Day of Kumara races, after working all day, turn up for a few beers and a meal and get treated like garbage. Well before the pi$$heads from the races turned up, we were automatically tarred with the same brush and only offered plastic cups, and were rudely spoken down to when we asked for a normal glass. The meal itself was average to poor (well done steak when asked for medium, and battered scallops deep fried into balls of crap, I hope these weren't fresh as thats just insulting!)
Hope the 500 people they claimed they were expecting was enough to cover their costs for their quiet days. We were planning to eat there every night, now we'll never eat there again due to how we were treated. I will also suggest to any other travellers to find another restaurant (The Recreation Hotel Restaurant we went to the next 2 nights showed how it really should be done!)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lonely Planet's New Zealand says it all: "You can't go past the Paroa Hotel/Motel for good old-fashioned West Coast hospitality". It's close to Shantytown and an unspoiled beach. Ham's Restaurant & Bar specializes in good, hearty meals, Kiwi and Pacific Rim in style. The scallops are highly recommended and the wine selection focuses on well-known NZ brands and local beers are served with pride. ... more less
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