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“Paella !” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Vidal's Restaurant and Winery

Vidal's Restaurant and Winery
913 St. Aubyn Street East, Hastings 4122, New Zealand
+64 (0)6 872 7440
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Ranked #10 of 53 Restaurants in Hastings
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: You do have this restaurant listed, but in Barbados rather than New Zealand. I live next door and it is definately in NZ!
hawkesbay
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Paella !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Vidals are doing great little events, like winemakers lunches and paella evenings, what a great place to meet for a drink and snack, or meal, the courtyard on a good day is excellent. the squid - on rocket !!!! Delicious

Visited January 2013
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  • English first
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English first
New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Disappointed!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Went out for a relaxing Valentines meal. What ever happened to the prestigous food and friendly staff at Vidals? The meal was very average if not poor by comparison of times gone by. Most people complain if the service is slow but we complained about being rushed!! We had now sooner finished our entre and were informed our mains were ready. It was as though they had had a very busy night and just couldn't wait to get finished!!! Some of the staff were a bit glum and the music in a fine dining atmosphere far too loud. There are too many other top restaurants in the district for the same charges for us to return to this very average place.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Hastings, New Zealand
1 review
“Platters and wines”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Nice relaxed atmosphere and the food and wine was great. We had a lovely evening. Well done to the vidal team from us here at Amici Motel

Visited January 2013
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Melbourne
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103 reviews 103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

This was our last night in Hastings so we decided to take a friends advice and eat at Vidals. We chose the restaurant but before the meal we sat outside in the courtyard to enjoy a glass of wine and listen to the music. Once inside, the service was very attentive without being intrusive. I had the lamb rump which was excellent- a wonderful blend of fresh flavours. My wife & Mum had the fish which they raved about. I wouldn't say the portions were large but I always prefer quality over quantity so none of us could complain. To finish the night we shared the vanilla bean ice cream & affogato which again was on small side for the price but tasty none the less. We all left feeling like we had eaten just enough food and would definately come back.

Visited January 2013
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Superb wines”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

The cellar door experience and tasting was fantastic. Top wines. The restaurant was a real let down. Service was ok. Food was of poor quality and badly cooked. Dont go for set menu.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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