Moorings Restaurant

Moorings Restaurant

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Hours
Sun
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$12.00 – $42.00
CUISINES
Bar, European, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
Can a vegan person get a good meal at this restaurant?
About
Located at the Heritage Collection Lake Resort in Pisa Moorings, Moorings Restaurant offers relaxed dining with a sophisticated touch. Enjoy the stunning Central Otago scenery from our outdoor seating area. Open daily from 8.00AM to late. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner.
PRICE RANGE
$12.00 – $42.00
CUISINES
Bar, European, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Playgrounds
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles132 reviews
Excellent
78
Very good
21
Average
16
Poor
8
Terrible
9
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Claire
Cromwell28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
We selected this venue as it had been a very long time since we visited them. We were not disappointed. Service was first-class with a bright and friendly waitress for whom nothing was a bother. She brought our bottle of wine promptly and the meals followed soon after. Food selection was quite satisfactory and there was something for everyone at fair prices. We did think the wine selection was comprehensive but expensive. Two customers had "bangers and mash" which they said was very ample and tasty with an attractive presentation; one had mussels and they were thoroughly enjoyed and the fourth member of our party had absolutely fabulous orange roughy which again was a very large serving (considering this was lunch) but perfectly steamed fish on mash with a most attractive colourful salad. We will be back!
Written 13 January 2020
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heritagelakeresort
Hi Claire, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we are thrilled to read your comments! We are very proud of our team of staff who offer a high quality of personal service, as well as our menu and the meals that our fantastic chefs consistently produce. We hope to have you back again soon! You have qualified to enter our 'Great Guests' database! Please email us at reviews@lakeresort.co.nz and mention your name/username and date of review to receive a discount code for your next visit!
Written 16 April 2020
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Ian Punzy
Huntington6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
MOORINGS RESTAURANT CROMWELL We stayed in the resort and checked in late when the bar was closing however Madison was very welcoming in keeping the bar open longer for us so we could sit and enjoy a drink. We were very thankful for this after a long day on the road travelling. We stayed for 3 days so dined in the restaurant each day. Staff were always friendly with great service and the food was always tasty and filling. I would definitely recommend the pie. Thank you Madison for everything.
Written 21 January 2020
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heritagelakeresort
Hi Ian, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are thrilled to read that you also stayed with us in the resort and dined with us each day, and were well looked after upon arrival for what sounds like a much deserved relaxing drink! That pie, sure is a goodie. In fact it is an award winning pie in the Central Otago 'Eat Taste Central' competition! Good choice! We hope to see you back again soon! You have qualified to enter our 'Great Guests' database! Please email us at reviews@lakeresort.co.nz and mention your name/username and date of review to receive a discount code for your next visit!
Written 16 April 2020
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llb
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
I stay at the heritage lake resort that is interconnected with the Moorings restaurant many times throughout the year for business, every time I am blown away by the restaurant staff and their amazing service. They are always very attentive and nothing is ever a bother. The new waitress, Melina, is a great asset to the team and always puts a smile on my face when I come in to dine. She always goes above and beyond and is a great people's person. Keep it up! I look forward to seeing you all next time.
Written 26 January 2020
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heritagelakeresort
Hi llb, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are thrilled to read your glowing comments and support for our resort & restaurant, thank you! Look forward to seeing you again too! You have qualified to enter our 'Great Guests' database! Please email us at reviews@lakeresort.co.nz and mention your name/username and date of review to receive a discount code for your next visit!
Written 16 April 2020
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Shane B
Te Awamutu812 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 none
Fortunately we were able to see some of the dishes come out before ordering seeing they were generous size so I went for tow entrees and my wife an entree and dessert, My first entree was pork belly something a regularly order when eating out, received 4 larger pieces that alone would have done me for a main well cooked and tasty. Fortunately my second entree beef cheeks was not as large but just as tasty, my wife's meals were equally as tasty. Service matched the food. We look forward to coming back here,
Written 29 November 2020
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Heritage Lake Resort
Hi Shane B, thank you for your 5 star review! We are thrilled to read you enjoyed your meals and our fantastic service. Our meals definitely won't leave you hungry! Your review has qualified you to enter our 'Great Guests' database! Please email us at reviews@lakeresort.co.nz and mention your name/username and date of review to receive a discount code for your next visit with us!
