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US$4 - US$59
Cafe, New Zealand
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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
Reviewed 18 February 2020

A very pleasant place. Excellent meat, decent wine list, large portions and very friendly, welcoming hostess. What more could one want? I’ll eat there again with pleasure when around

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 10 January 2020 via mobile

This would have to be the most horrific service ever. Not enough staff. Took out booking for 7.30 and delivered the first drinks at 8.35. Our kids were not fed until after 9. Sadly the nice food was ruined by poor service and too much...waiting!!!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 1 January 2020

Nice place to have a meal. Being Christmas season, we stumbled across this restaurant and stopped in and had a meal. A good selection of food and deserts.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 15 November 2019 via mobile

Very slow service good is ok. More staff on the for would help. Some people seem to have waited longer than others probably due to lack of staff.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 30 September 2019

Best place in Gore by far. Service brilliant. Food amazing. Congrads to the Chef. We have dined here several times & have made it our local. Boundary Road Lager nice drop. Decor so nice.

Date of visit: September 2019
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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