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“Over hyped and not impressed”
Review of Woodbox - CLOSED

Woodbox
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed November 17, 2012

Quite a long way out of town. Caught a glimpse of a nice view before it got dark.
The place was extremely noisy thanks to a boisterous table nearby which ruined a romantic evening for us.
The food was made out to be alot fancier on the menu than it actually was.
We became very thirsty waiting for our wine to come out which was not served until after our starter.
Had the steak which was quite tough and fatty which i had to try and saw through with a butter knife as no steak knife was provided.
Couldnt get out of there fast enough.

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Thank Nick S
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

I dropped in for a quick lunch on saturday. I was impressed. I had the smoked Salmon Pizza and a glass of the Mystery Creek Riesling. I wasn't expecting much from the wine but I have to say it was very good. Lovley wet stone minerality with citrus peel and a slightly spritzy mouthfeel with a long length made this off-dry style of wine a perfect accompaniement to the Smoked Salmon Pizza. The Pizza was delicious and I enjoyed every mothful. My waitress was very friendly and made me feel most welcome. My water glass was regularly topped up service and the food and wine were served promptly. The only negative was that there is no signage to the winery other than on the corner of Angus and Mystery Creek Roads. Firstly, it's about 10kms outside Hamilton.To find it head soth on highway 1 to the airport, drive past it and look for the Mystery Creek Event centre turnoff. Drive past all five numbered gates for the centre. On the right you will see the words Mystery Creek Winery carved into fence posts out the front of a vineyard with a lovely little place. Ignore this and drive past about another 100 metres on the left you'll see the only sign for the Woodbox. Drive down Angus road, you'll see parking on the left and disabled parking on the right adjacent to the restaurant. Well worth finding! Thoroughly recommended!

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Thank James M
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

This is an awesome venue for a special ocassion. Staff are friendly and super efficient, food is excellent and the whole atmosphere mint - never fails to disappoint.

Thank Imelda D
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Perfectly set on the banks of the Waikato River, a great place to go to in the late afternoon, order a cocktail or two and watch the sun go down. Amazing food and very friendly helpful staff - love it!

Thank Vickimessenger
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

The menu didn't read brilliantly but indeed the food was magnificent and their wines excellent with very good service

Thank Glenda M
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