We went to this restaurant on the recommendation of our B&B host and it was a good choice. Friendly and welcoming and serving a good selection of dishes. We were tired and not very hungry. I chose a chicken dish which was light with an apricot sauce and decided not to have either potatoes, rice but just salad. One helped oneself from the salad bar which was very well stocked. and you could help yourself to as much as you wished. We both were teetotal that night as we were going to have a long day on Saturday. We had a pleasant time and the restaurant was fairly full with guests but not noisy and there were arrangements for young children high chairs & a play area. All the staff made time to speak to you an inquire if everything was to your taste but not overly intrusive. After an extremely well-cooked meal in a very pleasant atmosphere quite with background music we left and returned to our B&B. During our first visit, we saw that starting on Saturday they were going to start celebrating Oktober Fest. As both of us like German Food and Wine, we thought we would return the next night.We were very glad we had made that decision as when e returned on the Saturday the place was decorated and ready for jollification. It was even busier than the previous night and everyone was very obviously enjoying themselves. We were greeted again in a friendly and pleasant manner. Also recognised from our visit the night before. They had a special menu of German dishes which pleased us very much.We both chose Pork Knuckle with pickled cabbage and German noodles. I indulged in a glass of Riesling which was very smooth and a complemented my meal. There was again a choice of salad. When our meals arrived we wished we had asked to share one. The portions were LARGE. but the waitress said "take it home and eat it for dinner tomorrow" which is what w did. They had the usual German desserts Appfel Strudel & Black Forest Torte and they also had that NZ favourite Pavlova with fresh strawberries.Again we had a wonderful evening and a delicious meal. If you are in that area do go there for a meal this week and celebrate Oktober Fest but remember that the portions are hearty(Very large).We decided to share a dessert on the advice of the waitress it was difficult to decide which one and had the Torte. My husband had a pleasant talk with the waitress on cooking and how he made the torte. WE also talked with the proprietor about Germany and where we had visited in that country.
Our visit to the Beachcomber was very nice and that is a reason we will have to find a reason to visit Kaitaia again.
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