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$$ - $$$European,
705 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
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  • Average18%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible11%
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European, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
705 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
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21 - 30 of 66 reviews

Reviewed November 28, 2016

Gastronomics describes itself as an ‘award winning chef owned and operated restaurant’. We were sadly disappointed. Whilst the first course (we had venison kofta kabab and salt & pepper calamari) was fine, the “cranberry chicken” was very dry and the service was appalling. The single...More

Thank JMarpleInc
Reviewed November 22, 2016

We went out for a leisurely meal as we were on a sanity break.The decor was pleasing and there weren't too many people in. The menu looked great and there was plenty to choose from.We ordered a Whitebait fritter as an ontree and then a...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed November 11, 2016

We had planned to go to another restaurant but there was a function. Instead we spotted Gastronomics Restaurant and Bar across the road. We went in and were offered a booth and given the menus. The restaurant was not busy. The menu looked interesting. 5...More

1  Thank LARRY R
Reviewed November 1, 2016

Excellent menu, delicious food. There was an extensive menu, average pricing. Service a little slow but it was a busy Saturday night and as we were chatting it didn't faze us.

1  Thank Sue_P1325
Reviewed October 29, 2016

Have been here a few times and has been OK, but disappointed on our last visit. The entre was good, but the smoked salmon was inedible...dry, overcooked and did not even look appetizing. Had one bite and left the rest. The waitress did not even...More

Thank ascval
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

At the end of the Hauraki Rail Trail we visited the Gastronomics Restaurant in the main street of Thames opposite the cinema on the recommendation of Tuscany motel and JollyBikes. We were pleasantly tired after 3 days of riding the spectacular trail and wanted a...More

Thank coleman22
Reviewed October 11, 2016

We were very disappointed with our meal on Friday night. The menu said the Chef was experienced. When we enquired further we were informed he was no longer the chef. My husband was ill when we arrived home and woke in the night feeling sick....More

Thank R0bynTurner
Reviewed August 4, 2016

Go here from time to time and have taken our friends and family - always come away happy with our evening. Offer a good variety and some different styles away from the usual. Like to have the table in the window and enjoy watching the...More

Thank ascval
Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Quick service everyone happy with entrees mains desert. This is not the first time we have been here. Excellent pleasant service and meals excellent. Can't understand the negative comments. We have dined internationally, this has a pleasant if a little dated atmosphere, quaint NZ. Visit...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed May 10, 2016

I don't even know where to start.... The place was creepy, like something out of a horror movie. Old wooden walls with a rotten smelling carpet, random posters of the beach just slapped in random places. Very cold, no atmosphere whatsoever and an eerie mismatched...More

Thank Lauren A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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European, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 705 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Thames
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