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“Expensive but good family night out” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Valentines Rotorua

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Valentines Rotorua
Fenton Sts, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
(07) 349 4490
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Ranked #112 of 153 Restaurants in Rotorua
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Expensive but good family night out”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

This restaurant is overrated! Very expensive. My partner can't eat cream and doesn't like seafood so he didn't get a good selection. I enjoyed it as I love seafood. Fresh food.

Visited January 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
welliington
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Heed the reviews!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Absolutely terrible, under no circumstances should you eat here! The selection was shocking, food was gross, toilets were filthy. We didn't have super high expectations, we have eaten at Valentines before and are fully aware it is not fine dining, but this was shocking. Even the soft serve icecream looked watered down. Only positive thing I can say is we got a partial refund.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Almost but not quite”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We got there late evening... we were told to have a look to see how much food was left before deciding if we wanted to eat there. We had a look, there was some food left so we said yes ok, we will eat. Just before going to pay, I asked when the food was going to be taken away, the woman said "at 9pm"... it was already 8.55pm, that was in 5 minutes!! Almost wasted $100 for a meal we wouldn't have had time to eat.

Visited January 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Staff were very helpful and friendly. Not common to have good service in casual restaurants these days.

Visited December 2012
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auckland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Cheep”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

You pay for what you get. If you want quick food that is cheep and narsty dine here. For the price would of been better having fish and chips as mainly fried or quick processed foods. A real let down.

Visited August 2012
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