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CUISINES
New Zealand, Bar, Pub
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Table Service, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Live Music, Dog Friendly, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrible! We went in a group. Wait staff didn’t seem happy at all and the manager a young blonde girl was hostile. Too much attitude for us!

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 6 May 2024 via mobile

Shared a delicious platter.Such a good vibe and service from all the staff.Sam was so helpful with recommendations for food and wine .We will be back!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 25 March 2024

We were here to celebrate my son's birthday. Having seen an article about this restaurant on Seven Sharp and my husband knowing about it as well, we booked a table for 5 family members. We loved the idea of sharing different dishes which were delicious.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 27 July 2023 via mobile

Wow food was great, service was even greater. Our waitress Natalia was absolutely stunning and so fun! Such a cute haircut!!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 10 August 2021

I visited fantail & turtle with my mum and aunty in the late afternoon, it wasn't busy but wasn't dead either. We asked to sit inside and they happily seated us. We ordered two coffees which were nice. We orders 3 snacks; chips, kumara with...duck fat and the fried chicken. We waited around 20 minutes for the chips and then half an hour for the chicken. We then waited another half an hour for the duck fat kumara which by the time that came out we can finished the chips and chicken. We had two staff members come over and tell us that we would need to move because they have a function coming in at 5:30 bare in mind it was only 4:30. We said that we were still waiting on food and there was no apology or sympathy, they just wanted us out. Once we finally got the kumara, I asked for a takeaway box as we felt unwelcomed and rushed. She started taking away our plates but could clearly see we were finished nor did she ask if we were finish. The duck fat kumara was so nice and the fried chicken was the best I've had. However, the service was horrible. I would not recommend this place to anyone!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 30 June 2020 via mobile

Took my team for a celebratory lunch at Fantail & Turtle in Smales Farm. Very busy parking lot with a pay to park machine. Seating was comfy and spacious and we situated ourselves near the fireplace which provided a lovely atmosphere. We had a group...of 7. We all ordered drinks and then settled on several pizzas and 2 platters. The platters serve 2-4 people and have a selection of the chef’s choices plus some special treats. Our platters arrived with cured meats, fried chicken pieces, chicken wings, assorted roasted veggies, battered and fried fish, fried wontons, lamb chops and assorted olives. The platter was plentiful and tasty. The wait staff was attentive and polite and made recommendations for our group size. It is a great group dining setting. Full bar with lots of variety. Would go back and try more items on this fun, eclectic menu. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 13 March 2020

Love this place. Always a great atmosphere. Fit out, music, lighting. Staff are super caring and friendly. The food is delicious (especially the pizza). Love the beer and gin range. Extensive wine list

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020

The food was fantastic. The atmosphere brilliant, even though it wasn't that full as a Sunday night. The young guy that served us was so good at his job. Just brilliant. Gave him a nice tip We went there for my daughters birthday, it was...open Mic night and the entertainment was really really good. Will most definitely be going back. A great example of doing it right ! Cheers teamMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 3 March 2020 via mobile

Amazing atmosphere Great vibe Music great outdoor eating Good music Great service Great sharing platters Good food From snacks to pizza

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 3 November 2019 via mobile

The pizza toppings are imaginative and tasty. The courtyard is broken up into areas where couples or a small group can enjoy themselves. Service is good and staff cheerful. I could easily return.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 23 September 2019 via mobile

Was there with a group of frens to celebrate a birthday. Interesting concept of being able to order from any of the restaurants as we sat out in the covered deck. Really cold night. Decided to give this outlet a go. The braised beef short...rib was a big disappointment. It was dry and tasteless. My fren's sausage wasnt much better. The whole set up of the Smales Farm eateries nx to the B-hive building is very nice tho. Perfect for the warmer days ahead.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 9 August 2019 via mobile

I really like this place.. good beer, great bar menu, good music & vibe; but what the heck is up with the lime flooring?? We are all caked in what I think is lime dust, having to wash all our clothes (fun for the kids,...but...). And I hate to think how much food lives in there 🤣More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 9 August 2019 via mobile

Went here after work for a drink with a girlfriend on a rainy Friday night, and we had a bowl of yummy fries between us. The pizzas, chicken meals, and bread and dip plates looked nice. There was a live DJ playing which was cool....We were under the speaker initially, and it was a bit loud, to hear our conversation, so we moved tables. I think they may have turned it down a bit, after that. The bar had a nice vibe. There was another bar right next door, part of the same place, but a bit more sophisticated. There was a different bar in the same complex, but it was virtually empty, when we left about 7.30pm.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 8 August 2019 via mobile

$5 for a coffee I think is pretty expensive and especially when it’s not made very well. Millers coffee is normally very nice but can certainly say the barista here needs some lessons. When it came it was in a huge cup which I never...asked for but on ordering wasn’t told I had choice of size.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 July 2019 via mobile

We came along for an early dinner after a sports final - 31 adults and kids. They had a designated area for us, as promised, by the outside fire. Pizzas were yum. Service very organised and efficient which is essential for hungry kids. The kids...had plenty of space to run around on the grass outside. We can’t wait to come back!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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