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European, Contemporary, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 15 February 2024 via mobile

Our fourth visit, this time for Valentine’s Day. Such interesting and tasty food with wonderful non-alcoholic drink matches. Fabulous vegetarian options as well. Attentive and friendly service.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 11 December 2023

What a gem of a spot! Fantastic food and service. Each course we had was outstanding. Although a small venue, even when full we didn't feel crowded or unable to hear each other. The staff were great and wine matches perfectly picked. My partner had...the non-alcoholic version and their matches were varied and tasty. Would thoroughly recommend this awesome experience.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2023 via mobile

Once again 50/50 did not disappoint with 9 plates showcasing texture, flavours and beautifully displayed taste plates. The boys had wine pairing and we girls did our own thing. The Bone Line 2021 Chardonnay from Waipara was so good we bought another bottle. All the...staff were excellent but a special nod to John who seemed to run the floor with great ease and aplomb. Highly recommend this restaurant for a great night out. There is a 6 plate taster with paired wines as well. Hats off to this restaurant which offers Kapiti something different from others. A great asset to the local community.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2023 via mobile

We have been to 50-50 several times and love the food and excellent service. It is fantastic to have this a Restuarant of this quality on the coast. My only disappointment with our visit yesterday was the size of the portions which were never large...but seem to have reduced. I left after 6 courses still hungry and had to go to another restuarant to fill up before going home. Perhaps adding a bread basket would solve this issue?More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 9 August 2023 via mobile

A really special experience! We took the six courses one matched with alcohol the other none alcohol. Both were great. Each course was a gastronomic delight with fabulous flavours and textures. The starters and deserts were a particular delight.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 23 June 2023

Amazing dining experience! The 9 course degustation was absolutely immaculate! Husband had the wine match and I had the non-alcoholic match. This was the ultimate surprise as these non-alcoholic drinks were very impressive, not your usual standard drinks but hand crafted and certainly different to...anything I have ever had! Menu was just superb and lived every minute of this dining experience. Cannot recommend enough!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 27 May 2023 via mobile

A return visit, which once again surpassingour expectations. 6 superb courses with great flavours in each. Professional and engaging wait staff.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 9 April 2023

This is an amazing restaurant- humble in space but superlative in terms of food , amazingly happy and attentive service and generally just wonderful. All the courses were great (but especially the blue cod from Stewart island and the low sugar chocolate tarts they made...just for us) and this is the first restaurant that has offered us non alcoholic (mainly low sugar) drinks pairing - for once we didn’t feel like out !! And being able to thank Helen Turnbull and her lovely staff at the end of the meal personally was great !!). Better than any restaurant in Wellington at the moment - we’ll be back😀More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 12 March 2023 via mobile

My wife and I had the nine course degustation. It was perhaps the best meal we have had in the last five years! Beautiful looking food, well balanced and superbly flavoured. Helen is a unbelievably gifted chef. The support staff are enthusiastic, and hard working....Paraparaumu is not the hospitality capital of the world, but this small restaurant is one of the shining satellites of the culinary universe! Well done!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 16 February 2023 via mobile

The food is incredible, beautifully presented and exquisite flavors. The staff are lovely. Looking forward to our next visit.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 24 January 2023 via mobile

Arrived at restaurant 15 minutes before our booking and was told our table wasn't ready and to come back at the booked time. Thought we could have been greeted more positively. When we did start our 6 course tasting dinner we were underwhelmed. The food...seemed under seasoned and the lamb fat was not rendered adequately so couldn't chew it. The experience took just under 2 hours with long waits between courses. The waitresses were really rushing around the small room, they appeared understaffed. Unfortunately I would not return.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 5 December 2022 via mobile

Amazing food and convivial atmosphere. The service was excellent and we enjoyed our evening very much. We have been to 50 50 a few times now and the experience is always superb. The servings are tiny, as you would expect from a degustation menu, so...perhaps the addition of some bread would help to pad out the meal for the hungrier ones.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 November 2022 via mobile

We have visited 50-50 several times now and have always enjoyed the different offerings of yummy and interesting courses. The kind of dishes which I would not have time to do at home. The service is very friendly and attentive. Definitely planning to go back.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 29 October 2022

9 course degustation was absolutely delicious! Flavour textures presentation portion sizes all formed the perfect balance and truely delightful fine dining experience.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 24 July 2022 via mobile

One of the best dining experiences I have ever had. There was nothing I could find to fault the food, the service or the ambience. The non-alcoholic food match drinks were an exceptional addition that allow non-drinkers or drivers to still experience the pleasure of...a degustation dinner.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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lawrence L
10 September 2020|
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Response from helen t | Property representative |
Hi Lawrence, sorry we missed your message. We post all of our regular menu changes on our website and via our Facebook page. Thanks for your support, Helen.
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Response from helen t | Property representative |
Hi Brian As per Int_Academic's answer below, we're not BYO but we are fully licensed. The Bone Line Waipara Chardonnay and the Kereru Pohutukawa Golden Ale are two of our absolute favourites at the moment. We do change the... More
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