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Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have driven past this place numerous times, and finally stopped here for lunch. We liked the decor, and enjoyed our food - salmon tart and works wedges. Though we were also tempted by some of the other choices, as twice the waitresses brought us somebody...elses order. I don't think they took noticed of the table number's matched to the orders placed. The shop and the nursery had many tempting items to buy!More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 16 August 2021

In the past we have greatly enjoyed our lunches at Lushingtons but this visit didn’t’t follow suit. My husband had the crispy chicken burger with French fries looked and tasted over cooked. The whole meal was a disappointment,. The meal was not well presented and...in no way appealing. My husband left most of his meal and told the waitress that the fries were overdone. She shrugged and said that she would tell the chef. Another thing which is not good is that though the restaurant is very nice the chair scrap very noisily on the wooden floor. You kind of dreaded seeing people come in and take a seat, knowing that the noise would be awful. Surely something could be done about the chairs and floor situationMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 21 December 2020 via mobile

I found the meals underwhelming, very basic and not well priced for what was on the plate. The nursery and shop is really good.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 31 October 2020 via mobile

Called in for brunch. Service was very slow and waited 40 minutes. meal was of a very generous size perhaps almost to big. Coffee was also slow in arriving and only average. Staff not overly friendly or welcoming. Cabinet and menu food available. Has garden...centre and giftware in complex.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 6 August 2020 via mobile

Lushingtons is a good choice if your looking at doing a little gardening shopping or just passing by on your way through tinwald. I've only ever had their breakfast options which are well sized

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 14 July 2020 via mobile

I have taken clients here for lunch multiple times, its always consistent and good. I would always recommend

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 29 February 2020

We were not overly impressed with the food selection range in the cabinet (no savouries) and unwelcoming staff. We were given a knife instead of a fork to eat our cake with. The staff were wearing quite dirty looking aprons which didn't look very good....Coffee not made properlyMore

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 12 November 2019 via mobile

I recently visited Lushingtons nursery and restaurant. The breakfast I ordered was fantastic!!! I ordered a breakfast with eggs and bacon etc and they brought me this huge plate of food piled with egg, bacon, mushrooms etc for what I paid I got real value...for money and the food was well cooked and tasted really good. Service was great as well and prices are reasonable. Nursery is also well run and reasonably priced. I highly recommend Lushingtons to anyone wanting to shop for plants and dine in the restaurant. You won't be sorry!!!More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 7 November 2019 via mobile

Decor is ok, but really a garden centre shouldn't, in my opinion, be decorating with plastic ivy and plastic flowers. 3/5 Even a little pot plant would be better on the tables. Food again ok but my seafood chowder would have been so much nicer...without the mussel beards. 4/5 Staff friendly and helpful, 5/5 Price was 40+ for one chowder, 2 hot drinks and 2 cheesecakes and was a little steep in my opinion. 3/5 Cleanliness wasn't great, the coaster was really grubby and the table hadn't been wiped down. 3/5. And the chairs were rocky. I took several goes to find a stable one. Frankly, we have plenty of choice of venue, don't know if I'll bother returning.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 7 November 2019

My sisters and I go playing once a week (in other words, get in the car and go where ever we feel like for the day), this day we ended up in Ashburton for awhile. We decided on Lushington's for lunch as our next stop...was Mayfield. We all had the Smoked, Salted Lamb. I found it to be perfect, but the other two found it to be very salty. (Hence the name.) The atmosphere was pleasant and after, if we wished we could look around the plants in the nursery, (We didn't.) The facilities (toilet), were clean and well maintained. If you are passing, a good place to go for lunch.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Lushingtons Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4