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“Good food, very average service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lip's Cafe

Lip's Cafe
Selwyn Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
(09) 402 7185
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Ranked #28 of 43 Restaurants in Paihia
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Brisbane
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good food, very average service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Food was very tasty, but service was not good. When asked about a dish on the menu was told "if that's what it says that's how it comes". I asked if they had served the dish before was told" yes many times but I've also served many other dishes and I've only worked here 3 weeks".
Go there for the food, the scallops, oysters, and venison are worth trying..

Visited January 2013
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English first
maorichikita
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Enjoyed a nice family dinner here for a bithday. Very reasonably priced and really good staff. A pity it isn't busier.

Visited October 2012
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Paihia
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“excellent family restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

if you are looking for a quiet place for a good meal away from the noise and bustle look no further.this is where the locals go and gives good value for money

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing food at reasonable prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012 via mobile

Tonight was our second night in a row eating here. Everything we have had was delicious, generous portions and beautifully presented. We even had the eye fillet dish that received the 1 out of 5 rating by another reviewer. Please don't be fooled - its a definite 5! The cream cheese and bacon wontons were the best part of the dish too.

We will be going there again tomorrow morning to try out the breakfast. If you are ever in paihia, make sure you visit lips!!!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Good priced for good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Tasty pizzas, quick and efficient and decent portions. Was very quiet when we went in so was skeptical.. but is cheaper than all other pizza places in Paihia and still tasty

Visited November 2012
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