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Ambrosia Deli & Cafe Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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63 Ridgway Street, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-348 5524
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Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my go to place for specialty oils, pizza ingredients, pasta - whenever I feel like a foodie treat or a great coffee

Thank Lesley W
Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's got a very wide selection of handmade small-goods and tasty food. Staff are friendly and they made a meal up for me even though the kitchen had just closed (was a good meal to, didn't take any prep shortcuts). I liked the atmosphere and you can sit at the window and watch activity in the street.

1 Thank Graham S
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I rushed into the Deli last Friday and got some salads & Pizza slices which we ate on our way home to New Plymouth absolutely to die for shall be back when we next visit Whanganui.

2 Thank Rosemarie T
Lyttelton, New Zealand
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168 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

What's not to like about this innovative local collective-come-cafe/deli with great food and produce? Some suggestions to staff, especially older woman at counter: smile and greet people, especially tourists .. we may come back; acknowledge long wait for service; speak more to customers than other staff; invest in some reading glasses.

2 Thank HelenJG786
Auckland, New Zealand
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I've had lunch here several times, and have always been satisfied. The menu is varied and it's good value.

1 Thank bushgirl59
Whanganui, New Zealand
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We had the plough mans lunch and quite frankly it was terrible. Not a good selection of food. One cheese. Bread was boring. One bit was a normal slice - out of a packet , slice of bread. The wait was too long given they were not busy. I also had a caramel slice. It wS very dry. Would not... More 

1 Thank Erin C
Cebu Island, Philippines
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Loved how the food was abundant and not too limited like most high teas. They also offered a wide range of teas and barista-made coffee which is not offered in many high teas. Beautiful presentation of food as well.

3 Thank anneloay
Wellington, New Zealand
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121 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

On a visit from wellington i decided to try this cafe at 9.00am . Didnt think the scones looked fresh so asked if they were made today as i dont likes heated scones or muffins as when not fesh they taste different ( patisserie chef myself ).Was told they were so ordered one not heated and coffee. When i placed... More 

1 Thank susiepnewzealand
Nevanah, Owner at Ambrosia Deli & Cafe, responded to this review

We were surprised to see this review after speaking to you personally before you left our cafe/deli where you were assured of freshness, as well as offered a refund. We, the chefs at Ambrosia, have started work at 5.45am for the last 8 years. Each morning batches of sweet and savoury scones are made, and placed into our refrigerated display... More 

New Zealand
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204 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic coffee and a great selection of cakes to go with it. The salads are also great with a wide range of other savory treats for lunch. The deli is also excellent. Highly recommend Ambrosia.

2 Thank sallysage
Winchester, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

This could be like just one of many cafes doing good tea and coffee. What makes it different is the decor and setting. This place has a pleasant atmosphere and if they opened at night it would also make a nice little restaurant focussed around intimate dining. As it happens we were just there for afternoon tea and it was... More 

3 Thank Erasmus16

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Cafe, European, Delicatessen, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 Ridgway Street, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Whanganui
  • Phone Number: +64 6-348 5524
Cafe with inside and outside seating. Big selection of deli foods, salads, sweets in cabinets, plus blackboard menus.

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