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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A large group of friends had lunch here today and what an amazing experience. The staff were just incredible- so friendly, polite and patient. The menu selection is lovely …although the print is a bit small for visually challenged people! After meal Coffees were perfect,...as were the teas. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves in this beautiful environment, made perfect by the wonderful staff and food.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 26 March 2022

Came this afternoon, with three friends. Th e service was friendly but very very slow, clumsy and lacked professionalism at times, I don't mind that, all good, but not in a place that charges a fare wack for a lunch meal. The food though, was...top notch, i had pasta of the day, a surperb fettacini with salmon, Beutiful food, very slow, at one time we had to go and ask the waitress to come and take our orders, NOT GOOD! Get your wait staff up to speed! They drag you down!!!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 5 March 2022

We had a lovely brunch here on a saturday morning sitting in the sun. Service was good but the menu was very limited and less than than online. The food was simple but well presented. It was nice to walk around the garden afterwards. Would...not recommend if you are going just for the food.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 21 January 2022

We had the best salmon ever, nice staff, the nicest garden view, and the restaurant was nice and clean.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 3 December 2021

We had a beutifully presented and delicios lunch here today. Staff were super friendly and enthusiastic. Plenty of room and very clean. Garden setting is idyllic. Good value for momey. We will definitely go back

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 11 October 2021

Was looking forward to having brunch here but that was very short lived. First there are only approx 7 things on the menu but two of them weren’t available and it wasn’t even 11am (we weren’t told this, we only found out when we asked...what the pasta of the day was). Then when selecting our meals I asked if I could have scrambled eggs instead of soft eggs, as I explained I was pregnant and couldn’t have soft eggs. The waitress said that the chef doesn’t like making any changes and we had to ask her to check with the chef if this was possible. Turns out the chef couldn’t do this. We were very surprised by this and who knew that scrambled eggs were so hard to do. We then left as they couldn’t accommodate this simple request.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 10 October 2021

A lovely place to have lunch. Food was lovely but service quite slow. Gardens beautiful to walk round as well. Only gave a 4 due to slow service. But everything else was lovely. Food presented well.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 4 October 2021

Turned up recently at 1.30 pm and sat outside to be told that they could not take any more orders - they shut at 4, huh? Turned up this week end to find a sign saying restaurant full - only wanted a coffee outside and...a snack My advice, save the fuel and stick to town cafesMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 23 June 2021

Glenfalloch Restaurant is open at lunchtimes for simple but delicious meals at reasonable prices. The menu is interesting, but more selection would be good. A beautiful environment, friendly staff and comfortable restaurant. It would be good if it was open in the evenings.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 7 June 2021

Nice drive out to this garden which is in a very picturesque setting near the waterfront. The structures are a little dated, but they provide some interesting information about the conservation work at the entrance. The cafe staff were really good & my hashbrown stack...was excellent. Parts of the garden were under development while I was there so I didn't get to walk around much, but there are a few different walkways that are good for a meander with some steeper tracks for people wanting to walk off their lunch.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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OtagoPeninsulaTrust, Other at Glenfalloch Garden Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2021

Kia ora and thanks for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate your review – Glenfalloch is a magical place. Our team takes pride in the Glenfalloch Restaurant and the Woodland Garden and its over 140 years of botanical heritage and we...More

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CJandT
27 November 2018|
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Response from OtagoPeninsulaTrust | Property representative |
Hi Chris, Great to hear you are coming home to visit! We are wheelchair friendly and also have a mobility scooter if needed. Just give us a call when you book 03 4761006 and we can organise for you. The seats are padded, we... More
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Response from OtagoPeninsulaTrust | Property representative |
The garden is open daily from 9am and is a beautiful historic garden. Donations are asked for to contribute to the upkeep of the property to keep it open for everyone to enjoy.
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Glenfalloch Garden Cafe and Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5