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gastronomics

705 Pollen Street, Thames, New Zealand
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Ranked #17 of 26 restaurants in Thames
Cuisines: European
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English first
Thames, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Celebrated my sons birthday here with family and friends. The food was good, but the service very poor. There seemed to be a lot of young girls as wait staff that had no or very little experience. Wont be hurrying back I'm afraid.

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london
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Three of us ordered but only two eat their meal. Mine was OK but nothing special (did not expect the scallop starter to be frozen ones in batter). My two friends were unable to eat their meals, calamari as a main was just a starter size meal on a bigger plate but it was not fully cooked. The beef was... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Quality and variety of choices on the menu. Great all around place for good food and service in Thames.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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89 reviews 89 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Lovely decor, pleasant atmosphere, lovely food - 1 fish meal, 1 pork meal, wine a bit expensive, good service. It was a hot night so we sat beside the by-fold windows, which was very pleasant. Would definitely recommend.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

The food was great, but a shame that it came with an hour and a half long wait and an excuse by the main chef which effectively blamed the young waiters for the problems, when they in fact did a great job. It was obviously the management's mistake for not rostering more staff on a busy night. Nothing received in... More

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We visited with a group of 10 people, we were given a large seating area which was very comfortable. The menu is fairly extensive with lots of choice especially for fish eaters. We found the food quality to be excellent, all fresh good quality ingredients and very well presented. All our food came out at the same time which can... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

I have to admit that it was busy. After being seated it took the waiter 40 minutes to come back with a warm bottle of water. We were there an hour and a half before our meal arrived. Other patrons were still waiting after an hour, not even a bottle of water. When our food finally arrived, it was ok... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Recommended by our accommodation hosts we were very pleased with the menu, service and prices.Melt in your mouth hindleg shanks.Impressed with the knowledgeable friendly staff.Would definitely dine here again when we return to the area.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We ate early in the evening but still received two delicious meals - served by a lovely, bright and cheerful young lady who could not have been more pleasant. We took the Chef's advice on which red to go with the Duck and Lamb dishes we had ordered, and the Merlot he selected was a perfect match. Then to top... More

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Salisbury UK
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104 reviews 104 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Popped in entirely by chance whilst in Thames, what a great find. A good choice of dishes, the fish of the day was superb and my wife enjoyed her lamb shank. Service was good, the brother and sister team looked after us very well. Try it when you're in Thames.

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