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Breakers Cafe and Bar

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St Hill Streets, Whanganui 5001, New Zealand
06 345 0955
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Would be a great atmosphere if the food was decent but it is absolutely disgusting. New chef and menu would be ideal.

Thank Maia B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

I have had three meals on different occasions and they have all been great and very good value for money. The bar and dining area have real historic atmosphere about them. I can highly recommend the grand for group and business gatherings. They also offer pub lunches.

Thank Riverlandfamilypark
Halifax, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We sat down and got right back up and wen to the pub. They food was served from the same kitchen and wasn't great. Not good value for dollar.

Thank ketchwave
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

Our first morning in Wanganui we ate breakfast here. It was nice and the staff were lovely and you couldn't fault that, it was just that it took more than 20 minutes for our food to come out after ordering it. Everything else was great - clean and tidy and a great atmosphere.

Thank TrudiHart
Reading, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

This restaurant had a basic 'plastic' feel to it, from the furniture to the menu, not to mention the general tidiness and feel of the place. It was very quiet, though we put this down to the fact that we were eating early for dinner - maybe, in hindsight, there were other reasons for the lack of trade. Having ordered,... More 

Thank Trevor E
Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Although smiling and polite the service was slow considering the small number of customers. The food was awful, overdone in general and tainted meat for the roast. What a difference from last year!

Thank sheilaj397
Winchester, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is probably one of the most disappointing eateries I have encountered in recent times. The atmosphere in the early evening was dingy and dreary. There was a general air of neglect about the place. I imagine it would take a good deal of money to bring this place up to a reasonable standard. There was no beer on tap... More 

Thank Erasmus16
Wellington, New Zealand
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

We did exactly that , whilst in Whanganui , just asked a couple of locals , both pointed us to Breakers , close to main shops , so lets try it for lunch . We were greeted as soon as we entered , big smile and welcome , something that is sometimes missing , from here on could not fault... More 

Thank grumps2_11
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Great kiwi food in a huge space great for groups and families. Lovely roasts and steaks and other tasty goodness.

Thank yukev
Whanganui, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Terrible atmosphere, dark and dingy. Food was gross. Needs a complete overhaul. Do not recommend going there.

Thank Phil2721

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Hill Streets, Whanganui 5001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Whanganui
  • Phone Number: 06 345 0955

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?