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Pub, Bar, Seafood, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
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Reviewed 17 July 2023

Went to Finn's for Mana mid-winter Wine Club lunch. The service was great. Lovely friendly staff and very efficient. The food was excellent! Delicious. Can highly recommend the lamb shank served on a bed of roast veges. Devine. And the fish & chips (fresh Dory)....Very generous servings. Highly recommend Finn's. five-star rating:)More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 15 January 2023 via mobile

Our family of five ate here. We all enjoyed the friendly welcome, relaxing atmosphere and good meals. My husband and I shared the seafood platter and couldn't get to the bottom of it. Our children all enjoyed their meals too. We'll be back

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 13 June 2022

We have a family meet often at the Paekakariki pub and recently went just before the new owners took over and just after. It is always an enjoyable meal, and the staff always friendly and accommodating. We were interested to see if there was any...difference with the change of ownership, but, there was not, the food was the same and the service just as friendly. The steak was cooked perfect, the chips really crisp, everyone enjoyed their meals, except the person who ordered the risotto who said it was average. Both times we went recently was for birthdays and each time they brought out a muffin with a candle on it for the birthday girls.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 7 April 2022 via mobile

An excellent meal served by a professional and friendly team. We asked them for a lift back to the Paekakariki Holiday Camp, which they were happy to do. Highly recommended. Thank you.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 26 January 2022

I have visited Finns many times over the last few years and never been disappointed. The food and service have been consistently good, the prices realistic and the ambience pleasant. A varied menu, with bar meals and daily specials on the blackboard. A group of...around 25 of us meet there for lunch occasionally and have always enjoyed our meal. Generous portions, fresh seafood - and the Fisherman's Platter is ample for two hearty appetites to share! My most recent visit was with another large group for dinner in mid-December. Friendly, efficient service, the food arrived promptly (and at approximately the same time, which is a plus for a gathering of that size). We all enjoyed our food and had a great evening. The pork belly and the Moules mariniere were especially popular.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 14 January 2022 via mobile

Lovely food very helpful and friendly staff. Good wine. Perfect for a relaxed lunch in the sun. We would definitely go back again

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 15 November 2021

In the past we have had some really nice meals at this restaurant but feel a little disappointed when we called in yesterday with a group of friends for breakfast. The service was great, no complaints there and the meals would have been good except...everyone had overdone poached eggs ( none were runny at all) and the bacon appeared steamed (not crispy at all). All of our coffee's were lukewarm and arrived with the meal rather than before or after. Hate giving this critique now but feel it has to be said so hopefully things can improve! On reflection, I wish that one of us had spoken up at the time but we all declined rather than upset or embarrass our group. Hope this is received in the good faith that it has been sent.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 23 August 2021

My family and friends love this restaurant. We’ve eaten there on a regular basis for a number of years. The food is always delicious and it’s a lovely, open airy environment.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 25 October 2020 via mobile

We certainly weren’t welcomed into this restaurant and the waitress never smiled; a pity indeed. The decor is very dark, However. the fish and chips that we both had were excellent and to be recommended.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 26 July 2020 via mobile

This place is fabulous. We were warmly welcomed by the host who showed us to our room. The room was very spacious and warm. There was also a seating area where you could watch TV. The bed was large and very comfortable and at night...it was quiet. Great shower over the spa bath. We had a very pleasant meal in the restaurant downstairs. All in all excellent value for money. We would definitely recommend this place to others.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 23 July 2020 via mobile

I booked our Probus Group in for dinner last night and couldn’t wish for better service. There was no problem for them to cater for 28 people and had us seated at three tables, making it a nice number for conversation. The food was fantastic,...every meal was presented well, and everybody loved what they ordered. All the meals came out at the same time which was an added bonus. The lady at Finn’s who oversaw our group was so friendly and nothing was too much bother. I have dined with this group for over 3 years and this restaurant would be one of the best we have dined at in the Kapiti Coast. Would thoroughly recommend this to anyone.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 24 February 2020

Booked group dinner with set menu on a Friday and Saturday night as we were visiting for a sports event and the meals and service were great - big meals for the team and everyone very happy thanks to all the team at Finns restaurant

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 16 January 2020

We asked for chips and to eat in the restaurant, they gave us takeaway and when we told them we didn’t ask for takeaway they said we couldn’t eat inside and proceeded to kick us out the restaurant.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Nancy C C, Manager at Finn's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2020

you ordered two scoops... we only sell scoops to takeaway.....

Reviewed 8 January 2020 via mobile

Loved my🐠🐟 an chips with a bubbly 🥂 - something for everyone in our group of 6 👍. Happy chappies ✨

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 11 December 2019 via mobile

Excellent venue, excellent food, friendly helpful staff. Very easy and professional to deal with. We were a party of ten and were all impressed with the quality of our mains and desserts. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Finn's Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4