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Manuka

49 Victoria Rd, Devonport 1001, New Zealand
(09) 445-7732
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Ranked #1 of 24 restaurants in Devonport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

... on pieces of mussel shell amongst the seafood linguine. So between spitting out mouthfuls of food into the paper napkin, and needing to use my fingers to pull the beards out of each mussel, it was an unpleasant dining experience. The taste of the food didn't make up for it - the sauce tasted like canned spaghetti. My husband's... More

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We went here for a late lunch with no expectations and were super pleased with our choice. My dad who never compliments a restaurant meal said the food was excellent - no higher praise can be expected. Would definitely go back there.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We ate lunch here today- no problem to seat 9 of us and provide colouring in to keep the kids occupied. Large menu which I often don't equate with quality but this was not the case at Manuka- really lovely meals. Lamb salad- lamb perfectly cooked. Chicken burger- generous and tasty. Bacon and eggs- eggs cooked hard as ordered- doesn't... More

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Wimborne UK
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I took my local fiends here while on holiday from NZ and they new nothing about it but did they rave about the food. I had been before in 2007 and the standard of food, hospitality and service is great.

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
472 helpful votes 472 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This local eatery has an informal look and casual atmosphere that disguises the superb food and service. Going many times during my business stay in Devonport, I looked forward to each meal more and more. I particularly like the entree salads, one of which featured the very local flavours of kumara, lamb, spinach, and feta. The servers were to a... More

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christchurch
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Service friendly and fast and the food was yummy! I had a breakfast option and hubby had lunch. Both happy with choices. Cant ask for much more really :0)

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

An interest place with a wide range of menu choices. It has a bar atmosphere up front and a dining area in the back. Of the four meals we ordered, two were declared "great" and two were thought to be "okay". Service was a little slow, but we weren't in a hurry.

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Vancouver, Canada
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88 reviews 88 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The seafood chowder is a treat, the oysters are to die for (and I am an oyster aficionado) and a simple steak with fries with a side of aioli can make your day. The service was fast but not rushed. The waitress had a excellent selection of wines and not all the most expensive. The place has an old town... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Mid week breakfast/brunch option for us at Manuka and I think we made the right decision. Looked busier than other cafes so sat down, had a huge portion (I had the pancakes which were delicious) that was perfect. Coffee just right. Took a little while to get served at first but could see they were rather busy with all the... More

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Montrose, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Excellent menu, varied and tasty. We sat outside on a hot summers evening and watched the passers by as we ate, no doubt they watched us as well. However you feel quite relaxed and there is space on the table for everything and the service is attentive and friendly. Food was served well and both looked and tasted delicious. Will... More

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