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“A great find”
Review of The Front Room

The Front Room
Ranked #3 of 22 Restaurants in Waikanae
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Central European
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 3, 2014

Biking past and thought wow must stop there for dinner on way back. Waitress was friendly and gave us great service. Sat us out in the courtyard which was well set out and not crammed with tables. The food was was very nice well presented. A good decision to eat here before biking back to our motel.

Thank dgee2013
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

The Front Room is located on Waikanae Beach. Plenty of outside seating (when the weather is beautiful - no howling gales and horizontal rain). The food is simple but tasty (something for our vegetarian friends). The presentation of the food and the service is great, I think that it should be a BYO everyday (not just Wednesday) as the wine is expensive for a cafe.

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Thank roXxy105
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

Lunch in the sun in the back garden area is always such a joy at The Front Room. This is consoistently our favourite cafe/restaurant on the Kapiti coast and it didn't disappoint yesterday. The menu is simple but the food is great, the staff are friendly, and the service is great. There's a good wine list, which is relatively cheap, and the pork sandwich is just great for lunch. We go 4 or 5 times a year, and have never been disappointed.

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Thank Rick M
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

This restaurant is an example of the service that is letting NZ down. Cold overcooked meals, a smart chef who just cuts off the burnt bits and returns the same meal and thinks its ok to microwave cold eggs, disinterested staff and a manager whose response to polite feedback was to go on the defence instead of listening - all recipes for a bad dining experience and this very poor review. Uterley disappointing to what was otherwise a fantastic weekend.

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Thank Mandy C
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

The Front Room is a relaxing venue for lunch or dinner, with a sheltered outdoor area as well as indoor seating for colder days. Staff are very friendly and efficient, food arrives promptly and is delicious. It is ideally situated for a stroll on the beach, before or after dining.

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Thank Terry K
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