two friends had a very enjoyable lunch yesterday at The Grange. The service was prompt and polite. We all enjoyed our food which was served within a reasonable time and was very fresh and tasty. The decor is very bright and open...without the normal noise you get in restaurants which are tightly grouped. It allowed for pleasant conversation without having to talk to loud.More

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Date of visit: August 2023
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Mark Wilson, Owner at The Grange, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2023

Hi Grant Thank you for your great review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Mark - Owner

Reviewed 1 August 2023

Good food attentive staff and prompt service. Relatively high prices for the beef, lamb and fish selections but a sign of the times.Comprehensive wine list and an interesting mixture of food choices.More

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Date of visit: July 2023
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Mark Wilson, Owner at The Grange, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2023

Hi Robin Thanks for your awesome review. Really pleased the staff looked after you, and that you enjoyed our food offering. Yes, the cost to purchase these proteins is very high, and unfortunately is reflected in our menu pricing. Hopefully we will see some relief...More

Reviewed 16 July 2023

My partner and I recently hosted our Engagement Party at The Grange, and we could not have been more impressed or appreciative of the service we received. Ernie’s responsiveness pre-event was very prompt and professional, and Kai, Blake and Ethan who assisted with the event...itself were super friendly and accommodating. Nothing was ever a hassle. Thank you all for making our evening super special and memorable. - Mitchell and TaylaMore

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Date of visit: July 2023
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Mark Wilson, Owner at The Grange, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2023

Hi Mitchell & Tayla Thank you for your amazing review. We really appreciate it, and I will pass your feedback on to all the staff. I'm so pleased we made your night so special, and look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best...More

Reviewed 15 July 2023

Had a birthday with 20 people in the private dining room. Service from booking to the end of the evening was brilliant. Having had to organise from a distance it was so easy! Can’t rate high enough!

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Date of visit: July 2023
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Mark Wilson, Owner at The Grange, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2023

Hi Claire Thank you for your awesome review. We're so pleased we made your birthday party with us so special. Looking forward to seeing you again sometime soon. Regards Mark - Owner

Reviewed 12 July 2023

One bit of overcooked toast and avocado mashed on it and a coffee (oat) and it cost $30.50 I’m still angry!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Mark Wilson, Owner at The Grange, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2023

Hi there Thanks for your review. Sorry we didn't meet your expectations here. Just to confirm though that our Smashed Avocado is not just avocado mashed onto toast. The dish is grilled sourdough with smashed avocado, a poached egg and goats cheese. At $23.00, we...More

Reviewed 12 July 2023

Staff are always next level at the Grange, menu is always great, food never disappoints , consistently great, well done

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Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 9 July 2023 via mobile

We had a great meal here for 4. Great service. Lovely food. Easy access and parking. Nice atmosphere. Definitely will return.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 3 July 2023

Great space for a large group, very accommodating and great food and service. There were 12 of us in the outdoor area which kept us separate from the restaurant, which we liked. Servers were very friendly and made great conversation with us. Would definitely recommend...to anyone and return.More

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Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 30 June 2023

I hired out the greenhouse dinning room for my 30th and it was absolutely beautiful, Shannon was our waitress and she was amazing, thank you for such a special night

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Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 11 June 2023

Amazing experience! Had the long lunch with friends! Staff so attentive and fabulous food and drink! Visiting from Christchurch! Highly recommend for anyone! Nice sitting out in the sunshine! Great work The Grange!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 26 May 2023

What a GR8 venue for a family gathering. I contacted the Grange from Australia, explained my requirements and was assisted from go to woe. I booked the private dinning room for 12 people with a choice a three fixed menus. There was a minimum spend...for the night but, it was well worth the expenditure. Our waitress "Shanon" was exceptional as were the other staff members, and nothing was any trouble. We had three courses, and the serving of each course was well timed. The food was not only fresh and delicious, but extreamly generous in quantity. All the family members commented on the venue and the food. The choice of drinks, wines,single malts and non alcoholic varieties was appreciated. I would recommend this venuse to anyone .More

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Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 23 May 2023

Handy if you are staying close by for work. Have been in numerous times and really enjoyed the experience and the staff. I am aware that the portions are small for the amount of money you pay so this is not a place to come...of you are hungry! I went back tonight and the eye steak now costs $48.50 so I am going to have to cease going to The Grange. I just find that the price increase has made the small amount of food just not worth it. I hope the staff get a wage increase!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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The Grange is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5