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“Great night out!”
Review of Little Savanna

Little Savanna
Certificate of Excellence
Description: The bringing together of NZ and South African cultures, where flame grilling the best of NZ produce sets us apart. Spacious and amazing environment with friendly service. Suitable for those wanting a meal, drink or just a coffee. Gluten free and vegetarian options available.
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Description: The bringing together of NZ and South African cultures, where flame grilling the best of NZ produce sets us apart. Spacious and amazing environment with friendly service. Suitable for those wanting a meal, drink or just a coffee. Gluten free and vegetarian options available.
Reviewed 15 May 2021

Bookings are essential for this very busy and often fully booked restaurant. Their online booking system is simple and we loved the follow up confirmation email and an email on the day reminding us of our booking details. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and we congratulated upon arrival. Leslie, was our wait staff person for the evening and he was friendly and made us feel welcome despite a busy night. Tables are turned over and if you dine early you are told that the table needs to be vacated 2.25 hours later when making the reservation. We enjoyed two started of flatbreads - both delicious but one would have been enough as we did want to try the espetada - the portuguese style of skewered meat. However, the snapper fish of the day dish sounded great too so we ordered one of each. The Espetada was delicious and despite my request for medium - well it was perfectly cooked and not too difficult to remove from the skewer. The fish was great as well and full of flavour and great vegetables. Sadly, too full to try a dessert. It was a nice night out and we would thoroughly recommend! Great wine list too albeit quite pricey as expected.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Margie937, Owner at Little Savanna, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2021

Thank you so much for the great review, so pleased you enjoyed your special occasion with us. Leslie as will the chefs will be so pleased with this great feedback!

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Reviewed 10 May 2021

Haven't been to Little Savanna for quite a while but wasn't disappointed. Staff as courteous amnd engaging as ever. I had the lamb rump, wife had the fish of the day (pan fried snapper), and to be honest the lamb was cooked to perfection, in fact one of the best meals I've had in Palmy. Ever.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Margie937, Owner at Little Savanna, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2021

Wow thank you so much for the wonderful review, we really appreciate it. So pleased you enjoyed your experience with us.

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Reviewed 18 April 2021

Down in Palmy on business and didn’t want to go out on my own so ordered takeaways instead, really good. Had the calamari, blue cheese salad and the peri peri chicken sandwich. Would definitely order from them again and would recommend

Date of visit: February 2021
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Thank OtagoBlues
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Margie937, Owner at Little Savanna, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2021

Thanks so much for the great feedback, we really appreciate it. We started doing takeaways at Covid Alert Level 3 and due to feedback such as yours decided to continue with it once we went to Level 2.

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Reviewed 24 March 2021 via mobile

Have just had lunch at Little Savanna in Palmerston north. Wonderful service by very happy staff. The food was delicious. A perfect birthday lunch for my husband. Thoroughly recommend this restaurant. Our second visit and there will be more to come. A yummy, yummy restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Margie937, Owner at Little Savanna, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2021

Thank you so much for the fantastic review, so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us especially since it was a special occasion. Thank you too for the recommendation, we really appreciate that and look forward to welcoming you back.

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Reviewed 24 March 2021

Great welcoming decor and an extensive menu. Notable items worthy of praise is the Seafood Chowder. Best I have had thus far. Creamy , tasty, fire toasted bread and very generous serving. Chicken livers Peri peri was perfect . Not enough space to eat any more but will definitely be back to try the varied range. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: March 2021
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Margie937, Owner at Little Savanna, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2021

Thank you so much for the fantastic review, the chefs in particular will be so pleased with this. We look forward to welcoming you back!

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