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“Great late night meal”

Sequoia Eatery Rotorua
Ranked #31 of 220 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $17
Cuisines: Cafe, Fusion, New Zealand
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Welcome to Rotorua's newest hotspot, Sequoia Eatery (The Old Office Cafe). We're excited to bring you the freshest food with the friendliest service all in our beautiful, bright café, located on Tarawera Rd. We welcome large groups as well as kids who will love our fun playroom. Stop in on your way to the Redwoods and lakes, and make sure you come on down for a beer or wine after work on Friday, for our famous Tapas night! Sequoia Eatery - fueling your adventures.
Coronach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great late night meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

One of the few restaurants open the evening we were there, The Office supplied us with a great meal, in a relaxed setting, at very reasonable rates!

Visited February 2014
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English first
Rotorua, New Zealand
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715 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
“Not as good as it used to be - disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

My daughter and I had lunch here last Friday, we haven't eaten here for a while, and probably won't be back, unfortunately. When we arrived it was very quiet, only a 2 other tables had people at them. Lady staff member paid no attention to us, and we had to ask if we could just sit or wait to be seated. Order didn't take long, but disappointed that plates came with no cutlery. We had to go an ask for cutlery (minor matter). But meal was very disappointing to say the least. Meals looked like pub meals, and sadly tasted similar. I had the Thai Beef Salad. There was very little of the salad, in fact the smallest I have ever seen, with a steak that had been cooked and "plonked" on top. Not even sliced properly, most was still joined. The other meal was a chicken BLT, once again very poor. Plain white toast bread was used, that looked extremely dry, and very plain looking BLT for a café. Chips were good tho. I also had a banana smoothie, which was ok, but nothing to rave about, I have had much better elsewhere. So overall, not a great meal. Used to be a good place to have a nice meal, whether it was a bad day or what???

  • Visited November 2013
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Simon S, Owner at Sequoia Eatery Rotorua, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
I am sorry to hear of your disappointment whilst visiting our cafe. We work hard to ensure our food is fresh and of a good standard. I would recommend making your dissatisfaction known at the time you dine, not just at the office cafe but in any restaurant or cafe. This would alert all staff to any problems and allow them and management to make constructive amendments and rectify any problems you have at the time. Reviews like this are not a general consensus for our cafe and unfortunately can be damaging to a business which in general works hard and tirelessly to try and ensure guests are satisfied. We are however only human and do on occasions, probably like yourself, get it wrong on occasions for which I can only apologies. I am pleased however your smoothie and chips were OK
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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“Great location after walking redwoods”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

A great location for coffee after walking in the redwoods or shopping in the store next door. Average food and coffee for this kind of thing. The glass dividing cubicles can become crowded and it is hard to have a conversation without others hearing if the place is full.

  • Visited July 2013
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“Always a great place to go!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

My family and I spend alot of time at The Office Cafe and Restaurant either for a coffee after walking through the redwoods, brunch with my mum and sister ($10 breakfast are always a winner) or lunch with the whole family! ! Child friendly with a wee play area aswell :)

  • Visited July 2013
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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“Good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

Love the private rooms. coffee and food was excellent and the staff were very pleasant. Would definitely recommend as a good breakfast place. Close to the redwoods too

Visited May 2013
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