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“Fabulous Food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Umu

Umu
Wharf Road, Coromandel, New Zealand
078668618
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Ranked #5 of 20 Restaurants in Coromandel
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Sydney
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80 reviews 80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Fabulous Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We dined here 3 nights in a row recently and were never disappointed. The first night the 3 of us had the celery and potato soup served with garlic butter ciabatta. It was delicious and filling and we probably should have stopped there, but we also had a small pizza each. We chose the satay chicken, chicken & romano cheese and the Mexican beef, beans & jalapenos. They were all delicious and the staff were happy to box up our leftovers to take home.

On all 3 nights we were served by the same waitress, sorry that I didn't catch her name, but she is excellent and professional without being pushy. She knows the menu well and her service is 5 star.

Second night we all had a hotpot with either salad or vegetables $15, there were about 6 choices, but my friends had the beef & beer and I had the chicken & mushroom, all topped with a cheesy parmesan potato crust. Both flavours were great but mine was so delicious I would have licked the bowl if I was at home :)

The final night I had the steak with garlic mushroom sauce, while my friends had the honey mustard glazed pork and the chick pea and polenta special. Again we were not disappointed and left satisfied and happy.

There is a decent wine and beer menu and the atmosphere is clean and friendly with blankets provided for cooler evenings. Some of the meals seemed a bit pricey, but it is consistent with this area and for the quality, all the meals are great value.

Can't wait to return!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Hobart, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Veggie breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Fresh, generous, simple. Good toast. Tomatoes, home made hash brown, mushrooms, free range eggs, sourdough. Yum. Fast service too.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Alfeld (Leine), Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Small Town Restaurant with excellent Food...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

You would have never imagined a restaurant with such excellent food in such a small town! As a starter we had the soup of the day (pumpkin), and as main dishes we had the mussel plate (which was supposed to be a starter but is obviously a main dish...) and the lamb. All was very delicious! Since we could not manage to have a desert we came back the following day and shared one alongside with a pie! Very tasty juice (Fejioa) and coffee! We will definetly come back, if we will have the chance to.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pukekohe, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

thoroughly recommend the full breakfast, absolutely delicious, the coffee is excellent too, just a pity the music has to be so loud! turn it down guys!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Pukekohe, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Umu serve a delicious breakfast, a little different to the usual cafe breakfast in New Zealand. there was a generous portion of bacon, two flavoursome sausages, tow fried eggs, basil flavoured tomatoes and the crunchiest but lightest toasted bread. A great start to the day,

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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