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“Loved it !!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Lime Room

The Lime Room
Shop 10 | Pauanui Shopping Centre, Pauanui 3546, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Pauanui
Cuisines: Pizza, Seafood, Vegetarian, Healthy
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Lime Room is a friendly bar located in the heart of beautiful Pauanui on the Coromandel Peninsula. We have an extensive menu which changes seasonally and caters to all tastes including allergy friendly foods. We feature many of the popular sports on our large screen and have a wide array of beers, wines, and spirits. Join us on your next night out in Pauanui, we are sure you won't be disappointed.
Sydney
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Loved it !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We visited the Lime Room twice in one week. First time we were a bit dubious as Pauanui is a very small town so we weren't expecting much. We ordered the chicken stack, the steak stack and seafood platter. From memory they were all about $22 each. The seafood was excellent and had snapper, calamari and prawns with chips and salad. Both the chicken stack and steak stack were perfectly cooked and deliciously different to the usual chicken and steak dishes, they each had an excellent complimentary sauce too.

For drinks we had Kingfisher beer - on tap ($6.50) and 2 cruisers being ($5 each). When we ordered we were told that it could take up to an hour, but we were comfortable and in no hurry. Our meals arrived after about 20 minutes so we were pleasantly surprised. The owner said that they warn people it could take awhile so they aren't disappointed if there is a delay.

We finished with excellent coffee.

The second visit we brought some friends along and we all ordered the steak stack, cooked in various ways. The quality of the steak is first class and they were all perfectly cooked, again our meals arrived after about 20 minutes and it was a busy night, being Valentines Day.

We live in Sydney and wish the Lime Room was a local for us, I'm sure that the management will go from strength to strength with their top quality and innovative menu, fantastic and keep up the good work!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
“We were impressed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Finding a place to eat that has a couple of GF options is one thing, but finding somewhere that has standard GF options (and other allergies) was a delight. Having tasted average food and also food that is made with complexity, skill and passion, we found this food to be up there in terms of quality and taste. The starter chicken nibbles were a taste explosion in our mouths and plenty for the both of us - superb. Steak and chicken cooked to perfection. The drinks were made spot on and the iced coffees the following day were sublime on a hot summer's day. You can feel the genuine "niceness" of the people who work here, going out of their way to make you feel important and looked after. Having read some of their Facebook notices to customers, you can tell they have a great work ethic but also value their families and how can you not admire that. It makes one want to be part of a place like that. We noticed how well the staff were well looked after too and that says something about the management - management who got in there and helped serve, clear tables and take orders when it was busy. And busy they were! Various seating arrangements to suit couples, groups, families etc. We were never rushed but someone would intuitively arrive to clear and take our next order. It truly made our holiday memorable. Thanks guys, we will tell our friends to come see you if ever in your neck of the woods.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tauranga
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good food at reasonable prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

The menu was vast, so big that we had to go back twice as we couldn't decide!!
The service was relaxed & friendly.
The food itself was really delicious & good value for money. You would never leave there hungry!

Visited January 2014
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“Some of the best food in the country! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I have been to this restaurant a few times now and I have to say that it has some of the best food I have tasted in NZ!! Great owners who happen to be the chefs and its because of their hard work and lack of holidays that this restaurant is just excellent. Any wait is definitely well worth it!

Awesome food,
Awesome service,
Awesome restaurant! :D

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New Zealand
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Worth the wait”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

This place was recommended to me by friends who had had a dinner there recently.

We went there for brunch, the coffee was nice enough and the food was great.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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