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US$8 - US$24
Bar, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gastropub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

1 chicken caesar salad 1 caesar salad Chicken came 10 minutes before the salad without we had to request our other meals whereabouts Staff could see nothing but a bite was eaten. Asked every table but ours if the meal was OK Today was a...let downMore

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 11 August 2021 via mobile

Walked in on a cold quiet weekend, was handed menus and never heard from the staff again!! We sat there for 15 minutes and no one came back. So we got up and left and the staff member cleaning the tables saw us leave and...didn’t even acknowledge us! Walked over to No.4 and actually had amazing service. Complete different experience.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 26 July 2021

Went here on Sunday night and it was really busy. Small menu selection but the food was well cooked and presented. Staff were great and we were happy with our meals and cost. I ordered the Spicy Chicken Pizza which was lacking spice I thought.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 27 June 2021

Went to Aikman’s last night for my mums 50th birthday and it was completely faultless! Organisation from the function manager Yushi was amazing and the service on the night was exceptional. Glasses were never empty and food was great as well! Special shout-out to Faz...for making the best cocktails! Will absolutely be coming back, could not fault the night!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 21 June 2021

A group of us went in for drinks and a meal and it took almost 25 minutes before we were served and even then given no cutler, sharing plates or water for the table. The waitress was also very rude and short spoken with us

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 27 April 2021 via mobile

A group of us had lunch over ANZAC weekend. We had booked several days ahead. We were seated outside. No one came to take drink orders so we had to go inside to do this. Then we had to go back inside 15 minutes later...to find out where they were. After another half an hour we had to ask to place our food orders. They took forever to arrive. The entrees came out after the main courses. Two main course orders were missed altogether. The fish and chips were quite good. The chicken noodle salad was bland. They were apologetic and didn’t charge for the 2 missing meals which did eventually arrive after a complaint was made. Also we were given 2 bottles of wine. Aikmans needs to look at their staffing levels. We won’t be back.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 18 March 2021

A lot has changed over the years and not all for the good. While creating a large covered area in the coutyard, by making this a designated smoking area it now effectively renders the entire site, inside and out a smokers area. The smell is...consuming and feels like we have gone back 30 years. The volume from the TV was aslo too loud. We relocated to a table inside in the restaurant but it made no difference. The service has also been on a slippery slope downwards. Impressions would be that staff (sometimes very hard to distiguish with no uniform and while wearing active wear) are hired on looks and not experience, ability or care factor. The lack of enthusiasim, care for clientele and initiave is evident. A smile wouldn't go a miss. We've had food delivered to the table, minus any plates, cutlery or condements. On the rare chance we've been able to order a drink at the table, while that one drink has been delivered, there has been no thought to clear the remaining empty glasses on the table or make enquiries as to if anyone else would like another drink. Having to order a drink and request a menu several times over only to still be waiting an our later with neither is very dissappointing. Unfortunately this has not been a one off experience, pre lockdown, Level 2 and Level 1 seem to make no difference to quality of service. Staff training would be advisable.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 3 February 2021

I had ordered the duck liver parfiat. Sounded very tasty on the menu especially the rhubarb. It came out looking very pretty. The rhubarb batons had almost no flavour. There was a rhubarb gelèe. This tasted of chemicals and nothing else. We asked if the...chef had tasted it. We were told it was supposed to be bland. Seriously! Everything lacked seasoning.The week before the fish was over cooked. When I have raised issues with the staff we got a sorry and no attempt to rectify the issues but happily took my money.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 1 December 2020

Second visit to this bar in 5 months. I enjoyed the atmosphere and it was really busy that evening. Of course a bit of a wait for bar service but such is life when a place is humming along.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 6 November 2020 via mobile

We went to Aikmans last night for tea. There were four of us. The bar was packed and staff were under pressure. We had visited Aikmans a few months ago and the food was amazing. We couldn't fault it. I had the lamb rack last...time and it was so amazing that despite the cost I was going to have it again. Last time, I was overwhelmed by the quality but not so this time. It wasn't really a lamb rack.... Just three lamb chops cooked medium rare and quite chewy! Big disappointment compared to last time. The others had steak and burgers and they enjoyed their meal. My lamb rack was served with mash and a few sinewy sticks of asparagus. Not what I was expecting. A bit disappointed this timeMore

Date of visit: November 2020
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Aikmans Bar & Eatery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5