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“shame about service”

Zeytin at the Mount Mediterranean Cafe
Ranked #41 of 104 Restaurants in Mount Maunganui
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Auckland, New Zealand
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181 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“shame about service”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

Visited the restaurant twice in past month, both mid week visits
The restaurant is very well laid out with big open door spaces and footpath seating
The food menu is great , with lots of dfferent food styles , so catering for a wide clientele
Very well priced mains arount the $22 mark , and large portions
Meals when you get them were well presented and very tasty , great combinations of flavours and just a little different style of food
Drinks menu is very biased to |Lion Breweries range so obviously the have an arrangment , so shame no local products to try
The only bug bear was the lack of service on the last visit , was seated and given menus almost immediately , but after waiting approx 30 minutes for someone to return and take drink and food orders
|I was very close to walking out , as even when i was trying to attract their attention they didnt seem, to be interested in servimg, more interested in cleaning up
after finishing meal waited again for someone to returm to offer coffee, in the end i had to get up and get someones attention
Shame really , but the lack of service was countered by the food So do try and hopefully they have more staff on

  • Visited February 2013
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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231 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Choice place to eat”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

Great relaxed atmosphere with good menu choice and excellent value for money. The restaurant was completely open to the footpath and was busy and a fun place to be in.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Gill H
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great great great!!”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

Wondered down one Saturday night while staying in the Mount for dinner. We were seated immediately even though we didn't have a booking and service was excellent. The food is wonderful and amazing value for money. We had an excellent meal that we both enjoyed and will be rushing back there next time we're in the Mount.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Glynnie18
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great for lunch”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Went for lunch on busy Sunday afternoon. Restaurant was full, but a few minutes later we had a table. Service was ok, not exceptional. Food was great, all very happy with our meals and good value for money.

Visited January 2013
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Thank lwpw11
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
“Awesome Food”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Awesome food to die for, will return for sure, GREAT value, great service and great food. Nice work!

Visited January 2013
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Thank Gman447
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