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Nor'Wester Cafe

95 Carters Road, Amberley 7410, New Zealand
03 314 9411
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Ranked #5 of 12 Restaurants in Amberley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Wed 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thu - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: International, Bar, Café, New Zealand
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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English first
Merseyside
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Our motel owner recommended we dine here. Service was very friendly and helpful. The Lamb Special was perfectly cooked with delicious Ratatouille, and the fish and chips was also excellent. The wine was good, as was the dessert. I personally loved the coffee. Am very surprised by some of the negative comments left as we could not fault it.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We went for dinner last night and have been going once a year most years for the last 15 or so years. In the past we have had some fantastic dinners that were up there with top Christchurch restaurants. But not this time. The service was fine but we were not asked how our meals were during the 2 courses... More

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Amberley, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We went for breakfast for a special occasion in a small group. The food was excellent, waffles cooked perfectly and accommodation made for special dietary requirements, no problem. Cooked breakfast was very nice and just the right serving size. Coffee was good too. Service was excellent, very attentive and polite waitress. Locals that will be returning.

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Rangiora, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

late Sunday afternoon we chose to come to Nor' Wester and have small plates. No greeting, found our own tables, waited several minutes for service and said we would have coffee afterwards. That never happened as we were forgotten and no one took our coffee orders.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

As with the previous reviews we were also extremely disappointed in the whole experience at the norwester café. Upon entering we had to wait for someone to greet us. When a woman did appear she pointed to where our table was, we were expected to make our own way and seat ourselves. Once seated we waited and waited for someone... More

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Dubuque, Iowa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

immediately recommended by our hotel as the best restaurant in Amberley, and we weren't disappointed. We ordered the chicken involtini special and veal, which we shared and couldn't decide who had the better dish. Wine selection was nice as well. Service was attentive and friendly without rushing.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We arrived at an awkward time before dinner but were able to order from the lunch and breakfast menu. As others have said, coffee was bitter and awful. My daughter and I had the waffles which were cold, hard and dry and one of the tinniest banana I have seen and they didn't even bother to cut the bruise out.... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We have been to this cafe on several occasions in the past but were a bit disappointed this time. We both ordered the lamb burger, which was fine, although the chips were a little over cooked but we finished the meal with coffee and wish we hadn't bothered. The coffee was the most bitter we have ever tasted and barely... More

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Mandeville North, null, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My wife and I went for a meal this evening and both ordered the lamb special. Both meals were very poor, the lamb being inconsistent with very tough portions and the potato dish being well undercooked. We returned the meals. The hostess was very sympathetic and supportive and went out of her way to compensate for the experience. Our second... More

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Rangiora, New Zealand
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8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

But poor customer service. We'd booked ahead and booked a table for 6 pm, when we sat down we were told that the table was booked from 7.30 pm. I should have said "so what", but just said "we're fast eaters". The food was good but the customer service spoiled it.

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Additional Information about Nor'Wester Cafe

Address: 95 Carters Road, Amberley 7410, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 314 9411
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Amberley
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: International, Bar, Café, New Zealand

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