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PRICE RANGE
$3 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
European, New Zealand, International
FEATURES
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to book for 6:30 but were told we could only be seated at 6:15. OK… Arrived to a fairly empty restaurant. Nice food and very generous servings. The service was slow and inconsistent, the wait staff seemed overwhelmed.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's been a while since our visit here. Still really enjoyed the food and the staff are still friendly. I really enjoyed my chilli cheese eggs on a croissant, with a good latte and oat milk. Just what was needed before heading around town in...the rain.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 2 January 2024

We have been to this restaurant many times over the past ten years but our experience on New Years eve was something special, we were a large party of twelve. The service was spot on with both waiters and bar staff extremely helpful and courteous....The meal was very very good and we especially loved the Lamb Rack and the Scotch Fillet Steak. All in all, a very pleasant eveningMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 10 July 2023 via mobile

It started with promise. We ordered drinks which came promptly. Then we ordered our meal and that’s when the promise ended. After a 40 minute wait we asked after our meals - “5-10 mins” we were told. 15 mins later we asked again (now been...an hour). Said if it hadn’t been started we’d leave. Shortly afterwards our meal finally arrived. The food was nice but certainly not worth the long wait. Disappointed.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 11 June 2023 via mobile

Great place to stop for coffee or a bite to eat. Staff are super friendly, food is well presented and tasty. We stopped here a few times during our visit. The carrot cake is so good we took some away a couple of times.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 11 June 2023

The beef teriyaki salad was wonderful and the beef burger is mouth watering heaven. Service was so good and all the staff where super friendly and the vies are fantastic especially as sun sets over the bay

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 6 June 2023

We had a lovely date night, delicious food and drinks Especially enjoyed the lychee cocktail Friendly staff and quick service

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 14 April 2023 via mobile

It's hard to find a decent restaurant that will welcome dogs, especially big ones like ours (retriever cross and a border collie). Orca staff were lovely from the moment we arrived. They have a large outdoor covered deck where they seat customers with dogs and...it was a beautiful spot with a great water view. The food was just okay, I would like to be more positive but the vegetables were very undercooked. I had the chicken frangelico and my husband had the scotch fillet which had quite a lot of gristle. That said, the staff were very pleasant and I would visit again.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 2 April 2023 via mobile

Had dinner here last night, the whole experience was wonderful. Service was on point and the food delicious. I had the vege stack as a vegan option which was a perfect valance of textures and taste. The vegan chocolate torte with berry compote was a...decadent finish 😋 highly recommend eating here. Our whole table had beautiful food prepared perfectly every one was happy.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 9 March 2023

We ordered 5 meals celebrating our grandson’s birthday. Three of the meals came out together & at the same time 4 meals were taken to another table that had arrived well after us. After some time we went to the kitchen to ask where our...other 2 meals were, we were told they’re coming. When the fries arrived they were only luke warm so we sent them back & they bought them back after reheating in the vat leaving them oil soaked & basically inedible. The other meal was a Gado Gado salad which was extremely disappointing. Our experience turned out to be a very expensive celebration for our grandson & a very disappointing one. My husband complained to the chef on paying & there was no real concern of our experience. In the past Orca has always prided themselves on great food & service of which we have experienced many times over the years.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 28 February 2023

Waitress/waiter never came over tot able to see if we wanted more drinks or if we wanted to order. We waited for what felt like a very long time until we called someone over each time. We ordered the platters which were very under whelming...considering the cost attached to it. It is such a shame as we loved coming here! But that has left a bitter taste in our mouth.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 22 February 2023

Might have been a bad day, but this restaurant did not check all the boxes it has been rated highly for. After being seated and our order was taken, we waited well over 30 minutes for our food with people coming in behind us receiving...their orders ahead of ours. Our waitress kind of disappeared so we asked the hostess about our order. Two minutes later, low and behold our order arrived. One of us ordered the mushroom gravy over toast. Toast was way too thick, soggy, undercooked, and inedible. My burger tasted fine, but the patty was thick and did not nearly fit the bun which was way bigger than the patty making it awkward to eat. Our waitress never again came to our table even though she was waiting on other tables around us. Terrible service! When we checked out, the hostess fielded our complaints with grace but only offered 25% off of the one order of mushroom gravy on toast. Probably won't return as there are many other options in Raglan.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 5 February 2023 via mobile

Excellent breakfast with all of us enjoying different meals. Really good full breakfast with hash cakes - much nicer than the usual has browns. Nice friendly wait staff. Highly recommend

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 6 January 2023 via mobile

As two couples on holiday in Raglan, we decided to treat ourselves to a nice meal out on our last evening. We liked the location of the Orca Eatery and the staff were pleasant. Sadly the food was not satisfactory. My wife ordered the fish...of the day. Three of us ordered the Scottish fillet steak. It was chewy and the vegetables were seriously undercooked. One of us found her steak very gristly so complained and was offered another meal. She chose the fish of the day as my wife was enjoying hers. This meant the meal experience was spoilt and we were not happy. When it came to paying, they charged us for the four meals with no apologies. We complained again and were offered a reduction for the wine. Although the staff treated us well, we feel that the management should have offered us, at least, one free meal. We do not recommend this restaurant to visitors.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 28 December 2022 via mobile

Front desk host was incredibly rude from the start, we were a party of 10 and from the beginning she had a horrible attitude. She was rude, abrasive and genuinely left all of us shocked by her behaviour. It’s a shame as she seems to...be the only person in all of raglan who seems to be in a bad mood. If I was the owner I’d have a heart attack due to how little she seemed to care about the amount of money we spent compared to the service. The food itself was fine, it arrived at separate times and wasn’t too warm or tasty but it was clear the kitchen was a little backed up (the kitchen, not the wait staff…). It’s clear that the small curly haired tattoo’d girl need to go work in any place that doesn’t have her interacting with people because it’s clear she has a disdain for just about anyone. It should be said that I created this account specifically to write this review, that’s how negative our experience was with her.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Orca Restaurant & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4