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US$7 - US$25
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Brew Pub, Bar, New Zealand, Gastropub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews ribs meat platter specialty beers surf and turf platter table upstairs lunch menu nice lunch quick service the wait staff beach pint
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered a vegetarian platter and the ribs for starters to share. The ribs morphed into a meat platter. "So Sorry" said the waiter. Three of the beers were unavailable. "So Sorry" said the waiter. Two of the drinks took more than half an our...to arrive. "So Sorry" said the waiter. Two of the meals took about 3/4 of an hour to arrive, despite the restaurant being less than 1/2 full. "So Sorry" said the waiter. I had to ask twice for the desert menu."So Sorry" said the waiter as he took out a crumbled up post it note and read out the selection of cakes with icecream that were available. The ribs appeared twice on the bill. "So Sorry" said the waiter. The manager on duty has a host responsibility for "Duty Of Care." If he cannot train his staff to provide a reasonable level of service, then he shouldn't be there.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 18 January 2021

we went upstairs... theres lots of room in spite of it looking small from the front. Friendly and helpful staff, good choices on the menu. Really good garlic bread. Fish and chips didnt have much flavour and seemed to have been cooked in very used...oil. Tacos were good, as were the burgers.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 3 January 2021 via mobile

Love this place - even when busy they manage to find us a table. Food is delicious and I highly recommend the courgette and halloumi balls. Fast and friendly service.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 16 November 2020 via mobile

5 years ago this was the place to come & eat in Orewa, but since it’s new owners took over we have noticed a big downturn in the quality of the produce, ordered a meat platter at $40 the flavor was good in the food...and generous with the portion size but the ribs were grisly & fatty (this place was once famous for its ribs) and the chicken bites were also grisly, definitely won’t be back until the food produce quality improvesMore

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 13 November 2020

Went here for lunch recently,have been here before and it was great. I don't know what's happened since,but the service was slow,had to call waiter to take our orders,after waiting ages. Ordered a platter, which was of poor quality, dry, lots of fat with meat,...ribs chewy, we won't be going back here until things improve.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 29 October 2020

posted from my wife's facebook page: (It's jointly owed and joined to Olivers next door) Pretty bad experience at Coast, Orewa. Tried them again after 2 bad experiences since the change of ownership. But the beer is good...thought, give them another go. Munched my way...through a panko coated chicken burger which tasted overcooked crumb, strangely bland with odd texture. Waitress does the usual "how are your meals"...we reply with the usual smiles! But over half way through I clear off the mayonnaise to find I've been eating an overcooked on the outside, raw on the inside piece of chicken! Tim apoplectic! Just spent the last half hour losing it all. No 3rd chances for Coast, Orewa 🙁More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 28 September 2020

been here on three occasions for party and two times with friends, outlook to beach is beautiful, staff all excellent and food scrumptious and I will be back I am sure withing the next couple of weeks

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 18 June 2020

Support local they say. Took my daughter to lunch and they had a $25 lunch menu which included food and a drink. However my inattention meant I didn't look properly at the other menus and we ordered the Chicken wraps and a hot chocolate. Two...SMALL wraps later, we shared, with a bit of chicken and some salad, one bowl of hot chocolate, came to $25! I advised the waiter (very friendly and helpful) that I felt there should be at lease 4 wraps on the plate or I should have ordered the steak or ribs and wine and then it would have been more value.T He agreed. The regular price is $17.50 which for what we got, is appalling. If you do get the lunch menu, get the steak or ribs as they looked great and a big plate full. Should have gone to to Dear Coasties , which was my original thought, as their food is super value for money, well presented and scrummy, and thats why they are always heaving.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 2 June 2020

We had lunch at Coast bites and brews couples day ago, the service was awesome, the team look after us very well. Great view and great food! Would definitely come back again!

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 29 May 2020

My wife and I had lunch at Coast on Wednesday and to stay we were dissappointed would be an under statement We have been on four previous occassions and could not fault the food, but platter we ordered was pathetic. There was the only a...tablespoon of humus, no tortillas which we eventually got after requesting them. The spicy chicken bites were well overcooked, had no taste and were to dry to eat. The spare ribs were over cooked and very dry which could not be eaten. There were only two small prawns and two small scollops. We advised the waitress of our dissappointment who agreed that the chicken was over cooked and she would advise the chef. We didnt hear back from the chef or the waitress. As mentioned we have been there several times before and had travelled 80km from home to give support to the restaurant after lockdown and the treatment from the staff and quality of food will mean we will never step foot into this restraunt again and will make sure as many people we know will also be told of the meal we got. Places like this do not deserve support to get up and running again.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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