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“Good Atmosphere, not cheap” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Monteiths Brewery Bar Hanmer Springs

Monteiths Brewery Bar Hanmer Springs
47 Amuri Avenue, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
03 315 5133
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Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Kiama, New South Wales, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Good Atmosphere, not cheap”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We had dinner and drinks at this hotel. The food was good and as it was our first night in NZ, the drinks were fine as well, but the bill was not cheap compared with similar fare in Australia.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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sellach
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Again a big disappointment”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We think everybody need a second chance, but the disappointment was much more higher as before.
Two times we tried this restaurant again, BUT!!!!
The starter what we had in visits before was smaller then before. 5 tiny chicken wing pieces (7 before) was on the top from the Salad for only $12. You need a very good imagine to find this skinny piece of salad, you really can't see this part from the Starter. Perhaps this is a new Game "find the Salad" The chicken Wings was over burned.
We stayed also on Monday, this is the day where you can have a huge piece of FAT with mashed Potatoes for only $ 20. You think its cheap for a half kilo Steak, Yes it looks like cheap, but what is with more than the half FAT?
We had seen a lot of tourists they had this "FAT" Steak, and we had seen a lot of plates they goes back in the kitchen with more than the half. WHY WE WRITE THIS?
It's easy to say, we had seen a lot of tourist they really had a fight with the Knife to cut this piece of FAT, and we realized, Locals had this Steak too, BUT perhaps they had a better Knife to cut the really good better looking Meat? Whatever, thats what we realized was showy.
Thats for us a Tourist Trap, the problem you can't find any other restaurant in this touristy Town. Thats why they can do that, it's a shame, but I think the get anytime the bill for that.

We had seen waiters they made jokes with other customers. they perhaps was friends from them, but this makes me not really happy when I have to see, they to feint to spit in the Meal what they them bring. The question comes up, is it perhaps normal in this Kitchen?

One more, the possible Manager is perhaps a younger woman. We think she have to learn to be friendlier. always when we stayed in this Restaurant she looks like 7 days rain.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Wont be returning...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We went to Monteiths for breakfast over the weekend and were very disappointed with the poor service and terrible bland meals! Toast was burnt, meals which were to be with mushrooms did not have any mushrooms (so we had to ask) and they were terrible once we did actually get them! Also had a Gluten/Dairy free friend with us and when we asked where her mushrooms were, they said the mushrooms were precooked in butter (Precooked mushrooms!?!?), so she wouldnt be able to have them as she couldnt have butter... They then brought some out for her 10 mins later and appoligised (these were oil drenched and also terrible). Big breakfast also had no toast, which we had to ask for!
Bad experience and will not be returning. Plenty of other places to dine at in Hanmer!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Nelson, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Great food and excellent service from the busy staff even with the holiday weekend , Well done with coping with familes and children your doing a good job

Visited March 2013
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Ashburton
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Hanmer Easter Break”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Had a great meal at Monteiths over the Easter break. Didn't book but just walked in and magically there was a table for us. Meals were delicious and overall service at the table was excellent. Lack of staff at the bar afterwards meant queues for drinks though so didn't hang around.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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