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Focal Point Cinema and Cafe Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Contemporary, New Zealand, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
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126 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings, New Zealand
+64 6-871 5418
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Hastings, New Zealand
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A really fab destination with nice food options. A nice wine selection and located in middle of town

Thank Debby M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyable meal at this neat cafe cinema. Good range on the menu. Salmon was delicious, staff were attentive. Well worth a visit.

Thank beenthere183
Napier, New Zealand
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

A small group of us celebrated my daughter's birthday. My daughter has eaten here regularly and enjoys the food, this was my first time and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with the choice of food on offer. The bread & dip and bruschetta was a great starter. Plenty of choice for the mains and at our table... More 

1 Thank Adrienne F
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Had a chicken noodle salad for lunch. There were no real noodles just some kind of crackers.. too much sauce too. Service was ok, friendly staff.

Thank Etienne W
Tuakau, New Zealand
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79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

On the menu it says some of the mains can be prepared gluten free. Ha ha ha. When I asked at the counter I was told no and directed to two salads in a cabinet: one of which was what looked like a Greek salad and a rather sad looking chicken and cashew nut salad. I chose the Greek salad.... More 

Thank David L
Hastings, New Zealand
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206 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great to have something to eat before the movies. Also can take food into the theatre. Lots of good movies showing and comfortable seats

Thank leoniehastings
Havelock North, New Zealand
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88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Top notch lunch, with lots if variety. Everything is so tempting amd tasteful. I highly recommend before the movies or after with so much variety. We werent even seeing a movie this day. Thanks Evie and your crew. We are definite to return.

Thank Cassandra H
Hastings, New Zealand
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We went here and had a meal before going in to sit back and relax by watching a movie. Food area is is the foyer it was a bit noisey as others were waiting to go in to their movie. Our meal was OK wasn't very impressed by menu choices I think this is more suited to just a quick... More 

Thank geri162
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

A small cinema operating with 3 cinemas, tickets were reasonable prices as well as their snack combos. They also offered hot food at reasonable prices, we ordered the wedges and they were absolutely yummy. We did go on a Sunday and parking was free, however any other day, I think it's an hour parking only. Cinemas were very comfortable and... More 

Thank Roena R
Hastings, New Zealand
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Have been twice now with similar experiences. Both disappointing. Friendliness and service from staff depends on who you get. Can't fault the chips and hamburgers are ok but rest of menu, especially the fish, I would not recommend. Salads both times was not fresh.

1 Thank Bern476

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
Contemporary, New Zealand, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Hastings
  • Phone Number: +64 6-871 5418
Focal Point Cinema is Hasting's newest boutique movie theatre complete with a fully licenced cafe, open 7 days from 8:00am. Focal Point brings together high quality, modern cinema entertainment, a plush 1930's art deco décor, fantastic comfort, and a warm friendly atmosphere. Focal Point Cinema offers café dining, great coffee (Allpress) and a range of premium wines and beers. A delicious range of food is available throughout the day, plus we offer a range of tasty platters that can be shared amongst friends as you relax with a drink of your choice. Focal Point Cinema is available for group functions, private bookings, conference groups, and children's birthday parties. A tasty buffet roast dinner or light finger food can be offered for group bookings. Out-catering services are also available. "At Focal Point Cinema and Cafe' it is our aim to provide an amazing cinema entertainment experience, a relaxing and friendly environment, and a thoroughly enjoyable night out."

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