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“Order the Garlic Bread”
Review of Seismic Gastrobar - CLOSED

Seismic Gastrobar
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed November 24, 2012

Have been there a few times, love the garlic bread and the rest of the food is brilliant as well. A great atmosphere and good service.

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Thank JaxxRotorua
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

We had been going to quiz nights over a period of 5 weeks attempted 4 times to apply for a seismic loyalty card (being local) but constantly been told "I'll bring the form to your table" or "the boss sorts those you'll need to see her" However the service got increasing worse.
On 11/9/12 for the 3rd week in a row the lights have been out above two of the tables. There was no light in the womens toilet and when a staff member had it mentioned to them the reply was that "they didnt care".
The second week in a row we couldn't order lemon lime & bitters (an extremely common drink) due to one week the lime running out and this particular week there was NO LEMONADE??? Our table was NEVER cleared of used dishes, but on this occasion a meal was taken from the table before we were even finished eating it.
3 of the 6 desserts on the menu weren't available and numerous tables were served an altered creme brulee with rotten cream on the side.
The worst part is no one even bothers to apologise for these problems even when they have been mentioned several times. I contacted this business via their website regarding their lack of . . . well everything but have never had a reply.
Have attached a photo of a anon friend with his takaway overpriced wedges and a pile of uncleared dishes.
We will not be returning!

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2  Thank C_A_Amos
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

Our party of five having travelled from waitomo and after finishing a day-full of activities, and a restful trip to the spa, we were very hungry and ready for a good meal. Fortunately, we were close and the place was still open. Bartender and waitress were very friendly and great sense of humor. Drinks were refreshing, but the food was fantastic. Sea food platter, pasta, and chicken pizza were probably the best meal we had the entire trip for the price. Great atmosphere and a place that must not be missed! Great job to the crew!

2  Thank Jaime R
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

We had been here on May and had a fantastic meal so was keen to come back. Atmosphere was OK, waiting staff great as well, music from 2 piece band was quite loud. The food was average. We ordered the same as we did in May so our expectations were high. Food came out warm and was a bit a bland. There was a lso a strong sulpur smell which wasn't appealing.

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1  Thank robyn w
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

The food was pretty decent but do be prepared to wait awhile, wait staff were attentative but something must have been holiding the kitchen up cos although bar wasnt that full dinner took a while to get to the table. Good portions but heaps of salt! even my partner (who I think overly salts everything any way commented on this).

Ended up having a few more drinks than intended, as food took so long so bill was larger than hoped! Woops.

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Thank CharlieBoi42
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