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Urban Grind

Next door to Foursquare supermarket | 72 Ardmore Street, Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 6748
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Ranked #27 of 59 restaurants in Wanaka
Price range: $9 - $24
Cuisines: Pizza, Eclectic, New Zealand
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We dropped in for breakfast, and the coffee was great, one of the breakfasts was also excellent. However my breakfast was inedible. I don't know whether this was just my personal taste, and perhaps the breakfast came the way it was supposed to be. I ordered the Spanish Eggs, which on the surface of it sounds great, but it was... More

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UrbanG_12, Manager at Urban Grind, responded to this review

I'm sorry you did not enjoy your meal. Our Spanish Baked eggs are the most popular breakfast dish on our menu. Although very popular in Melbourne, Sydney and now Auckland, I can understand that you did not know what baked eggs are and were surprised with your selection. I can assure you that the only oil that is used is... More

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Good food, nice atmosphere, service can be better but it was ok. The prices were fair and the craft beer selection very good. The wine list is commercial and has no charm. We will be back.

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Sunshine Coast
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

WE stopped and had a great steak sandwich and sat out the front on the bench area which looks down the street and down towards the lake. Excellent

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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74 reviews 74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We were part of a pre wedding party that had picked Urban Grind as a meeting place. After reading the reviews I was inclined to let them know about the bad service but just rolled along with the plan. Unfortunately against better judgement we were let down. Very average service! The waitress even tried talking me out of a nice... More

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UrbanG_12, Front Office Manager at Urban Grind, responded to this review

Our apologies that your drinks came to you table at different times. Spirits, cocktails and some specialist New Zealand craft beers are delivered by bar staff from our mezzanine bar, the rest are delivered by wait staff from the restaurant level. There is no local cider brewed in Wanaka. Our pizzas that you did not order are regarded by locals... More

Seattle, Washington
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We enjoyed a nice dinner of pizza and duck at this lovely cafe. Very impressed with the selection of craft beer. There aren't many places in town with that many choices and this had 3 different breweries all on draft. I especially recommend the Tuatara beers.

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Birmingham
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Half price pizza which we realised we paid full price for! I'm sure a genuine mistake. Pizza was too large really.

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UrbanG_12, Manager at Urban Grind, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that you were confused by our advertised “Early Diners 2 for 1 Pizza” and thought that the sign meant that you could get one pizza for half price. Just to be clear – If you purchase two pizzas you only pay for one. But luckily you also found our pizza to large. More

Southport, Australia
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We stopped in for an after-dinner coffee. The coffee was quite OK, but nothing special. Well presented, with a very slightly spiced aroma. The decor of this modern cafe is a little stark, but still creates a pleasant ambiance. The service was less than enthusiastic - we felt like unwelcome visitors at the end of a long shift. With so... More

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UrbanG_12, Manager at Urban Grind, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Sorry that our staff made you feel an unwelcome visitor at close up time. We pride ourselves in our coffee and believe it is special. 300 to 600 local coffee drinkers per day also agree! More

Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We had a wonderful meal and the two girls who were waiting were doing an excellent job despite it being a busy night. We had to wait a while but we were kept informed of the reason - a large party had arrived just before us. The Scottish girl (didn't get her name unfortunately) was lovely and made us feel... More

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London, United Kingdom
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133 reviews 133 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The best coffee in town. Seats inside all the way to the back. Good service. Def my favourite place!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Excellent cafe/restaurant. Great atmosphere and great food. Big food selection and best coffee in Wanaka.

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