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“Don't bother”
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Ashhurst Inn
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Ashhurst
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Don't bother”
Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

Waited and hour and forty minutes for our food, my meal was wrong which they offered to change but I couldn't wait another hour for dinner. Worst waitress ever, answered every question with "dunno" won't be returning which is a shame because we have always taken people here when we have been visiting. Food wasn't as good as it has been, but the overall experience was terrible

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  • English first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Average”
Reviewed November 15, 2013

The place was busy but there only appeared to be two staff - the cook and the barman. The barman served drinks and took orders, which meant it was a while before our order was taken. There was seating outside at the back but it was too cold to sit there so we came in again and sat at a big table, while a smaller one had not been cleared yet. We waited a long time for our burgers and chips (my friend said an hour). The chips were good. I wouldn't waste your money on the burgers though - they were luke warm, and luke warm chicken is not great. I'd go back for chips and beer but not for any other food. Friendly barman but they were understaffed.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank krudyard
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Paraparaumu, Wellington, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Friendly Staff”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

Lovely stay overnight. Handy location for our needs. Nice and comfortable accommodation.
Staff were Fantastic - friendly and helpful. Much appreciated.
Food was Ok but service excellent.
Will definitely return!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Helen M
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Interesting and average food this time for us. The jazz band was very entertaining. Will try again.”
Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

We booked a table for lunch and the place was full to capacity. Our table was thankfully reserved in a nice corner.

Our table was booked for 1pm and we arrived in time to get seated ready for what we thought would be a pretty fast turn over as the place was full.
Unfortunately after half an hour we still had not had our orders taken, so I went to the bar to get some drinks at least, only to be told to go and sit and wait to be served at our table. 15 mins more wait and I went back to the bar again just as a waiter turned up.
Our orders were taken and our drinks arrived in a reasonably short space of time then.

The food when it did appear was just about average for the rest of the family. My Sunday roast was well below average,,,over cooked with the chicken and roast potatoes dried up. The beef was ok.

I left half of mine the kids enjoyed there fish and chips - steak sandwich - the wifes snitzel was ok but a bit dry.
Sweet course was very good and sort of made amends to the disasters of the mains.
Coffe was very nice.

The jazz band playing was brill.

From the reviews here allready I think the cook and staff were clearly not used to running at capacity and we're muddling through and doing their best under the strain.
We will give it another go next month and see how it goes next time as I think the place has lots of good potential to do really well.

  • Visited September 2013
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Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great value with excellent service”
Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

The menu had a good range with very reasonable prices. Service was friendly and attentive. Despite a large group in the restaurant our drinks and meals arrived promptly. Would Definately eat here again

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank TerylC
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