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“Casual lunch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Waipara Hills

Waipara Hills
780 Glasnevin Road, Waipara 7473, New Zealand (Formerly The Mud House Winery & Cafe)
+64 3-314 6900
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Waipara, New Zealand
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Casual lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We shared a platter which we really enjoyed. Good value. Staff were pleasant and helpful. We would definitely return. It pays to book ahead especially in cooler weather as not a lot of tables inside.

Visited May 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“not impressed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

i had the chefs special fish dish & should have sent it back but i know how some chefs deal with these things - it was badly overcooked the rice was glugy it had been prepare hours before. my wifes meal the chicken stack was very good so not all bad news

Visited April 2013
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Jenny A, Manager at Waipara Hills, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Ian thank you for taking the time to write your comments and we do appreciate all feedback. Because we regard customer service and satisfaction as our top priority, all our team including our chef, like to attend to any concerns at the time so if required things can be remedied.
If you would be so kind as to let me know the day you visited, I would like to follow up further.
Please contact me either by email or phone
Email: wineryandcafe @mudhouse.co.nz
Phone: 03 3146900.

Kind Regards
Jenny Anderson
Cellar Door and Cafe Manager
The Mud House Winery and Cafe
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Food poor”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

On our way back from kaikoura we stopped in as we had wanted to visit there.on walking in for a meal.the young girl asked if we had a booking and i hadnt.so we stood there fir 5 mins waiting to see if we could get table.she unhappily showed us a table.wish she hadnt as the food was terrible.i ordered a seafood chowder.it had no seafood taste and it was like they opened a can of minestrone and added abit of fish and a scallop.it was watery .my husband had chicken which was dry and chewy.for the price it was terrible

Visited May 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Perhaps I should have returned.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Salt and Pepper Calamari 16.0
Crispy coated salt and pepper calamari pieces served with salad garnish.
This is the worst I have ever had anywhere in the world. I would have returned it but was with a wedding hens party. No dressing on the salad & over cook calamari deep fryed. Otherfelt the same way but like I no one wanted to upset the day. Shocking !

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Friendly staff, good wine and good food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Arrived for lunch but as we hadn't booked we had a 30 minute wait. Fortunately we were able to take advantage of the wine tasting. Opted for the full tasting. We were still charged for the tasting even though we bought eighteen bottles of wine and lunch for four!

Visited February 2013
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