I am surprised as I posted a review in April but I've just realized that my post doesn't appear on TripAdvisor. I guess my english was too poor for my review to be validated but I am happy to take the time to write another message again since the Whistling Frog café was incredibly worth the visit.
I visited this place in March with my Mum who was here from France. We stayed on site so we got a chance to have diner and breakfast there.
We nearly missed out on diner as they shut down the restaurant extremely early ( around 6.30- 7pm )
The staff was extremely helpful and chilled out about us checking in and showing up at the reception about 10 minutes before the last meal orders are usually taken. The manager ( a quite young girl ) told us not too rush and stressed out considering the restaurant was still pretty busy anyway so we even got a chance to get change and go to our cottage before.
I was a bit surprised when I saw the menu as I expected the food to be a bit cheaper in this kind.
However, I would classified the Whistling café as great value for money now I had their food!
Our meal was superb, I could not get over the quality of the food they used, everything was perfect and I am fussy post French girl when it comes to food!
Their selection of wine by the glass wasn't impressive but it's a thing I actually really enjoyed too.
I love my wine and I stay away from those places who keep serving off wine to their customers so their range of wine by the glass is extensive.
I had a pinot gris as a pre diner drink and a merlot with my course. They both tasted fresh opened and the cost of the glass was great value for money and quality. In a few words, I loved their wine too!
We came back the day after for breakfast. it wasn't the same staff obviously. At first, I didn't feel welcome by the gentleman in charge but he was very nice at the end.
My flat white tasted very nice in despite the coffee art was probably not his thing at all! ( Sorry I have to leave some bad notes as well! )
I didnt have breakfast but my mum ordered toast. It was the least boring toast I've ever experienced in New Zealand! Home made taste fresh bread with jam and honeycomb honey from the forest next door.
Cant wait to come back!!!
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