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“Great lunch in Timaru” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fusion Restaurant Cafe & Bar

Fusion Restaurant Cafe & Bar
64 The Bay Hill | Timaru Central, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
(03) 688 8550
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Ranked #4 of 49 Restaurants in Timaru
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Fusion
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Nelson, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great lunch in Timaru”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Excellent food, well presented. The fish was superb with a great balance to flavors. Also good value for money meal, but is not a cheap lunch if that is what you want. Our table had view of Caroline Bay. However, you will need to ask for table with view . Would recommend to those not in a hurry looking for a quality lunch meal.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Nelson, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great Food Shame About the Service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Checked out reviews and thought this place would be well worth a visit. Its in a great location with gorgeous views over Caroline Bay. The food was outstanding and we were not disappointed. The lamb was excellent and the steak was perfectly cooked and both dishes well deserving of the awards proudly displayed. However service was overbearing. No sooner than we sat down we had different wait staff asking for our orders which ended up getting mucked up in their rush. When the missing meal arrived there was no apology even though the other meals and vegetable dish were cooling. During the course of the dinner different wait staff came over and hovered to enquire if there was anything we wanted while clearing away items as each person finished. We didn’t think it necessary to clear away the cutlery while eating desserts. We felt pressured to eat quickly and to be pushed out the door. Overall great food but our recommendation would be to slow things down just a tad, allocate the wait staff to a table and just allow customers to enjoy their meals uninterrupted.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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timaru
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Visited for dinner on 9 Feb. 2014. Food was excellent but service left a lot to be desired. Three of us dined but only 2 meals turned up. By the time this was rectified the vegetables were cold and unappealing. We dined at 7.00 pm and felt rushed by the young waitress's all the time we were there. There was not a waiting list for tables. Ambiance and all was good but let down badly by the service.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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68 reviews 68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great cafe - Not disappointed 2nd visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Our 2nd visit to Fusion and this was between Christmas & New Year 2013. Same friendly and efficient service and clean tables. Coffees were great and the Lemon, Lime & Bitters one of the best I have tasted. We travel a lot and this will now be a preferred stop for a meal or just coffee. Well done to all the staff!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Very satisfying food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We have eaten here 3 times, and the food is consistently great. The chef obviously cares a lot about the food, and it really shows. Would recommend the lunch menu over the breakfast menu.

Visited December 2013
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