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“Nothing Special” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bailiez Cafe

Bailiez Cafe
Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
03 249 7526
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Ranked #19 of 28 Restaurants in Te Anau
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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239 reviews 239 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 101 cities Reviews in 101 cities
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
“Nothing Special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The restaurant has a comprehensive menu serving everything from steaks to fish and chips.
The service was excellent and our waitress attended to all our needs promptly and efficiently.
I shared a crock of Green Shell Mussels then went for the 300gm rib eye steak.
Others with me had the venison steak, venison pie or fish and chips.
Whilst the food was acceptable it wasn't particularly special and after 3 weeks in NZ we had come to expect better.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Te Anau, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

great place to go, now that they have some new staff and chefs the food and service is a million times better

Visited February 2014
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Roseburg, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Excellent Eats”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Went here twice on our visit - had burgers and fries and then two main entrees. Very good food and service - for a great price!

Visited February 2014
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Connecticut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Average food experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Overall,this restaurant offers a lot of good options and a special value menu. The quality of the food is very average, however. We ordered a burger well-done and it came back rare in the middle. The spaghetti dish was pretty good. The helping of fries that comes with the burger is generous. To their credit, when we sent the burger back, the chef cooked us a new burger. The staff were attentive and the restaurant itself is comfortable. It is part of a hotel, interestingly.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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32 restaurant reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Reasonable Food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We were a table of 7 who just dropped in and got a lovely table at the rear of the restaurant with very comfortable chairs. The staff were very attentive however there was a long wait for food for a restaurant that wasn't particularly busy. The menu is huge, in fact I think there were two or three menus.
The majority of the food was very good however one dish was cold, we did get offered a complimentary drink to compensate.

Visited January 2014
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