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Cafe de Paris

Hokitika, New Zealand
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Ranked #8 of 15 restaurants in Hokitika
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
South Wales
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169 reviews 169 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Unfortunately we only stopped here for a coffee and cakes. However, the lunch and dinner menus looked very good, so we may just return one day soon. The coffee was excellent and the staff very friendly, and the ambience very French.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We have been to the Café several times but not for an evening meal, so when our landlady suggested we have a meal there we booked a table for 7.30pm. The food and wine were excellent but it was marred by the lack of enthusiasm of the serving staff. We felt we had to eat our meal quickly as we... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We've dined here several times and always rate the food. Venison was tender and the fish tasty. The desserts were amazing. The wine list was a little disappointing this time - no French red and the Italian option was unavailable. Will go back though

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Nelson City, Nelson, New Zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Always good. My fish was delicious though I do expect some vege with a main course, menu said their lovely potatoes come with each main but it seems not, just plentiful fish and rice. Still I will remember to ask next time. Relaxing atmosphere, delicious cakes, good house wine.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I was expecting anything too grand in this lovely town but this restaurant had a real French feel to the place. Staff are friendly and atmosphere cosy. Food was superb.

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Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

OK so here is the bottom line. Everything we had for lunch was very good. A Brie & bacon on baguette, cauliflower & cheese soup, chicken & pasta salad all very good. A simple but cute place with good amount of seating. Kid friendly. Just a block of main street through town. This is worth a stroll.

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Hokitika, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This restaurant needs a good injection of personality and love, used to be a great place to go but now seems there is no spark there. Waitresses need to be a lot more experienced. Shame cause food was good.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I always stop at Cafe de Paris in Hokitika, I have been since the 1990s, but I think they have lost their way. Still marvellous, friendly staff and my breakfast and coffee was very good but there was just no atmosphere and the staff seemed harrassed. Once there was not much competition but today there are few good cafes in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The food was nice and, contrary to some other reviewers' experience, service was very good. Just as well as this appears to be one of only two restaurants in this town and the other place laughed when we asked how long for a table.

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London
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

French restaurants are often a bit of a problem for vegetarians, particularly in France - we once had a waiter in Paris laugh at us for suggesting they cook us an omelette! We therefore approached the Cafe de Paris with some trepidation, but we needn't have worried. The vegetarian 'special' was delicious and the service and ambience were first class.... More

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