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US$23 - US$60
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New Zealand, European
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seatings are very comfortable and the decor is elegant but not too over. The food are ok. The slow cooked wagyu beef briskets are tender and full of flavor. However, way too sweet to my taste. Over all a very pleasant dining experience.

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Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 23 February 2021 via mobile

Three of us went after work because the menu looked amazing. Well, they did not disappoint. The SmokePit & Buoy is on the first floor of The Spencer on Byron Hotel. Don’t wait until you’re a hotel guest to try this restaurant. The food was...delectable and the service was outstanding. We sat and enjoyed the restaurant ambiance, food and service for 3 hours. Our server was pleasant and attentive. She handled our crazy requests with such professionalism. She made the night more enjoyable. The food was fine dining quality. We started with chicken nibbles that came with 3 dipping sauces and the tender, fresh calamari. Both dishes did not need dipping sauce because the flavors were on point. Then, for our main, the three of us shared the “feast”. This platter came with BBQ smoked brisket, ribs, fried chicken breast, sausage, pork belly, fries and a salad. The group consensus favorite was the super tender and flavorful smoked brisket. Everything had you licking your fingers. We ended the meal with an ice cream sundae and the divine dark chocolate fondant cake. These were fun endings to our meal. Great meal, beautiful restaurant and engaging service. Give it a try...enjoy!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 9 February 2021

Great service and food , tap beers available, entree calamari was a great start, I would a must try for seafood lovers

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Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 15 December 2020

We had a fabulous dinner with our family, everything was delicious, starters, mains, drinks. Our kids were treated well and we were very well serviced. So happy to find such a good place to have a marvellous feast.

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Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 12 December 2020 via mobile

Food was amazing and well worth the money but the service was terrible. we were waiting 30mins just for our cocktails, orders were getting mucked up....I ordered a pina colada and when I told them I wasn’t happy with it the barman decided to come...over to confront me and dismiss my complaint....not goodMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 16 November 2020

Stayed at the hotel so had a free drink voucher and discount off the meal. The wagyu beef burger was a really nice burger and the desserts were very nice also. Very friendly wait staff.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 23 September 2020

Brilliant. We have been there four times now and the staff are always great, menu very good and a reasonable wine selection. Will go again definitely.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 18 September 2020

The food here is amazing from start to finish we enjoyed everything ordered. Thanks to the Chefs. Excellent table service from Rajeev. We will be back

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Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 4 September 2020

Great menu at reasonable prices. Food was delicious. Six diners all had something different and all loved what they were served. Waiter was attentive and friendly without constantly being "in your face" or interrupting conversations. Highly recommend.

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Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 3 August 2020

Great food & pleasant staff with nice surroundings and menu was good value for money. A good drinks list

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Date of visit: July 2020
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DebbieBarnett, Other at SmokePit & Buoy, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us in SmokePit & Buoy, we really appreciate your comments and hope to welcome you back, Kindest regards, Debbie Barnett, Guest Relations Manager

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