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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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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Large and family friendly

Good value more than classy. A modernised pub right in the middle of town. OK if you must but I'd recommend you keep looking.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
David T
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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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!

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Thank sheilaj397
Winchester, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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 

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Thank Erasmus16
Wellington, New Zealand
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40 reviews
9 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 

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Thank grumps2_11
JP
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

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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.

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Thank Phil2721
Christchurch, New Zealand
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488 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Good value more than classy. A modernised pub right in the middle of town. OK if you must but I'd recommend you keep looking.

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Thank David T
Rotorua, New Zealand
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Whenever we are in an area we always check to see if they have a Breakers Cafe. We find the food well priced, well presented and the staff very friendly and helpful. We had breakfast here, and then returned for lunch.

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Thank Tricia D
wellington
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a restaurant suited to families the meals we ordered were quick and adequate and we have no complaints. Staff friendly

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Thank WellingtonEnna
Whanganui, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Good, reasonably priced food. Deals each day for extra bargains. Good for the kids, and has a small play area, as well as a pool table and table tennis table.

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Thank Yvette P
Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My experience here was okay. I didnt like the brown hair, blue eyed girl who served us. She either had a hard day before we arrived or she just didnt like her job. The food was great which made up for the bad customer service. We had a steak meal with crispy chips and got the 2nd meal the same... More 

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Thank Justin227

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Restaurant Details

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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