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Heretaunga St, Hastings 4201, New Zealand
06 878 6701
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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  • 11
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
family friendly

we think Breakers is a good family restaurant. The week day specials are good value and it all tasted fresh and flavoursome. Staff were nice and friendly. We like taking all the family there, esp on Tuesday as we just love their Schnitzel gravy salad and chip meal. Yum.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Lianne J
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Hastings, New Zealand
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hastings, New Zealand
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

we think Breakers is a good family restaurant. The week day specials are good value and it all tasted fresh and flavoursome. Staff were nice and friendly. We like taking all the family there, esp on Tuesday as we just love their Schnitzel gravy salad and chip meal. Yum.

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Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Breakers is great if you are looking for cheap and casual and is a great place to take children. No where else in hastings like this. Customer service is always great. Highly recommend crispy mushrooms and hot roast meat sandwhich!

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Hastings-New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Very friendly staff - service was great! (thou did hear someone ask Where are the staff and say they should have more on.) Cheesy garlic bread - ok - maybe a little too much cheese on , and needed to be toasted a little more - for my liking. Special of day - schnitzel - recommend! Hubby got Huge portion... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The layout of the entry area is very poor. People wanting to pay & leave are mixed in with people wanting to order food together with people arriving. No one helping people to tables and therefore some people just wandering aroiund looking for empty tables. We had a booking so after waiting around for 5 minutes, we grabbed a passing... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Our last visit was a year ago, and back then we were disappointed with both quality and quantity. Today we were very impressed with the service, the quality, and the quantity of the food. The only thing we weren't totally happy with, was that our main course was served while we were still eating our entree.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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93 reviews 93 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We always come here when the grandchildren are visiting because they have their own dining area and their own menu and puzzles and pencils in a little bag. There is a large menu to choose from and I try something different each time and haven't been disappointed The prices are very reasonable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This is not a gourmet place but the good is tasty and serving is big. The environment is friendly with nice service and to make me happy really nice cafe that I was a surprise. We visited on a Sunday morning the town was closed and that was the only place we found. Looking at Tripadvisor we were not expecting... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Food was nice and decent portions it was fairly busy there but the food was served quickly considering. Found the service at the bar was very slow. One person serving for a medium line of customers. He also would chat away to other people rather than concentrate on minimising the queue waiting.

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Tauranga
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Not a great menu and food not great . We ended up going to KFC on the way home because we were all still hungry. Don't order the tacos you will only be disappointed,I had a hard time to find the mince.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Went there couple of times for a lunch, cheap Fish n Chips, Huge plate... They got pool table n ita a place for a beer !!

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  • Address: Heretaunga St, Hastings 4201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Hastings
  • Phone Number: 06 878 6701

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