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US$4 - US$18
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European, Bar, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly
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All reviews lamb shank scotch fillet food was fantastic food quality service was prompt mountains nz
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Reviewed 9 June 2020

My friends and I are from the states and were traveling through both islands and needed a bite to eat. We stumbled across this place and we instantly felt like we have been coming here for years! The owners were so friendly and accommodating! It’s...been sometime since we have been there and I kept finding their business card, I kept it because I HAD to write a great review because how amazing these people were!!!! I highly recommend coming here!!! And the food was excellent!!!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 19 March 2020

Enjoyed the meal and the view of the mountains is excellent. For the location and food quality, the prices are reasonable.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 9 March 2020

Restaurant was empty, except for one other couple with their noses buried in their devices, and a woman at the bar. This restaurant raves about their lamb shanks. Have to say, after ordering this dish at least a dozen times during our trip, this was...the worst. Tough. Also had the Scotch fillet, which was chewy also. Just disappointing overall. The bright spot was a very generous pour of wine! The server was also very pleasant. Maybe just go for a drink....More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 30 January 2020 via mobile

Great service from the waitress, lovely atmosphere and fantastic wine. Played some pool and were allowed to stay past the 9pm closing time and was having fab chat with barman tonight about things to do in the area tomorrow, until we mentioned we came from...London. At this point, the barman started ranting about 'Islamists' who come over 'praying all the time' and 'trying to turn this place into their new Mecca'. Extremely disappointing end to the evening which left a sour taste in everyone's mouth. Totally ruined the night. Will be back to the area as it's beautiful, but certainly not to this particular bar. Made us question if we would have been treated so well had we not been white, and that's not something that belongs in 2020.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 6 January 2020 via mobile

Dont go inthere expecting that you will have an amazing taste experience. It fills you up and their waitress is doing her best and is very kind and service minded.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 19 November 2019 via mobile

The staff was very friendly, the wine and beers were good. However we both had the lamb shank and we were disappointed. It would have been a good dinner if the lamb shank, veggies en potatoes were not reheated. Can't say for sure if this...was the case but the meet was very hard and dry, did not fall off the bone like it should. The veggies and potatoes tasted good but were over done. I think if the meal was severed at the time it was actually cooked it would have been so much better...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 23 August 2019 via mobile

What a wonderful place. The food was fantastic. Really tasty and good value. The staff were friendly and service was prompt. Will definitely go back next time we’re in town

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 29 July 2019 via mobile

So looking forward to going to this place. Booked well in advance and were glad because they place was very busy. Walked in and greeted by a lady sturnley just stating "we are fully booked" no friendliness, asking how we are or asking if we'd...made a reservation. Waited a long time to order and a long time for food but we waited our turn as the waitress was clearly run off her feet. I had to go up and order my own drink because it took so long. No problems except the guy behind the bar (I think he's an owner) called me 'mate' multiple times. I'm a paying customer, not your mate. The menu looked great but wish I'd had something else as my chicken burger was honestly rubbish; cold and dry. The rest of the group (who had steak or lamb) really enjoyed theirs although between the first meal and the last coming out there was a 10 mins (no exaggeration) delay which is not good at all and a big table who arrived 15 mins after us got their food first. Mains were getting cleared before everyone had finished eating and with all of us having at least half a drink left we were asked to get up and pay the bill (the place was pretty empty at this point so not sure why they were so keen for their table back). Honestly so gutted to give this place a bad review but the whole thing was just a let down. No disrespect to our hard working waitress who tried her best under the circumstances.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 27 July 2019

Great value for money. Really nice homely food. Kind of a funny amateurish atmosphere about the place. But made it quite charming. Where you don’t get much for your money in NZ restaurants, I thought this place really well priced.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 11 April 2019

We hade to wait 40 minutes to order. But people who came in later were already getting served. Terrible service!

Date of visit: April 2019
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