Written 27 December 2020
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PJT
Dunedin2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
Four of us stayed at the Moorings and dined in the restaurant. The team were friendly and attentive and accommodated our request for a meat platter for three and a couple of sides. Deliciously tender lamb and beef and ample for the four of us when combined with the side of salad and cauliflower. Make sure that you order a side of salad or veges as the platter was an overload of root veges, a few cobs of corn and a whole lot of protein!
Written 23 January 2020
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heritagelakeresort
Hi PJT, thank you for your review. Our Carnivore Platters are quite the meaty feast aren't they! They are very popular as a great meal to share with others - banquet style! We hope to see you back at the resort and in the restaurant again soon!
Written 16 April 2020
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Michael h
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 solo
I stayed at the resort for a couple of days and visited the restaurant a couple of times. The food was really good, i had the pork ribs for dinner which really were amazing and glass of merlot ,the menu has ample selection to cater for most tastes, as well as great drinks menu. The restaurant in general had a nice vibe to it,staff were friendly and were very helpful. One thing that caught my eye is that i saw the same staff in those 2 days and they seemed a little fatigued . All in all a good experience.
Written 21 February 2020
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heritagelakeresort
Hi Michael, thank you for your review. Great to read you stayed with us in our resort! We are very proud of our menus which as you say offer a great range along with fantastic local produce and wines. And our ribs is one of our best sellers! Yum! Summer is as I'm sure you can imagine our most busy time of year which can be tiring for our wonderful team of staff however we ensure they are well looked after during shifts and with good rest breaks. They are our most important asset! We hope to see you back again soon!
Written 16 April 2020
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Hannah Matheson
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 couples
My husband and I went here on our honeymoon and we wish we stayed another night just to eat here again! The food was amazing and the staff were lovely. Portions were big, which I expected because it was bar style food. The desert we had was also amazing it was vanilla custard flavoured and was perfect to end the meal with. Can’t wait till our next visit.
Written 11 January 2020
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heritagelakeresort
Hi Hanna M, Thank you for your glowing review and choosing to celebrate your honeymoon with us! So pleased you enjoyed your meals and dessert from our new menu! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit.
Written 12 January 2020
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KimmiJ
Auckland Central3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
We stopped for lunch during summer holidays. We shared mussles which were delicious and also pizza which was tasty. The kids had lot of fun in the playground and also swim in the lake next to the restaurant. Thank you Madison who was helpful & help bring the food outside to the playground for us to sit and enjoy while we watch the kids.
Written 25 February 2020
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heritagelakeresort
Hi KimmiJ, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Great to read you were able to enjoy our very popular adventure kid's playground and also a swim! We are lucky to be located right on the water, a real hit during summer! We hope to see you and your family back again soon! You have qualified to enter our 'Great Guests' database! Please email us at reviews@lakeresort.co.nz and mention your name/username and date of review to receive a discount code for your next visit!
Written 15 April 2020
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John T
Auckland102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 friends
We dined with 12 of us at Moorings and without exception the quality, presentation and generous mains were first class .The fish , beef cheeks , lamb cutlets and eye fillet were amazing and do not have an entree as you will not finish a main . It is no wonder that this restaurant has won so many awards - truely deserved with great staff to match !
Written 2 May 2022
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Heritage Lake Resort
Thank you so much John! Please come back and see us again as a reward for your kind words, Please email us at reviews@lakeresort.co.nz and mention your name/username and date of review to receive a discount code for your next visit! and see you again soon :)
Written 6 June 2022
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RoyRetired
Pinner30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
We were staying at the resort and booked so as not to drink and drive. We had a good meal however it was not special and the salmon did not have a lot of flavour. The staff and service were very good and the cost very reasonable. There were only two other tables occupied and there was little atmosphere.
