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$15 - $48
CUISINES
New Zealand, European, Contemporary
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 21 June 2023

So dissapointed. The front of house staff, we're exceptional. The kitchen staff complete opposites, not sure if they were on drugs or just inept. 7 of us dined there. There were a couple of other guests. We ordered two garlic loaves, they arrived 30 minutes...later and were still frozen in the middle, we sent them back and they came out still frozen, butter wouldn't melt. An hour and a half later our mains finally arrived, two of us had to leave and take doggy bags as they were heading to Dunedin. Chips were over cooked, chicken was inedible, nothing nice about the food. I really felt sorry for front of house staff as they did a awesome job. If only the kitchen was half as goodMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 10 September 2022 via mobile

Poor bland menu poorly cooked and way over priced. Service appalling a totally gutting experience. Will NEVER eat there again. $30 dollars for lump of chewy awful steak and a slop of mashed potato. Never a meal presented like this ever!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 1 September 2022 via mobile

There were 13 of us and we were all happy with our meals.They arrived together and were well presented.An usual way of ordering, everything ordered separately but resulted in you getting exactly what you wanted.Helpful obliging Service too.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 22 July 2022

A meal for 6 at the Northstar restaurant was superb. The new design your own menu gave choices that would suit everybody. Great portion sizes. Top tip: For an indulgent treat please try the chocolate mousse bomb for dessert. It was delicious.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 9 January 2022

A smorgasbord and pass it as Xmas Dinner. Disgusted disappointed in the , choice of the fare offered Never again We were a large party. and all left feeling ripped off

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 19 December 2021

We went for dinner but because we eat small meals we ordered an entree. It was awful. We got a HUGE bowl of salad with one entree with a few squid pieces on top ($18) and the other was for pork belly bites ($16) which...was the same. We wouldn't recommend it for the price and the HUGE amount of salad packed into this bowl.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 29 October 2021

Went to Northstar as it is a Licensing Trust establishment and should have been well-run and up to decent standard. Extremely disappointed and would never go back. Service irregular, and quality of cooking poor. Over-priced and underwhelming.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 7 August 2021

I took my daughter to watch the rugby and have dessert. We were shocked by the unimaginative dessert menu after years of quality offerings. We decided to give it a go anyway and the desserts were well enough presented and pretty tasty. The service was...adequate, friendly but pretty amateur. For a place with 7 beef and lamb plates the standard has slipped a long way.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 3 March 2021

We went to the Northstar Restaurant for our daughters 10th birthday dinner and it was fantastic. The Ribeye steak was a generous size and was cooked to perfection, would just about have to say it was the best Steak I have ever tasted, the Windsor...Blue potato dauphinoise was delicious as was the wilted greens. The meal as a whole was one of the tastiest I have ever had. My wife had the same meal and was equally impressed. Our 3 kids who are quite fussy eaters really enjoyed their meals also. The service was great, after our mains the waitress asked if we would like to see the dessert menu, but as the mains were quite generous sizes we were too full. The waitress then had a quiet word with my wife to ask if it would be ok to give our daughter a birthday treat, so about 5min later the 2 waitresses appeared with a chocolate brownie a birthday candle and a great rendition of Happy Birthday, This really made our daughters day. Awesome personal service, Great meal....PerfectMore

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 21 December 2020

After previous experience here, it was not my choice to stop again. But its on the main road and easy to find. We ordered the same, 2 ribeye steaks cooked medium, with scalloped potatoes and wilted spinach. One steak was rare, the other as ordered....The steaks were hard to cut and chewyyyyy to eat. The potato was cooked and nicely presented but barely warm in the middle. We both gave up on the spinach. The steak knife was even having problems slicing through it. We didnt bother waiting for a dessert menu to be offered.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 4 July 2020

We dined there tonight with a group, Food was very nice, but service terrible there was no service, There was no water on tables but there were water glasses, When our meals were delivered they weren’t checked to make sure everything was ok When clearing...plates we weren’t asked if we wanted to see desert menu or order tea and coffee, glasses weren’t cleared from table Looked to be short on staff it’s a lovely place you need to improve on the service as to me it’s the key if you have a bad meal but great happy personality for serving it can improve your overall experienceMore

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 1 March 2020

Sid the only staff in the restaurant seemed uninterested in my visit and knowing ehat the restaurant was awarded for in his induction training, for 7 years in a row. Was going to have 34 dollars Ribe eye steak but as offered, I settled for...25 dollar steak. The steak itself was not a medium rare but medium to well done. The mushroom cream and salad was fair in taste. When delivering, the said staff said good bye to his leaving workmate, but it was more like directed good bye to the steak. Hospitality is a lot to desire should this place again seek for the 8th award of best beef and lamb national award this year.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 12 January 2020

Lovely spacious restaurant, with great food choices! We opted for the buffet meal and were delighted with everything on offer. Starters, main and dessert was plentiful, tasty and reasonably priced.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 15 November 2019

What lovely service I get when I come here. I went to The Galleon first they were closed until 11:00am. Dying for a coffee next stop was Northstar they weren’t actually open either for coffees but the lovely lady asked the Chef if he could...make one for me. They were both so lovely and friendly. The coffee was great!!! Thanks Northstar !!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 15 September 2019

The meals looked great! I selected Gnocchi which I wouldn’t Choose again but the mains looked really good. They’re still having problems with their pricing on menu and till not being correct

Date of visit: September 2019
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