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Cambells Steak & Ale House

10 Campbell Street, Whitianga, New Zealand
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Ranked #26 of 34 restaurants in Whitianga
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 11, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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74% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
te anau
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It was a quiet evening with only us in the restaurant when we dined but the service and the meal were fantastic but going in Winter season is very quiet but we preferred it that way as we can guess its a very busy place in summer season. They also have courtesy coach to pick you up and drop you... More

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Rangiora
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Ate here for dinner twice largely due to the curtesy van available and the desire for a glass of wine or two. We both had steaks two nights running and really enjoyed our meals. It wasn't overly busy given the time of year.

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newcastle upon tyne
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

On a recent visit to the Coromandel with my wife and family, we came across this typically NZ hostelry! The food was VERY filling, especially the spare ribs. The staff were also very friendly and helpful. They even have a courtesy bus for those, who overindulge!

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Bateau Bay, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

It was pressed meat. My wife's steak was OK but not as tender and tasty as we are used to in OZ. The atmosphere would probably be better in peak season

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Mill Creek, Washington
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159 reviews 159 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We went here after arriving late in the day. Campbell's was recommended by the staff at our motel as possibly the only place still open that might be serving food. The place was almost empty and the bartender told us she would have to check to see if the cook would stay. We could see him cooking some steaks in... More

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New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

After a day at the beach we decided to find a relaxed scene for dinner. Maybe we pickd somewhere too relaxed. The scene is an unusually conglomerate of Irish pub and surf bar. I don't think it has decided who it wants to be yet. Service takes you to the bar for yourself to order. There err four of us.... More

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Pukekohe, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We have been here before - was exceptional. Now change of staff. Food was overcooked, inedible. Sent it back, came back nearly as bad. Disappointing. Get a new chef before you go out of business. I could have done better!

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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

If you like just your basic burger and chips this is the place to go. It was very tasty and the service was really good.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

It is not the Ritz - we didn't expect it but tried it despite some recent, less than flattering reviews. Food is simple but well presented and tasty with supporting ales to boot. Service was pretty good, no delays and the three ladies who were front of house were very helpful and cheerful. Plenty of seating inside and out so... More

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Hastings, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

Went there for special occasion. Ordered steaks for us all. Firstly one meal came with chips when we ordered mash. Then there steaks came out with medium flags on them when we had requested well done. Taken back and sent straight back saying chefs error. Had ordered two sauces which were put on same steak plate. Rump steak was grisly... More

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