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“Worst food we've had in New Zealand”
Review of Relish Cafe - CLOSED

Relish Cafe
Cuisines: European, Steakhouse, Thai
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Rotorua’s best café by serving the highest quality food,matching it with our own designer brand of coffee and the finest NZ wines. We endeavour to personalize our serviceto help make every customer’s visit with us enjoyable and relaxing.”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

Apparently this place has had a change of management since it found its way into the Lonely Planet guide. We were sorely disappointed. From the straight out of a box 'wood fired' pizza base, to the tasteless pumpkin soup served with supermarket sliced toast but the worst has to be the 'veggie burger' which turned out to be a mashed potato burger (I kid you not) with 2 inches of mashed spuds in between 2 buns, served with a side of fries.
The server seemed non plussed when I pointed out that the veggies seemed to be missing from the burger. Without a doubt the worst food we've had since we got to NZ.

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1  Thank millsybrit
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

Great food and service - enjoyed our breakfast and coffee. Fabulous cafe

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1  Thank cee69
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

I don't know if Relish has always been under the same management as now but I doubt it as years ago we thought the price for 2 coffees & 2 Muffins was extortionate- I think around $17.00! So its been "decades "since I've bothered. With grab one deals from a relative ,we finally went back there & were o.k with the service & the food.
They do have an interesting & tasty blackboard menu and the prices seem quite reasonable now.
So we'll probably try it again...

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Thank teelee
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

We visited for Brunch when they were quite busy. Took along time to take our order and then even longer for food to come out - meal was decent but a little overpriced for what it was.

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Thank CharlieBoi42
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Reviewed May 27, 2012

For two eggs benedict breakfasts & two coffees were $48.50! The breakfast wasn't that good otherwise I wouldn't of minded the cost. Our meals came before our coffees, the hashbrowns used were the cheap mccains ones you get at the supermarket, the menus are cheap & printed off the computer with a bad photo.

Didn't enjoy this experience & won't be going back there. Prices need to come down

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1  Thank ChelseaMaree
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