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Bar, Pizza, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thought we’d give Long Beach Tavern a try after dining at their restaurant Salt & Wood (which is also in Waikanae) and we were not disappointed. Good choice of food (which arrived very quickly to our table), great choice of drinks (the cocktails were well...made and full of flavour), buzzing atmosphere and attentive staff. Only gripes - was there a kids’ menu? Couldn’t see one (if there was one, it was not offered to us). Secondly, please clear the table of plates and glasses a bit quicker. Thirdly, the bathroom was a bit grim (lots of torn paper on the floor in particular). More positives than negatives, so we will return (perhaps for dinner).More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for an impromptu lunch. We had a lovely table outside and enjoyed both sunshine and shade provided by the greenery and umbrellas. Our cocktails were the perfect thirst quencher and we shared pizzas around the table. One in our part ordered a...salad and it was so big that we all shared. Staff were friendly and prices are reasonable.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 28 February 2024 via mobile

Fantastic experience. Went with a group of ex navy workmates and was impressed with the location, the staff were great, as was the food.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 11 February 2024 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and coffee at this busy cafe in Waikanae Beach. It has a great atmosphere and the staff are very friendly. It is popular and the service is very good. Scrambled eggs were very good and well presented.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 20 December 2023 via mobile

Unfortunately only outside tables left but they do try to warm it up with heaters & blankets. Good meals, appreciated that they told us the wait time. Service was ok, a bit robotic.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2023 via mobile

We were there for lunch. Two of us shared a pizza $20,;plus salad. Pizza was OK, salad was tiny for $12, and uninteresting. No discernible dressing. A couple of lettuce leaves and some slices of radish. The third person chose poached eggs on toast. $13....That’s what he got. Two beautifully poached eggs on one piece of toast. Beer was $12. Cosmopolitan cocktail $20 was lovely, as was the mocktail, though we thought $15 was quite a lot for such a large amount of ice in the glass. It’s a lovely beach location, and the garden seating out the back is delightful. Service was good. Just under $100 for 3. Not good value.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 14 August 2023 via mobile

Extremely disappointing lunch. The fries were very small, the fish was absolutely tasteless, the green salad was very tired. Maybe Monday isn’t a good day to visit as we have eaten there before with no complaints.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 26 July 2023

Have been going to Long Beach for many years but sadly this time was the last. Noticed service has been hit and miss and more recently, long waiting times. Ordered the Gambretti pizza as normal with fries. The fries came as just bits, more like...the ends of chips rather than any substance. Worse was the Gambretti Pizza which should have fresh prawns and tuna. The prawns certainly weren't fresh, more like frozen and thawed. The tuna was missing but had fair too much mayo and a load of capers. Asked the waitress where the tuna was as stated on the menu and always had - she asked in the kitchen and said had run out! Worse was to come as still charged the full price and therefore won't be going back.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 28 May 2023 via mobile

I've been twice back to long Beach in the last couple of weeks ( I did stop coming...) The service both times was outstanding, and bang on. Our lovely wait staff yesterday, bubbly, ( longer dark hair in a pony) young women on to it...and perfect timing. The food was excellent, 1 friend had the big breakfast and raving about it today still and we had pizzas -delish!! Also the day was a little rainy however we loved sitting outside and covered - with the fabulous warm concrete seat. This place has really bounced back big time, Ill be back back again soon.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 22 May 2023 via mobile

A weekend away at Waikanae beach was made even more enjoyable as we made the local long beach tavern our local. Breakfast the first day and dinner the next. The food was excellent. Service even better and a great location. A lovely quiet spot only...25 mins drive from Wellington. Very competitive prices which was a nice surprise too.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 18 April 2023

Hadn't been to Long Beach for a while so thought we would pop inyesterady for afternoon tea. No one approached as as we entered and so we seated ourselves, took ages to get served despite a large number of staff hanging around.Ordered tEnglish Breakfast tea...for 2, the simplest of things to get right. A teapot arrives with one teabag floating in it. Needless to say, not tea, not even water that tasted like tea. Wait person not friendly when asked for a pot with 2 teabags, she advised that you make tea for 2 people with one teabag at Long Beach (really??!!), slow service, no smiles.Comparing this experience to a visit today elsewhere where there were twice as many customers, half as many staff and with excellent service, warm welcome and smiles. Tip for management - I know its hard to get staff but please give them some coaching on customer service, at smiling and how to manage a customor disappointed with the product. Thank you.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 12 April 2023

My wife and kids loved their pizzas and my duo meat dish tasted great. We were seated and served drinks and food promptly. Our waitress was attentive and friendly, proactively providing a doggy bag. Good experience. Would return. Only suggestion would be to add a...kids menu, as they had a kids pizza option and did kids drinks,, but it’s not listed on the menu.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 9 April 2023

Reserved a table for dinner. Arrived on time and waited 20 mins to see our waitress. We were then told we couldn’t place an order for dinner, or even chips and bread, as the kitchen was too busy after taking an order from one large...table which was about 10% of the whole restaurant. Drinks eventually arrived but it took 80 mins to get any food. But the food was excellent once it finally arrived.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 18 February 2023

Pizza is devine! Chilli cheese fries are sooooo good. We usually take away but nice chilled beach atmosphere inside.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 14 February 2023 via mobile

Zero. Very short. Said no tables available. Didnt ask what time even. I think they are prejudiced to tourists. Good luck with that.

Date of visit: January 2023
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There are times, particularly at weekends , when this Restaurant is very busy and would pay to book a head
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LONG BEACH, Waikanae - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Yes, Long Beach offers takeaway services.

Long Beach is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4