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Reviewed 9 May 2021

we went here for a late dinner and a quiet tipple due to atrocious weather we were the only ones there and still made to feel welcome, food was real yummy and great prices..

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 2 May 2021

we both had a great experience here in this historic restaurant. The long time owners looked after us well !!!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 22 April 2021 via mobile

Decided to try out this beautiful establishment and couldn’t fault the friendly service and enjoyed the decor and view. I was slightly disappointed with the vegetarian options as the chickpea dish was more like a soup than it sounded on the menu and the stack...was lacking in flavour. My husband enjoyed his smoked salmon Terrine but his steak was over cooked from what was requested although quality of meat was good. Portion sizes were generous so didn’t have room for dessert.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 11 April 2021 via mobile

Best seafood chowder in the world, delicious lamb shanks & better staff... Pauline and Barry are amazing!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 3 April 2021

My wife and I visited a few weeks ago. The lamb shanks were divine, and the all day breakfast first rate

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 27 March 2021

Cannot believe we have never been here before. Food great, atmosphere great, service great...well worth the drive

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 19 March 2021 via mobile

What can I say other than OMG ! We have dined in many fine establishments but I’d have to say this rates as exceptional. From the moment we walked through the door we were treated like royalty. The decor is Devine. The menu, how did...we decide ...... everything sounded delicious. I chose the Chicken and my husband the Steak. Both meals were incredible, tasty, hot, well presented and of generous portions. I only wish we were staying another night so we could go back. Thank you so much. We will totally recommend your restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 8 March 2021

A wonderful place to visit; true kiwi hospitality. During these Covid times it is wonderful to experience gems like this in our own backyard. Thank you!

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 8 February 2021 via mobile

Lunch was finished but the cafe offers a warm welcome so Pauline and Barry let us slip in. It was worth it. Delicious lunch at good prices and a beer to wash it down. Doesn’t get any better.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 24 January 2021 via mobile

We visited on a beautiful evening, so had gorgeous views of the harbour from the restaurant. Very pleased with the menu, good choices for vegetarians. Fantastic customer service, it appeared to be a family run business. The food was enjoyed by all in our family.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Response from Pauline L | Property representative |
Hello yes they are we have out door seating and as long as they are on a lead thats fine. Regards
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1908 Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5