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“They must have had a bad day...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Foredeck Restaurant

The Foredeck Restaurant
Queen Charlotte Sound | Bay of Many Coves, Arthurs Bay 7372, New Zealand
+64 3-579 9771
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Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: This is 5-star dining at its very best in a pure, natural environment that simply cannot be matched. Watch the sun set across the bay, or the moon as it sails above the distant hills. On cooler nights, nestle in by the open fire with a glass of Marlborough's finest and a dining experience you will never forget. As we wish to ensure that dining in the Foredeck will be a sophisticated and romantic dining experience for you, we ask that young children not be in the restaurant after 6pm.
Palmerston North, New Zealand
1 review
“They must have had a bad day...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My steak was well done, not medium as asked for. Brother in law's burger was very dry, he had to drink an entire glass of water with it. Seasonal vegetables varied to what the waiter said. Thought it was an average meal for the price.

  • Visited April 2015
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Breakfast and dinner were both superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The house made granola was amazing. The local salmon was divine! Service was great and very accommodating.

Visited March 2015
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United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Good experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The restaurant had a small menu, which isn't to everyone's liking, with excellent food and friendly service. Most of the staff are seasonal workers, travelling and earning money, but this doesn't detract from their enthusiasm.

Visited February 2015
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Imaginative fine dining menus”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Daily specials added to the variety available on the A La Carte menu. We enjoyed both nights that we ate here with excellent and friendly service. The selection of wines to match the courses was equally high.

Visited January 2015
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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70 restaurant reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Fine DIning in Paradise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We dined at The Foredeck each night of our 4 night stay at Bay of Many Coves Resort (which is probably my limit for consecutive evenings of fine dining!). The food was very good, close to, but perhaps slightly short of, Michelin Star standard, but we didn't feel it was always entirely balanced: there were generous portions of meat or fish, but insufficient accompanying vegetables for our taste.

We adopted the policy of ordering wine by the glass, going for the recommendations to accompany each course (an excellent system, as you get to try wines you wouldn't necessarily choose for yourself), and were very pleased by all the resulting selections.

The waiting staff were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.

  • Visited February 2015
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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