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“Breakfast after the night before” 3 of 5 stars
Review of 623 on the Rocks

623 on the Rocks
623 Rocks Road | Across From Tahuna Beach, Nelson, New Zealand
+64 3-548 6230
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Ranked #93 of 117 Restaurants in Nelson
Price range: $5 - $21
Cuisines: Chowder, Fish & Chips, Coffee Shop, International
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: We are situated across the road from Tahuna Beach, we have fabulous indoor out door dining, Family friendly WE are here to please and give you a great experience on our menu we have a great variety Chowder, Salmon, Steak, Pastas, Salads with Vegetarian & Gluten Free options Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner & Desserts. Wine, Beer and wide choice of beverages.
Timaru
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Breakfast after the night before”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Eggs Benedict - the bun was not fresh and gave me the impression it had been in the warmer long enough to start being baked and barely warm, the eggs were over done and solid and where were the greens - eggs Benedict without greens! Very average. Coffee was great and the staff smiling so that's a plus for the staff.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Knebworth, United Kingdom
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267 reviews 267 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 91 cities Reviews in 91 cities
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
“Some good deals and decent food but very slow service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Quite nice decor with seating inside and out and specials on specific days offering some very good value. The food was pretty good (sweet & sour pork and the Frankenstein fishburger) but the service was really slow. Don't go here if you're in a hurry.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Nelson, New Zealand
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52 restaurant reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Appaling service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We are fully aware that 623 is not a fine dining restaurant but more of a pub and as such we don't expect outstanding service.

Although we were in to have lunch we didnt mind ordering our drinks at the bar but were told to just take a seat anywhere and that our orders would be taken in a minute. 10 minutes later I got up to get ourselves some food menues and order drinks at the bar. A further 15 minutes later my husband got up to collect our drinks from the bar where they had been sitting for some time. By calling a waitress over we eventually successfully ordered our food a further 10 minutes later and to our surprise we didnt have to collect it from the kitchen ourselves. We did have to get up to order a top up of drinks half way through the meal though and when we had finished our meals the table wasnt cleared for over 35 minutes attracting an army of seagulls we had to constantly fend off. Now considering that the waitresses weren't even busy but just walking around aimlessly, setting up other tables, rearranging a knife here and chatting to a collegue there while walking past tables that needed clearing and sending us back to our table promising to take our order in a minute but then completely forgetting about it makes you wonder if the staff had any training at all, whether there was no manager on duty that day or whether the staff was just incredibly hungover and unmotivated and last not least whether we can be bothered to come back to find out if it was just a one off or the norm?

The food was ok, just what you expect from a pub but with service of that standard we won't bother coming back in future. Good to see there is other options to have a beer in the sun like the Sprig & Fern now too. 623 is unlikely to see us again.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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291 helpful votes 291 helpful votes
“One of the best pizzas ive had”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Myself and my girlfriend went for dinner here a few nights ago and both LOVED our meals. I had a pizza with Chorizo and a pesto swirl which was out of this world and only $18, im a big pizza lover and this is one of the best ive had outside of Italy. My girlfriend had a burger which she loved as well so overall two very happy customers.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nelson, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

I have been here a few times over the last year or so (due to others' wanting to go there) but I have been disappointed every time.

The people behind the counter seem horribly depressed - nobody smiles.

Service is poor and you usually wait ages to get served and to get your food. I have seen seagulls feasting off food scraps on tables that people have left, with waitstaff walking past several times (not carrying anything) but not even clearing the table for ages.

Food is average to poor, portions (eg. bowl of fries) are smaller than you'd expect.

The decor and atmosphere is quite good, so if they only improved their food and service they'd have a brilliant restaurant and would justify their prices.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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