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$10 - $45
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Bar, New Zealand, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was standard pub food sold as a more upmarket fare, with the upmarket price. The price didn’t match the food. Take the price out of the equation and the food was good for what it was: pub meals. As pub food there wasn’t anything...wrong with the meals. My wife had the Blue Cod which was $40. There were two small pieces of fish and a plate full of thick cut chips and some coleslaw. In a normal place it would have sold for less than $30. Good food, overpriced though.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024

Great area with great service! Really good quality food with good sized meals. Great experience. We would definitely like to eat here again!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 9 January 2024 via mobile

We visited as a family based on previous ratings and the location close to our motel. Initially we had wanted to eat in the bar but walking in it felt very uninviting so we moved to the restaurant. The service was pleasant but the food...then took about 45 minutes to arrive despite the restaurant not being overly busy. The food was average at best. The grilled prawns were served in a fluorescent yellow sauce that looked bizarre and very unappetising. The prawns tasted ok but the rest of the dish was tasteless. ShameMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 9 December 2023 via mobile

Firstly our order wasn’t placed. Could hear staff talking and laughing about it. Entree’s was ok as described. Main ribeye steak was a square block with fat on one edge, covered in bbq sauce. Rump disguised as ribeye. When questioned, was not taken seriously and...charged full amount at check out. Would not recommend (dined here previously and been very happy, service and food has definitely slipped)More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 8 November 2023

The sparsely customer-populated restaurant offered an intersting menu. My pork dinner took 55 minutes to arrive. One portion was overcooked,dry and tough. The remainder was fine, a mystery in time and execution.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 8 November 2023

Oh, I'm so glad I had dinner at Buccleighs on High! It's such a fantastic spot in Greymouth. The atmosphere is cozy and the service is top-notch.I ordered steak which the servers brought out exactly how I like it, excellent service, asthetic environment a really...great place.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 3 November 2023

I have been in New Zealand 🇳🇿 for a few months travelling around the country and up until today the food has been really good THIS HAS BEEN SOME OF THE WORST FOOD I HAVE EVER HAD THE PORK WAS TASTELESS AND DRY THE STAFF...DID NOTHING WHEN I MENTIONED HOW DRY IT WAS THEY JUST SAID I WILL TELL THE CHEF NOT REALLY GOOD ENOUGH I LEFT MORE THAN HALF MY DINNER SAVE YOUR MONEY EAT ELSEWHEREMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 23 August 2023 via mobile

I have visited this place many times over the last 10 years. It was a great place to eat. Not anymore. Bsic food which is substandard bearly warm. The wait person tonight was more interested in cleaning than taking my money at check out time....Was vibrate with lots of people there. No more. Best avoidedMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 16 June 2023

Both of us had pork belly which came out luke warm, and not very well cooked. The fat was still solid, not rendered down at all and connective tissues were still very tough. In effect it was cold and chewy. No taste or seasoning to...speak of. Way overpriced at $42. We declined dessert as they are all bulk purchased, reheated with cream squirted on top. Nothing much seems to be made on site, even the potato rosties are bought in. This used to be a good restaurant but they have slipped badly.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 17 April 2023

Servers not attentive. Did not follow up our choices. Waited far too long for all orders Food only arrived when we asked where it was

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 17 April 2023

The service was one of the worst. It took over an hour to get an entree and after another half an hour we still didn't get our main so we had to remind them. And finally after TWO whole hours we got our mains which...were alright we ended up thinking if we should get a dessert bc it would probably take another 30 mins but we ended up ordering then within 1 min 2 of us got our desserts but the other one never did and after 20 MORE MINS we still never got it and then we just left with payment of course. Otherwise do NOT recommend coming here. If I could I would rate it 0.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 15 April 2023

I wish I could award 0 stars. DON'T do it. We were unfortunate to have a meal here. We waited for over 2 hours to get this meal and only after we complained, which at the best was ho hum, although the blue cod was...okay. They did give 11 of us 6 complimentary pieces of garlic bread while we waited.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 18 March 2023

We were very disappointed. After our motel manager suggested going, we had high hopes, soon to be dashed. We were a group of four. It was a pleasant atmosphere, soon seated. Then we waited. And waited. Eventually someone came to take our order. We ordered...two roasts of the day, a garlic prawns, and a pasta dish. We again waited. And waited. After an hour, our food still hadn't arrived. The waitress came over and apologised, and offered us free desserts because of the very long wait. We thanked her. And waited. And waited. Eventually our meals arrived. The garlic prawns were good, the pasta dish tasted overwhelmingly of tomato, and the roasts - the beef was inedible; very tough. We complained to the waitress, who went to check with the kitchen. She returned to say that they had ordered a tougher cut of beef than usual. So, what were we to do? We had to be up early the next day, and couldn't wait any longer for another meal. We hoped we could 'work something out' when we came to pay. The beef remained uneaten, and the pasta barely touched. We went to pay. The best they could initially manage was an apology, which we thought was insufficient. She went and checked with the kitchen; the best they would offer was a $10 reduction in our $101 bill. We said that that wasn't acceptable as the two beef roasts were inedible. She then offered us a $20 discount, the best she could do. We told her that that wasn't acceptable either, but that was the limit of what could be offered. Under protest, we paid the $81, and decided to let people know how they handle this situation; hence this poor review. The waitress / FOH manager was lovely and wanted to put things right, but clearly management wasn't interested in helping further.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 13 March 2023 via mobile

The food was great. Staff pleasant and helpful. Can eat in different bars , rooms or outside. It’s not far out of town , walking distance.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 9 March 2023 via mobile

Recommended by the motel we were staying at as it was close by (walking distance). We were able to be seated without a reservation (Thurs night, but still 75% full I would say) and the wait staff looked after us well. A good menu selection...with some specials and a reasonable wine list as well. Quite a few choices available and we settled on thе pasta of the day for my wife (they kindly omitted the spicy salami for her) $27 and I had the pork belly and seasonal veges $42. A glass on wine each and $88.50 we though fair for a good sized meal leaving neither of us hungry.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Buccleugh's on High is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5