Nichols Garden Cafe

Nichols Garden Cafe

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Hours
Sun
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tue
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wed
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thu
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Fri
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Details
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CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Is this restaurant good for lunch?
About
A cafe that is set inside nichols garden center
CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Dog Friendly
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles197 reviews
Excellent
79
Very good
74
Average
23
Poor
15
Terrible
6
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Holidreamer
Cromwell62 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
I was disappointed in this cafe. The humungus bowl of soup served on top of a large dinner plate felt too big and not at all what i expected. The tables and chairs are very close together to feel comfortable while dining.
Written 8 August 2020
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LDStevens
Rangiora35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
When in the area we usually go to Nicols. The food, coffee and atmosphere are great. There is one thing that really annoys me and that is the pathetic piece of small limp paper that you are given with your meal. They call it a serviette/napkin. I have mentioned it at least once a year for the last 3 years and they just brush it off. Decent serviettes are not expensive. Just last week when I brought it up with the Manager she said something about recycling - sorry I thought all paper would be recyclable. I cannot understand why they refuse to upgrade to a reasonable quality serviette.
Written 5 August 2020
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Chester66
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 couples
We travel to & from Queenstown either via our home north of Greymouth or en route from Christchurch airport to our property in Queenstown. Restaurant: we have tried many an establishements en route from both departure points & leaving our house in Queenstown & this will become our favourite. We had decided on a half/half of the meal we chose, however next time we'll have 1 each. Garden Centre: we also bought a beautiful established cherry blossom tree for our home in Queenstown. Thank you to Kelly who was so patient with us & all our questions. Kelly helped us with so much advise & now I finally have my beautiful tree planted. Love this place & we'll return again for lunch this week & again in early November with my elderly Mum & friend from the Gold Coast & sure there will be many many more visits to the restaurant & the garden centre in the future, no doubt at all. Thank you to all the staff, you were all brilliant & we hope you are very much treasured
Written 19 October 2023
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Shocked local
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 friends
Absolutely shocking and discussting service, the manager is rude and argumentive, even when the lovely waitress has admitted the mix up was her fault. I was made to pay for a meal $22 that was ordered wrong that I am illurgic too, which never even came near me, nor was it placed on my table. I had informed the waitress that I was not to have any of a certain ingredient and also hot it taken off my daughters meal but then she arrived with my meal in hand covered in this ingredients. The waitress apologied when she realised her mistake before she even delivered it and then told me the manager is insisting I pay for two meals if I want the correct one served. She stood there and argued with me and insisted I pay for the meal I never recieved that was wrong. She also insisted that it was my fault and not the waitress, when the waitress h ad already admitted to us she hot her order mixed up with another table. Never in my life have I been treated or talked to in such a discussting manner. Walking out after paying for nothing recieved extremely furious and hungry font go to this place.
Written 27 May 2020
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Angela S
80 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Three sour young girls behind the counter who couldn’t bring themselves to smile. I ordered the asian chicken salad which was swimming in so much sauce/dressing it could have been a soup. The chicken was disgusting tiny battered deep fried pieces which were inedible. Very disappointing as I had been told this was a great place 😕
Written 20 February 2020
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Bob S
Cromwell82 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 none
Despite a sign at the door stating that Vaccine passes were required, no-one checked. One of the staff behind the counter was constantly lowering her face mask down under her chin. We had to struggle to find a clean table. Ordered our food and when it hadn't arrived after 30 minutes, I enquired at the counter and was told there was a 30 minute wait on all kitchen orders. When I told the lady that no-one had told me that, she just turned and walked away. I ordered the pork belly, which was seriously overcooked. In the whole time that we were there, not one of the tables was wiped clean.
Written 4 January 2022
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Tripper5012
Dunedin94 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
Went there for coffee and a muffin. I emphasised the coffee to be extra hot again as the previous time the coffee we were served was barely 40° Celsius. I could see they were very busy but that doesn’t mean they should lower their standards. We are elderly pensioners and going out for a cup of coffee is something less affordable. So it is a great disappointment when one is served a lukewarm coffee especially when asking for a extra hot cup . It is almost like they just don’t care. I would like a response to this review which I will probably not get because they just don’t seemed to care.
Written 4 January 2024
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Hawean
Geraldine310 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 none
I've been to this cafe many times and have always loved their big cheese rolls. This one failed miserably. It had been put in a sandwich press and it was VERY hard on the bottom and top and had to work vigorously with the knife. The end result was that inside was a soggy mush.
Written 27 December 2021
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roja
Auckland Central29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
We were keen for a coffee after 3pm and this seemed to be the only cafe that was open. It was just what we needed - great coffee and something sweet to eat! We can highly recommend the peppermint slice and gingernut gf slice. There were lots of other yummy looking things in the cabinet - both savoury and sweet.
Written 6 July 2023
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AJH
Cromwell37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
We frequently visit this cafe with extended family after sport, ...as do many others. It’s noisy, busy and offers delicious cabinet food for a quick energy top up. Substantial meals are also popular. Whether you are there with friends, family or a meeting of minds, there’ll be a spot for you with lovely views of gardens or the nearby vineyards but it’s not the place to be if you want cosy and quiet surroundings.
Written 19 January 2020
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Rme48
Oamaru365 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Loved the outdoor setting on a hot summers day. This busy cafe had a good selection of food and the service was cheerful and slick. I loved that one could browse in the up to date garden shop before sitting down to delicious coffee and food. There was a great selection of gifts to choose from.
Written 10 March 2020
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lamcn
Dunedin61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 couples
We used this café twice during our recent visit to Cromwell. They are very busy but the staff are fantastic, their service is efficient and great! The food is delightful! It is a "happy" place to be even on a bleak, cold, foggy winter's day.
Written 10 June 2023
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Dani_May_NZ
Tauranga59 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 family
Beautiful location, good food and great service! Handy location within the garden store, always worth looking around. Hehe.
Written 6 February 2023
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Friends Farewell
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 couples
Lunch out with an old friend at Nicholls in Cromwell. We all enjoyed a lovely meal even though it was a busy lunchtime. Friendly and efficient staff within beautiful surroundings.
Written 4 February 2023
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Barb Sutton
Invercargill45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 family
Delicious food and great coffee. We had a cooked breakfast, pumpkin salad and a pulled chicken salad. Food was extremely good and coffee was excellent. Recommend
Written 17 June 2022
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