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Element Cafe Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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26 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-345 7028
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Haguenau, France
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527 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is interesting as this restaurant is build in an old bank. It gives a special atmosphere. Choice is big and the food I had was tasty. Worthwhile to go there.

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Thank Hugues S
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good meal, will definitely be going back when passing through Wanganui again. The bacon & zucchini fritters was delicious so was the large cup of coffee.

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Thank Helen S
Pauatahanui, New Zealand
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been on the road for about 5 days and have eaten outon all those days. Breakfast and dinner. This was the last day before we heading home. We have been here before for lunch about 3 years ago, all was great them. This morning when we came in there was a table with a Family that was nearly... More 

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Thank Jchnz
England
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248 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Really fab meal - beautiful wine and beautiful meal - couldn't ask for more - a definite must visit - wonderful.

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Thank StacksnTressels
Pokeno, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

A group of us had breakfast here on Waitangi Day and enjoyed it so much that when my husband said he wanted to take me out for breakfast on Valentines Day I asked if we could go back there. My husbands breakfast was faultless and mine was lovely except the French loaf my Creamy Balsamic Mushrooms was served on was... More 

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Thank Karen15041954
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Excellent food, service and realistic prices. We had dinner there would go again. Good menu choice. Modern with proper cotton napkins

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Thank johnanderson2017
Berlin, Germany
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

This is a great venue for a special meal with a good wine list. The food is expertly and beautifully prepared and the staff are attentive and well mannered. An added bonus is the venue which is imposing and grand being a former banking chamber for BNZ.

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Thank Francis V
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Had a quick bite at cafe 4pm on a quiet sunday. Great kids menu loved the sausages and mash so pleased something other than fried food. Great cabinet sausage roll which did come with chips but tasty and great value. Awesome building. Good coffee

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Thank drcath2016
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Average breakfast. Waitress took order without notepad. Mucked up one order and completely forgot another meal. Waited a while but nobody came to clear the table nor ask if we were ready for the missing meal. Waitresses stood around chatting. Wasn't very busy. Decided to finish up and go. Better service would have made up for average food.

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Thank emomuffinpie
Birmingham, Alabama
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149 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here with our friend. The space is great. The restaurant has a great open air feel and two story ceiling. The service was reasonably attentive and the food was certainly good, not spectacular. My strip steak was cooked as I ordered but was a bit grisly. They dessert list is extensive and very good.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Whanganui
  • Phone Number: +64 6-345 7028

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?