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“Good food,” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Wild Oats

Wild Oats
127 High Street, Carterton, New Zealand
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Ranked #7 of 10 Restaurants in Carterton
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Basildon, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good food,”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Had breakfast one here one morning, good selection of choice and free WiFi is a massive bonus. Bakery items looked delicious also. Had the french toast with syrup, bananas and cream and it was GINORMOUS. Tasted amazing but just make sure you have a healthy appetite. Looking forward to going again next time we're in Carterton.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Carterton, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Carterton's Loveliest Cafe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This café has considerable country charm with a wide selection of food that is very reasonably priced. It has a cosy atmosphere with a burning fire on those cold winter days and pretty seating outdoors for summer. It is great to see the support of local artists too, whose work contributes to the interior ambiance. The service is prompt and friendly.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
“Poorly run and food nothing special”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I had concerns about this café from the moment that my partner’s mother enquired about the ‘soup of the day’ to be told that there was “no soup – we ran out at the weekend”. This was on a Thursday lunchtime! Curiously, though, some tomato soup was then quickly offered which certainly looked homemade and was commented upon as being “good”.
I chose the quiche clearly labelled as “veggie” only to discover that this contained ham when it arrived. The substitute quiche and salad were okay but nothing special although the three others in our party all seemed to enjoy their food.
We sat at a table on the end of which dirty plates and uneaten food remained throughout whilst the staff chatted to locals and amongst themselves.
The food was, on the whole, adequate but the service and management left an awful lot to be desired.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Canberra, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Country size servings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Free wi-fi (sometimes given 30 minutes, sometimes 1 hour - no pattern I could spot based on server on on amount spent, so I try to remember to ask for an hour).
The portion sizes are very good value. They seem to assume, quite rightly, that many couples are sharing. Coffee is okay but comes on very large, NZ sizes.

Visited March 2014
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Carterton, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“WILD OATS..... mmmm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

lovely cakes, breads.. meals... handy to town... nice owners... friendly atmosphere...it has its regulars!!! me included!

Visited April 2013
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