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“Pleasant surprise in small village” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Station Cafe and Restaurant

The Station Cafe and Restaurant
Findlay St, National Park Village 2751, New Zealand
(07) 892 2881
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise in small village”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Amazing food and wine, and great service, with generous portions. Highly recommend others to eat here!

Visited March 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Stop - look - eat.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

This had been recommended to us and we weren't disappointed. In fact what a find in the middle of nowhere. Called in for a coffee break but couldn't resist the home made scones & cakes. Wish we could have stayed for lunch...dinner...b'fast. It was spotlessly clean & lovingly renovated. Lovely friendly staff. Sad to have to move on so quickly.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wellington, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Easily the best restaurant in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

This is easily the best restaurant in town.

There doesn't appear to be much competition but that doesn't mean The Station Cafe & Restaurant rests on its laurels. I enjoyed my venison - it came with a beautifully tasty, rich sauce which complemented the meat rather than overpowering it and there was a good variety of quality wines by the glass.

The staff were cheerful, pleasant and efficient.

There was no choice for me for my second night in National Park, it was a very easy decision to come back. It was a Thursday and it seems Thursday is "curry night". The full menu was still in operation but if the chef was doing a curry as her special then it seemed sensible to to give it a go. I'm glad I did.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“what a treat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Definitely the best thing in National Park. Beautiful, interesting a good food, excellent service. Right at the railway stop. The rest of this area is bretty basic and low on ambiance but the Station Restaurant is a stand out. Don't miss it.

Visited March 2013
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Very nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Restaurant in an old railway station building, nicely renovated inside and wasn't expecting anything of this quality whilst we were staying in this area. We had a lovely 3 course meal with wine and the only negative is that we wished they had told us our starter was big enough to share! Highly recommended.

Visited February 2013
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