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US$4 - US$59
Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 5 April 2022 via mobile

Hosts were welcoming and friendly, food was delicious. Ostrich fillet was memorable, lamb rack succulent, the House shiraz a perfect accompaniment. Relaxing setting.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 8 January 2022 via mobile

Fabulous place, amazing decor plus place to sit outside ( with our dog). Our kids loved the chicken nuggets and chips and the carrot cake was fabulous.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 13 November 2021 via mobile

Wow wow wow. What a fantastic place. Awesome decor, awesome service. Looking for somewhere new to try, Google brought us here and we definitely were not disappointed. Hubby and I both very much enjoyed our amazing meals. Will definitely be back!

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 25 July 2021

Lovely restaurant with good food and friendly staff but we waited an hour for our meals when the restaurant didn't even seem that busy and no-one offered an apology or explanation. We didn't hang around for dessert as we didn't have the stamina to wait...any more. If they sorted this out it would be a great restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 20 June 2021 via mobile

Wow the food is beautiful 10/10 great atmosphere and really nice staff and they are very helpful ! Totally 💯 recommended I will be going back for sure ! Ps if you want a good steak 🥩 this is the place to go!!👌😊

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 27 January 2021

We visited this lovely cafe / restaurant for lunch and were not disappointed! The host was lovely and she could not do enough for us and our son, who is a toddler. We left with very full stomachs, after a lovely lunch, with some South...African food treats from the shop next door. We look forward to returning again! 👍👌More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 14 January 2021

The wait for meals/service was terrible! The food was ok, definitely not up to a high enough standard to counteract the interminable wait times.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 20 December 2020 via mobile

Took drive down to Gore visit the talked about place. Very friendly staff. Did not wait long for orders to arrive. Regular check in at table by staff. Food was excellent and enough for the price. Tasteful. Very clean and tidy. Loved the music. Had...a few nice chats. Keep up the good work. Tot volgende keer!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 22 August 2020 via mobile

Went for the first time for a sunday lunch during the july school holidays. Ordered the 600gm bbq pork ribs. Was actually the best ribs I have ever had. The marinade was delicious not just a typical sweet bbq sauce but succulent full of flavour...and delicious! Was so impressed I went back with my brother when he visited us later that month! We eneded up ordering the 1.5 kg ribs to share! Can reccommend this for 2 people. Instead of 2x 600gm portions get one 1.5kg with extra side salad and fries!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 10 July 2020

Just home from a lovely evening at Rustic. Of the 8 of us, only two had been before. We all had beautiful meals, the wait time was short and they all came out together, beautifully presented. Very attentive and efficient staff who kept a respectful...distance and didn't make us feel rushed at the end of the night, realising we were having a good catch up. We will certainly be back. It was beautiful. Thanks Rustic!!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Rustic Cafe and Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4