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“Breakfast vs dinner at The White Swan” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The White Swan

The White Swan
109 Main St, Greytown 5953, New Zealand
(04) 304 8894
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Ranked #6 of 12 Restaurants in Greytown
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Palmerston North
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14 restaurant reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Breakfast vs dinner at The White Swan”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We were staying the night and decided to have breakfast downstairs in the diningroom. I ordered the french toast with bacon banana and maple syrup. I cannot say that I have ever eaten deep fried french toast! The taste of cooking oil dripping off the toast was rather off putting and needless to say we were very disappointed. This got worse when we asked for a flat white from their espresso machine which was nothing else insipidly flavored hot milk.

On the other hand the dinner we had was spectacular! We simply couldn't fault the fillet beef we ordered along with very yummy desserts, one being the chocolate silk tart and the other the banoffi pie! All highly recommended and will be back for dinner again.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A wonderful stay!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

The welcoming and attentive staff, the lovely hotel room and even better are the hotel 'relax' areas for wine or coffee, topped with the restaurant dinner which was lovely - we did a Friday package from out of Wellington and it was worth it!!

Visited September 2012
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Wauchope, New South Wales, Australia
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131 reviews 131 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Thoroughly enjoyed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Good range of choices on the menu. We ate at the restaurant in the evening and the food was absolutely delicious and the service faultless. The bistro area was also popular for lunch with tables on the verandah where you could enjoy the sun.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Christchurch, NZ.
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Tuesday night-$20 Stonegrill night-exceptional value, gorgeous food and wonderful service. Had lunch also and was delicious. The interior of the restaurant/bar area is really pleasant. The staff are great.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wellington
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Awesome food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

As good as any restaurant you would go to! We enjoyed a lovely 3 course dinner. The setting was lovely, and the wait staff very friendly and attentive.

Visited August 2012
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