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“Pretty Good”
Review of Relish Cafe - CLOSED

Relish Cafe
Cuisines: European, Steakhouse, Thai
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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 May 5, 2013

Food was really nice, atmosphere and service were pretty good. Outside seating for those that want it, a place we will go to again :)

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Thank JaxxRotorua
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

I have eaten at Relish Cafe twice now as my husband bought some half price vouchers off grab one. The first was breakfast a couple of weeks ago, this was a pleasant experience and the breakfast was pretty good, yes precooked sausages and no streaky bacon, but our poached eggs were perfectly cooked and although the mixed grain bread was Supermarket bread, it was big chunky slices and fresh!!

This afternoon we returned to share a Wood Fired Oven pizza!! This brings up images of beautiful fresh pizza bases, cooked thin and crispy with fresh ingredients of your choice, although the pizza in question was tasty, it most definitely was not fresh or Wood Fired Oven cooked!!!

Would we go back and pay full price next time? Probably not, as you can get tasty fresh pizzas for $5 at Pizza Hut!!

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Thank Kiwigurl76
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

grabbed a coffee (pretty good) and a house scrambled egg with hash browns
nice service cheery waitress
scrambled eggs no complaints but the pc (portion controlled in a plastic tub) butter was poor form as were the hash browns from the packet cmon folks lift your game that's just plain lazy!

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Thank billycoops
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

40 minutes to get a hot chocolate with only 8 other people in the cafe, got hot chips about the same time which were awful, nearly an hour in still waiting for our order! Crap food, crap service! They have obviously fallen a long long long way since their best cafe claim.

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1  Thank Nic H
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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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