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European, Healthy, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Superb. Exceeded expectations. Everything packed with flavour, beautifully cooked and presented and nothing careless or redundant on the plate. This is the third meal I have enjoyed since management and the chef changed and every meal has been excellent. The prawns on salted curd with...Napoli sauce and gremolata are beyond delicious. This is a well run kitchen where the team obviously enjoys their work and being part of a great team. Service is professional, friendly and attentive.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worst chips ever, even worse that McDonald's. They were crunchy husks with no potato evident. The burger was cooked really well with great flavours.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Disgusting iced mocha. I used to go to Camarosa all of the time and tell people how amazing their coffees were. I believe the barista who made those coffees left and ever since then it’s gone down hill. Today I got served a takeaway iced...mocha that tasted of burnt coffee and I kid you not they used primo a bottle of primo for the chocolate part. I purchased two other takeaway mochas that were burnt and had no chocolate taste what so ever. A waste of my money and I won’t be going back.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing. The service was very prompt. From arrival to finish, very friendly staff, the food was soo good! Entree and mains. Could not manage desert as the portions were such value for money we were full! I had the lamb and hubby had the pasta!...Both very happy with flavours , portions , your staff were so busy but you did amazing with checking on ur Patrons, and the length of waits was nothing with how busy you were. Thanks again!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The online reservation process was quick and easy with the booking instantly confirmed. Lots of parking. Restaurant ambiance very nice. Staff friendly, polite and responsive. There is a wide choice on the menu. Food and drinks were brought to our table in a short time....The salmon was perfectly cooked and delicious. Rack of lamb also very nice. Tiramisu was excellent. We would visit again.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 31 March 2022

We booked the day before and got a comfirmation email. On arrival at the set time I showed a printout I had to the Waitress. She snootily told me this was a voucher, of which I was aware. I pointed out that written on it...was the booking number from the email. She stated that she had no bookings for 10.30 She didn't seem to believe me so I retrieved my phone to show her the email. Oh well. Perhaps that was the worst that could happen. We were prepared to give her the benefit of the doubt. She brought us the menus and some very good sparkling water. We chose two big breakfasts which sounded very nice. They were revolting. A lot of chemicals went into the preparation of this "food". We were both unwell after. DON'T GO!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 24 February 2022

Family lunch here and was excited as I had heard so much about Camarosa. Waitress was very loud - all surrounding tables knew what we had ordered as we did with them. Food was okay - I expected better. Dubious about trying again.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 24 February 2022

Dinner was wonderful (and lots of it) Service was fantastic and very friendly. Food arrived quite quickly, and they were busy for a Wednesday night. Throughly recommended for a nice intimate dinner. Drinks were great too (Pink gin - so good!)

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 24 January 2022

Was there as part of a large group, Main Meal was cold and had to be reheated. Desert was fairly ordinary, No beer Selection. Wont be back

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 23 January 2022 via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner, beautifully presented. Service was fantastic, with friendly banter, very responsive to our requests.

Date of visit: January 2022
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I have 3 young children and I would definitely take them to Camarosa
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Camarosa is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5