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“Very good food and very worth while but in plain setting”
Review of Tapestry Dining

Tapestry Dining
Ranked #421 of 2,383 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Price range: $7 - $33
Cuisines: European, International, New Zealand
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Located on the Lobby level of Pullman Auckland hotel, Tapestry at Pullman is an upscale restaurant that highlights the tastes of the world through its innovative culinary creations and impressive international wine list. The menu offers abundant flavours and delectable delicacies from New Zealand, Asian and European cuisines, all created live in the viewing kitchen.
Reviewed November 4, 2013

On business trip to Auckland I stayed at the Pullman Hotel - a good standard travellers hotel in the heart of the city and went looking for a dining venue not far from the hotel. On a wet evening staying close to lodgings was a plus. Encouraging , Trip Adviser co- travellers recommendations for The Cafe within the hotel decided the venue. The menus was limited but covered most tastes. For Entree I selected a lavender smoked duck breast served on quinoa and raisins infused with jasmine tea and served with buffalo curd. Tasty but not outstanding. The main dish was a specialty of the house and is only served between Oct and Nov each year. The Milk Fed lamb is served as a small individual rack, quiet rare and beautifully tender and as a ragu of shoulder wrapped in a light puff pastry. The dish was complimented with fine mint sauce, green peas and lightly backed new potatoes. Overall outstanding. If you are in New Zealand in late spring or early summer I thoroughly recommend the milk fed lamb and Chef Arun Pillai has done it justice.

Service was very prompt and professional and while it wasn't a busy night, drinks, food and table service were attended to promptly.

The surroundings are very hotelish and rather uninspiring however that is where The Cafe lives. The only real detraction from an otherwise enjoyable meal was the "elevator music" emanating from the adjoining bar and lounge. A shame really, because the restaurant staff and particularly the kitchen are punching above their lodgings. Not an issue if you are a lone traveler on a short visit

Thank FMGJMC
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PullmanAucklandHotel, Quality and Attitude Manager at Tapestry Dining, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2013

Dear “FMGJMC “,

Thank you for your wonderful review of The Café! The Culinary Team and I are delighted that you found the Milk Fed Lamb outstanding and that you enjoyed your dining experience.

We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon!

Kind regards,

Carly Saunders
Quality and Attitude Manager

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Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Excellent meal all round great breakfast excellent service. Thanks guys and we will be back:-) another time. Great venue!

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Thank Emilyyyyyyyyy
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PullmanAucklandHotel, Quality and Attitude Manager at Tapestry Dining, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2013

Dear "Emilyyyyyyyyy ",

Thank you for your amazing review! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Kind regards,

Carly Saunders
Quality and Attitude Manager

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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Stayed at the Pullman and dined here a few months ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. Was disappointed this time round when we stayed here a couple of weekends ago though as felt the food and service was lacking. I had the chicken for a main - same as last time - and it wasnt near the high standard of my last stay (chicken was dry). However, my partner had the beef sirloin and enjoyed it. Dessert (chocolate brownie) was nice.
The breakfast buffet was ok, a bit pricey, but fortunately included in our room deal.

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Thank duchess2012
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

I stayed a week but only dinned in twice, the offerings were limited to my taste and pricey. Would benefit from their everyday/24 hour menu being less dinner prices.

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Thank Jane G
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

I only ate at the breakfast buffet twice because I had to leave early. A good selection. The price for breakfast is high, so try to stuff yourself with enough food to last until dinner.

Thank Burgerwars
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