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“Tuesday night special price” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Fireplace

The Fireplace
64 State Highway 16, Kumeu, New Zealand
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Ranked #8 of 8 Restaurants in Kumeu
Cuisines: American
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Tuesday night special price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We were attracted to this restaurant because they had advertised $20.00 mains on Tuesday nights. The blackboard at the doorway advertised the price of the meals. We were handed the menus and we asked the waitress if all of the mains were $20.00. (My friend was keen on fillet steak.) She told us that the fillet steak and pork ribs were not. So we chose the lamb rack and the fish of the day. The meals were okay but when it came to pay the bill the owner charged $30.00 for the Lamb rack. When we queried it he responded that the waitress had given us the wrong menu!!. He was not looking like he was going to change his mind until we reminded him that the mains were advertised as being $20. He begrudgingly changed the bill. Not sure why they bother advertising mains for $20 if they don't intend to supply them for that price. Spoiled our night.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Can't put my finger on it!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Easy parking. Restaurant seems to be split in to a bar and restaurant. Very little atmosphere. A little chatter from the bar side - not a distraction though. Lovely menu. Good variety. The waiting staff need a little more enthusiasm. Quick service. The food was great and probably worth more than three stars; however, there was something so ho hum about the place. No vibe.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Waitakere City, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Hadn't heard of this place but was looking online and it was nearby so I thought I'd give it a try. Service was friendly and on key, the waitresses were busy but went out of their way to make us feel welcome and tend to our needs. Amazing chefs and great service, love the pork belly and sticky date pudding!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Disappointed this time around”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Been here a few times and was disappointed on our last visit. One meal was completely missed and had to be re-ordered, a kids meal with chicken nuggets had a fish bite in it (just as well there were no allergies), one steak and jus was cold while the potatoes were hot and another steak meal just luke warm. Not much of an apology for the bad service although the missed meal ended up being complimentary and another kids meal arrived to replace the one that by then had been eaten minus the fish bite. Not too sure if I would visit here again.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
“Won't be back”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We sat down an ordered a bottle of Sav and three glasses, but ended up with three glasses of Sav. We then ordered our dinner, and an entree was missed from the order. We did get an apology and we said to hold our mains until the entree and been eaten and wanted a little time before mains. Not to be they arrived as soon as the entree plate was cleared.
We then ordered a bottle of Sav and ended up with a Chardonnay instead. They did take it back.
The food was very average, all a bit Faulty Towers.

Visited September 2013
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