It's kind of like a Thai Tapas, so the meals are brought through as they are cooked and shared between the members of the dining party. The menu primarily consisted from rough memory of one page of food, one page of desserts and about five pages of wines, beers and cocktails.
First off the positives:
- the actual decor and atmosphere was pleasant and staff were attentive.
- we had the crab which was to their credit very nice, a very sweet type meat in a tempura casing with strong fish sauce presence which to me seemed authentically Thai.
Now for the negatives which were many:
- a small complaint or observation the seats had no backs which may annoy some people.
- Just like other reviewers have said it is overpriced and has undersized portions.
- It should also be noted the tap beer glasses seemed small, the wine amounts stingy and when my mother ordered a Pina Colada I am not kidding when I say it came with a chunk of ice the size of a golf ball!
- The food quality was average
- When we left I felt this place was ideal for those with 'too much money and not enough sense' however on reflection the wording needs to be: for those with 'more money than sense'. I will let you infer on the subtle difference in the wording.
- To emphasise subtle wording differences: we left not so much: not full, but: still hungry and $150 lighter in the pocket for what was about 3 and a bit meals plus drinks shared among three diners.
- The cheeky eftpos machine also asked for a tip, which was laughable given the meal price and NZ staff do not receive tips as a general rule, as they receive a fair wage.
The main reason for an average rating as opposed to good or excellent was our expectation of getting a meal as opposed to what this restaurant seems more set out to offer that being a social drink spot with 'snacky cakes'.
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