Written 15 February 2020
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heritagelakeresort
Hi RoyRetired, thank you for your review. Great to read you were staying with us in the resort! I am disappointed that our salmon dish missed the mark and was below standard, apologies for this. I am pleased you experienced our fantastic service from our great team of staff. We hope to see you back again soon!
Written 16 April 2020
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Julie H
Cromwell3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 family
Local party of 3 dined on 14/08/20 after avoiding the restaurant since a bad experience in 2018. Glad we gave it another chance, pleasantly surprised! We enjoyed the Salmon, Orange Roughy, Pork Ribs and Creme Brulee. Huge improvement to food and service! A solid 4 out of 5 stars, will dine again and we'll share our experience with other locals. Recommend introducing a locals discount.
Written 14 August 2020
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Heritage Lake Resort
Hi Julie, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review after giving us a second chance, which we are pleased was a complete turn around! Hope to see you back again soon.
Written 27 December 2020
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spidernz
Gisborne170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 none
We were staying at the Heritage, so happily walked over for dinner, and were totally impressed with the quality and size of the meals. I had the ribs (not something I usually eat) which were massive - and it almost felt like there was more meat on them than a couple of steaks - and delicious. The other half had the Orange Roughy and it was beautiful. Nice place, great local wine selection, and a yummy shared dessert. Not that it concerned us even 1%, but this was the only place we noted in 12 days of travelling that the staff (except one) weren't wearing masks, but that's just an FYI. Top hotel, top restaurant, top night. Absolutely recommended.
Written 16 October 2021
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Heritage Lake Resort
Thank you so much! We appreciate it! Please come back and see us again soon :) Our staff do have the proper exemptions for no masks. Thanks again for your positivity. Please email us at reviews@lakeresort.co.nz and mention your name/username and date of review to receive a discount code for your next visit! see you again soon :)
Written 19 October 2021
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skye90
Clyde14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 none
We dined at the Moorings Restaurant last night and thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The food was delicious and beautifully presented starting with the mussells with a finger licking good sauce, Beef Cheeks cooked to 'melt in the mouth' perfection, and premium Beef Steak on a yummy potato rosti (my favourite). Followed by a Creme Brulee that was gently warmed with a perfect snap of sugar on top. The staff were attentive and friendly. We will be back again! Thanks for a lovely evening!
Written 30 April 2021
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Heritage Lake Resort
You are so welcome! and Thank you again for the 10/10 rating :) as a Thank you we wish to reward you for your review and enter you in our 'Great Guests' database! Please email us at reviews@lakeresort.co.nz and mention your name/username and date of review to receive a discount code for your next visit! see you again soon :)
Written 13 May 2021
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nzp0ppy
New Zealand26188 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 none
We arrived and were firstly really disappointed that the staff didnt wear face masks at all (its law in nz). Even when bringing food to tables and leaning over clients. the menu choice wasnt really suitable for a hot spring day - who wants beef stew, or pizza. We all couldnt really see anything we really wanted. It was expensive and overpriced. Definitely wouldnt go again. My mussels werent fresh and it was a disappointing visit all round.
Written 29 October 2021
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Heritage Lake Resort
Sorry you feel that way. We wish you well on your future stays at other destinations.
Written 3 November 2021
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meg
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
I and a few of my friends went to the Moorings restaurant for a meal... wow what a dinner! We shared the carnivores platter for four. I had been told that it is a must when visiting the restaurant, they weren't wrong! It was exceptional and the service was just as good. We were served by Melina for the night who was very friendly and welcoming. She was very astute, she always ensured that we were happy and had everything that we needed. We will be back in the near future to try some of their other dinner options.
Written 26 January 2020
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heritagelakeresort
Hi meg, thank you for your review. Great to read your comments! Isn't our renowned Carnivore Platter a feast! Fantastic to read you experienced top service, we look forward to seeing you back again soon! You have qualified to enter our 'Great Guests' database! Please email us at reviews@lakeresort.co.nz and mention your name/username and date of review to receive a discount code for your next visit!
Written 16 April 2020
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